ATLANTA—Georgia State University has once again been ranked the No. 1 Military Friendly® tier-1 research institution in the nation for the 2022-2023 school year. Scoring and ranking were conducted by VIQTORY’s Military Friendly® survey, the longest-running and most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students.

Georgia State was among more than 8,800 schools in the United States eligible for the survey and was chosen as the No. 1 school in the top tier of universities that were ranked. Georgia State’s six campuses and Online program serve more than 2,800 military-connected students each semester.

Georgia State was the only Georgia university listed in the top 10 of the tier 1 research schools. Other tier-1 research institutions in the top 10 include the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Colorado and the University of Alabama.

“Georgia State’s Military Outreach provides veterans, active military, national guard, reserve, spouses and dependents with personalized support, from extensive on-campus resource support services to vast off-campus referrals and support,” said Mark Eister, director of Georgia State’s Military Outreach program. “Our personalized, hands-on approach has made Georgia State one of the most military and veteran friendly schools in the nation for over a decade, where our dedicated veteran employees and all university leadership genuinely care about our student veterans.”

Now in its 12th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list looks at how higher education institutions provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. The weighted rankings are based on the retention, graduation and job placement rate of veterans and military-connected students, the administration of federal benefits and tuition assistance, and the school’s overall commitment to veteran success on campus. The list uses public data sources, input from student veterans and responses to a proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey developed by an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers.

The complete 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list can be found in the May 2022 issue of G.I. Jobs and online

Top photo: Richard Guan, a U.S. Army veteran and Perimeter College student. Photo by Steven Thackston.  

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