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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 2022-2023 survey, 665 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 282 were selected for “Gold” award status for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs. The 2022-­2023 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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Whitworth UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateTop Ten
Western Carolina UniversityLarge publicTop Ten
University Of South Carolina AikenSmall publicTop Ten
Valley College - MartinsburgNon traditionalTop Ten
Western Illinois UniversitySmall publicTop Ten
Viterbo UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateTop Ten
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeSmall community collegeTop Ten
University Of West FloridaLarge publicTop Ten
Upper Iowa UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateTop Ten
Webster UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateTop Ten
Wilmington UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateTop Ten
University Of Wisconsin-SuperiorSmall publicTop Ten
University Of Wisconsin MilwaukeeLarge publicTop Ten
Western Technical CollegeNon traditionalTop Ten
Western Governors UniversityOnline UniversitiesTop Ten
Wake Technical Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Walsh CollegeGraduate schoolGold
Youngstown State UniversityLarge publicGold
Wayne Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
William & Mary Law SchoolGraduate schoolGold
Xavier UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
William & MaryTier 2 research institutionGold
Westcliff UniversityNon traditionalGold
Western Kentucky UniversityLarge publicGold
Western Michigan UniversityTier 2 research institutionGold
Wor-Wic Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Wilbur Wright CollegeLarge community collegeGold
West Chester University Of PennsylvaniaLarge publicGold
University Of RedlandsPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
University Of South Carolina BeaufortSmall publicGold
University Of Southern MaineLarge publicGold
University Of The CumberlandsPrivate offering DoctorateGold
University Of St. Thomas, MinnesotaPrivate offering DoctorateGold
University Of Wisconsin-La CrosseLarge publicGold
University Of South DakotaTier 2 research institutionGold
Valparaiso UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
University Of West GeorgiaLarge publicSilver
Western Nebraska Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Western New Mexico UniversitySmall publicSilver
Western New Mexico University-DemingSmall publicSilver
University Of Tennessee - ChattanoogaLarge publicSilver
University Of St. FrancisPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
William Paterson University Of New JerseySmall publicSilver
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegePrivate offering DoctorateSilver
William Woods UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Williamsburg Technical CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
University Of South Carolina UpstateSmall publicSilver
University Of South Carolina SumterSmall community collegeSilver
Xavier University Of LouisianaPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
York College - CunySmall publicSilver
York College Of PennsylvaniaPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
University Of San FranciscoPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
University Of Wisconsin - StoutSmall publicSilver
Yuma Truck Driving SchoolNon traditionalSilver
West Coast University Orange CountyNon traditionalSilver
University Of Wisconsin- Eau ClaireLarge publicSilver
Villanova UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityTier 1 research institutionSilver
Utica CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Utah Valley UniversityLarge publicSilver
Wallace State Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Walters State Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
University Of Wisconsin-River FallsSmall publicSilver
Wayland Baptist UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
West Coast University OntarioNon traditionalSilver
University Of Saint MaryPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
University Of Wisconsin-PlattevilleSmall publicSilver
West Coast University MiamiNon traditionalSilver
West Coast University Center For Graduate StudiesNon traditionalSilver
West Coast University DallasNon traditionalSilver
West Coast University Los AngelesNon traditionalSilver
Western Washington UniversityLarge publicBronze
Wartburg CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateBronze
Wayne State UniversityTier 1 research institutionBronze
Webber International UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateBronze
University Of The OzarksPrivate not offering DoctorateBronze
Wayne State CollegeSmall publicBronze
Western State College Of Law At Westcliff UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateBronze
York County Community CollegeSmall community collegeBronze
William Rainey Harper CollegeLarge community collegeBronze
Wright State UniversityTier 2 research institutionBronze
University Of Sioux FallsSmall publicBronze
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeSmall community college
Washburn UniversitySmall public
Vanguard University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate not offering Doctorate