University designated Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2019-2020

May 11, 2020

The State of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has once again honored Detroit Mercy as a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2019-20, based on the University’s efforts to help student veterans achieve success during their studies.

Detroit Mercy is one of several dozen Michigan institutions honored with the veteran-friendly status. The program awards bronze, silver or gold-level status to the participating educational institutions for their commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to student veterans and dependents utilizing a GI Bill and other educational benefits.

Criteria that schools must meet include having an active student-operated veterans club or association; veteran-specific career services or advising; an on-campus veteran’s coordinator and a system of awarding credit based on prior military training and experience.

The veteran-friendly designation is available to any institution of higher learning eligible to receive veteran education benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery. Institutions apply annually for a designation, with an application and review process conducted every spring semester. For more information, please visit

This past year, Detroit Mercy ranked No. 133 nationally for Best Colleges for Veterans in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges Edition.” The University was also designated as a Military Friendly School for 2020-2021.

For information about how Detroit Mercy can help veterans, please visit