Best for Vets: Colleges 2014
4-year schools
These schools told us they offer bachelor's or graduate degrees or both.

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2012 Enrollment
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Rank
School
Headquarters or main campus
Type
Total
Military
Veterans office
Accepts ACE credits
At or below TA cap
At or below limits
Yellow Ribbon
Staff support
Academic support
Extra- curriculars
Accrededation
Student-faculty ratio
Graduation rate (transfer rate)
Default rate
1 D'Youville College Buffalo, N.Y. Private 3,145 191
  NYSBR [R](4) 8:1 40% (no data) 11%
2 University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Neb. Public 14,786 642
NCACS [R] 17:1 46% (31%) 8%
3 Concord University Athens, W.Va. Public 2,834 81
n/a NCACS [R] 20:1 38% (27%) 16%
4 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, N.J. Public 58,788 2,154
MSCHE [R](4) 14:1 79% (11%) 4%
5 University of South Florida Tampa, Fla. Public 47,646 1,707
SACS [R] 24:1 57% (6%) 10%
6 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Private 8,442 2,085
SACS [R] 14:1 47% (no data) 13%
7 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. Public 21,124 629
n/a SACS [R] 19:1 43% (31%) 12%
8 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, Ill. Public 18,847 1,253
NCACS [R] 15:1 48% (14%) 8%
9 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City, S.D. Public 2,424 159
n/a NCACS [R] 14:1 55% (no data) 5%
10 Florida State University Tallahassee, Fla. Public 41,301 890(1)
SACS [R] 26:1 75% (8%) 5%
11 Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Public 50,514 563
n/a SACS [R] 22:1 80% (14%) 5%
12 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. Public 18,234 357(1)
WASC [R] 29:1 44% (3%) 7%
13 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. Public 13,413 550
NCACS [R] 22:1 50% (no data) 4%
14 Texas State University San Marcos, Texas Public 34,225 1,202
n/a SACS [R] 22:1 55% (no data) no data
15 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Galloway, N.J. Public 8,400 156
n/a MSCHE [R] 18:1 64% (14%) no data
16 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York Public 17,000 854
n/a MSCHE [R] 18:1 33% (36%) 5%
17 University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky. Public 28,928 515
n/a SACS [R] 18:1 59% (no data) 4%
18 The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Public 63,058 1,501
n/a NCACS [R] 19:1 82% (no data) no data
19 University of Missouri, Columbia Columbia, Mo. Public 34,748 360
NCACS [R] 20:1 71% (no data) 4%
20 Morehead State University Morehead, Ky. Public 11,172 218(1)
n/a SACS [R] 17:1 39% (no data) 12%
21 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Public 15,160 698
SACS [R] 20:1 52% (20%) 7%
22 University of West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Public 12,679 1,517
SACS [R] 23:1 45% (8%) 7%
,23 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Public 27,939 687
NCACS [R] 18:1 64% (29%) 4%
24 Fordham University New York Private 15,170 247
NYSBR [R](4) 13:1 81% (no data) 5%
25 Stratford University Falls Church, Va. For-profit 2,554(2) 428(2)
n/a ACICS 12:1 20% (no data) 19%
26 Webster University St. Louis Private 20,579 4,256
NCACS [R] 15:1 64% (no data) 8%
27 St. Petersburg College Clearwater, Fla. Public 33,220 2,173
SACS [R] 23:1 31% (15%) 21%
28 San Diego State University San Diego Public 30,843 911
WASC [R] 29:1 66% (6%) 4%
29 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Ky. Public 15,968(2) 869(2)
n/a SACS [R] 15:1 37% (no data) 12%
30 Old Dominion University Norfolk, Va. Public 24,670 2,623
n/a SACS [R] 21:1 49% (24%) 5%
31 Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas Public 32,480 617
n/a SACS [R] 24:1 62% (no data) 8%
32 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, Texas Public 22,749 982
n/a SACS [R] 21:1 38% (28%) 12%
33 University of South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Public 10,284 390
n/a NCACS [R] 17:1 50% (33%) 6%
34 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, N.C. Public 6,060 793
SACS [R] 16:1 31% (18%) 17%
35 Mississippi State University Starkville, Miss. Public 20,365 454
SACS [R] 19:1 58% (no data) 7%
36 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Ariz. Public 25,991 610
n/a NCACS [R] 21:1 49% (no data) 7%
37 Western Illinois University Macomb, Ill. Public 12,205 631
NCACS [R] 15:1 54% (34%) 11%
38 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. Public 11,067 329
NCACS [R] 21:1 65% (no data) 2%
39 Angelo State University San Angelo, Texas Public 6,888 391(1)
SACS [R] 20:1 31% (no data) 16%
40 Berkeley College New York For-profit 7,742 570
MSCHE [R] 24:1 35% (no data) 20%
41 California State University San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. Public 10,610 350
WASC [R] 23:1 45% (8%) 4%
42 University of Colorado Denver Denver Public 17,545 799
n/a NCACS [R] 17:1 45% (35%) 5%
43 University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Mass. Public 16,294 1,450
NEASC [R] 17:1 54% (no data) 5%
44 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles Public 41,341 606(1)
WASC [R](4) 16:1 92% (no data) 3%
45 Norwich University Northfield, Vt. Private 3,499 1,012
NEASC [R] 14:1 53% (no data) 4%
46 West Virginia University Morgantown, W.Va. Public 30,000 185
NCACS [R] 22:1 57% (29%) 8%
47 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Ga. Public 24,604 no data
n/a SACS [R] 21:1 42% (22%) 9%
48 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Ky. Public 15,634 520
n/a SACS [R] 18:1 37% (no data) 11%
49 Arizona State University Tempe, Ariz. Public 73,378 2,137
n/a NCACS [R] 25:1 57% (no data) 6%
50 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver Public 22,976 970
n/a NCACS [R] 20:1 25% (30%) 16%
51 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Public 43,426 241
n/a NCACS [R] 12:1 91% (no data) 2%
52 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Fla. Public 30,301 430(1)
SACS [R] 23:1 41% (11%) 8%
53 Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Private 15,461 1,640
SACS [R] 11:1 55% (no data) 20%
54 Niagara University Niagara University, N.Y. Private 3,653 75
n/a MSCHE [R](4) 11:1 67% (no data) 7%
55 California University of Pennsylvania California, Pa. Public 8,608 427
MSCHE [R] 20:1 51% (no data) 7%
56 South Dakota State University Brookings, S.D. Public 12,583 401
n/a NCACS [R](4) 17:1 55% (no data) 5%
57 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tenn. Public 10,597 2,066(1)
n/a SACS [R] 19:1 36% (13%) 17%
58 Averett University Danville, Va. Private 892 18
SACS [R] 10:1 40% (no data) 12%
59 University of New Haven West Haven, Conn. Private 6,351 210
NEASC [R] 16:1 56% (no data) 5%
60 Campbell University Buies Creek, N.C. Private 6,189 2,114(1)
SACS [R] 19:1 51% (44%) 3%
61 The George Washington University Washington, D.C. Private 25,653 697
MSCHE [R] 13:1 80% (no data) 2%
62 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, Ore. Public 4,001 205
NCCU [R] 20:1 49% (12%) 6%
63 University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, Maine Public 4,990 294
NEASC [R](4) 18:1 12% (5%) 18%
64 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, Tenn. Public 25,394 877
SACS [R] 20:1 45% (17%) 12%
65 Black Hills State University Spearfish, S.D. Public 3,914 173
n/a NCACS [R] 19:1 38% (26%) 9%
66 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa Public 12,273 270
n/a NCACS [R] 16:1 66% (24%) 4%
67 The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, Texas Public 6,858 330(1)
SACS [R] 16:1 41% (no data) 12%
68 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, Calif. Public 35,899(3) no data
WASC [R] 17:1 91% (no data) 3%
69 University of Evansville Evansville, Ind. Private 2,757 35
NCACS [R] 13:1 68% (no data) 4%
70 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas Public 33,000 1,500(1)
n/a SACS [R] 23:1 48% (no data) 10%
71 Felician College Lodi, N.J. Private 2,198 53(1)
MSCHE [R] 12:1 42% (38%) 12%
72 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus Daytona Beach, Fla. Private 5,120 517
SACS [R] 13:1 58% (no data) 6%
73 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas Public 52,186 582
n/a SACS [R] 18:1 79% (no data) 5%
74 Wright State University Dayton, Ohio Public 17,789 176
n/a NCACS [R] 22:1 40% (no data) 8%
75 Medaille College Buffalo, N.Y. Private 2,879 74
MSCHE [R] 14:1 46% (no data) 9%
76 The University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus Norman, Okla. Public 27,518 1,501
NCACS [R] 19:1 66% (no data) no data
77 SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. Public 6,167 86
MSCHE [R] 16:1 61% (25%) 4%
78 Texas A&M University-San Antonio San Antonio Public 4,000 536
SACS [R] no data no data 17%
79 Chadron State College Chadron, Neb. Public 2,994 203
NCACS [R] 21:1 42% (22%) no data
80 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Mich. Public 24,598 348
n/a NCACS [R] 18:1 56% (32%) 5%
81 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Private 9,878 4,913
WASC-ACCJC [R] 14:1 40% (no data) 5%
82 University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls, Wis. Public 6,455 no data
NCACS [R] 21:1 54% (no data) 4%
83 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. Public 28,750 1,095
NCACS [R] 17:1 39% (29%) 6%
84 Monmouth University West Long Branch, N.J. Private 6,472 86
MSCHE [R] 14:1 64% (29%) no data
85 Towson University Towson, Md. Public 21,464 231
MSCHE [R] 17:1 66% (13%) 3%
86 Arkansas State University, Main Campus State University, Ark. Public 13,877 442(1)
n/a NCACS [R] 19:1 40% (30%) 19%
(1) Count based on students using Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department benefits
(2) Unduplicated 12-month headcount for 2012-13, instead of fall 2012 enrollment, as reported by school
(3) Estimated enrollment from Education Department, not school
(4) Multiple accrediting agencies