University again earns Military Friendly designation

March 8, 2023
Veterans Appreciation Event on quadrangle
Logo for Military Friendly Silver 2023-24

Fitchburg State University announced that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The rankings measure institutions’ ability to meet thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students, and specifically for student veterans.

Fitchburg State has been designated a Military Friendly® institution every year since 2015.

“We are proud of our continued designation as a Military Friendly institution,” Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus said. “The ranking is a reflection of our institutional commitment to serving those who have served our country as they pursue their academic goals. We are honored to serve these students and appreciate how their unique experiences enrich our institutional culture.”

More than 150 student veterans are enrolled at Fitchburg State this semester. For more information about the university’s student veteran programs, visit

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 Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University public institution located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies.

Founded in 1894, the university has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master’s programs.

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