DC Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly Gold Designation

March 11, 2022

Defiance College has been named a 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School. Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.Military Friendly School Gold Badge

"Defiance College has made the transition to higher education for veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve a top priority," says Jack Lawson, Defiance College's veteran, transfer, and adult student support coordinator.  "The Military Friendly® designation helps to assure members of the military that DC is an accredited school focused on offering a welcoming and supportive learning environment." 

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. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of 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. 

"Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard." - Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

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

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 www.defiance.edu.