An important part of our methodology is first to assess post-secondary institutions against publicly available data sources. For the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools survey assessment, we reviewed the following public data sources.

Department of Education

Eight Keys to Veteran Success  |  March 30, 2016 | Monthly

Database of Accredited Post-secondary Institutions and Programs  |  December 1, 2015 | Quarterly

Heightened Cash Monitoring  |  March 30, 2016 |Monthly

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)  |  December 1, 2015 | Quarterly

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet  |  AY 2014-­15 | Annually

College Scorecard  |  December 1, 2015 | Monthly

Consumer Complaints Database   |  May 12, 2016

Department of Veterans Affairs

Annual Benefits Report  |  FY 2014 |Annually | Internal VA Report

Annual Reporting Fee Report  |  CY 2015 | Annually | Internal VA Report

VA GI Bill Feedback System  |  March 30, 2016 | Monthly

Crosswalk linking VA Facility Codes and ED IPEDS/OPE IDs  |  March 30, 2016 | Monthly | Comparison Tool

VetSuccess on Campus  |  March 30, 2016 | Monthly

Web Enabled Approval Management System (WEAMS)  |  March 30, 2016 | Monthly