Bristol Community College is proud to be awarded the gold designation as a military friendly school in the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School’s list included in the upcoming May issue of G.I Jobs Magazine. The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School’s list, by Viqtory, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, honors schools throughout the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, ensuring their success on campus. The listing provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the college. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey with 530 schools earning the prestigious designations.

The list’s 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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment, to measure 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.

Bristol Community College’s Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center serves as a single point of contact for all Bristol and Veterans Affairs materials, educational benefit certification, academic counseling, essential resources, opportunities for peer connections, and assistance with job preparation and placement services, including veteran-specific job fairs and recruitment activities.

For more information about the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School’s list, please visit