You know that you’re going back to school and want to enroll in a degree program that will be the stepping stone for your career. You also know that you need the university you enroll at to have military and veteran support programs to help you succeed. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the top veteran friendly universities in the US.
We’ve rounded up a list (in no particular order) of the top veteran friendly universities in the United States.
The top veteran friendly universities in the US
How did we come up with this list?
All of the above veteran friendly universities have the following:
- A Basic Allowance for Housing of $2,114 or higher
- A Student Veterans of America Chapter
- A Full-time Veteran Counselor on Campus
- A Club or Association For Veterans
- Approved for TA Funding
- Awards College Credit For Military Experience
- Awards Credit for CLEP & DSST Exams
- Yellow Ribbon Program School
- Reduced Tuition for Military
If you aren’t aware of all of these different military assistance programs, you can learn about them all here. (*It’s programs like those mentioned above, that make transitioning from the military to campus far easier. )
University of New Haven is comprised of six degree-granting colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the College of Lifelong & eLearning for adult and online students. UNH also has a Veteran Student Emergency Fund, which is entirely dependent on donations, which was established to assist student veterans who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency throughout the semester, including a delay in benefits, BAH and book stipends from the VA.
Hawaii Pacific University’s Military Campus Programs/Off-Campus Programs specialize in helping military service members, their families, Veterans, U.S. Government civilians and other non-traditional students achieve their educational and professional goals. The Military Campus Programs offer an American education built on liberal arts foundation recognizing the need for flexibility without sacrificing academic integrity. They utilize various traditional and online learning course delivery methods to educate their students.
National Louis University offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through three colleges: the National College of Education, the College of Management and Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. They are best known for being We a teacher of teachers, graduating more graduate education degrees than any other university in Illinois. They also are known for having a diverse student body, helping students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal and professional goals.
UMUC offers 120 academic programs in instructor-led and online classes, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. In addition to the university’s online learning formats, they offer 20+ regional locations in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia with hybrid and on-site classes. UMUC has dedicated veterans advising teams, experienced military leadership, and veteran‑friendly faculty to help military-affiliated students to succeed.
Mercy College is a four-year, private institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy College has five schools: Business, Education, Health & Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences, and offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. BAH for students enrolled at Mercy College is currently $2,901.
Exploring These Universities…
To get a better idea of all these universities have to offer, explore their university profiles here. Most notably, you can also start a conversation with admissions personnel here. This way you can figure out if the university is the right fit for you. Best of luck!
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