Military Friendly® Schools Survey Opens for 2018

This week the 2018 Military Friendly® Schools survey opened to colleges, universities, online programs, community colleges and trade schools nationwide to help them assess and benchmark how Military Friendly® their policies and programs are for student veterans and military spouses. Military Friendly® Schools is a resource for military families, helping them to research and make decisions about post-secondary programs that will lead to satisfying civilian careers.

Over the last nine years, the Military Friendly® Schools program has evolved significantly. The 2017 survey introduced the inclusion of publicly available data along with an initial qualifying benchmark. Public data is obtained from federal agencies including the Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense. Supplementing public data are responses to questions in several categories deemed critical to helping student veterans thrive on campus:

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


Military Friendly® ratings are determined by combining an institution’s Military Friendly® proprietary survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet minimum thresholds for indicators leading to positive outcomes for student veterans, including Student Retention, Graduation, Persistence, Job Placement and Loan Repayment rates. Awards will be given to the 2018 Military Friendly® Schools showcasing the most powerful and impactful programs supporting veteran and military students.

Participation in the survey and awards program does not involve a fee, and all Military Friendly-designated institutions are able to use the…

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