UNOH named Gold Level Award Recipient by Military Friendly Schools

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2016

The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce today that it has been named a Gold-level Military Friendly® School in the Private University category with enrollment below 10,000 students for 2017.

New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as Military Friendly® in November. Of those designated, 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”

“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

“UNOH continually strives to meet the educational needs of the country’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses and dependents,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, UNOH President.  “Being recognized not only as Military Friendly®, but as a Gold-Level private university is proof that we have policies and procedures in place to make the dream of obtaining a college education a reality for all of the men and women who serve our country.”

Award thresholds were set by the leading educational institution in each category below:

  • Public Universities <10,000 Students
  • Public Universities >10,000 Students
  • Private Universities <10,000 Students
  • Private Universities >10,000 Students
  • Non-Traditional Institutions
  • Community Colleges
  • Private Vocational Schools
  • Online Universities
  • Graduate Schools
  • Tier 1 Research Institutions

Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
  • Gold – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Silver – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Bronze – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.


Schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly® survey from Victory Media and have been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly® School to be considered for the Awards program. The names of awardees are published online and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s award winners visit


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About UNOH:

The University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, not-for-profit, university founded in 1920.  UNOH is located in Lima, Ohio, and the campus is situated on 200 acres.  There are five colleges within the university: College of Applied Technologies, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, and the Graduate College.  The University is known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel, and High Performance industries, but also offers degree programs in Business, Health, Marketing, Information Technology, Robotics, and many other fields of study.  UNOH is a co-ed campus and has taught students from all 50 states and 49 foreign countries, and currently has more than 4500 students enrolled from 40 states and 36 foreign countries.  At UNOH there is no out-of-state tuition.  UNOH offers more than 60 different programs of study including Master’s, Baccalaureate, Associate, and Diploma programs. The University of Northwestern Ohio also offers a variety of athletics including Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Tennis Golf, Bowling, and Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, and six Co-Ed Motorsports teams.   For more information, visit


About Military Friendly® and Victory Media:

The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at: Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands.  Learn more about Victory Media at

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Last updated: 10/17/2017