MC is Silver Award recipient by Military Friendly®

Maryville College is Silver Award recipient by Military Friendly®

 Dec. 14, 2016

Maryville College announced today that it has been named a Silver-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of Private Institutions with less than 10,000 students for 2017.

Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”

“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

Maryville College President Tom Bogart said the College had made recruiting and supporting veterans a priority over the last three years.

“The silver-level award recognition adds luster to our designation as a Military Friendly school and we are pleased to accept it,” he added. “Victory Media’s strong endorsement will help our work to inform veterans and their dependents about Maryville College.”

Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
  • Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.

Of private colleges and universities in Tennessee, only one – Trevecca Nazarene University – ranked higher with a Gold award.

Companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly® survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Military Friendly® School or Employer to be considered for the Awards program. The names of awardees are published online at and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools.

Maryville College welcomes veterans and their dependents who wish to attend as full-time students and are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Veterans Administration and Maryville College will cover 100% of the cost of veterans' tuition and fees. For more information, prospective students should contact Darren Dunlap, assistant admissions director of transfer & veteran recruiting, at 865.981.8089 or

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.