Best for Vets: Colleges 2014
Online & nontraditional schools
These schools told us more than half of their classes are online-only or that most of their students don't attend classes at a central campus or a few regional campuses.

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2012 Enrollment
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Rank
School
Headquarters or main campus
Type
Total
Military enrollment
Veterans office
Accepts ACE credits
At or below TA cap
At or below Post-9/11 limits
Yellow Ribbon
Staff support
Academic support
Extra- curriculars
Accreditation
Student-faculty ratio
Graduation & transfer rate
Default rate
1 ECPI University Virginia Beach, Va. For-profit 9,840 3,251
SACS [R] 20:1 40% (no data) 17%
2 Excelsior College Albany, N.Y. Private 36,331 15,069
n/a MSCHE [R] 15:1 no data 9%
3 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. Private 9,611 2,270
n/a NCACS [R] 27:1 31% (30%) 9%
4 Alliant International University San Francisco Private 3,489 114
WASC [R] 10:1 no data 5%
5 Troy University Troy, Ala. Public 29,383(2) 5,296(2)
SACS [R] 18:1 34% (34%) 15%
6 Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. Private 105,670(2) 19,258(2)
SACS [R] 19:1 46% (27%) 7%
7 Central Texas College Killeen, Texas Public 50,004(2) 32,830(2)
n/a SACS [R] 19:1 11% (10%) 19%
8 Park University Parkville, Mo. Private 11,787(2) no data
n/a NCACS [R] 12:1 41% (no data) 10%
9 Columbia College of Missouri Columbia, Mo. Private 31,376(2) 7,779(2)
n/a NCACS [R] 38:1 46% (32%) 12%
10 American Public University System/American Military University Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit 58,115 31,857
n/a NCACS [R] 23:1 19% (no data) 7%
11 National University La Jolla, Calif. Private 30,167(2) 7,248(2)
WASC [R] 11:1 24% (no data) 7%
12 Averett University Graduate & Professional Studies Danville, Va. Private 1,662(2) 449(2)
n/a SACS [R] 10:1 40% (no data) 12%
13 Georgia Military College Millegeville, Ga. Public 820 63
n/a SACS [R] 25:1 23% (35%) 24%
14 Lewis University Romeoville, Ill. Private 6,400 565
n/a NCACS [R] 13:1 59% (no data) 7%
15 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Public 19,791(2) 1,662(2)
n/a MSCHE [R] 14:1 31% (17%) 11%
16 Kaplan University (online) Davenport, Iowa For-profit 54,233 8,241
n/a NCACS [R] 17:1 11% (no data) 26%
17 Colorado Technical University Colorao Springs, Colo. For-profit 21,000 5,900
NCACS [R] 27:1 13% (no data) 25%
18 Full Sail University Winter Park, Fla. For-profit 16,777(2) 619(2)
ACCSC 23:1 79% (no data) 12%
19 Baker College Flint, Mich. Private 30,764 223
n/a NCACS [R] 19:1 13% (1%) 19%
20 University of Maryland University College Adelphi, Md. Public 60,242 31,469
MSCHE [R] 18:1 4% (20%) 6%
(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