Most Military-Friendly Online Schools for 2017

Nearly 60 Colleges Recognized for Service-Related Benefits, Program Excellence for 2017

Reno, Nev. (PR WEB) April 6, 2017 – Leading higher education information and resource provider has announced its list of the best online colleges for veterans and military personnel for 2017. The ranking names the top 59 two- and four-year schools and the top 50 four-year schools in the nation based on service member-friendly benefits, affordability and program quality. The four-year schools with the best scores were University of Southern Mississippi, Webster University, Saint Leo University, University of Idaho and Murray State University. The top five two-year schools include Central Texas College, St. Philip’s College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Del Mar College.

“Veterans and current members of the military face some unique challenges when it comes to earning a certificate or degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of “These schools have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding benefits and resources to service members who choose to pursue an online education, while also maintaining affordability and quality standards.”

To qualify for a spot on’s rankings, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid, military tuition discounts, ROTC programs, veteran support services and graduation rates by school. enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year for four-year schools, and below $5,000 per year for two-year schools. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list.

For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit:

list of ranking colleges, visit:

Top Four-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Ball State University
  • Columbia College
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Duquesne University
  • East Carolina University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hampton University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Lewis University
  • Mercy College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Missouri State University-Springfield
  • Montana State University-Billings
  • Murray State University
  • New England College
  • Niagara University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Norwich University
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Point Park University
  • Regis University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Texas A & M University-College Station
  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Montana
  • Tiffin University
  • Troy University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Toledo
  • Viterbo University
  • Washington State University
  • Webster University
  • Western Kentucky University

Top Two-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017:

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Central Texas College
  • Del Mar College
  • Frederick Community College
  • Houston Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • St Philip’s College
  • Tri-County Technical College
  • Wake Technical Community College began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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