DBU Selected for 2022-2023 “Gold” Award Status from the Military Friendly Company

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Each year, the Military Friendly Company compiles a list of colleges and organizations "whose commitment to serving the military and Veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact." Out of the 1,800 schools surveyed across the nation, only 282 were selected for "Gold" award status for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs, one of which was Dallas Baptist University.

School rankings are determined by Viqtory- a company that strives to introduce military Veterans to civilian employment, entrepreneurship, and education opportunities- and the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education in tandem with survey responses and government/ public data. Measured by an ability to meet thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates, the Military Friendly Company names their Gold, Silver, and Bronze award recipients.

Dallas Baptist University is dedicated to recognizing, aiding, and honoring our military Veterans.

"Being selected for the Gold Award from Military Friendly is a great achievement because this highlights everything the university does for our military students. From Dr. Wright's leadership to our amazing academic faculty to all the support services provided, we strive to show our military students why they made a great choice in attending DBU," says Chris Deckard, who serves as DBU's Director of Military and Veteran Services. "We will continue to be here to support our military students and to show them the support and aid they deserve."

In addition to obtaining Gold award status from the Military Friendly Company, DBU is consistently recognized for its attention to Veterans, active service members, and their dependents pursuing higher education. DBU is recognized as a leader among military-friendly institutions, with recent designations including:

  • 2022-23 Military Friendly School GOLD Award
  • 2020-21 College of Distinction for Military Support
  • 2020-21 Designated Military Friendly School® (Victory Media)
  • 2019-20 Designated Military Friendly School® (Victory Media)
  • Top Schools for Veterans (Military Advanced Education, 2018)

Visit DBU's Veteran and Military Students services webpage for more information.

Written by Emmalie Ellis

Emmalie Ellis writes for the University Communications Department at Dallas Baptist University.