National Aviation Academy (NAA) is proud to have earned the 2018-2019 Military Friendly® Schools designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® ratings.

NAA’s courses in Aviation Maintenance and Advanced Aircraft Systems have been designed so that individuals may gain an in-depth education, preparing them for work in the aviation maintenance industry. Veterans are able to build on the valuable skills that they already possess and apply them to a career field in which 754,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed over the next 20 years.* NAA’s commitment to Veterans has been endorsed by the Military Friendly® Schools designation.

With a mission of making life better for veterans and their spouses by setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide positive opportunities, Victory Media has released the 2018 Military Friendly® Schools list. Now in its 16th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran students and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 earning the designation.

Daniel Nichols, Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer, stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for Veterans.”

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media 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.

David Mead, Senior Executive Vice President of Operations and Education, stated, “NAA prides itself on creating an environment where Veterans can invest in themselves and their families through post-military training. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. For this reason, and many more, we are proud to be Military Friendly®.”