Military Friendly Names Manhattan College a Top Ten College for Student Veterans

Manhattan earns Top Ten level status for the first time.

Military Friendly logo 2022-23National organizations continue to notice the positive effect Manhattan College has on student veterans. 

Manhattan College received Military Friendly School’s highest designation, a Top Ten ranking at No. 8, among all private institutions that do not award a doctorate degree. 

Last year, Manhattan College received a gold-level designation from Military Friendly Schools. It was the first time that the College had received the gold-level designation, and this marks the first year that Manhattan College has been included among Military Friendly School’s Top Ten institutions.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Manhattan College has been recognized as a Military Friendly School.

Manhattan 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 offerings 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. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-23 survey with 665 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 2022-23 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

By Pete McHugh