Kent State Receives Prestigious Military Friendly School Honor for 13th Consecutive Year

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Kent State University is once again at the top tier when it comes to exhibiting leading practices and supporting post-military students, receiving the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation.1.

This is the 13th year in a row that the Kent Campus has received the Military Friendly School honor. The Kent Campus received a gold-level status, while Kent State University Trumbull earned a silver award.

Military Friendly School '22-23 Gold

Viqtory Media uses a public survey to indicate which campuses across the nation are considered the most supportive to their military-connected students. This year, the university’s Kent Campus placed in the top 5% of institutions in its category, giving it a Gold ranking for the very first time.

More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, and 665 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver and Bronze. Kent State was one of 282 participants selected for Gold award status for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs.

Joshua Rider, executive director of Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, accepted the honor on behalf of Kent State.

“Whether it’s bronze, silver, gold or just Military Friendly in general, it shows that the institution - for over a decade - is committed to supporting these students,” Rider said. “If you win it once or twice, it means that you’ve had some good things go on in that past year. But when you do it consistently over several years, it shows that the institution as a whole heavily supports its students.”

For more information about Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, visit

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