Most Military-Friendly Online Colleges

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SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) April 29, 2017 –, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined which online colleges and universities in the U.S. have the most military-friendly programs and services. Of the 50 four-year schools that earned honors, Drexel University, University of Southern California, Duquesne University, Regis University and Harvard University were the top five. 50 two-year schools were also recognized; Laramie County Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Mesa Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College ranked as the top five. A complete list of top schools is included below.

“Veterans and active-duty members of the military often face unique challenges when it comes to transitioning into college, from navigating the GI Bill to getting used to civilian life,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These online schools not only offer military-friendly resources, they also offer an online format, allowing even the busiest members of our armed forces to earn a degree or certificate.”

To be included on the “Most Military-Friendly Online Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional data points such as the number and variety of degree programs offered, military tuition rates, employment services, post-college earnings of alumni and military-related academic resources.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Most Military-Friendly Online Colleges” list, visit /online-universities-and-colleges/military/

The Most Military-Friendly Online Four-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include:
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Auburn University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baker University
  • Boston University
  • Canisius College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Creighton University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • George Mason University
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Iowa State University
  • La Salle University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Lewis University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Miami University-Oxford
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Norwich University
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • Regis University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Saint Leo University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Washington State University
  • Webster University
The Most Military-Friendly Online Two-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include:
  • Aims Community College
  • Allen County Community College
  • Amarillo College
  • Barton County Community College
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Casper College
  • Central Texas College
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Cochise College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Cowley County Community College
  • Craven Community College
  • Dakota College at Bottineau
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • GateWay Community College
  • Grayson College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Lake Region State College
  • Laramie County Community College
  • Lone Star College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mitchell Technical Institute
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Navarro College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Ozarka College
  • Phoenix College
  • Prince George's Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Rose State College
  • Sheridan College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Sinclair College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • State Fair Community College
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
  • Western Oklahoma State College
  • Western Texas College
  • Western Wyoming Community College
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