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Yellow Ribbon Liberal Arts Colleges

Liberal Arts Colleges Participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program

When a college chooses to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, the school is sending a clear message that they appreciate the service and sacrifice that military members have offered. Yellow Ribbon schools voluntarily enter in a Yellow Ribbon agreement with the VA, choosing to make additional funds available for veteran students.  These additional funds help cover charges above what would be covered by the GI Bill.

The Yellow Ribbon program helps veterans avoid out-of-pocket expenses for tuition. The school can cover up to 50% of the tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap. The VA then agrees to match the same amount that the school contributed. In many cases, this covers 100% of any additional cost.

What exactly is a Liberal Arts College?

A Liberal Arts College, sometimes referred at as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to serving its students a curriculum that spans a broad general knowledge base. A Liberal Arts College encourages student education in and exposure to a wide range of academic subjects, especially in the Sciences and the Humanities. This Liberal Arts curriculum is offered in contrast to a specific professional, vocational, and/or technical curriculum.

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Renaissance Man (or Woman)

A Liberal Arts College encourages a broad range of knowledge in their students. Curriculum is developed so that students will matriculate as a “Jack of all Trades”. Students are also encouraged to choose at least one major to become a “Jack of all Trades and a Master of (at least) One”.

The driving force behind a Liberal Arts curriculum is encouraging students to explore all knowledge. The concept of a Renaissance Man, or Universal Man, holds to the belief that people are limitless in their capacities for development. The corresponding ideals behind a Liberal Arts College are that students should be encouraged and facilitated to embrace all knowledge, thereby becoming unrestricted in their own capacity for development.

In other words, students that are on a prescribed educational path via professional, vocational, and/or technical curriculum may never develop all their true potentials.

List of Yellow Ribbon Liberal Arts Colleges


Birmingham Southern College
Huntingdon College
Judson College
Spring Hill College
Stillman College
University Of Montevallo



Albertus Magnus College


Prescott College


Central Baptist College
Harding University
Lyon College
Ouachita Baptist University
University Of The Ozarks


California Lutheran University
Claremont Mckenna College
Concordia University-Irvine
Harvey Mudd College
Mills College
Mount St Mary’s College
Occidental College
Pacific Union College
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Saint Mary’s College Of California
San Diego Christian College
University Of Redlands
Whittier College


Adams State University
Colorado College
Fort Lewis College
Naropa University
Western State Colorado University


Albertus Magnus College
Connecticut College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Mitchell College
Quinnipiac University
Trinity College
University Of Saint Joseph
Wesleyan University



District of Columbia (D.C.)

American University
Catholic University Of America
Corcoran College Of Art And Design
Gallaudet University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Trinity Washington University
University Of The District Of Columbia



Ave Maria University
Bethune-Cookman University
Eckerd College
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Rollins College
Stetson University
Warner University



Agnes Scott College
Berry College
Covenant College
Georgia State University
Mercer University
Oglethorpe University
Piedmont College
Point University
Reinhardt University
Toccoa Falls College
Wesleyan College
Young Harris College






Northwest Nazarene University
The College Of Idaho



Augustana College-Illinois
Aurora University
Blackburn College
Columbia College-Chicago
Elmhurst College
Greenville College
Illinois College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Mckendree University
Millikin University
Monmouth College
North Central College
North Park University
Olivet Nazarene University
Quincy University
Rockford University
Shimer College
Trinity Christian College
Trinity International University-Illinois
Wheaton College-Illinois



Anderson University-Indiana
DePauw University
Franklin College
Goshen College
Grace College and Theological Seminary
Hanover College
Huntington University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Manchester University
Marian University-Indiana
Saint Josephs College
Saint Mary’s College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Taylor University
University of Evansville
University Of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Wabash College



Bellarmine University
Berea College
Campbellsville University
Centre College
Georgetown College
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Lindsey Wilson College
Midway University
Saint Catharine College
Thomas More College
Transylvania University
Union College-Kentucky
University Of The Cumberlands



Centenary College Of Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University



Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Unity College
University Of Maine At Farmington
University Of Maine At Fort Kent



Goucher College
Hood College
Mcdaniel College
Mount St Mary’s University
Notre Dame Of Maryland University
St Johns College
St Mary’s College Of Maryland
Stevenson University
Washington College



Amherst College
Hampshire College
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College
University Of Massachusetts-Amherst



Adrian College
Albion College
Aquinas College
Calvin College
Concordia University-Ann Arbor
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Madonna University
Rochester College
Saginaw Valley State University
Siena Heights University



Augsburg College
Bethany Lutheran College
Carleton College
College Of Saint Benedict
Concordia College At Moorhead
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University
Macalester College
St Olaf College
University of Minnesota-Morris
University Of St Thomas (MN)



Millsaps College
Mississippi University For Women



Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College Of The Ozarks
Columbia College (MO)
Culver-Stockton College
Drury University
Evangel University
Fontbonne University
Lindenwood University
Missouri Baptist University
Southwest Baptist University
Stephens College
Truman State University
Westminster College-Missouri



Carroll College
Rocky Mountain College
University Of Great Falls



Doane College-Crete
Hastings College
Midland University
Nebraska Wesleyan University


Sierra Nevada University


New Hampshire

Colby-Sawyer College
Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
New England College
Saint Anselm College


New Jersey

Caldwell University
College Of Saint Elizabeth
Drew University
Ramapo College Of New Jersey
Saint Peter’s University


New Mexico

St John’s College


New York

Adelphi University
Canisius College
Cazenovia College
Colgate University
College Of Mount Saint Vincent
Concordia College-New York
D’Youville College
Daemen College
Elmira College
Hartwick College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Ithaca College
Keuka College
Le Moyne College
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marymount Manhattan College
Medaille College
Mercy College
Mount Saint Mary College
Nyack College
Saint John Fisher College
Saint Joseph’s College-New York
Saint Joseph’s College-Patchogue
Sarah Lawrence College
Siena College
Skidmore College
St Bonaventure University
St Lawrence University
St Thomas Aquinas College
Suny College At Plattsburgh
Vassar College
Wagner College
Yeshiva University

North Carolina

Barton College
Belmont Abbey College
Brevard College
Catawba College
Davidson College
Duke University
Elon University
Greensboro College
Guilford College
High Point University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Mars Hill University
Meredith College
Montreat College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
University of Mount Olive
Wake Forest University


North Dakota

University of Jamestown


Antioch College
Baldwin Wallace University
Bluffton University
Capital University
Cedarville University
Defiance College
Denison University
Heidelberg University
Hiram College
John Carroll University
Kenyon College
Lake Erie College
Malone University
Marietta College
Miami University-Middletown
Miami University-Oxford
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Muskingum University
Oberlin College
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Otterbein University
The College Of Wooster
The University Of Findlay
Tiffin University
University Of Mount Union
Urbana University
Wilmington College
Wittenberg University


Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Southern Nazarene University



George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College-Mcminnville Campus
University Of Portland
Warner Pacific College
Western Oregon University
Willamette University



Albright College
Allegheny College
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carlow University
Cedar Crest College
Chatham University
Chestnut Hill College
Dickinson College
Elizabethtown College
Franklin And Marshall College
Gannon University
Geneva College
Gettysburg College
Gwynedd Mercy University
Immaculata University
Juniata College
Keystone College
King’s College-Pennsylvania
La Salle University
Lebanon Valley College
Lycoming College
Mansfield University Of Pennsylvania
Mercyhurst University
Messiah College
Misericordia University
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Neumann University
Point Park University
Rosemont College
Saint Francis University
Saint Vincent College
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Thiel College
University Of Scranton
Ursinus College
Washington & Jefferson College
Waynesburg University
Westminster College-Pennsylvania
Wilson College
York College Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Providence College
Roger Williams University


South Carolina

Charleston Southern University
Coker College
College of Charleston
Erskine College
Furman University
Limestone College
Newberry College
Presbyterian College
Wofford College


South Dakota

Augustana College-South Dakota
Mount Marty College
University Of Sioux Falls



King University
Lee University
Lincoln Memorial University
Lipscomb University
Martin Methodist College
Maryville College
Milligan College
Rhodes College


Abilene Christian University
Austin College
Dallas Baptist University
Hardin-Simmons University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Saint Edward’s University
Schreiner University
Southwestern University
St Mary’s University
Texas Wesleyan University
Trinity University
University Of Dallas
University Of St Thomas (TX)
University Of The Incarnate Word
Wayland Baptist University


Westminster College-Utah


Bennington College
Burlington College
Castleton State College
Goddard College
Green Mountain College
Landmark College
Lyndon State College
Marlboro College
Middlebury College
Saint Michael’s College


Bluefield College
Bridgewater College
Christendom College
Emory & Henry College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hollins University
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Shenandoah University
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
University Of Richmond
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington And Lee University


Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
The Evergreen State College
University Of Puget Sound
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whitworth University

West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University
Bethany College-West Virginia
Davis & Elkins College
Shepherd University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Wheeling Jesuit University