Michigan's Veteran-Friendly Schools
The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. The program awards Gold-, Silver- and Bronze-level status to institutions that offer veteran-centric services and programs. Any institution of higher learning and/or training facility in Michigan eligible to receive veteran education benefits can to apply for the program regardless of size, location and program delivery.

Veteran-Friendly School program criteria
  1. On-campus veteran's coordinator and/or staffed veterans center
  2. Active student-operated veteran club/association
  3. Established process for the identification of current student veterans
  4. Evaluation and awarding of credit for military training and experience
  5. Veteran-specific website/portal
  6. Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, completion and graduation rates
  7. Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran job placement rates
Bronze level: Complete three of the above
Silver level: Complete four of the above
Gold level: Complete six or more of the above

The following schools were awarded Bronze-, Silver- and Gold-level status for 2015. Links are provided to each institution's website and the criteria each school met is listed below its name. The 2016-2017 Veteran-Friendly Schools will be announced in August 2016. Application information is available on MVAA's website.
Gold Level
 

Baker College
1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Central Michigan University
1,2,3,4,5,6 

 
Davenport University    

1,2,3,4,5,6 

Delta College

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 

Eastern Michigan University

1,2,3,4,5,6 


Ferris State University

1,2,3,4,5,7



Grand Valley State University

1,2,3,4,5,7

Henry Ford College
1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Lansing Community College

1,2,3,4,5,6 


Macomb Community College

1,2,3,4,5,7 


MIAT College of Technology
1, 2,3,4,5,6,7 


Michigan State University

1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Mott Community College

1,2,3,4,5,6

 


Muskegon Community College

1,2,3,4,5,6

 


North Central Michigan College

1,2,3,4,5,6

Northern Michigan University

1,2,3,4,5,6 


Northwestern Michigan College

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 


Saginaw Valley State University

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 


Siena Heights University

1,3,4,5,6, 7


Spring Arbor University

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
 

University of Detroit Mercy

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
 

University of Michigan - Dearborn

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
 

University of Michigan - Flint

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
 


Walsh College

1,2,3,4,5,7
 


Washtenaw Community College

1,2,3,4,5,6,7  


Wayne State University

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 


Western Michigan University

1,2,3,4,5,6,7
   


Silver Level

Calvin College
1,3,4,5
Glen Oaks Community College
1,3,4,5
 
Grand Rapids Community College 
1,3,4,5
 
Kalamazoo Valley Community College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
Kirtland Community College 
1,3,4,5
 
Lake Superior State University 
1,3,4,5,6
 
Michigan Tech University 
2,3,4,5
 
Mid-Michigan Community College 
1,3,4,5
 
Monroe County Community College 
2,3,4,5
 
Montcalm Community College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
New Horizon Computer Learning Center
1,3,5,7
 
Northwood University
1,3,4,5
 
Oakland Community College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
Oakland University 
1,2,3,4,5
 
Olivet College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
Schoolcraft College 
1,3,5,6
 
St. Clair County Community College 
1,3,4,5,6
 
West Shore Community College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
Western Michigan University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School  

1,2,3,5
Jackson College 
1,2,3,4,5
 
 



Bronze Level

2,4,5 Aquinas College
4,5,7
Concordia College Ann Arbor
3,4,5
 Douglas J Aveda Institute
1,3,5
 Gogebic Community College
3,4,5
 Grace Bible College
1,3,4
 Kettering University
2,5,6
Lake Michigan College
3,4,5
 Walden University
1,4,5