SUNY JCC Earns Gold Military Friendly Distinction

Two badges side-by-side that say "Military Friendly '24-25 Gold School" and "Military Friendly '24-25 Gold #1 Spouse School."
SUNY JCC Earns Gold Military Friendly Distinction
Thursday, June 6, 2024
By Heather Gregory

SUNY Jamestown Community College learned that Viqtory Media has upgraded the college’s long-standing Military Friendly® distinction from silver to gold, and earned a Military Spouse-Friendly School distinction for the first time.

More than 1,800 colleges and universities were evaluated for the 2024-2025 cycle using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey to determine the awards, with 537 earning designations.

The 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Schools list can be found in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine, and at

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory 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.

“Our Military support team is dedicated to welcoming military students and their families to JCC, and helping them access their education benefits and services,” said Daniel DeMarte, president of SUNY JCC. “It is our honor to serve those who chose a path of service to their country.”

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent, data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of Military Partnerships for Military Friendly®. “Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”

For more information about JCC’s student veteran programs, visit the college’s website at

About Military Friendly® Schools: 
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at

About JCC: 
SUNY Jamestown Community College provides strong academic programs and diverse opportunities at its Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses, and in Dunkirk through its North County Center. Students graduate job-or-transfer ready thanks to quality, in-demand learning experiences, and support from experienced and knowledgeable faculty and staff. The college offers 38 degree programs and 20 certificates, 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and affordability with over half of students graduating debt-free.

About Viqtory: 
Founded in 2001, Viqtory is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. Viqtory and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about Viqtory at