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Northwest Tech Earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly®School Designation

GOODLAND, KS (April 2, 2024)—Northwest Tech announced today that it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly®School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly®School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey with 537 earning special awards for going above the standard.

The 2024- 2025 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory 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.

“We strive to be the best at whatever we do, and while we are thrilled with the Silver-Level, we know the steps we need to take to become a Gold-Level college” said Schears. “We will be working this year to improve our processes and continue our efforts to become one of the top-rated military friendly colleges in the nation.”

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages Institutions to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.” - Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

For more information about Northwest Tech’s student veteran programs, visit Northwest Tech’s website at

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About Military Friendly®Schools:

The Military Friendly®Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data -driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at

About Northwest Tech:

Northwest Kansas Technical College, located in Goodland, Kansas, United States, is a public technical college. The institution provides 18 distinct programs across various divisions, including Business & General Education, Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. Northwest Tech grants certificates and associate degrees. Additionally, it is affiliated with the Jayhawk Conference and offers a selection of 11 NJCAA Athletics options.

Northwest Tech in Goodland, KS, stands out as an excellent choice for military service members and veterans due to its veteran-friendly environment, dedicated support services, and flexible programs. The college prioritizes the unique needs of military-affiliated individuals, offering resources such as the Veterans Center and specialized advising. With a commitment to translating military experience into academic success, Northwest Tech facilitates a smooth transition for servicemembers, providing career-focused education in areas like technology and trades. The college's small-town setting fosters a close-knit community, promoting a supportive atmosphere for those transitioning from military service to civilian life.

About Viqtory:

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Northwest Kansas Technical College

Press Contact(s) Jordan Edwards



Military Friendly®Schools:

Kayla Lopez

Senior Director of Military Partnerships For press inquiries visit: