Victory Media Inc. has led the industry as a ratings entity for over a decade, surveying thousands of institutions and adjudicating lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military employees, students and franchisees. There is no cost to participate in our surveys or in being selected to a Military Friendly® list.
Our survey-driven lists have been published every year since 2003. These schools and employers represent the top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses.
For specific information on each Military Friendly® list, including how the lists are derived, see our methodology page.
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Founded by veterans for veterans and their families, Victory Media now employs teams of people, many veterans themselves.
Our surveys are free. Our logos are, too, for qualifying institutions.
Our online survey assessments are free and open to all eligible schools or companies that wish to participate. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® trademarked designation can use our logo and receive a basic listing in our annual print guides and on our website for one year. Veteran advocates receive additional, complimentary resources, like access to G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse online and copies of magazines, as well as our e-newsletters.
We’re in this for the long haul—and we’re evolving.
We started Military Friendly® ratings in 2003 with small lists because there wasn’t enough public information to rate entire industries or markets. So, we relied solely on data from submitted survey responses. At that time, the best programs in the country did complete our surveys and the best programs were recognized. But, we needed more.
More institutions to participate and to track data like the number of employees with a military background.
More public data to become available on efforts to hire and enroll from the military community.
More time for Military Friendly® to advocate for stronger military recruiting practices, and to earn credibility.
All of these things have happened. The Military Friendly® program has grown every year.
Our commitment to the military community.
Millions of service members, veterans and military spouses use our ratings to help them determine where to work and where to go to school. The Military Friendly® ratings program has been instrumental in the development of corporate and college military recruiting programs. Veterans benefit when companies and schools invest in engaging, educating and employing them. Our nation benefits. Victory Media takes its role in the growth of Military Friendly® as a personal guarantee to every person who wore the uniform.