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Idaho State University earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly School Designation

February 12, 2020

ISU Veterans' Memorial
ISU's Cadet Field Veterans' Memorial. 

POCATELLO – Idaho State University announced today that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly School designation.

“The Veteran Student Services Center at Idaho State University strives to create a supportive and inclusive military culture throughout the university and community,” said Todd Johnson, center director. “We have focused great attention on meeting or exceeding best practices in the support of the student Veteran and military-connected population.  We support the ‘whole Veteran’ with academic, social, and financial assistance for both themselves and their family members.”  

Military Friendly is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Final scores were determined by survey scores, along with retention, graduation and job placement rates for student veterans. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.  

The ISU Veteran Student Services Center serves as a hub for veteran and military-connected students and the community. The Student Veteran of America -Idaho State University Chapter connects Bengal veterans with their peers across the country through the largest student organization in the United States. 

The ISU Veteran Student Services Center includes in-house partnerships with the TRIO Veterans, pre-college transition team, and the VA VITAL Peer Mentoring Program.

Additionally, the center hosts the office of the Bannock County Veteran Services Officer for VA and Veteran health-related support. 

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

For more information about ISU’s student veteran programs, visit

For more information about Military Friendly Schools, visit

About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for 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 post­secondary schools that wish to participate.

Criteria for consideration can be found at

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



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