UNOH Named Military Friendly for 2020-2021 Year

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020


The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce today that it has been named a Top Ten, Gold-level Military Friendly® School in the Private University not offering Doctorate category for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the University of Northwestern Ohio has received a Military Friendly® designation.  UNOH is ranked #6 in the country among private universities not offering Doctorate degrees.

“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 Top Ten, Gold-Level private university, ranking #6 overall in our category, is proof alone 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.”

The UNOH Military Relations Department started in 2001.  The department provides assistance with the enrollment process to all Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reservists, and Veterans, and assists with scheduling, financial aid, academic counseling, and customer service. The University has always been proud to be a strong supporter of all servicemen and women. In January 2009, UNOH administration made the decision lower tuition below the Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) rate for all military members and veterans.  UNOH maintains that lowered tuition rate to this day.

The Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly​® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year more than 1,000 schools participated with 625 schools earning a designation of some type.  The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at​.

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

  • Graduate School
  • Large Community College
  • Large Public College
  • Non-Traditional Institutions
  • Online/Vocational Institutions
  • Private, not offering Doctorate
  • Small Community College
  • Small Public College
  • Private, offering Doctorate
  • Tier 1 Research Institution
  • Tier 2 Research Institution

Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score that sets the standard for other designations.
  • Gold – Schools scoring within 10% of the 10th best school in their category.
  • Silver – Schools scoring within 20% of the 10th best school in their category.
  • Bronze – Schools scoring within 30% of the 10th best school in their category.
  • Designated – Schools that meet the requirements of a Military Friendly® School

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. For the first time, the methodology included a new measure – the 90/10 Rule and Loophole. Military Friendly® has closed the loophole on the survey and is eager for Congress to follow as it deliberates closing the loophole legislatively.

About Military Friendly​® ​Schools:

The Military Friendly​®​ Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at​. 


Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business

(SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs​®​ , Military Spouse, and Military Friendly​®​ brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity.  Learn more about VIQTORY at​.


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Last updated: 02/11/2020