UNOH Named Military Friendly School for 2021-2022

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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 2021-2022 academic year. This is the twelfth 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.

“Being recognized not only as Military Friendly®, but as a Top Ten, Gold-Level private university for the 4th year in a row, 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,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, UNOH President.

The UNOH Military Relations Department was formed two decades ago with the goal of providing a one-stop-shop all Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reservists, and Veterans when it came to enrolling at UNOH.  The office also 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.

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 1,200 schools participated with 747 schools earning a designation of some type.  The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at​.

“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,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships with Military Friendly®. “Schools who achieve a designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community.”

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 Media 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 UNOH’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. The University is also measured on our 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.

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. 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  


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Last updated: 02/23/2021