Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2013

We invited hundreds of colleges to participate in our survey to find out which career and technical colleges are doing the most for military veterans.

 

The story. The methodolology. The complete responses.

 

Rank
School
At or below
TA cap
Under GI Bill cap or Yellow Ribbon available
Relaxed residency
Veterans office
Accepts ACE credits
Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans staff
Academic support
Accreditation
Graduation rate
Default rate
1
Mount Wachusett Community College
NEASC
16%
7%
2
ECPI University
SACS
46%
9%
3
Coastline Community College Military Programs
ACCSC
27%
13%
4
Inver Hills Community College
NCACS
19%
8%
5
Dakota County Technical College
NCACS
34%
7%
6
Trident Technical College
SACS
9%
8%
7
Tallahassee Community College
SACS
37%
19%
8
Stevens-Henager College — West Haven and Layton campuses
ACCSC
55%1
15%
8
Virginia College
ACICS
47%***
13%4
10
Ecotech Institute
ACICS
no data2
13%4
11
Texas State Technical College — Waco campus
SACS
22%
17%
12
University of Maine at Augusta
NEASC
17%
13%
13
Golf Academy of America
ACICS
71%***
13%4
13
Waukesha County Technical College
NCACS
32%
11%
15
Minot State University
NEASC
33%
3%
16
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
COE
21%
no data
17
Christian Brothers University
SACS
52%
8%
17
State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi
MSCHE
37%
9%
19
Southeastern Institute
ACCSC
88%
12%
20
Thomas Nelson Community College
SACS
11%
10%
21
Central Virginia Community College
SACS
20%
no data
21
Edgecombe Community College
SACS
56%
10%
23
Heald College
WASC
41%***
11%
24
Fox Valley Technical College
NCACS
34%
8%
25
Baker College of Owosso
NCACS
18%
no data
26
University of Advancing Technology
NCACS
29%
13%
27
Anthem College Online
ACICS
no data
5%
28
Central Arizona College
NCACS
29%
17%
29
Manhattan Area Technical College
NCACS
46%
4%
30
Montgomery Community College
SACS
35%
no data
30
Patrick Henry Community College
SACS
24%
no data
32
Western Technical College
ACCSC
84%***
9%
33
Mitchell Technical Institute
NCACS
65%
8%
33
Savannah Technical College
SACS
31%
no data
35
Central Ohio Technical College
NCACS
16%
11%
36
Gadsden State Community College
SACS
17%
no data
36
University of Hawaii Maui College
WASC
13%
17%
38
Greenville Technical College
SACS
8%
9%
39
Indian Hills Community College
NCACS
27%
14%
39
Pine Technical College
NCACS
26%
11%
41
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
ABFSE
29%
16%
42
Fountainhead College of Technology
ACCSC
97%
16%
43
The Art Institute of Atlanta
SACS
29%
16%
44
Institute of Business and Medical Careers
ACICS
68%
7%
44
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
SACS
39%
no data
46
Cambridge Junior College
ACICS
62%
4%
46
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
MSCHE
54%
12%
48
Dakota College at Bottineau
NCACS
37%
7%
49
Aiken Technical College
SACS
14%
no data
50
Jones College
ACICS
33%
9%
50
Spencerian College
ACICS
62%***
16%
52

Metropolitan Career Center

Computer Technology Institute

ACCSC
78%
14%
53
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
SACS
10%
7%
54
Center for Advanced Legal Studies
COE
55%
8%
55
Flint Hills Technical College
NCACS
67%
13%
55
Kaplan College
ACICS
67%***
15%
55
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
NCACS
77%
1%
58
Charter College
ACICS
68%
10%
58
Ozarka College
NCACS
35%
26%
60
Quinebaug Valley Community College
NEASC
18%
14%
60
Gallipolis Career College
ACICS
33%
19%
1. WEST HAVEN CAMPUS ONLY
2. NOT IN OPERATION IN 2008-2009
3. THE COLLEGE'S ORIGINAL CAMPUS. HEADQUARTERS FOR EDUCATION CORPORATION OF AMERICA ARE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
4. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GIVES A SINGLE DEFAULT RATE FOR EDUCATION CORPORATION OF AMERICA SCHOOLS.
5. HEADQUARTERS OF KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION
* DATA FROM EDUCATION DEPARTMENT; REFLECTS ALL ENROLLMENT.
* DATA FROM EDUCATION DEPARTMENT; REFLECTS ALL ENROLLMENT; ONLINE ENROLLMENT NOT SPECIFIED.
*** AVERAGE FOR MULTIPLE CAMPUSES GIVEN BY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.