Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2017

Institutions self-identified as career and technical colleges on Military Times' Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 survey.

The story | The methodology

 
2015 Enrollment
 
Policy Agreement
Post-9/11 GI Bill
 
Retention Rate
Graduation Rate (Transfer Rate)
Rank School Headquarters Type Total Military Veterans Office Principles of Excellence 8 Keys DoD MOU Charged At or Below Limits Yellow Ribbon Charged At or Below TA Cap Staff Support Extracurriculars Accreditation Student-Faculty Ratio Money Per Student on Instruction Total Military Total Military Default Rate
1 Savannah Technical College Savannah, Ga. Public 4,196 567 All SACS R 17:1 $3,464 58% (44%) 77% (61%) 29% 66% 23%
2 St. Cloud Technical and Community College St. Cloud, Minn. Public 4,924 154 n/a All HLC R 23:1 $6,121 54% (42%) no data 27% (26%) no data 12%
3 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, N.C. Public 11,546 3,734 n/a All SACS R 20:1 $5,204 48% (33%) 53% (41%) 6% (11%) 24% 23%
4 Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, N.M. Public 4,880 116 n/a All HLC R 15:1 $7,040 58% (41%) 56% (no data) 11% (17%) 13% 24%
5 Columbus State Community College Columbus, Ohio Public 25,983 993 n/a All HLC R 19:1 $3,819 55% (37%) 53% (50%) 11% (21%) no data 21%
6 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, W.Va. Public 2,812 95 n/a All HLC R 15:1 $5,549 50% (no data) 49% (50%) 30% (16%) no data 30%
7 Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, Wis. Public 11,586 1 283 1 n/a All HLC R 18:1 $13,553 70% (49%) 82% (33%) 34% (13%) 35% 14%
8 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, Wis. Public 10,226 202 n/a All HLC R 15:1 $9,362 75% (63%) no data 34% no data 12%
9 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Okmulgee, Okla. Public 2,617 167 n/a All HLC R 17:1 $6,303 21% (60%) 43% (57%) 31% (19%) 52% 24%
10 State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton) Canton, N.Y. Public 3,184 86 n/a All 2 MSCHE R 17:1 $8,175 76% (0%) 73% (50%) 29% (32%) 56% 12%
11 Vermont Technical College Randolph Center, Vt. Public 1,547 76 n/a All NEASC R 10:1 $16,336 75% (67%) no data 55% no data 6%
12 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, Minn. Public 4,432 65 n/a All HLC R 20:1 $6,817 61% (42%) 79% (no data) 30% (20%) no data 14%
13 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, Ga. Public 3,708 131 n/a All SACS R 13:1 $4,475 44% (39%) no data 20% no data no data
14 Trident Technical College North Charleston, S.C. Public 15,043 1,154 n/a All SACS R 21:1 $4,529 50% (35%) 69% (37%) 10% (22%) no data 19%
15 Hocking College Nelsonville, Ohio Public 3,253 163 n/a All HLC R 16:1 $6,408 54% (34%) no data 18% (2%) no data 24%
16 Aiken Technical College Graniteville, S.C. Public 2,353 115 All SACS R 16:1 $5,247 53% (43%) 50% (12%) 11% (17%) 17% 15%
17 The Los Angeles Film School Los Angeles For-profit 1,859 3 459 3 ACCSC 16:1 $6,530 88% (no data) 73% (no data) 83% no data 17%
18 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, Mass. Public 6,286 251 n/a All NEASC R 17:1 $6,837 63% (43%) no data 20% (11%) no data 13%
19 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, Ga. Public 6,959 232 All SACS R 20:1 $5,240 57% (47%) no data 18% no data 10%
20 Baker College Flint, Mich. Private 23,496 829 4 n/a Undergraduate HLC R 24:1 $4,554 47% (25%) no data 14% no data 16%
21 Advanced Technology Institute Virginia Beach, Va. For-profit 498 278 All ACCSC 24:1 $10,630 77% (no data) 79% (no data) 74% 76% 18%
22 Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mt. Gay, W.Va. Public 1,669 69 4 n/a All HLC R 13:1 $4,999 49% (32%) 82% (100%) 12% (9%) 9% 21%
23 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, S.D. Public 1,261 49 n/a All HLC R 13:1 $6,844 78% (70%) 78% (0%) 68% (4%) 48% 13%
24 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, Ga. Public 7,833 334 n/a All SACS R 15:1 $4,188 48% (50%) no data 19% no data 22%
    Footnotes
  • [1] Based on 12-month unduplicated headcount for 2015-16 school year
  • [2] Military students not charged above TA cap, but nonmilitary may be
  • [3] Based on 12-month unduplicated headcount for 2014-15 school year
  • [4] Based on number of Defense Department and Veterans Affairs Department benefit users, as reported by the schools on our survey