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Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey,  530 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 250 were selected for “Gold” award status for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs. The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in G.I. Jobs magazine’s May issue.  

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey responses and government/agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment. We measure their ability to meet thresholds for Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Repayment, Persistence, and Loan Default rates for all students and specifically, for student veterans.

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NUC UNIVERSITYNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Oakton CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Oklahoma City UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Old Dominion UniversityTier 1 research institutionGold
Park UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
PENNCO TECHNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Pennsylvania Western UniversitySmall publicGold
Pensacola State CollegeLarge publicGold
Phoenix CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Phoenix Truck Driving School at Fort BlissNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Pikes Peak State CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Pitt Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Portland Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Radford UniversityLarge publicGold
Ramapo College of New JerseySmall publicGold
Rhode Island CollegeSmall publicGold
Rider UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Roadmaster Drivers School of Dallas, TxNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Roadmaster Drivers School of Jacksonville, FLNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Roadmaster Drivers School of Lithia Springs, GANon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Roadmaster Drivers School of Orlando, FLNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Roadmaster Drivers School of San Antonio, TXNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Robert Morris UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Roberts Wesleyan UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Rocky Mountain CollegePrivate offering DoctorateGold
Saint Xavier UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
San Juan CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Sauk Valley Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaSmall publicGold
South Texas CollegeLarge publicGold
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityLarge publicGold
Southern Arkansas UniversitySmall publicGold
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleTier 2 research institutionGold
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleSmall publicGold
Southern Maine Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Southern Wesleyan UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Southwest Baptist UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Southwestern Law SchoolGraduate schoolGold
Spokane Community CollegeLarge publicGold
St. Bonaventure UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
St. Catherine UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
St. John Fisher UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
St. John's University (NY)Private offering DoctorateGold
Ohio Business CollegeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Orange County Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Oxnard CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
Ozarka CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Pennsylvania Gunsmith SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Pentecostal Theological SeminaryGraduate schoolSilver
Performance Training Solutions, LLCNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Phoenix Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Pittsburg State UniversitySmall publicSilver
Providence CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Purdue University West LafayetteLarge publicSilver
Rio Salado Community CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
Roadmaster Drivers SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Bethlehem, PANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Columbus, OHNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Dunn, NCNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Fontana, CANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Millington, TNNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Phoenix, AZNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Savannah, GANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of St. Louis, MONon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roanoke CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Rochester Institute of TechnologyTier 2 research institutionSilver
Rowan-Cabarrus Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Salve Regina UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
San Diego City CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
San Diego City CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
San Diego College of Continuing EducationLarge community collegeSilver
San Diego Global Knowledge UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
San Diego Mesa CollegeLarge publicSilver
San Diego Miramar CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
School of Automotive Machinists & TechnologyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Shenandoah UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Skill DistilleryNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Southeast Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Southeast Technical CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Southwestern UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Spokane Falls Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
St. Johns River State CollegeSmall publicSilver
St. Mary's College of MarylandSmall publicSilver
Sandhills Community CollegeSmall community college10
Santiago Canyon CollegeLarge community college10
Regent UniversityPrivate offering Doctorate2
Oral Roberts UniversityPrivate offering Doctorate3
Purdue GlobalNon traditional/ Online/Vocational4
Regis CollegeGraduate school4
Robert Morris UniversityPrivate offering Doctorate4
Southeast Missouri State UniversityLarge public4
Ohio UniversityTier 1 research institution6
Pacific Lutheran UniversityPrivate offering Doctorate6
Pima Community CollegeLarge community college6
Stockton UniversitySmall public7
Pasadena City CollegeLarge community college9
Sam Houston State UniversityTier 2 research institution9