About Data Quality Assurance
As part of our assessment we evaluate, among other factors, public data from government sources, including the U.S. Departments of Veteran Affairs, Labor, Defense and Education, along with proprietary data collected through our Military Friendly® surveys. Through our enhanced Data Quality Assurance protocol, we periodically review key data points from public data sources and may, at times, re-evaluate an institution’s or organization’s Military Friendly® designation based on changes in reported data.
Federal databases for higher education-employment outcomes, for example, rely on total aggregate student body data in several key areas: student graduation rates, student placement rates, student loan default rates. Within our Military Friendly® Schools program, we request additional proprietary data to establish an institution’s effort specifically on behalf of military families and veterans. Through our list publication, we provide an alternative that we believe reflects a more accurate account of an institution’s Military Friendly® status.
Given the President’s executive order regarding gainful employment regulations, the release of comprehensive cross-governmental post-secondary data through the College Scorecard, and our own rise in benchmark scoring, we follow a Data Quality Assurance protocol to review all scored and potential Military Friendly® Schools in light of this additional scrutiny due to these federal programs and initiatives.
See our public data sources for higher education institutions.