Military Friendly Colleges 2017

2017 military friendly colleges for active-duty, veterans, military spouses, and dependents.  There are over 11,000 higher education institutions to choose from, and finding one that meets your individual needs while offering military friendly support can be difficult.  Our list is comprised of schools that provide education benefits and resources tailored to the military community.

See our Military Friendly Colleges Guide for additional information on identifying the best college for you.

Note: These 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.

2017 Military Friendly Colleges
Abilene Christian University Ohio University
Adelphi University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Advanced Training Associates Oklahoma Technical College
American Sentinel University Old Dominion University
American University Oral Roberts University
Amherst College Oregon State Ecampus
Amridge University Oregon State University
Arizona State University at Skysong/Online Penn State World Campus
Auburn University Penn State
Austin Peay State University Pensacola State College
Azusa Pacific University Pepperdine University
Ball State University, Division of Online and Distance Education Pittsburgh Technical College
Bay Path University Portland State University
Belmont University Post University
Biola University Quinnipiac University
Boise State University Regent University
Boston University Roadmaster Drivers School
Bowling Green State University Roanoke College
Brandman University Robert Morris University
Brooklyn College City University of New York Rutgers University
Brown University Saint Francis University
Bryant & Stratton College Saint Joseph’s University
California Career School Saint Leo University Online
California Southern University Saint Louis University
Canisius College Sam Houston State University
Carolina Career College San Diego Mesa College
CCI Training Center Savannah College of Art and Design
Central Texas College Seattle University
Central Texas College Siena College
Chaminade University of Honolulu South College
City University of Seattle South Florida State College
Clark University Southwestern University
Clemson University St. Bonaventure University
Cleveland State University St. John’s College
Coastal Carolina University St. John’s University
College of Charleston SUNY College of Technology
College of Southern Maryland Suny
College Of William & Mary Syracuse University
Colorado State University – Global Campus Temple University
Columbia Southern University Tennessee Tech University
Coppin State University Texas A & M
CUNY College of Staten Island Texas Christian University
CUNY Kingsborough Community College Texas State Technical College
Daytona State College Texas State University
Drexel University Online Texas Tech University
Drexel University The Dive Station
East Carolina University The George Washington University
Eastern Illinois University The Los Angeles Film School
Eastern Michigan University The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
ECPI University The University Of Alabama
Elon University The University Of Arizona
Excelsior College The University of Maine
Florida Atlantic University The University of North Texas
Florida State University The University of Tampa
Fremont College The University of Texas at Dallas
George Mason University The University of Texas at San Antonio
Georgetown University The University Of Texas
Georgia Gwinnett College The University of Tulsa
Georgia Military College Trident Technical College
Georgia Southern University Troy University
Georgia State University TTY Career College
Golden Gate University Union College
Grantham University University At Buffalo
Herzing University University Of Alaska Anchorage
Hofstra University University Of Arkansas
Hope International University University Of California, Berkeley
Houston Baptist University University Of California, Riverside
Illinois State University University of Charleston
Indiana State University University of Dayton
Jackson State University University of Delaware
Jackson University University of Detroit Mercy
Johnson & Wales University University of Florida
Judson College University of Georgia
Kansas State University Global Campus University Of Houston
Kennesaw State University University of Illinois
Kent State University University of Kansas
La Salle University University of Kentucky
Lasell College University Of Louisville
Liberty University University of Management and Technology
Long Island University University of Massachusetts
Louisiana State University University of Memphis
Louisiana Tech University University Of Minnesota
Maine College of Art University of Missouri
Manhattan College University Of Montana
Marietta College University Of Nebraska
Marquette University University of Nevada Las Vegas
McCann School of Business and Technology University Of North Dakota
McKinley College University Of Phoenix
Mercer University University of Pittsburgh
Mercy College University of San Francisco
Methodist University University Of South Carolina
Metropolitan College Of New York University Of South Dakota
Miami Dade College University of Vermont
Miami University University Of Washington
Michigan Technological University University Of Wisconsin Colleges – Online
Midwest Technical Institute University Of Wisconsin
Midwestern Career College University Of Wyoming
Mississippi State University Utah State University
Missouri State University Utah Valley University
Montana Tech Utica College
Morehead State University Valparaiso University
MTI College Vanderbilt University
Nassau Community College Vermont Tech
New England College Virginia Commonwealth University
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Virginia State University
New Jersey City University Washington State University Global
New Mexico State University Washington State University Global
New York Automotive and Diesel Institute West Virginia State University
New York Institute of Technology West Virginia University
New York Law School Western Carolina University
New York University Western Governors University
North Carolina State University Western Michigan University
North Carolina Wesleyan College Western Washington University
Northeastern University Wichita State University
Northern Michigan University Williamsburg Technical College
Norwich University Online Wright State University
Occidental College Xavier University
Ohio Business College Youngstown State University
Ohio Technical College

2017 Military Friendly Colleges Methodology

The Military Friendly Colleges list is based on colleges meeting at least 3 of the criteria requirements listed below and offering 100% online degrees.  This list is not a ranking, only a list colleges and universities that meet the criteria requirements.

Criteria (minimum of 3)

  • Provides tuition discounts or scholarships for veterans, active-duty military, military spouses and/or dependents
  • Waives the application fee and/or books for veterans, active-duty military, military spouses and/or dependents
  • Website contains military and/or veterans specific information
  • Change of Order friendly policy for active-duty or reserve military service members
  • College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) acceptance
  • Accepts Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
  • Accepts ACE credit for military training and experience
  • Provides military branch specific support
  • Participates in these Programs:
    • School has veterans and active duty specialized counselors
    • 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


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