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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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Southeast Missouri State UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
University of Colorado Colorado SpringsLarge PublicTop Ten
University of Colorado BoulderLarge PublicTop Ten
The Continents States UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Texas Woman's UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
South Dakota School of Mines & TechnologyGraduate schoolTop Ten
University of California, RiversideTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
University of California, Davis - Graduate School of ManagementGraduate schoolTop Ten
Texas State Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Thiel CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
The University of Southern MississippiTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
The University of AlabamaTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Texas A&M UniversityTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Thomas UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
The University of Texas at ArlingtonTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
St. Joseph's University New YorkPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
SUNY UlsterSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Stony Brook UniversityGraduate SchoolTop Ten
The University of North Carolina GreensboroTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
The University of Pittsburgh at BradfordSmall PublicTop Ten
Southwest Minnesota State UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
The University of BaltimoreSmall publicGOLD
SUNY OswegoSmall publicGOLD
Troy UniversityLarge publicGOLD
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical CampusTier 2 research institutionGold
Suffolk UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyGraduate schoolGold
Towson UniversityLarge PublicGold
Three Rivers Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Stetson University College of LawGraduate schoolGold
Stockton UniversitySmall PublicGold
The University of TampaPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
The University of New MexicoTier 1 research institutionGold
Suffolk University- MGHPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
SUNY CantonSmall PublicGold
The University of MississippiTier 1 Research InstitutionGold
Surry Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
The University of Maine at Fort KentSmall PublicGold
The University of KansasTier 1 research institutionGold
The Mason School of Business at William & MarySmall PublicGold
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)Graduate schoolGold
St. Catherine UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Towson UniversityLarge publicGold
TUNER SCHOOL LLC.Non traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Spokane Community CollegeLarge PublicGold
University of Central OklahomaLarge PublicGold
University of Central MissouriLarge PublicGold
South Texas CollegeLarge PublicGold
Union Institute & UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityLarge PublicGold
University of Alaska FairbanksTier 2 research institutionGold
University of Alaska AnchorageLarge PublicGold
Southern Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleSmall publicSILVER
The University of ScrantonPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Tiffin UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
The Culinary Institute of AmericaGraduate schoolSilver
U.S. Career InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
The Institute of World PoliticsGraduate schoolSilver
Union College, NY Founded 1795Private Not Offering DoctorateSilver
University of Central ArkansasLarge PublicSilver
University of Arkansas - Fort SmithSmall PublicSilver
University of ArkansasTier 1 research institutionSilver
University at Buffalo - State University of New YorkTier 1 research institutionSilver
University of Alaska SoutheastSmall PublicSilver
The University of Texas at TylerTier 2 research institutionSilver
Unity CollegeDistance EducationPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
The University of Rhode IslandSmall PublicSilver
The University of Texas at DallasTier 1 research institutionSilver
Tyler Junior CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaSmall PublicSilver
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaSmall PublicSilver
The Catholic University of AmericaTier 2 research institutionSilver
Southwestern Law SchoolGraduate schoolSilver
St. John's UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
St. Francis CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
St. Bonaventure UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
St. Ambrose UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Springfield CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Southwestern UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Southwest Virginia Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
St. Mary's College of MarylandSmall PublicSilver
Southern Maine Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Southern Crescent Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Southern Arkansas UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Southeast Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
South Florida State CollegeSmall publicSilver
Slippery Rock UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Skill DistilleryNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Simpson CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
St. Johns River State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts (Siba)Private Not Offering DoctorateSilver
SUNY FredoniaSmall PublicSilver
Texas A&M University - San AntonioSmall PublicSilver
Terra State Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Tennessee Technological UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
SUNY MorrisvilleSmall PublicSilver
The Baptist College of FloridaPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Suffolk County Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver