Defiance College earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation

February 18, 2021

Military Friendly School 2021 - 2022

DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College has been named a 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Taken into consideration were the institution's ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution's survey response set and government/agency public data sources within a logic based scoring assessment.

"Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs to promote positive educational outcomes for the military community," explained Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships at Military Friendly®. "Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts."

For more information about DC's student veteran programs, visit the College website: Defiance College will be showcased along with other Military Friendly® Schools in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and on

Chartered in 1850, Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts-based institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The College is guided by the four pillars of its mission: To Know, To Understand, To Lead, and To Serve. The College website is