Veteran Friendly Colleges 2023

Updated: December 23, 2022
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    Find 2023 veteran-friendly colleges for active-duty, veterans, military spouses, and dependents seeking schools with military-friendly features and benefits. There are over 11,000 higher education institutions to choose from, and finding one that meets your individual needs while offering veteran-friendly support can be difficult.  Our list is comprised of schools that provide education benefits and resources tailored to the military community.

    See our Military-Friendly Colleges Guide for additional information on identifying the best college for you.

    Note: These schools are not endorsed by any U.S. government entity, including the U.S. Armed Forces or the Department of Veteran Affairs. This list is in alphabetical order and not intended to be a ranking.

    Veteran Friendly Colleges

    Fort Hays State University: OnlineOnlineN/A
    Kansas State University: OnlineOnlineN/A
    National Personal Training InstituteOnlineN/A
    Post University - OnlineOnlineN/A
    Southern New Hampshire University - OnlineOnlineN/A
    University Of Cincinnati OnlineOnlineN/A
    American Business & Technology UniversityOnlineN/A
    American Sentinel UniversityOnlineN/A
    Ball State University, Division of Online and Distance EducationOnlineN/A
    Drexel University OnlineOnlineN/A
    Excelsior CollegeOnlineN/A
    Grantham UniversityOnlineN/A
    Norwich University OnlineOnlineN/A
    Penn Foster CollegeOnlineN/A
    Penn State World CampusOnlineN/A
    University of FairfaxOnlineN/A
    Western Governors UniversityOnlineN/A
    University Of South AlabamaAlabamaMobile
    Columbia Southern UniversityAlabamaOrange Beach
    Jacksonville State UniversityAlabamaJacksonville
    The University of AlabamaAlabamaTuscaloosa
    Troy UniversityAlabamaTroy
    University of Alaska AnchorageAlaskaAnchorage
    Commercial Divers InternationalArizonaGoodyear
    The University of ArizonaArizonaTucson
    Arkansas State UniversityArkansasJonesboro
    Central Baptist CollegeArkansasConway
    Henderson State UniversityArkansasArkadelphia
    Southern Arkansas University - Main CampusArkansasMagnolia
    University of ArkansasArkansasFayetteville
    University of Central ArkansasArkansasConway
    Allan Hancock CollegeCaliforniaSanta Maria
    Biola UniversityCaliforniaLa Mirada
    Contra Costa CollegeCaliforniaSan Pablo
    Pomona CollegeCaliforniaClaremont
    Azusa Pacific UniversityCaliforniaAzusa
    Brandman UniversityCaliforniaIrvine
    California State Polytechnic University, PomonaCaliforniaPomona
    California State University San MarcosCaliforniaSan Marcos
    California State University, ChicoCaliforniaChico
    California State University, FresnoCaliforniaFresno
    California State University, Long BeachCaliforniaLong Beach
    California State University, NorthridgeCaliforniaNorthridge
    California State University, SacramentoCaliforniaSacramento
    California State University, San BernardinoCaliforniaSan Bernardino
    Concordia University, Irvine, CACaliforniaIrvine
    Fremont CollegeCaliforniaFremont
    Golden Gate UniversityCaliforniaSan Francisco
    Hope International UniversityCaliforniaFullerton
    National UniversityCaliforniaSan Diego
    Pepperdine UniversityCaliforniaMalibu
    The Los Angeles Film SchoolCaliforniaLos Angeles
    University of California, BerkeleyCaliforniaBerkeley
    University of La VerneCaliforniaLa Verne
    University of San FranciscoCaliforniaSan Francisco
    Colorado State University-Global CampusColoradoAurora
    Academy of Natural TherapyColoradoGreeley
    Colorado State University PuebloColoradoPueblo
    Emily Griffith Technical CollegeColoradoDenver
    University of Colorado Colorado SpringsColoradoColorado Springs
    Central Connecticut State UniversityConnecticutNew Britain
    Eastern Connecticut State UniversityConnecticutWindham
    Goodwin CollegeConnecticutEast Hartford
    Quinnipiac UniversityConnecticutHamden
    Sacred Heart UniversityConnecticutFairfield
    Delaware Technical Community CollegeDelawareDover
    Hodges UniversityFloridaFort Meyers
    University Of Central Florida: OnlineFloridaOrlando
    Ave Maria School of LawFloridaNaples
    Barry UniversityFloridaMiami Shores
    Bethune-Cookman UniversityFloridaDaytona Beach
    Daytona State CollegeFloridaDaytona Beach
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFloridaDaytona Beach
    Florida Atlantic UniversityFloridaBoca Raton
    Florida State CollegeFloridaJacksonville
    Florida State UniversityFloridaTallahassee
    Gulf State CollegeFloridaPanama City
    Hodges UniversityFloridaNaples
    Jacksonville UniversityFloridaJacksonville
    Miami UniversityFloridaOxford
    Palm Beach State CollegeFloridaLake Worth
    Pensacola State CollegeFloridaPensacola
    Saint Leo UniversityFloridaSt. Leo
    Seminole State College of FloridaFloridaGreater Orlando
    South Dade Technical CollegeFloridaHomestead
    South Florida State CollegeFloridaAvon Park
    University of FloridaFloridaGainesville
    University of North FloridaFloridaJacksonville
    University of West FloridaFloridaPensacola
    Albany State UniversityGeorgiaAlbany
    Armstrong State UniversityGeorgiaSavannah
    College of Coastal GeorgiaGeorgiaBrunswick
    Columbus State UniversityGeorgiaColumbus
    Fort Valley State UniversityGeorgiaFort Valley
    Georgia Military CollegeGeorgiaMultiple Campuses
    Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgiaStatesboro
    Georgia Southwestern State UniversityGeorgiaAmericus
    Savannah State UniversityGeorgiaSavannah
    University of GeorgiaGeorgiaAthens
    University of North GeorgiaGeorgiaDahlonega
    University of West GeorgiaGeorgiaCarrollton
    Valdosta State UniversityGeorgiaValdosta
    Hawaii Pacific UniversityHawaiiHonolulu
    Idaho State UniversityIdahoPocatello
    University Of ChicagoIllinoisChicago
    Aurora UniversityIllinoisAurora
    Benedictine UniversityIllinoisLisle
    Bradley UniversityIllinoisPeoria
    CALC, Institute of TechnologyIllinoisAlton
    Eastern Illinois UniversityIllinoisCharleston
    Elmhurst CollegeIllinoisElmhurst
    Greenville UniversityIllinoisGreenville
    National Louis UniversityIllinoisChicago
    North Central CollegeIllinoisNaperville
    University of IllinoisIllinoisChampaign County
    Western Illinois UniversityIllinoisMacomb
    Indiana University Purdue University Fort WayneIndianaFort Wayne
    Indiana Wesleyan UniversityIndianaMarlon
    Purdue University NorthwestIndianaHammond
    University of EvansvilleIndianaEvansville
    Vincennes UniversityIndianaVincennes
    Buena Vista UniversityIowaStorm Lake
    Upper Iowa UniversityIowaFayette
    Buena Vista UniversityIowaStorm Lake
    Clarke UniversityIowaClarke University
    Drake UniversityIowaDes Moines
    University of DubuqueIowaDubuque
    University of Northern IowaIowaCedar Falls
    Upper Iowa UniversityIowaFayette
    Baker UniversityKansasBaldwin City
    Benedictine CollegeKansasAtchison
    Emporia State UniversityKansasEmporia
    University of KansasKansasLawrence
    Campbellsville UniversityKentuckyCampbellsville
    Eastern Kentucky UniversityKentuckyRichmond
    Lindsey Wilson CollegeKentuckyColumbia
    Midway UniversityKentuckyMidway
    Morehead State UniversityKentuckyMorehead
    Northern Kentucky UniversityKentuckyHighland Heights
    University of KentuckyKentuckyLexington
    University of LouisvilleKentuckyLouisville
    Western Kentucky UniversityKentuckyBowling Green
    Louisiana Tech UniversityLouisianaRuston
    McNeese State UniversityLouisianaLake Charles
    Northwestern State UniversityLouisianaNatchitoches
    Southeastern Louisiana UniversityLouisianaHammond
    Husson UniversityMaineBangor
    The Landing SchoolMaineArundel
    Frostburg State UniversityMarylandFrostburg
    McDaniel CollegeMarylandWestminster
    Morgan State UniversityMarylandBaltimore
    Salisbury UniversityMarylandSalisbury
    Washington Adventist UniversityMarylandTakoma Park
    Framingham State UniversityMassachusettsFramingham
    Amherst CollegeMassachusettsAmherst
    Berklee College of MusicMassachusettsBoston
    Cambridge CollegeMassachusettsBoston
    Massachusetts Maritime AcademyMassachusettsBourne
    Salem State UniversityMassachusettsSalem
    Alma CollegeMichiganAlma
    Concordia University Ann ArborMichiganAnn Arbor
    Cornerstone UniversityMichiganGrand Rapids Charter Township
    Eastern Michigan UniversityMichiganYpsilanti
    Grand Valley State UniversityMichiganAllendale Charter Township
    Northern Michigan UniversityMichiganMarquette
    Northwestern Michigan CollegeMichiganTraverse City
    Saginaw Valley State UniversityMichiganUniversity Center
    Western Michigan UniversityMichiganKalamazoo
    Bethel UniversityMinnesotaSaint Paul
    Hamline UniversityMinnesotaSaint Paul
    University Of Southern Mississippi HattiesburgMississippiHattiesburg
    Belhaven UniversityMississippiJackson
    Delta State UniversityMississippiCleveland
    Columbia College MissouriMissouriColumbia
    Drury UniversityMissouriSpringfield
    Fontbonne UniversityMissouriSt. Louis
    Lindenwood UniversityMissouriSaint Charles
    University of Central MissouriMissouriWarrensburg
    Webster UniversityMissouriWebster Groves
    Carroll CollegeMontanaHelena
    Montana State University-NorthernMontanaHavre
    Montana TechMontanaButte
    Rocky Mountain CollegeMontanaBillings
    Bellevue UniversityNebraskaBellevue
    Creighton UniversityNebraskaOmaha
    University of NebraskaNebraskaLincoln
    Wayne State CollegeNebraskaWayne
    University of Nevada Las VegasNevadaLas Vegas
    Granite State CollegeNew HampshireConcord
    New England CollegeNew HampshireHenniker
    Felician UniversityNew JerseyRutherford
    Kean UniversityNew JerseyUnion
    Montclair State UniversityNew JerseyMontclair
    New Jersey City UniversityNew JerseyJersey City
    Ramapo College of New JerseyNew JerseyMahwah
    Rutgers University CamdenNew JerseyCamden
    William Paterson UniversityNew JerseyWayne
    Eastern New Mexico UniversityNew MexicoPortales
    Le Moyne CollegeNew YorkSyracuse
    The College Of Saint RoseNew YorkAlbany
    Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics - A Paul Mitchell Partner SchoolNew YorkStaten Island
    Adelphi UniversityNew YorkGarden City
    Brooklyn Law SchoolNew YorkBrooklyn
    Buffalo State CollegeNew YorkBuffalo
    Canisius CollegeNew YorkBuffalo
    Clarkson UniversityNew YorkPotsdam
    Colgate UniversityNew YorkMadison County
    CUNY College of Staten IslandNew YorkStaten Island
    Hofstra UniversityNew YorkNassau County
    Hunter College (City University of New York)New YorkNew York City
    Lehman College - CUNYNew YorkBronx
    Manhattan CollegeNew YorkBronx
    New York City College of Technology (CUNY)New YorkBrooklyn
    New York Institute of TechnologyNew YorkOld Westbury
    New York Law SchoolNew YorkNew York City
    New York UniversityNew YorkNew York City
    Niagara UniversityNew YorkNiagara County
    Pace UniversityNew YorkNew York City
    Queens College- The City University of New YorkNew YorkQueens
    St. Bonaventure UniversityNew YorkAllegany
    St. John's UniversityNew YorkQueens
    State University of New York at New PaltzNew YorkNew Paltz
    State University of New York at PotsdamNew YorkPotsdam
    State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at CobleskillNew YorkCobleskill
    State University of New York Maritime CollegeNew YorkBronx
    SUNY College of Technology at CantonNew YorkCanton
    The City College of New YorkNew YorkNew York City
    York College-CUNYNew YorkQueens
    Fayetteville State UniversityNorth CarolinaFayetteville
    Appalachian State UniversityNorth CarolinaBoone
    Barton CollegeNorth CarolinaWilson
    Campbell UniversityNorth CarolinaBuies Creek
    Chowan UniversityNorth CarolinaMurfreesboro
    East Carolina UniversityNorth CarolinaGreenville
    Elon UniversityNorth CarolinaElon
    Greensboro CollegeNorth CarolinaGreensboro
    Meredith CollegeNorth CarolinaRaleigh
    Methodist UniversityNorth CarolinaFayetteville
    North Carolina State UniversityNorth CarolinaRaleigh
    North Carolina Wesleyan CollegeNorth CarolinaRocky Mount
    Queens University of CharlotteNorth CarolinaCharlotte
    University of North Carolina WilmingtonNorth CarolinaWilmington
    Western Carolina UniversityNorth CarolinaCullowhee
    Winston-Salem State UniversityNorth CarolinaWinston-Salem
    Bismarck State CollegeNorth DakotaBismarck
    University of North DakotaNorth DakotaGrand Forks
    Baldwin Wallace UniversityOhioBerea
    Defiance CollegeOhioDefiance
    Kent State University at StarkOhioNorth Canton
    Kent State University at TrumbullOhioChampion Heights
    Ohio Dominican UniversityOhioColumbus
    Ohio Technical CollegeOhioCleveland
    Scioto County Career Technical CenterOhioLucasville
    Tiffin UniversityOhioTiffin
    Union Institute & UniversityOhioCincinnati
    University of Northwestern OhioOhioLima
    Wright State UniversityOhioDayton
    Xavier UniversityOhioCincinnati
    Mid-America Christian UniversityOklahomaOklahoma City
    Mid-America Christian UniversityOklahomaOklahoma City
    Oklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyOklahomaOkmulgee
    Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityOklahomaBartlesville
    Oral Roberts UniversityOklahomaTulsa
    Rhema Bible Training CollegeOklahomaBroken Arrow
    Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityOklahomaDurant
    Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityOklahomaWeatherford
    Multnomah UniversityOregonPortland
    Corban UniversityOregonSalem
    Eastern Oregon UniversityOregonLa Grande
    Oregon Institute of TechnologyOregonKlamath Falls
    Western Oregon UniversityOregonMonmouth
    Cairn University - OnlinePennsylvaniaLanghorne
    California University Of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaCalifornia
    Arcadia UniversityPennsylvaniaMontgomery County
    Clarion University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaClarion
    Delaware Valley UniversityPennsylvaniaDoylestown
    Eastern UniversityPennsylvaniaSt. Davids
    Holy Family UniversityPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
    Indiana University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIndiana
    Johnson CollegePennsylvaniaScranton
    Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaKutztown
    La Roche CollegePennsylvaniaPittsburgh
    La Salle UniversityPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
    Lackawanna CollegePennsylvaniaScranton
    Lebanon Valley CollegePennsylvaniaAnnville
    Penn StatePennsylvaniaCentre County
    Pennsylvania College of TechnologyPennsylvaniaWilliamsport
    Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)PennsylvaniaWest Mifflin
    Pittsburgh Technical CollegePennsylvaniaOakdale
    Robert Morris UniversityPennsylvaniaMoon Township
    Saint Francis UniversityPennsylvaniaLoretto
    Saint Joseph's UniversityPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
    University of PittsburghPennsylvaniaPittsburgh
    University of Pittsburgh at BradfordPennsylvaniaBradford
    Valley Forge Military Academy & CollegePennsylvaniaWayne
    West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaChester County
    Rhode Island CollegeRhode IslandProvidence
    Allen UniversitySouth CarolinaColumbia
    Charleston Southern UniversitySouth CarolinaCharleston
    Coastal Carolina UniversitySouth CarolinaConway
    Coker CollegeSouth CarolinaHartsville
    College of CharlestonSouth CarolinaCharleston
    The University of South Carolina BeaufortSouth CarolinaBluffton
    University of South CarolinaSouth CarolinaColumbia
    University of South Carolina AikenSouth CarolinaAiken
    AugustanaSouth DakotaSioux Falls
    Dakota State UniversitySouth DakotaMadison
    Dakota Wesleyan UniversitySouth DakotaMitchell
    Northern State UniversitySouth DakotaAberdeen
    University of South DakotaSouth DakotaVermillion
    Dyersburg State Community CollegeTennesseeDyersburg
    East Tennessee State UniversityTennesseeJohnson City
    King UniversityTennesseeBristol
    Maryville CollegeTennesseeMaryville
    Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennesseeMurfreesboro,
    South CollegeTennesseeKnoxville
    Tennessee College of Applied TechnologyTennesseeMultiple Locations
    Tennessee Tech UniversityTennesseeCookeville
    Tennessee Wesleyan UniversityTennesseeAthens
    Abilene Christian UniversityTexasAbilene
    University Of The Incarnate WordTexasSan Antonio
    Angelo State UniversityTexasSan Angelo
    Dallas Baptist UniversityTexasDallas
    Hardin-Simmons UniversityTexasAbilene
    Houston Baptist UniversityTexasHouston
    Lubbock Christian UniversityTexasLubbock
    McMurry UniversityTexasAbilene
    South Texas CollegeTexasMcAllen
    Southwestern UniversityTexasGeorgetown
    Texas A & MTexasCollege Station
    Texas Tech UniversityTexasLubbock
    Texas Woman's UniversityTexasDenton
    The University Of TexasTexasAustin
    University of HoustonTexasHouston
    Ogden-Weber Technical CollegeUtahOgden
    Southwest Technical CollegeUtahCedar City
    Western Governors UniversityUtahSalt Lake City
    Champlain CollegeVermontBurlington
    Northern Vermont UniversityVermontLyndon
    Saint Michael's CollegeVermontColchester
    Sterling CollegeVermontSterling
    University of VermontVermontBurlington
    ECPI UniversityVirginiaVirginia Beach
    James Madison UniversityVirginiaHarrisonburg
    Liberty UniversityVirginiaLynchburg
    Norfolk State UniversityVirginiaNorfolk
    Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaNorfolk
    Radford UniversityVirginiaRadford
    Regent UniversityVirginiaVirginia Beach
    Bellevue CollegeWashingtonBellevue
    City University of SeattleWashingtonSeattle
    Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyWashingtonKirkland
    Pacific Lutheran UniversityWashingtonTacoma
    University of WashingtonWashingtonSeattle
    University of Washington TacomaWashingtonTacoma
    Washington State UniversityWashingtonPullman
    Western Washington UniversityWashingtonBellingham
    University of CharlestonWest VirginiaCharleston
    Edgewood CollegeWisconsinMadison
    Milwaukee School of EngineeringWisconsinMilwaukee
    University of WisconsinWisconsinMadison
    University of WyomingWyomingLaramie

    2023 Veteran-Friendly Colleges Methodology

    The Veteran Friendly Colleges list is based on colleges meeting at least 3 of the criteria requirements listed below and offering 100% online degrees.  This list is not a ranking, only a list of colleges and universities that meet the criteria requirements.

    Criteria (minimum of 3)

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