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The UNH College of Professional Studies is proud to share that it has again earned the Military Friendly® School designation for 2024-2025. The college received the “silver” distinction for the third year in a row, indicating it has gone “over and above” the Military Friendly® School criteria.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Schools list can be found at

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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 scores with the assessment of 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.

Statement from Tara Payne, Vice President of Enrollment Management at UNH College of Professional Studies:

"UNH College of Professional Studies is pleased to be recognized among the top Military Friendly® colleges in the nation. This designation reflects our campus culture that respects all adult learners and honors the heroic commitment of servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses."

Statement from Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®:

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”


About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from 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 postsecondary schools that wish to participate.
Criteria for consideration can be found at

About Viqtory:

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at