G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools® Methodology

A Military Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Board consisting of 12 higher education administrators, a representative from the Student Veterans Association and the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year, helps determine survey questions and weightings.

Research findings are compiled and weighted according to the following categories to determine a final score:

45% for Effort 1, defined as certifications, programs and policies, which measures a school’s non-financial efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students. This category includes things like VA-approval to accept the GI Bill, SOC membership, academic credit for CLEP and ACE, flexible learning programs and much more.

35% for Effort 2, defined as financial commitment, which measures a school’s financial efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students. This category includes things like Yellow Ribbon program membership, tuition benefits and outreach dedicated to recruiting military students.

15% for a school’s results, or success, in recruiting military and veteran students. This category includes the number and % of military and veteran students enrolled.

5% allocated to other categories including a school’s academic accreditations.

If you have additional questions about Military Friendly Schools, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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