Elon earns 2023-24 Military Friendly School designation

Elon has been recognized for its commitment and dedication to veterans, their spouses and the military community.

The veterans advocacy program Military Friendly has designated Elon University a 2023-24 Military Friendly School for its dedication to the military community.

For more than 20 years, the Military Friendly® Schools list has set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best educational opportunities for veterans, their spouses and the military community.

Military Friendly compiles its list each year based on data from federal agencies, veteran students and a proprietary survey completed by each participating institution. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-24 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

Elon received a silver ranking for being within the top 20 percent of all colleges and universities within its category receiving the Military Friendly Schools designation. Learn more about Elon’s 2023-24 ratings.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined 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.

To learn more about benefits and opportunities for veterans and the military community at Elon, visit the university’s Veterans Affairs Benefits webpage.