2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools, Congratulations!

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools.

By earning the Military Friendly® Schools award, your schools stacked up against more than 1,800 others that participated in the survey and the data shows that you are truly committed to the military community.

Institutions earned the Military Friendly® Schools designation through an evaluation using public data sources and responses from our proprietary survey. Thousands of schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, 835 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The complete 2022-­2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in G.I. Jobs magazine’s October issue.

What Is a Military Friendly® School?

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools, and responses to the proprietary, Military Friendly® Schools survey. Survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance from an independent research firm and advisory council of educators. It is administered for free and open to all post­-secondary schools wanting to participate and receive award recognition in Gold, Silver, Bronze categories. Criteria available at: www.militaryfriendly.com.

Once the list is final, we share the designations with our highly engaged military audience through G.I. Jobs Magazine. The 2022-2023 list will be featured in a huge spread in the GI Jobs October issue, shared across our email lists, and broadcast to our 300,000+ social media followers. The list is a highly anticipated resource for veterans interested in pursuing their education.
To earn the MFS designation, schools must complete an exhaustive, fully automated survey that rates the facilities, programs, and services they offer to military and veteran students. The survey data is examined along with public data from federal government sources to determine the outcome for student veterans. All this is examined carefully to determine which schools earn the Military Friendly® designation.
Each school’s score is then compared to the scores of other comparable schools to determine if the institution qualifies for an award. The Top 10 schools in 11 categories set the bar year over year, which encourages other schools to improve in areas that are proven to lead to better outcomes for veterans. You will find the Top 10 in each category on the following pages. The entire list follows, organized by state.

For details about the methodology, visit MilitaryFriendly.com/methodology.
The Military Friendly® Schools is an excellent place to start your research. Be sure to refer to the list on MilitaryFriendly.com, as it is regularly updated.

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2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools
  • Featuring the Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, this issue is among the most popular and highly-anticipated of the year.
  • Distribution of 50,000 copies to 250+ military installations globally  
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2022-23 Military Friendly® Schools

This is the current list of Military Friendly® Schools rating within six categories:

  • Academic Policies & Compliance
  • Admissions & Orientation
  • Culture & Commitment
  • Financial Aid & Assistance
  • Graduation & Career
  • Military Student Support & Retention

You can find the complete description and award rankings for each institution by searching for the school name on militaryfriendly.com. 

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Graduate School

  1. Goodwin University
  2. University Of Minnesota – Carlson Mba Programs
  3. South Dakota School Of Mines & Technology
  4. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  5. The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology
  6. University Of California, Davis – Graduate School Of Management
  7. Duquesne University School Of Nursing
  8. Indiana Institute Of Technology
  9. Northwestern Health Sciences University
  10. Franklin University


School Of Visual Arts (Sva)
Stetson University College Of Law
Walsh College
William & Mary Law School
Nebraska Methodist College Of Nursing & Allied Health
Capitol Technology University


University Of Maryland Eastern Shore
The Institute Of World Politics
Northeastern Seminary
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
The Culinary Institute Of America
College For Creative Studies


University of Nebraska Medical Center
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Regis College
Southwestern Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law, Yeshiva University

Large Community College

  1. Fayetteville Technical Community College
  2. Pikes Peak Community College
  3. Southwestern Illinois College
  4. Gwinnett Technical College
  5. Middlesex College
  6. Central Texas College – Killeen
  7. Houston Community College
  8. San Juan College
  9. Gateway Technical College
  10. City Colleges Of Chicago-Harold Washington College


Capital Community College
Wilbur Wright College
Central New Mexico Community College
Pasadena City College
Citrus College
Madison Area Technical College
Tallahassee Community College
El Paso Community College
Delaware County Community College
Kingsborough Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Southwestern Community College District
Mt. Hood Community College
Greenville Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College-Warner Robins
Central Georgia Technical College-Macon
Howard Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Suffolk County Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Community College Of Rhode Island
Chattahoochee Technical College
Front Range Community College


Cuyahoga Community College-Western Campus
Cuyahoga Community College-Eastern Campus
Cuyahoga Community College-Westshore
Cuyahoga Community College-Metro
Trident Technical College
Fox Valley Technical College
Collin College
Community College Of Philadelphia
Santiago Canyon College
Bucks County Community College
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
Hinds Community College


College of DuPage
San Diego City College
Texas State Technical College
Anne Arundel Community College
Milwaukee Area Technical College
William Rainey Harper College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Dallas College
Grossmont College
Allan Hancock College

Large Public School

  1. Kean University
  2. Santa Fe College
  3. Eastern Kentucky University
  4. University Of West Florida
  5. University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  6. Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
  7. Western Carolina University
  8. Pierce College
  9. Georgia Southern University
  10. Eastern Michigan University


University Of Colorado Colorado Springs
Southeastern Louisiana University
California State University, San Bernardino
Cuny John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
University Of North Carolina Charlotte
University Of North Georgia
Angelo State University
Palm Beach State College
Spokane Community College
Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Western Kentucky University
Grand Valley State University
Lehman College, Cuny
Pensacola State College
Texas Woman’s University
University Of Southern Maine
University Of Central Missouri
Youngstown State University
Northern Kentucky University
Cuny – Queens College
Southeast Missouri State University
San Diego Mesa College
Arkansas State University. Second Reference: A-State (Not Asu), Please Note Cap A & S And The Hyphen
University Of North Florida
University Of Wisconsin-La Crosse
South Texas College
Appalachian State University
West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
University Of Central Oklahoma


University Of Alaska Anchorage
University Of Tennessee – Chattanooga
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
University Of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Radford University
Fort Hays State University
California State University, Long Beach
Georgia Military College
Utah Valley University
Murray State University
University Of West Georgia
Arkansas Tech University
Fitchburg State University
Southern Arkansas University
Northwestern State University
Rowan University
California State University, Chico
Green River College
Louisiana Tech University
Towson University


California State University, Northridge
New Jersey Institute Of Technology
College Of Charleston
University Of Central Arkansas
East Tennessee State University
Central Connecticut State University
University Of Minnesota Duluth
University Of North Texas At Dallas
Bellevue College
Georgia Gwinnett College
National Aviation Academy (Naa)
George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
Western Washington University
Troy University

Non traditional School

  1. Post University
  2. South College
  3. Advanced Technology Institute
  4. Western Technical College
  5. Divers Institute Of Technology
  6. Hds Truck Driving Institute
  7. Valley College – Martinsburg
  8. Auguste Escoffier School Of Culinary Arts- Austin
  9. Bay State College
  10. Midwest Technical Institute – Springfield, Il


Lionel University
Auguste Escoffier School Of Culinary Arts – Boulder
Asher College Las Vegas
Universal Technical Institute-Dallas
Universal Technical Institute-Lisle
Universal Technical Institute Of Az
Universal Technical Institute-Long Beach
Universal Technical Institute Of California Inc-Rancho Cucamonga
Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute
Universal Technical Institute Of Northern California
Universal Technical Institute Of Pa
Nascar Technical Institution
Universal Technical Institute – Houston
Universal Technical Institute Of Arizona Inc-Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Div
Design Institute Of San Diego
Asher College, Dallas Tx Campus
Phoenix Truck Driving School At Fort Bliss
Westcliff University
Arizona College Of Nursing


Miat College Of Technology-Houston
MIAT College of Technology-Canton
School of Automotive Machinists & Technology
Ecpi University
Asher College
Ohio Business College-Sandusky
Ohio Business College-Sheffield
Tulsa Welding School – Jacksonville, Fl
Learning Alliance Corporation
Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics (Pia)
Mti College
Yuma Truck Driving School
Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center – Houston, Tx
Aoma Graduate School Of Integrative Medicine
Northwestern Technological Institute
Roadmaster Drivers School – San Antonio, Tx
Morgantown Beauty College
West Coast University Los Angeles
West Coast University Orange County
West Coast University Ontario
West Coast University Center For Graduate Studies
West Coast University Dallas
West Coast University Miami
Roadmaster Drivers School – Jacksonville, Inc
Roadmaster Drivers School – Tampa, Fl
Roadmaster Drivers School – Columbus, Oh
Flex Air Flight Academy
Roadmaster Drivers School – Dunn, Nc
Roadmaster Drivers School – Orlando, Fl
Phoenix Truck Driving Institute
Roadmaster Drivers School – Fontana, Ca
Cda Technical Institute
Roadmaster Drivers School – Millington, Tn
5 Star Cdl Training Llc
College For Financial Planning
Roadmaster Drivers School – Bethlehem, Pa
Sage Technical Services


Hamrick School
Roadmaster Drivers School – Phoenix, Az
Roadmaster Drivers School – Dallas, Tx
Sage Technical Services
Sage Technical Services – Cheyenne
Performance Training Solutions, Llc
Skill Distillery
Roadmaster Drivers School – Kansas City, Mo
Roadmaster Drivers School – Atlanta, Ga
Sage Technical Services – Lexington
Sage Technical Services – Endicott
Sage Technical Services – Blackfoot
Sage Technical Services – Caldwell
Lebanon County Career School
Sage Truck Driving School Texas, Llc
Sage Technical Services – Coeur D’alene
Covered 6 Security Academy
Sage Truck Driving School
Sage Technical Services – Muncie
Sage Technical Services
Professional Golfers Career College
North American Trade Schools



Davis College
The Landing School


Ohio Technical College
Excelsior College
IntelliTec College Albuquerque Campus

Private not offering Doctorate

  1. Whitworth University
  2. St. Joseph’s College Ny
  3. Columbia College
  4. Thomas University
  5. St. Bonaventure University
  6. Park University
  7. Elmhurst University
  8. Manhattan College
  9. Upper Iowa University
  10. Albertus Magnus College


Mercy College
Baldwin Wallace University
Maryville College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Defiance College
University Of Redlands
Mcmurry University
University Of Northwestern Ohio
Lake Erie College
Saint Martin’s University
Mount Aloysius College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott Campus
Geneva College
Olivet College
Milwaukee School Of Engineering
Saint Xavier University
Fremont College
Calumet College Of St. Joseph


Hodges University
Berklee College Of Music
Herzing University
Thiel College
Canisius College
Assumption University
Utica College
Limestone University
Everglades University
Everglades University-Tampa
Everglades University-Miami
Everglades University-Sarasota
Everglades University-Maitland
Mid America Christian University
Central Penn College
Fisher College
Simpson College
Roanoke College
Bushnell University
Florida National University


Pittsburgh Technical College
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
Unity College
Lackawanna College
Academy College
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Newman University
Trinity Washington University
Seton Hill University
Bethune-Cookman University
Houghton College
Friends University
Chowan University
Webber International University
Lasell University
Helene Fuld College Of Nursing
Platt College San Diego
Wartburg College
Nichols College
Lubbock Christian University
Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods College
Augustana University
Perry Technical Institute
Marymount California University
Iglobal University
University Of The Ozarks
Greenville University
University Of Mount Olive
Central Baptist College
Savannah College Of Art And Design
Bryant University
Mcdaniel College
Meredith College
Northwestern College
Hannibal-Lagrange University
Howard Payne University
Buena Vista University
Kettering University
Southwestern University
Barton College
Quincy University
Calc Institute Of Technology
Taylor University
Aquinas College
Union College, Ny Founded 1795
Culver-Stockton College
Heavy Equipment Colleges Of America
Rhema Bible Training College
Hobart Institute Of Welding Technology
Carthage College
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Amherst College
MyComputerCareer, Columbus
MyComputerCareer, Indianapolis
Nuc University
Mycomputercareer, Raleigh
St. Francis College
Vanguard University of Southern California

Small Community College

  1. Casper College
  2. Piedmont Virginia Community College
  3. Rowan College Of South Jersey
  4. Inver Hills Community College
  5. College Of Southern Maryland
  6. Lehigh Carbon Community College
  7. Kankakee Community College
  8. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
  9. Central Community College
  10. Bossier Parish Community College


Osu Institute Of Technology
Northeast State Community College
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Ct 06457
Finger Lakes Community College
Wor-Wic Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
Savannah Technical College
Ocean County College
Clark State Community College
Wayne Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Central Carolina Technical College
Carteret Community College
Nash Community College
Bridgevalley Community And Technical College
Lake Area Technical College
Minnesota West Community And Technical College
Jefferson Community College
Klamath Community College
Northcentral Technical College
Northeast Alabama Community College
Suny Ulster
City Colleges Of Chicago – Harry S Truman College
North Shore Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Rockland Community College State University of New York
Lakeland Community College
Rogue Community College


Hawkeye Community College
Arizona Western College Foundation
West Georgia Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Quincy College
Meridian Community College
Germanna Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Danville Area Community College
Western Nebraska Community College
Sauk Valley Community College
Howard College
Irvine Valley College
Onondaga Community College
Moraine Park Technical College
Sandhills Community College
Manchester Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Century College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Copper Mountain College
College Of The Mainland (Com)
Southern Maine Community College
University Of South Carolina Sumter
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Iowa Lakes Community College
Jamestown Community College
College Of The Albemarle
Craven Community College
Middlesex Community College-Lowell
Middlesex Community College-Bedford
Cowley College
Lakeshore Technical College
Blue Ridge Community College – Weyers Cave, Va
Massbay Community College
Cayuga Community College
Northeast Community College
Southern Crescent Technical College
Aiken Technical College
North Iowa Area Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Bristol Community College
Halifax Community College
Marshalltown Community College
Albany Technical College
Saint Charles Community College
Asnuntuck Community College
Northeast Iowa Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Butler County Community College
Central Virginia Community College
City Colleges Of Chicago – Malcolm X College
Pamlico Community College
Minnesota State College Southeast
Oakton Community College
Coastal Pines Technical College
Mchenry County College
Ellsworth Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Louisiana State University-Eunice
Hudson Valley Community College
Shawnee Community College
Northwood Technical College
Pitt Community College
Central Maine Community College
Wallace State Community College
Surry Community College
Walters State Community College
Ozarka College
Massasoit Community College
Luzerne County Community College
Barton County Community College
Mitchell Technical College
Augusta Technical College
Southeast Technical College
Independence Community College
Madisonville Community College
Flathead Valley Community College
North Dakota State College Of Science
Moberly Area Community College
Williamsburg Technical College
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Arkansas Northeastern College
Clovis Community College
Orange County Community College
Salina Area Technical College
Housatonic Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Carroll Community College
Lake Region State College
Paris Junior College
Community College Of Denver
Central Arizona College
Drake State Community & Technical College
Nhti- Concord’s Community College
York County Community College
Owensboro Community & Technical College
Scioto County Career Technical Center
Kaskaskia College
Springfield Technical Community College
Lee College
Allen County Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Danville Community College
Nicolet Technical College

Small Public

  1. University Of Northern Iowa
  2. Western Illinois University
  3. University Of North Carolina At Pembroke
  4. University Of Wisconsin-Superior
  5. Black Hills State University
  6. Indiana University South Bend
  7. Auburn University At Montgomery
  8. Cuny- College Of Staten Island
  9. University Of South Carolina Aiken
  10. State University Of New York Maritime College


College Of Coastal Georgia
Morehead State University
Ramapo College Of New Jersey
Morgan State University
Montana State University Billings
Saginaw Valley State University
State University Of New York At Potsdam
Gulf Coast State College
University Of South Carolina Beaufort
Suny Oswego
University Of Maine At Augusta
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern New Mexico University
Suny Fredonia
Northwest Florida State College
Clarion University Of Pennsylvania
Suny Buffalo State College
Suny New Paltz
Cameron University
Southwest Minnesota State University
University Of Pittsburgh At Greensburg
The University Of Baltimore
Lander University
University Of Alaska Southeast
University Of Arkansas Pine Bluff
Frostburg State University
Suny Canton
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The Citadel, The Military College Of South Carolina
New Jersey City University
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Northern Michigan University
Washburn University


Western New Mexico University
Daytona State
The University Of Tennessee-Martin
University Of Montevallo
Mansfield University Of Pa
California State University Channel Islands
Millersville University Of Pennsylvania
University Of South Carolina Upstate
University Of Wisconsin – Stout
Pennsylvania College Of Technology
York College – Cuny
Northern State University
Northeastern State University
Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania
Stockton University
University Of Pittsburgh At Bradford
Jackson College
Southern University At New Orleans
University Of Arkansas – Fort Smith
University Of Wisconsin-Platteville
William Paterson University Of New Jersey
University Of Guam
Alfred State College
Granite State College
Eastern Illinois University
Salisbury University
Western New Mexico University-Deming
University Of Wisconsin-River Falls
University Of Montana Western
Northwest Missouri State University
Suny Morrisville
The College Of New Jersey
East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania
Kent State University At Trumbull
South Florida State College
Maine Maritime Academy
Missouri Western State University


Westfield State University
Bowie State University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Columbus State University
Wayne State College
Francis Marion University
University Of Sioux Falls
St. Mary’s College Of Maryland
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Mcneese State University
Great Basin College
University Of Pittsburgh At Johnstown
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Framingham State University
The University of Maine at Fort Kent

Tier 1 Research Institution

  1. Georgia State University
  2. Florida International University
  3. The University Of Texas At Arlington
  4. University Of North Texas
  5. University Of Kansas – Lawrence
  6. North Carolina State University At Raleigh
  7. University Of Colorado, Boulder
  8. The University Of New Mexico
  9. Texas Tech University
  10. The University Of Alabama


University Of Kansas-Edwards
University Of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
University Of Missouri
University Of Louisville
University Of California, Riverside
University Of Georgia
Old Dominion University
George Mason University
The University Of Texas At San Antonio
Oregon State University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Virginia Commonwealth University
University Of Delaware
University Of Central Florida
University At Buffalo – State University Of New York
Stony Brook University
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
University Of Houston
New York University
The University Of Chicago
Clemson University
University Of Arkansas
The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville
Boston College


Kansas State University
University of Kentucky
The University Of Texas At Dallas
University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
Cuny School Of Professional Studies
Wayne State University
North Dakota State University

Tier 2 Research Institution

  1. The University Of Southern Mississippi
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. Montana State University
  4. Idaho State University
  5. Mercer University
  6. Texas State University
  7. Florida Atlantic University
  8. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  9. Illinois State University
  10. The University Of North Carolina Greensboro


Fordham University at Lincoln Center
Ohio University
Auburn University
University Of South Dakota
Western Michigan University
New Mexico State University
Kent State University
University Of North Dakota
University Of North Dakota-Flight Center
University Of Montana
University Of Montana-Bitterroot College
Nova Southeastern University
The University Of Rhode Island
The University Of Memphis
William & Mary


University Of Alaska Fairbanks
Cuny – The City College Of New York
Southern Methodist University
Cleveland State University
The Catholic University Of America
University Of Louisiana At Lafayette


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University Of New Hampshire-Durham
Augusta University State of Georgia’s designated center of health sciences excellence and a thriving comprehensive research university. We offer more than 150 areas of study across ten colleges, for undergraduates, graduates, and professional students
University Of New Orleans
Sam Houston State University
Ball State University
University Of Idaho
The University Of Missouri – Kansas City
Tennessee Technological University
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Wright State University
Michigan Technological University
Florida Institute Of Technology
Chapman University

How do you get a Military Friendly® School award?

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.


“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages institutions to consistently evolve and support their programs. Award level schools have gone beyond that standard, Showing true commitment and dedication in their efforts. The Military Friendly® benchmark promotes positive educational outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity to the Military Community.” -Kayla Lopez, Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®. 

2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools

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