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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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Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Wor-Wic Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
University of GeorgiaTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Vassar CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
University of IdahoTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Upper Iowa UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Walsh UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
University of Northwestern OhioPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
University of North Carolina at PembrokeSmall PublicTop Ten
Viterbo UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
University of Minnesota - Carlson MBA ProgramsGraduate schoolTop Ten
University Of MontevalloSmall PublicTop Ten
Western Michigan UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
University of Nebraska Medical CenterGraduate schoolTop Ten
University of Nevada, Las VegasTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Utah Valley UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillTier 1 research institutionGOLD
University of South Carolina SumterSmall community collegeGOLD
University of DubuquePrivate offering DoctorateGOLD
Wayne State UniversityTier 1 research institutionGOLD
University of North TexasTier 1 research institutionGold
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaLarge PublicGold
University of Northern IowaSmall PublicGold
University of PittsburghSmall PublicGold
Wayne Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
University of South Carolina AikenSmall PublicGold
University of South Carolina BeaufortSmall PublicGold
University of DelawareTier 1 research institutionGold
Washington University of Science and Technology (Former IGlobal University)Private Not Offering DoctorateGold
University of North GeorgiaLarge PublicGold
University of St. Thomas, MinnesotaPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
University of Tennessee at MartinSmall PublicGold
University of the CumberlandsPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
University of UtahTier 1 research institutionGold
University of West FloridaLarge PublicGold
University of Wisconsin- Eau ClaireLarge PublicGold
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseLarge PublicGold
Virginia Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Walsh CollegeGraduate schoolGold
University of North Texas at DallasLarge publicGold
University of North Carolina CharlotteLarge PublicGold
Western Technical CollegeNon traditionalGold
Wilmington UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
University of LouisvilleTier 1 research institutionGold
University of LynchburgPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
William & Mary Law SchoolGraduate schoolGold
William & MaryTier 2 research institutionGold
Westmoreland County Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
University of Massachusetts DartmouthTier 2 research institutionGold
Villanova UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Western Illinois UniversitySmall PublicGold
University of Missouri - Kansas CityTier 2 research institutionGold
University of MontanaTier 1 research institutionGold
Western Kentucky UniversityLarge PublicGold
Wayland Baptist UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSILVER
University of KentuckyTier 1 research institutionSILVER
University of MissouriTier 1 research institutionSILVER
Wayne State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Vincennes UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityTier 1 research institutionSilver
Western Governors UniversityOnlineSilver
William Paterson University of New JerseySmall PublicSilver
William Carey UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Wagner CollegePrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Wallace State Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Wake Technical Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Utica UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Whitworth UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School - RiverviewGraduate schoolSilver
Westcliff UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Western New Mexico UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Western Michigan University Thomas M Cooley Law School- LansingGraduate schoolSilver
Wartburg CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
University of West GeorgiaLarge PublicSilver
Wright State UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
University of Sioux FallsPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
University of HoustonTier 1 research institutionSilver
University of MaineTier 1 research institutionSilver
University of Maine at AugustaSmall PublicSilver
University of MaryPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
University of Mary Hardin-BaylorPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
University of Massachusetts GlobalPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
University of Minnesota DuluthLarge PublicSilver
University of North FloridaLarge PublicSilver
University of Northern ColoradoTier 2 Research InstitutionSilver
University of Pittsburgh at GreensburgSmall PublicSilver
University of San FranciscoPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
University of North Texas Health Science CenterTier 1 research institutionSilver
University of South Carolina UpstateSmall PublicSilver
University of Detroit MercyPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
University of Wisconsin-SuperiorSmall PublicSilver
University of Wisconsin-River FallsSmall PublicSilver
University of Wisconsin-PlattevilleSmall PublicSilver
University of South DakotaTier 2 research institutionSilver
University of Wisconsin - StoutSmall PublicSilver
University of the OzarksPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
University of St. FrancisPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver