We group Military Friendly®-designated organizations into award categories based on revenue (for companies) or enrollment size and type (for schools). An organization may earn one or several awards, or they may simply meet the standard and be designated Military Friendly® with no award.

Military Friendly® Status

Military Friendly® Schools

Military Friendly® Employers

Public Universities <10,000 students  <$500 Million in annual revenue
 Public Universities >10,000 students  $500 Million – $1 Billion in annual revenue
 Private Institutions <10,000 students  >$1 Billion in annual revenue
 Private Institutions >10,000 students  Government & Nonprofit
 Non-Traditional Institutions
 Community Colleges
 Private Vocational Schools
 Online Universities
 Graduate Schools
Tier 1 Research Institutions

Military Friendly® Status

New for 2017, our Military Friendly® Awards provide a more competitive view of how an organization is performing compared with similar organizations.

A school or employer can be awarded:

  • Top 10 – the best of the best!
  • Gold – within 20% of 10th-ranked organization.
  • Silver – within 30% of the 10th-ranked organization.
  • Bronze – within 40% of the 10th-ranked organization.
  • Designated – These organizations are deemed Military Friendly® based on results from our survey.
  • Eligible – These organizations are deemed eligible to be Military Friendly® based on research and publicly-available data.