Continuing its mission to provide veterans, their spouses, and the military community with the finest choices for education opportunities, Military Friendly has released the 2021-22 Military Friendly® Schools list. Now in its 11th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 625 schools earning the designation from every state in the country.

Lourdes University is proud to join the list of Top 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools®.

The institution earned the designated rating for exceeding all six benchmark standards for Military Friendly® status.

Military Friendly® commended Lourdes for being “a small private school that is very welcoming to veterans. Class sizes are much smaller than those at larger schools and students often remark about the feeling of safety and tranquility on campus. Veterans needing peace and quiet have access to a veteran center that has several couches, military memorabilia, large screen television, refrigerator, computers and printers. Because most student veterans are a bit more mature than traditional students, the center is a popular spot. Lourdes can fully prepare all of its students for future success.”

A major component to Lourdes University’s military-friendly status is the strong program and support provided by Veteran Affairs Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Business & Leadership Gary Bentley. Mr. Bentley is a retired Air Force Major and former Executive Officer of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard.

For more information on Veteran Affairs at Lourdes University, contact Mr. Bentley at 419-517-8885 or

The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at

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