Manhattan One of 52 Colleges Nationwide to Earn Gold-Level Award for Student Veterans

In a Military Friendly survey, Manhattan College received high marks for its Veterans Success programs.

Military Friendly gold recognition logoFor the first time, Manhattan College has earned the Military Friendly gold designation for the 2021-22 academic year.

For over 150 years, Manhattan College has been committed to educating veterans and military affiliated populations. 

The College’s Veterans Success Programs facilitate the successful transition from military to civilian and academic life as well as the successful transition from academic life to post-collegiate life. The program achieves this through connecting veterans with stress reduction techniques, student veteran peer bonding, academic support, and career preparation. 

Among the many offering Manhattan College provides its student veterans is Manhattan’s Veterans at Ease program. A first-year course, "The Nature and Experience of Religion," focuses on relaxation techniques and allows student veterans opportunities to build community with each other and other students in the course. 

This is the seventh consecutive year that Manhattan College has been recognized as a Military Friendly school after receiving silver status for the previous six years.

Manhattan College is one of 52 colleges and universities nationwide to earn the gold-level status from Military Friendly. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-22 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.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic based scoring assessment. We measure 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.

The 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

By Pete McHugh