Northwestern named a Top-10 Military-Friendly School

Northwestern College has been ranked as a 2020–21 Top-10 Military-Friendly School. Northwestern is ranked fourth nationally in the category of colleges and universities that don’t offer doctoral degrees.

The Military-Friendly list, available at, provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families. It will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Institutions earning the Military-Friendly School designation were evaluated on factors such as financial aid, job placement, student retention and graduation using both public data sources and responses from school surveys. More than 1,000 schools participated in this year’s survey, with 625 schools earning the designation.

“We are pleased to be recognized as among the nation’s best for providing a standout education and excellent services to veterans and their dependents,” says Mark Bloemendaal, Northwestern’s vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We offer GI Bill benefits and are also designated as a Yellow Ribbon institution. In addition, Northwestern has its own significant scholarship fund available for veterans or active military members. We consider it an honor to help those who have served our country or are currently serving.”

For more information about military benefits at Northwestern, contact Austin Nyhof, associate registrar, at or 712-707-7146.