Victory Media, founded in 2001, took the education mission to a new level in 2009 by publishing the Guide to Military Friendly Schools® and accompanying website (www.militaryfriendlyschools.com).Our survey-driven list has been published every year since. The 2013 list includes more than 1,700 schools that represent the top tier of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to educate America’s veterans. These schools offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff. Our media and list also explain the Post-9/11 GI Bill and offer articles and advice for planning and executing a military education.This is the 4th year that GI Jobs magazine is releasing its Military Friendly Schools list. With over 12,000 VA-approved schools vying for the title, the competition was fierce.
According to the VA, “The Post-9/11 GI Bill will help pay the educational expenses of more than 606,000 service members, veterans, family members and survivors during the next fiscal year.”
Military and prior military students bring maturity and a worldly experience to a classroom. Military Friendly Schools® are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
Since 2001, Victory Media and its publications G.I. Jobs, The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse magazine and Vetrepreneur magazine, have set the standard for ranking America’s most “military-friendly” employers and has set the bar for schools that recruit military personnel and veterans as students.
If your school goes ‘above and beyond’ for military students then this is your chance to be recognized and officially designated as a Military Friendly School®.
Military Friendly List Statement
Victory Media's Military Friendly® Lists
As the legal owner of the trademarked terms Military Friendly Schools®, Military Friendly Employers®, and Military Friendly Franchises®, Victory Media and its associated lists of Military Friendly Employers®, Schools® and Franchises®, focuses on creating transparent, data-driven resources for transitioning members of the armed services. For over nine years Victory Media has led the industry as a rating entity, surveying tens of thousands of institutions and adjudicating lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military personnel. There is no cost associated with participation in surveys or making their respective Military Friendly lists.
Additionally, these data driven resources are made available to military personnel seeking employment, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities for free. All survey methodology is overseen by independent advisory boards comprised of industry experts; The exact methodology for each list has always been and will continue to be openly displayed in print and on the web.
Created for veterans by veterans, Victory Media shares the concerns of others who feel that service members aren’t getting the advice they need to make sound decisions on using benefits, and welcomes cooperation from policy makers and industry consortiums. Victory Media maintains that the most efficient way for companies, schools and franchises to gain transparency and credibility is to take their data driven surveys and be measured by an objective standard. As the legal owner of the trademarked terms Military Friendly Schools®, Military Friendly Employers®, and Military Friendly Franchises®, Victory Media is committed to upholding the standard of the Military Friendly designation and producing world class resources for our nation’s most deserving population.