Detroit Mercy recognized as Military Friendly School

April 09, 2018

Military Friendly School logo.University of Detroit Mercy continues to provide a world-class education and top-notch services for military veterans and has once again earned the Military Friendly® School designation.

The 2018-19 Military Friendly® list, now in its 17th year, aims to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. For the first time, student survey data was also taken into consideration for the designation.

“University of Detroit Mercy is thankful for all the men and women who have bravely served our country,” Detroit Mercy Associate Vice President and University Registrar Diane Praet said. “Veterans add a highly valued voice to the Detroit Mercy community. The life experiences students bring from military service can provide a unique perspective in the classroom, student groups and campus events.”

The Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-19 survey, with 941 schools earning the designation.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media, 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.

“Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans,” Victory Media Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols said.

For more information about Detroit Mercy’s veterans programs, visit