Best for Vets: Colleges 2015
2-year schools
These schools told us they offer only associate degrees, certificates or diplomas. [5]

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2015 Enrollment
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Rank
School
Headquarters or main campus
Type
Total
Military
Veterans office
Accepts ACE credits
At or below TA cap
At or below limits
Yellow Ribbon
Staff support
Academic support
Extra- curriculars
Accrededation
Student-faculty ratio
Graduation rate (transfer rate)
Default rate
1 Central Community College, Nebraska Grand Island, Neb. Public 6,906 187
All
n/a HLC [R] 16:1 25% (19%) 13%
2 Pasadena City College Pasadena, Calif. Public 29,192 [3] 940 [3]
All
n/a WASC-ACCJC [R] 26:1 32% (14%) 21%
3 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, Va. Public 42,440 8,599
All
n/a SACS [R] 20:1 14% (15%) 15%
4 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, Wash. Public 6,722 252
All
n/a NCCU [R] 18:1 26% (21%) 17%
5 Middlesex County College Edison, N.J. Public 19,561 [3] 48 [3]
All
n/a MSCHE [R] 20:1 14% (19%) 7%
6 Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, Ky. Public 3,609 830
All
n/a SACS [R] 17:1 19% (19%) 18%
7 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, Mass. Public 4,734 216
All
n/a NEASC [R] 15:1 15% (18%) 18%
8 Collin College Mckinney, Texas Public 27,972 906
All
n/a SACS [R] 26:1 11% (39%) 15%
9 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, Ill. Public 11,332 1,360
All
n/a HLC [R] 21:1 27% (19%) 23%
10 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Public 5,944 301
All
n/a HLC [R] 24:1 14% (34%) 14%
11 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City Public 45,763 1,311
All NCCU [R] 23:1 23% (12%) 15%
12 Monroe Community College Rochester, N.Y. Public 16,458 1,030
All
n/a MSCHE [R] 24:1 22% (21%) 21%
13 Warren County Community College Washington, N.J. Public 2,358 39 [1]
All
n/a MSCHE [R] 14:1 20% (19%) 6%
14 North Lake College Irving, Texas Public 11,365 554
All
n/a SACS [R] 26:1 10% (31%) 16%
15 Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, Tenn. Public 4,739 [3] 219 [3]
All SACS [R] 23:1 13% (11%) 18%
16 Clinton Community College Plattsburgh, N.Y. Public 2,008 76
All
n/a MSCHE [R] 18:1 18% (18%) 16%
17 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, Mass. Public 5,377 147
All
n/a NEASC [R] 17:1 14% (25%) 13%
18 Southwest Virginia Community College Cedar Bluff, Va. Public 2,630 99
All
n/a SACS [R] 20:1 32% (5%) no data
19 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, Iowa Public 5,803 207
All
n/a HLC [R] 20:1 43% 20%
20 Norco College Riverside, Calif. Public 12,664 [3] 657 [3]
All
n/a WASC-ACCJC [R] 38:1 24% (12%) 14%
1 Count based on students using Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department benefits.
2 Military students not charged above TA cap, but non-military may be.
3 Unduplicated, 12-month headcount for 2013-14, instead of fall 2013 enrollment.
4 Estimated enrollment from Education.
5 The survey response from Georgia Perimeter College, which is No. 58 on our 4-year schools list, indicated that the college offered bachelor’s degrees, and it was categorized as a 4-year school. The school later told us it does not offer any 4-year degrees, which would have placed it on this list.