Valparaiso University is a 2016 Military Friendly® School, as announced by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting military and civilian worlds.

Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to top colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that employ best practices to embrace military students and dedicate resources ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology plays a significant role in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

Member institutions are evaluated through a survey of more than 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies. Survey responses are scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data are independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals. The survey is administered for free and is open to all schools who wish to participate.