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Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities

KMI Media Group and Military Advanced Education are pleased to present the 2008 Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Honorees. These schools were selected by an independent panel of judges from the fields of both education and the military. Their selections are based on each institution's favorable policies toward our men and women in uniform. We invited over 2000 colleges and universities to participate in this year's honors. This year's response exceeded our expectations and is indicative of the attention being paid to our men and women in uniform by America's institutions of higher learning. Due to the extensive number of returned submissions, the decision was made to double the number of schools that will be honored in 2008 from 30 to 60. As a further tribute to those schools whose military-friendly policies set the gold standard for this honor, the judges have singled out Military Advanced Education's 2008 Top 20 Schools for further distinction. We experienced several ties for this honor and, consequently, you will find 22 schools listed in the Top 20 Schools group. We would like it to be known that all 60 schools selected for the 2008 Honor Roll scored very high or they would not have been selected. In fact, the difference between the Top 20 Schools and the other schools selected is equivalent to the numerical difference between an A+ and an A-, to use an educational analogy. In other words, all 60 schools scored very high or they would not have been selected. All of this year's honorees have been listed alphabetically. educated mind.

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10110 Battleview Parkway, Suite 200 Manassas, Virginia 20109

American Military University continues to serve and attract military students with our unique mission-related degree programs, affordable tuition, undergraduate book grant, monthly class starts, flexible withdrawal and extension policies, and a staff that understands the military community. Approximately 34,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and veterans are enrolled in 73 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, which reflects over a 40 percent growth in students since last year's submission. This year, we gained entry into the SOCOAST, SOCMAR and SOCNAV degree networks, Navy's Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP) and Marine Corps Academic Explorer Program to supplement our participation in AU-ABC and the GoArmyEd portals.

Fountain Valley, California 92708

Founded in 1975 as a college without walls and dedicated to distance learning, Coastline College has produced multiple Emmy award-winning telecourses and hundreds of internet, CD-ROM and PDA courses. This college began specifically serving the military in the early 1980s and graduated over 1,500 military graduates in 2008, from every branch of service and throughout the world. Fourty-nine percent of all associate degrees awarded in the Navy in 2008 were from Coastline. They are a regionally accredited college based out of California. The school offers multiple degrees and awards up to 40 AARTS/ SMART/CCAF/CLEP/DANTES credits toward a degree.



2260 South Xanadu Way Aurora, Colorado 80014

American Sentinel University provides leading-edge, business, technology, criminal justice and health care degrees, plus significant military benefits to the extended military community. Military financial and assistance benefits are available to all servicemembers, veterans, auxiliary, and spouses. Flexible, asynchronous online course presentation works well for members whether deployed to remote locations; at home after work and family needs are met; or for spouses while kids are at school. Diverse degree and certification programs meet needs of both active members and their services, meet spouses' needs for transferable skills, and meet veterans' needs in their civilian afterlife.

1001 Rogers Street Columbia, Missouri 65216

Accredited and nationally recognized, Columbia College has four decades of expertise awarding nontraditional credit for military training and experience; accepting ACE recommendations for military training and CLEP, DANTES and ECE examinations; maintaining a liberal withdrawal policy for military-related circumstances; and accepting up to 60 hours of nontraditional credit toward our bachelor's programs. Add our partnership in GoArmyEd, EArmyU, NCPACE and NCPDLP; availability at the home campus to Army, Naval and AF ROTC programs; offering of in-seat coursed at 18 military installations; and national test center responsibilities on 13 military installations, and you'll see how Columbia College earns the designation "military-friendly."


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

At Capella University, we strive to provide high-quality educational opportunities to veterans, military servicemembers and their families. We provide a tuition discount to our military, their spouses and veterans. We accept transfer credit from all branches of the military and have forged partnerships with several senior service schools. We offer a flexible military leave of absence policy that allows our military learners to pursue their educational goals despite their service obligations. Our armed forces and veterans support team is available to provide resources and support for learners using Tuition Assistance, GoArmyEd, and state and federal veterans programs and benefits.

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Columbia College makes earning a college degree as convenient as possible for military servicemembers and their families. And in these troubling economic times, education is a smart investment. Start-and-stop flexibility On-campus or online classes Scholarships specifically for military spouses

Columbia College, which serves 25,000 students each year, is a charter member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.


P.O. Box 1800 Killeen, Texas 76540-1800

Central Texas College has served active and retired military and family members for more than 40 years. CTC offers associate degrees and certificates designed for the military student, face-to-face and distance learning options, and maximum credit for military education and training. CTC offers on-site student support through campuses in Texas, the continental U.S., in the Pacific-Far East and Europe, and on Navy ships at sea. Online mentors and counselors help distance learners with the full range of student services, while CTC's tech support staff helps distant learners resolve technical problems.

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25326 Canal Road P.O. Box 3110 Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

One of the nation's first completely online universities, Columbia Southern University serves more than 6,000 military servicemembers. Open enrollment, flexible courses and affordable tuition allow soldiers to achieve a quality education. Transfer credit is awarded for military training, professional experience and prior coursework. Up to 75 percent of undergraduate courses and 50 percent of graduate courses can be transferred. All servicemembers receive an application fee waiver. Immediate family receives the waiver and a 10 percent tuition discount. Scholarships are also available. Approved to offer DANTES, TA and VA benefits, CSU is also a member of GoArmyEd and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.



5555 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

ECPI College of Technology is a leading private college, providing quality education for over 40 years. Specializing in technology, business and health sciences education, ECPI is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees. With physical campuses in VA, NC and SC, and worldwide accessibility through its online campus, ECPI is nationally ranked #1 in number of A.S. degrees awarded in computer information science (Community College Week ­ 2007). An SOC member college, ECPI is proud to participate with partnership programs such as AU-ABC, GoArmyEd and eArmyU, MCCCP, NCPACE and NCPDLP.

Advance your career with a college that has served over 50,000 military graduates. We offer military friendly policies through our dedicated Center for Military Education office. Our programs are designed specifically for servicemember careers. -- Flexible, affordable, accredited* -- 27 certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs -- Maximum transfer of prior college credit and military training -- Courses offered online and via CD-ROM, Excelsior College® Exams free through DANTES -- Federal Financial Aid, Military TA and VA benefits -- Special rates and scholarships offered to Military Spouses -- Strategies for Veteran Success program -- Partnerships include: GoArmyEd, eArmyU, Air Force AU-ABC, ARNG ESC, SOCCOAST Afloat/CG Institute, Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, Marine Corps Academic Explorer Program, SOC, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy


7 Columbia Circle Albany, New York 12203-5159

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited institution and CCME Institutional Award recipient for advancing the cause of military education, has served our military community for over 37 years. The Center for Military Education provides specialized services, and there are on-site military representatives at 50+ installations. Excelsior offers 40+ degree programs in business, CJ, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing and technology. Students maximize previously earned and transfer credits from military training, college courses and examinations. Excelsior College has been repeatedly top-ranked for transfer students by U.S. News & World Report. Excelsior College offers distance courses online/CD-ROM. Excelsior College Examinations are funded 100 percent through DANTES.

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7200 NW 86th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64153

For nearly 60 years, Grantham University has provided online educational opportunities to servicemembers and their families. We believe that every servicemember, veteran and member of a military family should have the opportunity to pursue a college degree. In honor of the men and women who serve in every branch of the United States armed forces, Grantham University offers scholarships, tuition discounts and grants for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members.

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6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

Kaplan's military enhancements for 2008 Universal Degree Platform, launching December 3, 2008--providing expanded flexibility for the transfer of credit from military training or prior course work. Up to 50 percent reduced tuition rates allowing active duty/veterans to obtain their degree using only MBIB or TA benefits (November 2008); spousal discount also offered. Becoming a GoArmyEd school, beginning January 2009, eliminating need for Tuition Assistance reimbursements for students. Providing university information on the AEX and AI portals. Specially trained military financial aid, academic advisers and admissions advisers.


8700 NW River Park Drive Parkville, Missouri 64152

The College for Distance Learning at Park University is well-known as a pioneer in nontraditional studies that offers advanced degree programs accessible through multiple and highly respected delivery modalities. The faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting its diverse and global student learners achieve their academic and career goals. Students at Park University greatly benefit from the various educational services available during their unique educational journeys. Park University continues to set the benchmark for serving military personnel and other adult learners who are seeking innovative academic degree programs steeped in excellence.

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1313 Park Boulevard San Diego, California 92101

San Diego City College has provided technical training and education to the military for 31 years. In FY 2008 alone, our military enrollment was 67,925. We offer educational opportunities and benefits to servicemembers through traditional and distance learning methods. Our Website is available 24/7/365, and trained counselors are available by e-mail and telephone. We currently have partnership agreements with 63 California universities and eight other national universities that may lead to a bachelor's and/or master's degree. We give college credit for your military rating/MOS specific, job-oriented training and are a member of the Navy College Program's Distance Learning Partnership.

You know the difference a college degree can make in your military career. Earn your degree when, where and how you want -- online, on campus, or both. For active duty military, we offer a scholarship to cover 100% of undergraduate tuition, and a majority of graduate tuition. Winter classes begin the week of January 12.


Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6899

SIUC has a long and distinguished history of delivering off-campus educational services to special populations throughout the world. In 1949 SIUC delivered programs in metropolitan East St. Louis, which led to the establishment of SIU Edwardsville, Ill. In 1973, SIUC began offering Bachelor of Science programs for military personnel, dependents and DoD personnel at military bases and later at non-military sites. Our focus, throughout, has been superb quality to meet diverse populations, with unique delivery systems that are appropriate and achievable, that enrich the lives of our students and faculty, and contribute to the betterment of the services.


Strayer University is a GoArmyEd, NCPDLP and an AU ABC school

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6 Pennyfield Avenue Throggs Neck, New York 10465

SUNY Maritime is a member of the Senior Military Colleges, AMCUS and CCME. The college offers free tuition for National Guardsmen, Navy and Marine Corps Reservists who volunteer for N.Y. State defense forces. Maritime hosts the only NROTC battalion for the metropolitan NYC region. One of 18 colleges in America that provide education for the Navy Enlisted Nuclear Engineers Program, Maritime also has enlisted-to-officer programs for the Naval Service--the Navy's Seaman-to-Admiral Program and the Marine Corps Education Completion Program. Graduates earn USCG and USNR commissions as well as USCG Licenses.

101 West State Street Trenton, New Jersey 08608-1176

Throughout its history, Thomas Edison State College has served military personnel worldwide. TESC is a long-standing member of SOC, providing flexible educational opportunities to accommodate the challenges faced by our servicemembers. In addition to our online courses, we offer formats that do not require the use of Internet in order to serve those students with limited connectivity. We also recognize the difficulty in pursuing education while undergoing frequent transitions. In response, we accept direct transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions, military transcripts, certificates and licenses, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior exams, accepting the ACE recommended credit for all of the above.



P.O. Box 1310 Newington, Virginia 22122

Strayer University is a proprietary institution of higher learning that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education and public administration to more than 36,000 working adults at 60 campuses in 12 states including Washington, D.C., and worldwide via the Internet through Strayer University Online. Strayer University is an approved GoArmyEd, NCPDLP and AU/ABC institution. Our military scholarship supplements the military's tuition assistance program and other educational resources to offer 100 percent tuition coverage for undergraduate tuition and a majority of graduate tuition. Military students receive a free application--a $50 savings.

5665 Plaza Drive Cypress, California 90630

TUI understands the unique challenges and needs of our armed services. We guarantee maximum transferability, and we are dedicated to helping you reach your educational goals through our online programs. TUI University is a proud educational partner in several programs involving the Navy, the Army, the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the Army National Guard and the Reserve Components of all the services. TUI University offers many military service schools to degree programs such as Command and General Staff College, AU/ ABC, etc. TUI University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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3501 University Boulevard East Adelphi, Maryland 20783

University of Maryland University College is proud to have served U.S. military personnel and their dependents for more than 60 years. Today, UMUC enrolls 60,000 active-duty servicemembers, reservists, family members and veterans at more than 20 locations in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and in more than 20 countries and 150 locations worldwide. At UMUC, military students and their spouses qualify for in-state tuition rates no matter where they are stationed, and scholarships are available to servicemembers and family members alike. Thanks to UMUC's comprehensive online student and support services, help is available 24/7 anywhere there's Internet access.


1700 Asp Avenue Norman, Oklahoma 73072

Since 1942, the University of Oklahoma has partnered with DoD, to provide educational degree programs and opportunities for the military. Ranging from a Ph.D., seven master's degrees, an online undergraduate degree, and a high school diploma, OU brings its faculty to military bases around the world. This unique program delivery has been internationally recognized for the seamlessness and transparency of delivering the true OU campus experience and degree to military servicemembers and their dependents. OU participates in the GoArmyEd program and the Navy PACE program. OU's accommodation policy enables every enrolled military student to complete his or her education.


3157 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, Arizona 85034

A leader in delivering academic programs across the military community, University of Phoenix provides the flexibility to attend classes online or in a traditional setting worldwide. An extensive variety of rigorous, regionally and programmatically accredited degree programs, deliver a real-world education from associate through doctoral degrees. Our reputation for being a longtime military-friendly school is predicated on providing academic quality and outstanding service to our students. University of Phoenix is overwhelmingly the first choice of our nation's veterans and recognized as a military spouse friendly school. Focused on program completion, our military division graduated over 7,200 students in FY 2008.


4001 South 700 East, Suite 700 Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-2533

WGU's unique accredited, online competency-based degrees have proved a great fit for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard military members and their spouses. We actively participate in Troops to Teachers and Spouses to Teachers programs (we offer supplemental scholarships in addition to the TTT and STT stipend) and recently introduced WGUfunded Spouses to Graduates scholarships, which can be used for all four disciplines--teaching, business, IT and health care. WGU has awarded over 150 scholarships to military spouses. In addition, WGU offers an M.B.A. in strategic leadership for graduates of the Air Force's Air War College Residence Program or Non-Residence Program.

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4900 Meridian Street Normal, Alabama 35762

Alabama A&M University is situated approximately 16 miles north of Redstone Arsenal, a 38,000-acre military reservation. Our faculty and advisers are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of all servicemembers. Any ACE certified military academic work can be credited toward a degree or certificate program. We accept military experience, CLEP, and DANTES for college credit, and we are a SOC member. We have awarded 11 2008 military contracts, and we have a dedicated office of veterans' affairs. We assist military and veterans with tuition assistance and scholarships, and we offer an ROTC program that is utilized by surrounding universities.

400 North Bluff Boulevard Clinton, Iowa 52732

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is regionally accredited (, a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC) member, a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) approved AU-ABC partner, and a corporate sponsor of the Air Force Tops-In-Blue. With a specialized military division to focus on the educational needs of the diverse military population, Ashford University can readily serve military students and help them understand their benefits including the generous transfer policy, tuition grant opportunities, book benefits and more. Ashford University provides the opportunity for military students to earn their associate, bachelor's or master's degree through accelerated, flexible and convenient online programs.



5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 400 Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60192

AIU strongly supports the military with achievable, career-focused college degrees. Our industry-current associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs feature concentrations in some of today's most in-demand professional fields to help you prepare for the advancement of your career in the military or a future in the civilian job market. At AIU, you'll be taking a step toward enhancing your qualifications while at the same time having an opportunity to make yourself more valuable to your branch by learning industry-current skills. AIU Online is DANTES affiliated and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

8001 College Boulevard, Suite 100 Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Baker University is working hard to support military personnel. Baker reduced tuition rates and waived the application for all active duty servicemembers and spouses. Students receive college credit for all military training and specialized schools. Baker's Corporate Education Specialist travel to surrounding military bases to visit with perspective students and educate them about the degree programs. If deployed, Student Services works with students to withdraw and re-enter the program. Baker waives the application fee--typically $45, offers $250 tuition rates for all active duty military, and offers 25 percent discounts on all regular tuition rates for military spouses.

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2000 W. University Avenue Muncie, Indiana 47306

As Ball State University continues to redefine education, this mid-sized campus offers military veterans and enlisted students a variety of resources. Through the Department of Military Science, students may obtain a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Qualified students can compete for scholarships or receive federal and state aid covering virtually all costs for four years of college. Special scholarships for nursing students are also available. In addition, students participating in the program, whether contracted or not, cannot be deployed.


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588 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106

Bay Path College offers both online and on-campus graduate degrees designed for adults that specialize in business, communications, information management, higher education, housing development, fundraising, nonprofit management and human capital management. Students can earn one or two degrees or combine a certificate with a degree to enhance their credentials. Our program schedules are both flexible and accelerated allowing students to complete their degrees quickly and conveniently. As a small college, we give graduate students a high degree of attention and allow for each student to customize their studies to career interests.

Central Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. CMU is an AA/EO institution (see [email protected] 25167 11/08

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1000 Galvin Road South Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

Bellevue University was founded in 1966 to, in large part, serve the military personnel located at nearby Offutt Air Force Base. More than 40 years later, the university's commitment remains the same. The school serves more than 1,800 active military personnel from every branch with numerous offerings and resources, including: full-time VA rep on campus; full-time military program director; military advisory board that includes retired generals and admirals; SOC-compliant degree programs; participation in the Army, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard education Web portals; the awarding of credit for military training; and degree programs designed specifically for military personnel.

802 Industrial Drive Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Central Michigan University is a recognized leader in off-campus programs, offering high-quality, convenient, accredited degree programs at military installations since 1972. CMU offers classes online and at military bases across the country serving the needs of military students and their families. CMU is actively involved in organizations (CCME, ACMEs, DoD Worldwide, NAIMES) that support and further the military's educational initiatives. For the 2008/2009 academic year, CMU is again honoring the military tuition assistance cap of $250 per credit hour for military members and their families. CMU also offers online work force skill certificate programs through Gatlin Education at a military discount.



250 University Avenue California, Pennsylvania 15419

Even though California University of Pennsylvania is new to the realm of being a provider of education for the military, we have made a big impact over the last year. Our online programs are perfect for military personnel deployed overseas and our ability to extend our in-state tuition rates to active duty soldiers makes it affordable. We have recently been selected as an LOI school for GoArmyEd and consider it an honor to be among the other schools. We have a dedicated veterans affairs office and our customer service is world-class, helping soldiers from point of inquiry through graduation from one office.

55 Paul J. Manafort Drive New Britain, Connecticut 06053-2150

Now in its 35th year, Charter Oak State College is a military-friendly institution offering degrees without boundaries. Connecticut's public, online college and one of higher education's most affordable options, Charter Oak provides bachelor's degree completion opportunity to servicemembers, their spouses and dependents everywhere. The college is a partner in the Navy's NCPDLP program and maintains learning partnerships with the Coast Guard Institute and National Guard Bureau. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Charter Oak offers 24/7 learning opportunity with an expansive selection of five, eight and 15-week online courses taught by a distinguished, dedicated national faculty.

Colorado Technical University is honored to be a recipient of Military Advanced Education's

Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities for 2008.

Awarded for the Second year in a row!

Join forces with Colorado Technical University and arm yourself with an industry-current college degree.

Our Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs feature careerfocused concentrations in some of today's most exciting fields, including: · Business · Criminal Justice · Health Care Management · Information Technology · Computer Science Administration · Logistics and Supply Chain Management · Project Management

Choose a convenient campus location or enroll through Colorado Tech Online, our amazingly interactive Virtual Campus.

Programs vary by location.


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365 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10016

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA) is a selective, individualized degree serving highly-motivated, self-directed students whose academic goals transcend the limits of traditional college majors. Students formulate proposals for unique areas of study; they are then responsible for finding at least one full-time CUNY faculty member to mentor them in their concentrations. Recent servicemembers have designed degrees in, for example, terrorism studies, international crime, global history, race and gender in American politics, East Asian religion and culture, U.S.-Latin American relations, and disability studies; there is almost no limit to the areas of study students can pursue.

4435 North Chestnut Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

Colorado Technical University has a 45-year history of serving the military. CTU is committed to helping students find the education solution and degree program best for them. A military-friendly university, CTU provides campus locations near several military bases and offers a worldwide education capability with Colorado Tech Online. Our online technology allows us to deliver a 24/7/365 academic experience to anyone with Internet access. Specialized advisers are committed to assisting our military members, veterans and spouses get the education and benefits they have earned. Administrators and faculty that understand the challenges of military service provide a learning environment that leads to success.



2200 Bonforte Boulevard Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

Colorado State University-Pueblo makes available a broad array of courses through the Division of Continuing Education to students associated with the military. Some programs are offered on campus and others at off-campus sites on military bases. A primary aim of the Division is to provide courses to part-time military students at Peterson Air Force Base and Fort Carson. A variety of educational methods--including classroom instruction and correspondence courses--are utilized to expand educational access and meet the needs of students at convenient times and settings. Students may earn academic credit toward a degree or study for career advancement.

1200 East Diehl Road Naperville, Illinois 60563

With over 800 military and veteran students, DeVry University offers military members and families the opportunity to pursue bachelor's and master's programs at 90 locations or online. The current tuition pricing is 250 per credit hour for active, guard, reserve members and their spouses. In addition to being a SOCGUARD institution, DeVry is becoming a Degree Network School. It is one of the partner institutions for the Air University Accelerated Bachelor Completion program. Additionally, DeVry is a GoArmyEd LOI school and utilizes the Air Force Portal (AI), the U.S. Marine Corps AEX portal, and the Navy WAWF system to minimize TA issues.


111 North Canal Street Chicago, Illinois 20202-7204

Ellis University offers the optimal online learning environment for military and government civilian community. Regionally accredited. TA Match $250/credit for undergraduate programs 20 percent discount for graduate programs. Active, retired, Reservists, National Guard, veterans, DoD employees Chapter 35 (spouse/children) and Chapter 31 recipients, including spouses and children of all, are eligible for the same tuition discounts. Application Waiver of $85.00. Wide range of degree options. Military-friendly Advisers. Servicemembers Opportunity College CCME member. Our extensive virtual campus allows you to attend classes anywhere, anytime.

Career success starts with the highest standards of educational excellence-the kind that DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are known for among employers. · Earn an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree, or complete a graduate certificate. · Onsite, online, days, evenings, and weekends. · Relevant learning delivers the competitive edge you need to succeed.


One Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Empire State College has been serving military students for several years. Through our Office of Corporate and Military Partnerships, we partner with the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense to provide seamless educational access to military personnel across the globe. By providing dedicated advisers and resources for our military programs, we ensure that our servicemembers receive personal attention from course selection to final degree. Our Office of Military Programs functions as a one-stop shop where students can get all of their questions answered without having to contact several different offices.

For more information visit or call 877.894.6388

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. Program availability varies by location. In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. © 2008 DeVry University. All rights reserved.

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Florida Community College at Jacksonville-Open Campus Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Florida Community College is a two-year public institution located in Jacksonville, Fla., with more than 35 years experience serving the military's education and training needs. The college provides military training and education at NTC Great Lakes, Ill.; NATTC Pensacola, Fla.; NAS Jacksonville, Fla.; and NS Mayport, Fla. The Military Education Institute was established in 1999 to provide management and oversight for contracted and non-contracted military education and training globally and promotes a culture of continuous learning and is committed to delivering college degree and certificate programs that augment sailors' professional training. By combining general education courses with professional training that articulate to college credit, the college provides sailors the opportunity to earn certifications at any place, any time.

201 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215

Franklin University's roots are in serving adult students, who--like soldier students--have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities. Since 1902, Franklin has been a pioneer in meeting the needs of busy professionals, most of whom work full time, raise families, and remain active in their communities while pursuing their education, be it an associate, bachelor's or master's degree. Currently, one of every 10 Franklin students is a soldier.



600 Park Street Hays, Kansas 67601-4099

Fort Hays State University offers military programs and benefits for active and inactive military personnel and their spouses. Our military specialties and CISCO programs within the Bachelor of General Studies degree attract hundreds of soldiers from around the world because we tailor the program to each individual soldier's area of expertise. We accept military occupational specialties, CLEP, DANTES, and numerous other institutional credits along with Advanced Placement Examinations, local examinations and Excelsior College Proficiency Examinations approved by the ACE recommended scores; which can all be applied toward the completion of the degree.

8089 Globe Drive Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

Dedicated, retired NCOs support our military students and their families. We travel to each campus each month to ensure our students know us and we know them. We have contact with our county VA reps to make sure we know who is helping our veterans. We have 15 campuses, plus an online division that can help our military students succeed wherever they are stationed. We have many faculty and staff (including the President and CEO) who are former military members as well and we all understand the mission (past and present) that our troops are involved in.

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1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200 Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813

HPU supports military education from Associate through master's degrees, offers military spouse scholarships and manages five national testing centers. HPU educates about 3,000 military affiliated students with an annual enrollment of about 16,000 at all Oahu major military installations and globally through online courses. We provide numerous accelerated schedule formats, a special military tuition rate well below the TA cap, a special department to serve military students and veterans, and specialized attention from academic advisers both online and on base. HPU is a member of SOC, CCME, the Navy League and AUSA and is an NCPDLP and eArmyU/GoArmyEd partner.

9697 East Mineral Avenue Centennial, Colorado 80112

Leadership. Discipline. Diligence. These are the characteristics that mark our honored service personnel. These characteristics are also necessary to excel in today's marketplace. Jones International University realizes that in this competitive environment--whether you want to advance your military career or prepare for your next profession--you can't leave your future to chance. JIU specializes in helping active duty military, reservists, veterans and their family members take their careers to the next level. Because we were the first completely virtual institution in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation, you know you are dealing with true veterans of online education.



2800 University Boulevard North Jacksonville, Florida 32211

Jacksonville's military programs primarily consist of a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) unit. The NROTC unit provides an avenue for college students to earn a commission as an officer in either the Navy or Marine Corps. NROTC midshipmen are eligible to earn a full scholarship, with tuition paid by the Navy and room and board paid by Jacksonville University. Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Enlisted Personnel may apply to attend the university through the Seaman-to-Admiral 21 (STA-21) and Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Programs (MECEP) respectively. STA-21, MECEP and NROTC midshipmen participate together in unit activities.

Manhattan, Kansas 66506

Kansas State University works with the military and their families to provide educational opportunities on post at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, on campus, and through distance education. K-State offers soldiers flexible, quality education at an affordable price. With over 60 years helping servicemembers achieve educational success, K-State has established 2+2 agreements with community colleges throughout Kansas and the nation, distance education programs, Arabic language courses at Fort Riley, combatives courses, SOCAD agreements, securities studies and adult education at Fort Leavenworth, and participation in GoArmyEd. K-State continues to accommodate soldier-student needs, strengthening its legacy as a top institution for military students.


11255 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, California 92037

National University places special emphasis on providing military students with the technological tools, research skills and writing abilities necessary to gain maximum benefit from their studies. A winner of the prestigious Ray Ehrensberger Award for Institutional Excellence in Military Education, National University recognizes the unique needs of students in the military by offering programs through a one-course-per-month format. Online courses are available to active duty military personnel and their dependents. On-base classes are available for qualified students, including active duty members, their spouse and dependents, Department of Defense employees, military retirees and selective military reserve members.


1600 Chester Avenue Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

In support of the Career Advancement Account program, Olympic College offers many targeted degree programs resulting in 56 percent of all spouse enrollments in this area. Olympic College was awarded membership in the Navy College Program Distant Learning Partnership program. We have created the AAS in leadership and occupational Studies and AAS in information system specialist degrees that award credit for military training. Responding to demand, in fall 2008 we will launch a new environmental science program to help veterans get training in green jobs. Our Veteran Services Office is proactively preparing for the implementation of the new G.I. Bill in 2009.

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501 Keller Building University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Penn State is a major public research university ranked 15th among public national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Building on a 100+ year tradition of providing quality distance education, the World Campus has been delivering programs online to learners worldwide since 1998. World Campus has over 1,800 annual military enrollments in over 60 programs. World Campus has a military admissions/advising team, all students pay instate tuition, and there are no residency requirements. The World Campus is a member of SOC, ConAP, CCME, Pennsylvania ACME; has MOUs with DANTES and the ANG; and is a GoArmyEd & eArmyU school.


2323 West 14th Street Tempe, Arizona 85281

Since 1978, Rio Salado College has transformed the learning experience for military servicemembers, veterans and family members through: Choice, access and flexibility. Customized, high-quality learning design. Personalized service and organizational responsiveness. Rio provides a variety of certificate and degree programs that will assist with short-term and long-term career and educational goals: preparation for university transfer, computer technology, teacher education and military leadership. With weekly start dates and tuition rates below the semester hour cap, Rio is primed to aid in student success. Rio is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


1 Old Ferry Road Providence, Rhode Island 02907

Begun during WWII as an institute aimed at providing part-time education to veterans returning from the war, Roger Williams University has been offering the highest quality education to a global military community for over 50 years, having been named a top 10 school by U.S. News and World Report. RWU courses are offered on-campus, on-base, and online, as well as in other formats that accommodate servicemembers without direct access to classrooms or computers. We maximize educational opportunities by offering up to 90 credits awarded for military service, civilian college transfer credits, CLEP exams, and credit for lifelong learning.


32223 Michigan Avenue San Antonio, Florida 33576

Celebrating 35 years of educating those who serve our nation. Saint Leo University is a major global provider of higher education to the military. Saint Leo serves students worldwide through the Center for Online Learning, distance learning programs, and on military bases in seven states. Thousands of students from all branches of military service have earned associate, bachelor's and master's degrees from Saint Leo University. Saint Leo provides convenient academic excellence with superior academic advising via multiple delivery formats (classroom, online, video-teleconferencing, CD-ROM and PDA). Saint Leo's flexible programs are designed to fit military schedules and deployments.

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2040 South Rock Road Witchita, Kansas 67207

Southwestern College is proud to serve our military. All programs are completely online, with 6-week courses. SC makes it simple....there's no charge for transfer hours, no proctored exams, and military personnel can take classes when convenient and sit out sessions when needed. SC transfers up to 64 hours of military training toward a bachelor's degree and will consider military training that has been evaluated at the graduate level to count toward a master's degree. We believe each servicemember is important; therefore, we provide a full range of support services to assist learners in earning their degree.


7777 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Established in 1976, Stratford University has been providing career-based education for the past 32 years! Our campuses are located in Falls Church and Woodbridge, Va. Stratford University offers residential and online undergraduate and graduate degrees, affording students options to continue their educational and career goals locally or wherever their duties take them. Our student body consists of recent high school graduates, armed services personal, career changers as well as working professionals who desire to continue to grow educationally and professionally. Stratford University is committed to its students, assisting them with tuition assistance to make the students dream a reality!


7500 University Drive Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

The University of Mary offers accelerated, flexible undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 16 sites throughout the United States--including two air force bases in North Dakota and an Army base in Kansas--and online. These degree programs are adaptable and allow military students who begin on site to move to an online delivery system if deployed or transferred. At the graduate level, after the Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Program has been applied, U-Mary will scholarship the remainder of the tuition. In addition to collaboration with, U-Mary assigns each student a personal adviser for the duration of their studies.


P.O. Box 1510 Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510

UNCP is committed to providing higher education opportunities and degree completion programs to military personnel and their families. Located approximately 40 miles from Fort Bragg, N.C., which will soon become one of the world's largest commands, UNCP campaigned in 2003 to offer its degree programs at Fort Bragg. Based upon UNCP's proven academic rigor, the University was approved to offer seven degree programs at Fort Bragg. Offering higher education at Fort Bragg is a privilege and top priority at UNCP. The university makes available all resources necessary to provide a quality education for servicemembers and their families.

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11000 University Parkway Pensacola, Florida 32514

The University of West Florida (UWF) is a 10,000-student, regionally accredited public institution rated A Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review dedicated to providing innovative online programs to military personnel worldwide along with traditional face-to-face educational opportunities in the Florida Panhandle. Fully online programs are offered in 24 different areas including undergraduate teacher education, health sciences and information engineering technology. Graduate offerings include administration (rated an online best buy), computer science, human performance technology, instructional technology, teacher education and public health. Dedicated military support team stands ready to assist with access to our affordable and flexible degree programs.

3848 Harrison Blvd. Ogden, Utah 84408

WSU offers many benefits to military personnel including: 1. Consistently one of the top-ranked Army ROTC programs in the western half of the United States. 2. The lowest tuition rate of all four-year and most junior colleges listed in the top 30 military-friendly universities ($190.00 per online semester credit hour). 3. Long-term relationship with Hill AFB offering a comprehensive leadership development program. 4. A national leader in online education with 24/7 tech support 365 days per year. 5. Recipient of national and regional awards for faculty development of online courses.



605 Washington St. P.O. Box 1857 Fayette, Iowa 52142

For nearly 150 years, Upper Iowa University, an accredited private, not-for-profit university, has been serving military students and veterans. UIU works closely with all branches of the service and has partnerships that include SOC, the NCPDLP, GoArmyEd, National Guard ESC and the Coast Guard Institute to bring undergraduate and graduate programs to servicemembers. We offer onsite programs at five military locations and worldwide through our Center for Distance Education offering multiple delivery options--all allowing military students to continue their degree programs wherever they are. Our generous transfer policies and military-friendly deployment policies provide affordable and convenient degree options.

470 East Lockwood Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

Webster University is nationally recognized for its innovative resident and online graduate programs and academic support to the military. Serving the military since 1974, Webster currently offers programs or advising centers at 56 military installations and has partnerships at 21 professional military schools, including the prestigious Command and General Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College. Webster is consistently ranked by U.S News and World Report as a Top Ranked School, graduates more minority graduate students than any other university in the U.S., and counts among its military alumni over 70 active duty generals, astronauts and world leaders.




Upper Iowa University allows you to lead by offering balanced, affordable and academically respected degree programs.

MST1 Anthony R. Clark

Top military-friendly school, MAE magazine

UIU Online student, 2008 Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year


Established in 1857®

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