Most Military-Friendly Online Colleges in Nation Highlighted by for 2017

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100 Schools Ranked for Overall Value to Veterans and Active Military, 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:

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
Yavapai College

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