Best for Vets: Colleges 2013
2-year
These are two-year colleges as classified by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Rank School Headquarters or main campus Type Fall 2011 enrollment Military-affiliated students, 2011-2012 At or below TA cap Yellow Ribbon participation Relaxed residency Accepts ACE credits Veterans Upward Bound Veterans office Veterans staff Academic support Accreditation Graduation rate Default rate
1 Mountwest Community & Technical College Huntington, W.Va. Public 3,111 754 3.5 stars 4 stars NCACS 8% 25%
2 Central Community College Grand Island, Neb. Public 7,521 352 4 stars 3.5 stars NCACS 33% 16%
3 Glendale Community College Glendale, Ariz. Public 21,376 1,388 3 stars 4 stars NCACS 28% 20%
4 Burlington County College Pemberton, N.J. Public 10,278 1,448 3.5 stars 3.5 stars MSCHE 23% 15%
5 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, Va. Public *32,101 7,513 4 stars 2 stars SACS 13% 17%
6 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, Wash. Public 6,115 349 3 stars 2 stars NCCU 37% 11%
7 Erie Community College Buffalo, N.Y. Public 14,176 568 3.5 stars 3 stars MSCHE 19% 22%
8 Pasadena City College Pasadena, Calif. Public 26,057 823 2 stars 4 stars WASC-SCU 35% 11%
9 Monroe Community College Rochester, N.Y. Public 17,699 755 3 stars 2 stars MSCHE 25% 16%
10 Irvine Valley College Irvine, Calif. Public 13,254 412 3 stars 3 stars WASC 38% 19%
11 Montgomery College Rockville, Md. Public 26,996 900 3 stars 1.5 stars MSCHE 15% 11%
12 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, Utah Public 33,420 1,315 4 stars 1 star NCCU 24% 11%
13 Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, Neb. Public 2,240 118 3 stars 1.5 stars NCACS 27% 23%
14 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, Ga. Public 7,456 82 2.5 stars 2 stars SACS 23% 24%
15 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, Va. Public 50,044 3,188 2 stars 1 star SACS 18% 12%
16 Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, Va. Public 8,557 729 1.5 stars 2 stars SACS 20% 19%
17 North Lake College Irving, Texas Public 11,865 566 4 stars 1.5 stars SACS 9% 17%
18 Collin College McKinney, Texas Public 27,593 1,443 2 stars 3 stars SACS 10% 19%
18 Solano Community College Fairfield, Calif. Public 11,029 784 3.5 stars 0.5 star WASC 31% 25%
20 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, Colo. Public 9,544 26 1 star 2 stars NCACS 23% 19%
21 Monterey Peninsula College Monterey, Calif. Public 8,968 1,121 3 stars 0.5 star WASC 25% 21%
22 Cuyamaca College El Cajon, Calif. Public 8,436 641 2.5 stars 2.5 stars WASC 24% 32%
23 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, Md. Public 17,957 988 3 stars 1.5 stars MSCHE 12% 16%
*Enrollment as reported by school, not federal government
**Combined rate of American Military University and American Public University