Cummings Graduate Institute Designated as a Military Spouse Friendly® School

The nonprofit, private, post-secondary institution specializing in integrated behavioral health education has been awarded the Military Spouse Friendly® School designation for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle.

April 28, 2021

Military Friendly® announced the official list of schools that have earned the 2021-2022 Military Spouse Spouse Friendly® School designation on April 22, 2021, and Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) has been designated as a Military Spouse Friendly® School for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for military Spouses. Institutions earning the Military Spouse Friendly® School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 747 schools earning the designation as a Military Friendly School, of which 194 were selected for the Military Spouse Friendly Schools list. 

More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 747 schools earning the Military Friendly® designation. The 2021-2022 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list will be published in Military Spouse magazine’s May issue and can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com.

Institutions earning the Military Spouse Friendly® School designation are evaluated using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools across the U.S. and responses from participating organizations. 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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic based scoring assessment. Military Friendly® measures 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.

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently and with purpose. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services. Focusing on the betterment of the educational landscape and providing positive outcomes and economic opportunity for the Military Community.” – Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is committed to helping veteran, active-duty, guard and reserve personnel achieve their education goals and maximize military education benefits. CGI’s dedication to veterans and military connected student success has been further acknowledged through a variety of recognitions including Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program approval for VA Educational Benefits, achievement of the 8 Keys of Veterans’ Success Signatory Status, status as a Signatory to the Principles of Excellence Program, and designation as a Top Ten Military Friendly® School for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. To learn more about resources for student veterans and military-connected students at CGI, visit: https://cgi.edu/veterans/


About Military Friendly® Schools

The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for 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 www.militaryfriendly.com.

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 www.viqtory.com.