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Whitworth Named Military Friendly School for Seventh Consecutive Year

March 7, 2023

Whitworth University has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation, with silver distinction, by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. This is the seventh consecutive year Whitworth has been named a Military Friendly School.

Whitworth is an approved university to serve veterans and their family members who are eligible for educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon, Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Educational Assistance, Survivors & Dependents Assistance, and Military Tuition Assistance.

“At Whitworth University, we work hard to create a place where our military-connected students will feel valued and appreciated for their service,” says Phil Labrie, associate director for military & veterans outreach. “We understand the sacrifices these men and women and their families have endured over the years, so it’s an honor to serve them and provide not only a great place to learn, but a place where they feel valued and welcomed. We are grateful to be recognized as a university that truly values our nation’s heroes.” 

First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive educational resource for veterans and their dependents. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. 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 an 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. 

For more information about Whitworth’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, click here.

The 2023-24 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at


Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment and 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. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Phil Labrie, assistant director of veterans outreach, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3302 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or