Online Military Friendly Colleges

A list of top online military friendly colleges for active-duty, veterans, military spouses and dependents. Online degree programs provide flexibility with lifestyle and location which can be very important to active-duty, reserves or veterans they look to make a career transition. Military spouses can benefit while juggling family and re-assignments to new locations.

This list is comprised of online schools that meet our criteria.

Note: These online schools are not endorsed by any U.S. government entity including the U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs.  This list is in alphabetical order and not intended to be a ranking.

Top Online Military Friendly Colleges


American Sentinel University
Ashworth College
Azusa Pacific Online University
Baker College Online
California InterContinental University
Capella University
Central Michigan University
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Columbia Southern University
Devry University
Everest University Online
Everglades University
Florida Tech University Online
Fortis Online
Grand Canyon University
Grantham University
Herzing University Online
Jones International University
Kaplan University Online
Keiser University
Liberty University
Miller-Motte College Online
Northcentral University
Penn Foster College
Post University
Rasmussen College
Saint Leo University Online
University of Phoenix
Walden University
Western Governors University

Online Military Friendly Colleges Methodology

The Online Military Friendly Colleges list is based on schools meeting at least 3 of the criteria requirements below and offering 100% online degrees. This list is not a ranking, only a list of online colleges that meet the criteria requirements. If there is a school that you feel should be included on this list please contact us and we will add them to the list should they meet at least 3 of the requirements below.

For more information about this criteria see our Military Friendly Colleges Guide.

Criteria (minimum of 3)

  • Provides tuition discounts for veterans, military active-duty, military spouse and/or dependents
  • Provides scholarships for veterans, military active-duty, military spouse and/or dependents
  • Waive the application fee and/or books for veterans, military active-duty, military spouse and/or dependents
  • Change of Order friendly policy for active-duty or reserve military
  • College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) acceptance
  • Accepts Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
  • School has veterans and active duty specialized counselors
  • Website contains military and/or veterans specific information
  • Accepts ACE credit for military training and experience
  • Provides military branch specific support
  • Participates in these Programs:
        • DANTES external
        • Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program
        • Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
        • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
        • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
        • Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium member (SOC)
        • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
        • VA Approved – Participant of Principles of Excellence Program
        • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
        • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
        • Yellow Ribbon Schools Program