Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Top 30 Military Friendly Colleges

Military Advanced Education has released the top 30 military-friendly colleges in the United States based upon information gathered from 100 schools that applied for the distinction. The top colleges and universities were selected based upon criteria such as number of military students, availability of financial aid, number of military contracts and more.

A significant number of
online schools showed up among the winners, along with educational institutions that offer both accredited online degree programs and traditional on-campus classes.

Those selected are institutions that open their arms to active duty and non-active duty military. Many of these schools are either located in close proximity to military bases, are distance-learning schools, or offer courses directly on military installations. Others provide special scholarships and financial aid to the troops and their wives. But almost all bend over backwards to offer additional support and consideration to members of the military and their families.

The top 30 military-friendly colleges are as follows:
American Military University
Central Texas College
Coastline Community College
Colorado Technical University
Excelsior College
Saint Leo College
Thomas Edison State College
University of Maryland
The University of Oklahoma
Webster University
American InterContinental University Online
Bellevue University
Capella University
Central Michigan University
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Columbia Southern University
Duquesne University School of Leadership
Florida Community College
Grantham University
Hawaii Pacific University
Jones International University
Kansas State University
National University
Olympic College
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Strayer University
TUI University
University of Mary
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Western Governors University