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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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Advanced Technology InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Appalachian State UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Arizona College of NursingNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Assumption UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Auburn University at MontgomerySmall PublicTop Ten
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary ArtsNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Blackstone Career InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Bossier Parish Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Boston CollegeTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Bryant UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
California Institute of Arts & TechnologyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Carnegie Mellon UniversityTier 1 Research InstitutionTop Ten
Casper CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Central Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Central Georgia Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Citrus CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy King CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
City Colleges Of Chicago - Wilbur Wright CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Arkansas State UniversityLarge publicGOLD
Bronx Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGOLD
California State University San BernardinoLarge publicGOLD
Central Texas CollegeLarge community collegeGOLD
Abraham Lincoln UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Aiken Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
American UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Anne Arundel Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Arizona State University Campus ImmersionLarge PublicGold
Arizona State University Digital ImmersionNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Asher College, Dallas TX CampusNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Baldwin Wallace UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Bradley UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Brenau UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Bristol Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
California Baptist UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Cape Fear Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Central Carolina Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Central Georgia Technical College- WARNER ROBINSLarge Community CollegeGold
Champlain CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateGold
Charleston Southern UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
City Colleges of Chicago- Harold Washington CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Clark State CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Clarkson UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Coastal Carolina Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Coastal Carolina UniversityLarge PublicGold
College for Creative StudiesGraduate schoolGold
College of Lake CountyLarge Community CollegeGold
College of Southern MarylandSmall Community CollegeGold
College of The AlbemarleSmall Community CollegeGold
Academy of Art UniversityNon-traditional and OnlineSILVER
Augusta UniversityTier 2 research institutionSILVER
College of CharlestonLarge publicSILVER
Abilene Christian UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Adelphi UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Albany Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Albertus Magnus CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Alexandria Technical & Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
American College of Healthcare SciencesNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Arkansas Northeastern CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Asher CollegeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Asher College Las VegasNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Asnuntuck Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Auburn UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
Augustana UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Baker CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Ball State UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
Barton CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Belmont UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Benedictine UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Berklee College of MusicPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Bethel UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Blue Ridge Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Bowie State UniversitySmall publicSilver
Bucks County Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Buena Vista UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Bushnell UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Butler Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaLarge PublicSilver
California State University, NorthridgeLarge PublicSilver
Cambrigde CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Cameron UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Campbell UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Canisius CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Carlow UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Carteret Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Cayuga Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
CBT Technology InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Central Arizona CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Central Baptist CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Central Piedmont Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Central Virginia Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Chatham UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Chowan UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Clemson UniversityTier 1 research institutionSilver
Cleveland State UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
Clovis Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Coastal Pines Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Colorado Christian University - College of Adult and Graduate StudiesPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver