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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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Wayne Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Waynesburg UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaLarge publicGold
Western Governors UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Western Illinois UniversitySmall publicGold
Westmoreland County Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Wayne State CollegeSmall publicSilver
Webber International UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegePrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Westcliff UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Western New Mexico UniversitySmall publicSilver
Whittier CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
William Jewell CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
William Paterson University of New JerseySmall publicSilver
Williamsburg Technical CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Worcester State UniversityLarge publicSilver
Xavier University of LouisianaPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
York College of PennsylvaniaPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Yuma Truck Driving SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
William Carey UniversityPrivate not offering Doctorate3
Western Technical CollegeNon traditional/ Online/Vocational5
Whitworth UniversityPrivate not offering Doctorate9