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Best for Vets: Colleges 2015
4-year schools
These schools told us they offer bachelor's or graduate degrees or both. [5] [6]

2-year schools | Online & nontraditional schools | Main story | Methodology

2014 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 University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Neb. Public 15,227 722
All HLC [R] 17:1 42% (33%) 6%
2 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Ky. Public 16,111 964
SACS [R] 19:1 39% 13%
3 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York Public 15,206 728
Undergrad.
n/a MSCHE [R] 18:1 34% (38%) 10%
4 D’Youville College Buffalo, N.Y. Private 3,150 199
MSCHE [R] 10:1 41% 8%
5 University of South Florida Tampa, Fla. Public 48,330 1,534
Undergrad. SACS [R] 24:1 63% (6%) 7%
6 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, S.D. Public 2,640 148
All
n/a HLC [R] 14:1 46% 5%
7 Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Public 53,538 648
All SACS [R] 23:1 79% (12%) 5%
8 Florida State University Tallahassee, Fla. Public 41,087 372
Undergrad. SACS [R] 26:1 77% (7%) 6%
9 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. Public 18,398 357
All
n/a WASC [R] 27:1 41% (2%) 10%
10 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, N.J. Public 65,512 no data
n/a MSCHE [R] 13:1 68% (18%) 5%
11 South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. Public 12,554 542 [1]
All HLC [R] 17:1 56% 4%
12 Armstrong State University Savannah, Ga. Public 7,101 455
All SACS [R] 18:1 34% (19%) 8%
13 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Private 8,685 2,224
All [2] SACS [R] 14:1 40% 9%
14 Old Dominion University Norfolk, Va. Public 24,828 2,594
n/a SACS [R] 20:1 51% (29%) 7%
15 St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, Fla. Public 32,352 2,233
All
n/a SACS [R] 22:1 29% (15%) 22%
16 Texas State University San Marcos, Texas Public 35,546 1,118
n/a SACS [R] 23:1 57% 9%
17 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. Public 20,456 616
All [2] SACS [R] 17:1 44% (31%) 14%
18 Western Illinois University Macomb, Ill. Public 11,707 635
n/a HLC [R] 15:1 56% (32%) 7%
19 Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas Public 33,111 768
SACS [R] 20:1 59% 8%
20 California State University San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. Public 11,300 439
Undergrad.
n/a WASC [R] 24:1 48% (8%) 6%
21 Lewis University Romeoville, Ill. Private 6,600 550
Undergrad. [2] HLC [R] 13:1 62% 5%
22 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Galloway, N.J. Public 8,458 257
All [2] MSCHE [R] 17:1 65% (13%) 4%
23 University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky. Public 28,435 404
n/a SACS [R] 18:1 62% 7%
24 Morehead State University Morehead, Ky. Public 11,358 230 [1]
Undergrad.
n/a SACS [R] 18:1 40% 13%
25 University of Southern California Los Angeles Private 41,368 2,584 [1]
WASC [R] 9:1 91% 2%
26 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, Texas Public 44,139 [3] 1,940 [3]
Undergrad.
n/a SACS [R] 21:1 39% (31%) 10%
27 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Ariz. Public 26,594 no data
All [2]
n/a HLC [R] 19:1 49% 10%
28 University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis Public 16,814 365
HLC [R] 16:1 46% 9%
29 John Carroll University University Heights, Ohio Private 3,723 63
HLC [R] 13:1 75% 4%
30 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, Ill. Public 17,964 1,077
n/a HLC [R] 16:1 43% 9%
31 Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas Public 6,536 408 [1]
All SACS [R] 18:1 30% 13%
32 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver Public 22,752 1,014
All
n/a HLC [R] 20:1 26% (34%) 13%
33 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Private 6,736 2,077
Undergrad. WASC [R] 15:1 40% 4%
34 Mississippi State University Starkville, Miss. Public 20,161 643
SACS [R] 19:1 61% 8%
35 University of West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Public 12,588 1,584
Undergrad. SACS [R] 24:1 42% (11%) 10%
36 University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas Public 33,329 1,584
All
n/a SACS [R] 23:1 40% (41%) 7%
37 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Ill. Public 44,520 411
HLC [R] 20:1 84% 4%
38 San Diego State University San Diego Public 32,759 1,041
n/a WASC [R] 25:1 66% (5%) 5%
39 Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. Private 21,267 309
MSCHE [R] 16:1 81% 4%
40 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Okla. Public 17,217 718
All HLC [R] 21:1 36% (34%) 11%
41 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. Public 13,720 564
HLC [R] 22:1 54% 5%
42 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio Public 19,408 306
Undergrad. [2]
n/a HLC [R] 18:1 54% (32%) 12%
43 West Virginia University Morgantown, W.Va. Public 29,000 959
All [2] HLC [R] 20:1 57% (28%) 11%
44 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. Public 11,018 290
HLC [R] 17:1 46% (35%) 3%
45 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Public 63,964 1,505
HLC [R] 19:1 47% 7%
46 St. Joseph’s College, New York Brooklyn, N.Y. Private 5,354 189
Undergrad. [2] MSCHE [R] 12:1 72% (21%) 4%
47 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Public 27,784 637
HLC [R] 17:1 62% (32%) 6%
48 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. Public 29,443 1,203
SACS [R] 21:1 67% (22%) 8%
49 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Fla. Public 30,808 710
Undergrad. SACS [R] 24:1 41% (10%) 8%
50 Stratford University Fairfax, Va. For-profit 2,353 460
All [2] ACICS 7:1 8% 14%
51 Troy University Troy, Ala. Public 29,383 [3] 4,609 [3]
Undergrad. SACS [R] 17:1 35% (35%) 13%
52 The George Washington University Washington Private 24,506 1,176
MSCHE [R] 13:1 81% 1%
53 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. Public 11,067 [3] 394 [3]
HLC [R] 20:1 67% 4%
54 University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, Maine Public 4,990 397
All
n/a NEASC [R] 17:1 14% (26%) 23%
55 Fordham University Bronx, N.Y. Private 15,015 298
MSCHE [R] 13:1 81% 4%
56 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Mich. Public 43,710 219
HLC [R] 12:1 90% 2%
57 Webster University St. Louis Private 20,244 4,447
Undergrad. HLC [R] 15:1 59% 6%
58 Georgia Perimeter College[6] Decatur, Ga. Public 21,123 858[1]
All SACS [R] 20:1 9% (15%) 15%
59 Arkansas State University State University, Ark. Public 13,552 no data
All
n/a HLC [R] 18:1 37% (31%) 15%
60 Saginaw Valley State University University Center, Mich. Public 10,245 147
n/a HLC [R] 20:1 39% 10%
61 University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Mass. Public 16,932 no data
NEASC [R] 18:1 54% 7%
62 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Ky. Public 15,263 452
n/a SACS [R] 19:1 38% 10%
63 University of Massachusetts Boston Boston Public 16,277 600
All
n/a NEASC [R] 15:1 44% (34%) 9%
64 Berkeley College New York City, N.Y. For-profit 8,100 600
All [2] MSCHE [R] 24:1 31% 18%
65 University of South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Public 10,235 387
HLC [R] 17:1 55% (28%) 6%
66 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles Public 42,190 no data
WASC [R] 16:1 90% 2%
67 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa Public 12,159 197
HLC [R] 16:1 66% (25%) 5%
68 Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, Mich. Public 2,886 301
All
n/a HLC [R] 18:1 15% (30%) 18%
69 SUNY Oswego Oswego, N.Y. Public 8,117 136
Undergrad.
n/a MSCHE [R] 18:1 58% (28%) 7%
70 SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. Public 5,998 100
Undergrad. MSCHE [R] 16:1 60% (22%) 7%
71 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Ga. Public 25,000 1,243
Undergrad. SACS [R] 21:1 43% (22%) 9%
72 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Public 6,222 361
All SACS [R] 15:1 33% (31%) 16%
72 University of South Carolina Aiken Aiken, S.C. Public 3,299 78
SACS [R] 14:1 42% (35%) 8%
74 Iowa State University of Science and Technology Ames, Iowa Public 33,241 695 [1]
n/a HLC [R] 19:1 68% (23%) 5%
75 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Mich. Public 24,294 335
HLC [R] 18:1 55% (32%) 8%
76 The University of Georgia Athens, Ga. Public 34,536 230
n/a SACS [R] 17:1 83% (6%) 4%
77 University of Connecticut Storrs, Conn. Public 30,474 875
NEASC [R] 16:1 61% (21%) 4%
78 University of Louisville Louisville, Ky. Public 22,529 852
All [2] SACS [R] 11:1 53% 10%
79 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, Calif. Public 28,750 [4] no data
All [2]
n/a WASC [R] 26:1 43% (4%) 7%
80 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio Public 28,623 91
Undergrad.
n/a SACS [R] 23:1 30% (32%) 11%
81 Long Island University Brookville, N.Y. Private 20,031 309
MSCHE [R] 10:1 35% (45%) 10%
82 Grand Valley State University Allendale, Mich. Public 24,477 470
n/a HLC [R] 17:1 70% (5%) 5%
83 Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio Public 13,352 347 [1]
All [2]
n/a HLC [R] 17:1 33% (1%) 20%
84 University of San Diego San Diego Private 8,321 348
WASC [R] 15:1 75% 3%
85 The University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus Norman, Okla. Public 27,303 1,746
All HLC [R] 18:1 66% 5%
86 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colo. Public 32,252 720
n/a HLC [R] 18:1 70% (21%) 5%
87 University of New Haven, West Haven and New London campuses West Haven, Conn. Private 6,555 198 [1]
NEASC [R] 16:1 54% 4%
88 Campbell University Buies Creek, N.C. Private 6,095 1,327 [1]
SACS [R] 16:1 49% (44%) 7%
89 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, Pa. Public 7,098 [4] 114
n/a MSCHE [R] 19:1 42% 11%
89 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, N.C. Public 10,107 232
All SACS [R] 16:1 51% (24%) 8%
91 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Private 11,648 322
All [2] MSCHE [R] 18:1 33% 6%
92 Concord University Athens, W.Va. Public 2,736 [4] no data
n/a ACCET 17:1 36% (31%) 17%
93 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, Pa. Public 9,513 no data
Undergrad.
n/a MSCHE [R] 20:1 55% 7%
94 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tenn. Public 25,062 850
All
n/a SACS [R] 19:1 46% (18%) 12%
95 Monmouth University West Long Branch, N.J. Private 6,316 74
n/a MSCHE [R] 14:1 61% (34%) 6%
96 Dallas Baptist University Dallas Private 5,422 204 [1]
SACS [R] 14:1 55% 7%
97 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Daytona Beach, Fla. Private 5,279 517
SACS [R] 13:1 57% 5%
98 University of Evansville Evansville, Ind. Private 2,630 37
HLC [R] 13:1 63% 5%
99 Creighton University Omaha, Neb. Private 8,019 no data
All [2] HLC [R] 11:1 76% 2%
100 Radford University Radford, Va. Public 9,928 80
SACS [R] 18:1 59% 4%
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 Clayton State University, which is No. 9 on our list of online and nontraditional schools list, indicated that more than half of its classes are online only, and it was so designated. The school later told us that fewer than half of its classes are online, which would have placed it on this list.
6 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, so it was categorized as a 4-year school. The school later told us it does not offer 4-year degrees, which would have placed it as a 2-year school.