2022 MilitarySupportiveColleges.com Select Schools – Southeast Region

The Most Military-Supportive Colleges in the VA Southeast District – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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The southeastern United States is home to more military installations than any other part of the country. If you’re in the service, there are good odds you will spend some time at one of them… a Coast Guard station watching out for mariners on the storm-tossed Gulf, one of the many Navy and Marine outposts along the Chesapeake, or a hopping Army training facility somewhere in the Carolinas.

The concentration of military bases in the South is a legacy going back to the Second World War. Warm temperatures allowed for year-round training for the flood of service members joining up in those years, while the Gulf coast provided safe harbors for Navy installations.

Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia are three of the top five states for the highest per capita distribution of troops stationed in the United States. That means that most service members will probably be stationed in this area for at least some of their term of service. Some of them decide to stick around. There’s something about the long leaf pines around Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, or the way the sunset gleams on the wave tops off NAS Pensacola that just makes you want to settle down here. And Southern hospitality, particularly for members of the military, is hard to leave behind!

There are plenty of legendary educational institutions around here too Vanderbilt, Campbellsville … military friendly schools with strong research and academic credentials, and an even stronger commitment to serving military affiliated students.

How We Identified the Most Military-Supportive Universities in the Southeastern U.S.

You deserve a school that goes out of its way to show respect for your military service; one that knows exactly how to put your education benefits to work to ensure you get the most from the benefits you’ve earned.

Every school listed here offers Yellow Ribbon program funding to every eligible applicant, and fully funds that program to cover all tuition over and above what your regular GI Bill® benefits cover.

This is something that opens up opportunities to attend elite private schools throughout the Southeast that might otherwise be out of reach for many service members.

But free tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program isn’t the only benefit theses schools offer. You’ll find they all go the extra mile to provide:

The fact that these schools don’t place caps on the tuition benefits they offer through the Yellow Ribbon offers an unparalleled opportunity to attend some of the most expensive schools in the country without spending a dime… while the other military friendly policies they have in place provide the kind of supportive environment that service members and vets deserve.

Learn more about our selection criteria for the military-supportive colleges that made this list.

Editor’s Choice for 2022: Top Picks for the Most Military-Supportive Colleges and Universities in the Southeastern U.S.

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ALABAMA (Public)

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 
Tuscaloosa, AL

Website

university of alabama

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Communication & Information Sciences
  • College of Community Health Sciences
  • College of Continuing Studies
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • School of law
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Social Work

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $43,080 (in-state), $120,960 (out-of-state)

The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa always strives for excellence when it comes to military support, and its efforts have paid off. U.S. Veterans Magazine ranked UA as one of the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools in 2021! It even has the distinction of being home to the only on-campus VA Medical and Mental Health Clinic, serving all students and faculty eligible for VA healthcare though the VITAL (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership) initiative in partnership with the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. Convenient, online course options allow military-affiliated students to earn their undergraduate degree, regardless of their schedule or geographic location. Zero application fees, free textbooks, and outstanding support and guidance through the Office for Veteran and Military Affairs along with the VetSuccess program (staffed with a vocational rehabilitation counselor) round out the top reasons why UA Tuscaloosa should be on your short list! And with Huntsville being named as the location for the new Space Command HQ, UA is looking forward to serving Alabama’s growing military population for many years to come.

University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Birmingham, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing    
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $42,840 (in-state), $102,000 (out-of-state)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham rallies around its veteran students, providing them with unmatched support throughout their academic journey. AA Birmingham offers an outstanding selection of scholarship opportunities for military-affiliated students, along with valuable resources and services like disability services, academic counseling, and tutoring. Upon graduation, all student veterans receive a special red, white, and blue graduation cord, and a challenge coin if they graduate with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. The UAB Student Veterans also hosts a dinner for all graduating student veterans and their families.

University of South Alabama 
Mobile, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mitchell College of Business
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Computing
  • Honors College  

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $41,280 (in-state), $82,560 (out-of-state)

The University of South Alabama is proud to provide comprehensive and complete services and resources for military-affiliated students and their families. All service members, vets, and their families enjoy assistance through the Office of Veterans Affairs, which includes academic and financial assistance and help when navigating VA benefits. All students using VA educational benefits receive priority registration here! You’ll love the many on-campus organizations and clubs aimed specifically at the military student community, including Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE), a peer support group program that pairs new student veterans with peer advisors; the dedicated veteran’s resource and study rooms; and the Student Veterans of America, your chance to get involved with your fellow student vets. Check out the Physician Assistant program here – USA is dedicated to recruiting and accepting veterans into this program!

Troy University 
Dothan / Montgomery / Phenix City / Troy, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Communications & Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Services
  • Sorrell College of Business

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $46,560 (in-state), $93,120 (out-of-state)

Troy University boasts a long history of supporting our nation’s military! Since 1950, they have provided resources and services aimed at helping this unique student population succeed, including its presence on or near military installations worldwide and its outstanding selection of online learning programs. All active duty service members, reservists, and Guardsmen pay no application fees here, while their discounted tuition and flexible scheduling ensure military-affiliated students are fully supported. These are just a few of the reasons why Troy is recognized as a Best for Vets College by the Military Times! Check out Troy’s Interdisciplinary Studies program – designed with your individual career goals, skillsets, and prior military service in mind!

University of Alabama in Huntsville 
Huntsville, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Business Education
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Professional Studies
  • Science

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $38,880 (in-state), $88,560 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $1,080 below the state average for public schools!

The University of Alabama at Huntsville boasts a dedicated Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) office, so the moment you consider this university, you’ll be met with equal parts attention, courtesy, and responsiveness. The MVP staff supports students transitioning from the military and helps them navigate their VA educational benefits. Veterans here who are registered through the MVP Office enjoy priority registration, and they also have access to a new online tool, the VA Certification Program, which ensures their VA benefits are processed in a timely manner. Need additional support? The University of Alabama at Huntsville also offers a VA Work-Study program that boasts personalized assistance from a trained student in the MVP office… the Veterans Mentor a Charger Program, which partners veteran faculty or staff members with veteran and service member students… the Career Transition Program, which helps veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors prepare for employment beyond graduation… and the Family Assistance Program, which helps students with families locate employment opportunities, housing, daycare, and more.

Athens State University 
Athens, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $22,500 (in-state), $54,000 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $17,460 below the state average for public schools!

Athens State University helps our U.S. military from the start through their active-duty military discount that includes no charge for student fees. As a service member or veteran through Athens State, your previous military training and education may also allow you to earn college credit through the Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. We also love Athens because they offer the 100% online BS in Technical Education, Military Instructor program, which prepares students for careers in education, healthcare, government, business, industry, military, and nonprofit sectors. To qualify for this program, candidates must have prior military experience, training, or educational credit. You’ll always enjoy outstanding support and guidance through Athens State, thanks to a dedicated veterans affair office who’s there to ensure that you receive all the benefits you’re entitled to as an active-duty service member, veteran, reservist, Guardsman, or family member.

ALABAMA (Private)

Samford University 
Birmingham, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Divinity
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $146,880

Samford University understands the unique needs of our nation’s military, which is why it’s a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program and home to a full suite of services and resources that ensure military-affiliated students experience academic success. We also love the dedicated Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) program that’s offered through the Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing. This program, designed specifically for both active duty service members (and Guardsmen and reservists) and vets bridges the gap between military culture and today’s nursing industry and offers an accelerated pathway to a BSN that takes into account their prior military training and experience.

University of Mobile 
Mobile, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Alabama School of the Arts
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Health Professions
  • School of Business
  • Center for Christian Calling
  • School of Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $92,640

The University of Mobile is home to a comprehensive support system for its military-affiliated students that includes dedicated services and resources. Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty and staff are just some of the reasons why the University of Mobile provides the ideal learning environment for our nation’s military. It’s this supportive, engaging environment that allows UM to be recognized as a top school for vets. IN fact, it was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report!

Faulkner University 
Birmingham / Huntsville / Mobile / Montgomery, AL

Website

faulkner university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Arts and sciences
  • Biblical studies
  • Business and executive
  • Education
  • Health sciences
  • Faulkner Law

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $86,040

Faulkner University is fully committed to its support of our nation’s military, which is why it offers an undergrad military rate of just $250 per credit! An average class size of just 15, more than 60 on-campus majors and more than 23 online majors, and flexible, individualized learning experiences make Faulkner a clear choice for military students. Just some of the online bachelor’s degree programs here include Biblical Studies, Humanities, Business, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Human Resource Management!

Strayer University

Birmingham / Huntsville, AL

Website

strayer university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Information Technology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $59,160. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $9,600 below the state average for private schools!

Strayer University’s commitment to our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families is unwavering – their Veteran Support Team is there to help you navigate your VA and GI Bill® benefits and find a program that’s right for you. From finding ways to save on tuition to helping you complete the paperwork necessary to receive your benefits, the Veteran Support Team will guide you throughout your educational journey. But that’s not all. Choose Strayer and you may be eligible for additional assistance through their Strayer Military Scholarship or through one of their many other military scholarships designed for military spouses. And you can earn college credit here for your prior military training and education!

Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Business and Leadership
  • College of General Studies
  • School of Education and Human Services
  • Turner School of Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $45,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $23,760 below the state average for private schools!

Amridge University is there to help you pay for your college education. Offering outstanding discounted tuition rates for both active service members, military spouses, and veterans, along with no comprehensive fee in addition to your VA and GI Bill® benefits, Amridge provides unmatched financial support! Active service members will also appreciate Amridge’s 100% online programs that feature no campus requirements. Earn your degree anywhere, anytime it’s convenient for you! This commitment to distance learning ensures that today’s military service members and veterans receive the best online learning experience every time.

Heritage Christian University

Florence, AL

Website

heritage christian university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Languages

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $40,560. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $28,200 below the state average for private schools!

Heritage Christian University’s commitment to our nation’s military is clear from the get-go. HCU signed on with the VA’s Principles of Excellence to ensure outstanding resources and support for students using veterans’ benefits and to remove the barriers that impede their progress as they transition from military life to college life. And through their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers all tuition costs not covered by the GI Bill® (for those qualifying for maximum benefits), you’ll never need to worry about affording private school tuition.

Columbia College Redstone Arsenal 
Redstone Arsenal, AL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer & Mathematical Sciences
  • Education
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & Criminal Justice
  • Language & Communication Studies     Nursing
  • Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology & Human Services
  • Visual Arts & Music

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $45,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $23,760 below the state average for private schools!

Columbia College Redstone Arsenal doesn’t just say they support our military – they put their money where their mouth is. As of Fall 2021, they extended their reduced military tuition rates and additional benefits to spouses and dependents of currently service members and CC-affiliated military installation employees, their spouses, and dependents. But that’s not all… service members, veterans, and dependents are eligible for a number of exciting scholarships, including the Brigadier General Charles McGee Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship for veterans or veteran dependents, and the Ousley Family Veterans Scholarship, a $500 award for veterans or veteran dependents. Many other scholarships are available to service members or specific military installations such as Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Sill, and Fort Stewart. In fact, Columbia College is affiliated with dozens of military installations across the country! And Columbia College also awards service members and veterans college credits for their previous service through the Military Experience (ME) credit. Support here is unmatched, too, thanks to the Ousley Family Veterans Service Center, a virtual resource that includes a military chat option to answer all your military-related questions and a webinar series that covers many topics of interest to military and veteran students.

Columbia Southern University 
Orange Beach, AL

Website

columbia southern university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Criminal justice
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire science
  • General studies
  • Health
  • Homeland security
  • Human resources
  • IT
  • Military studies
  • Occupational safety and health/environmental management
  • Psychology
  • Public administration / emergency services management

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $28,200. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $40,560 below the state average for private schools!

Columbia Southern University delivers on their promise to support our military’s service members and veterans through their Veterans Flexible Enrollment program. This program allows you to work at your own pace within set start and end dates. It’s flexibility and convenience at its finest! No login times and your choice of 11 term start dates per year makes Columbia Southern University a top choice for today’s military members. Here, you’ll have access to a dedicated Military Support Group that works one-on-one with military students to ensure they achieve their academic goals and the full support of the university throughout their academic journey. CSU’s commitment to our nation’s military includes several academic advisors with prior military service who can help you navigate VA and GI Bill® benefits.

ARKANSAS (Public)

University of Arkansas 
Little Rock, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Business, Health, and Human Services
  • College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $38,160 (in-state), $87,120 (out-of-state)

The University of Arkansas is where you’ll find superb support for its student military community! Head to the Military Student Success Center, which services more than 700 active duty, reservists, Guardsmen, vets, and their family members, and you’ll find a supportive atmosphere where you can learn about available resources and services, relax, and connect with your peers. UA Little Rock’s commitment to its student military community has earned it recognition as a Purple Heart University! Just some of the superb services and resources available to military-affiliated students here include the Students Associated with the Military (SAM), a social network for UA Little Rock students associated with the military, and the UA Little Rock MVP (Mentoring Veterans Program), a peer mentoring program for student vets.

Southern Arkansas University 
Magnolia, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Business
  • Continuing Education
  • Education & Human Performance
  • Graduate Studies
  • Honors College
  • Liberal & Performing Arts
  • Science & Engineering

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $27,000 (in-state), $47,880 (out-of-state)

Southern Arkansas University is home to everything today’s military-affiliated students need to succeed! The Veterans Resource Office is where you’ll find the support and resources to achieve your academic goals, ease the transition from military to college, and navigate the financial resources available to you, including VA benefits. If you’re an active duty service member or vet, you’ll automatically pay in-state tuition rates here!

Arkansas State University Mid-South 
West Memphis, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • MSCC
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Business/Computer Science/Math
  • Liberal Arts/Teacher Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $13,800 (in-state), $18,600 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $12,480 below the state average for public schools!

Arkansas State University Mid-South is committed to providing today’s service members, veterans, and their families with the highest level of support and resources that include advising and registration support, peer tutoring, career exploration and development resources, and financial aid and military benefits assistance. At Arkansas State University Mid-South, you’re never alone on your educational journey! The school’s flexible courses, many of which are offered in a hybrid or fully online format, are ideally designed for today’s active duty military members. In fact, many of the programs here are offered completely online!

ARKANSAS (Private)

Harding University 
Searcy, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Allied Health
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Bible & Ministry
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Sciences
  • Honors
  • Harding Online
  • University College

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $90,000

Harding University’s selection of online bachelor’s degrees makes it a shoo-in for convenience and flexibility! Choose the BA in Bible and Ministry (adult completion) program or the Accelerated BSN and you’ll enjoy the accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s you’ve been searching for! Or choose one of the many on-campus programs and take advantage of the school’s intimate, student-centered learning environment. Did you know that your prior military training and experience may earn you college credits here toward your bachelor’s degree? Harding’s focus on student success and outstanding student engagement has long earned it recognition from esteemed publications like the Princeton Review, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, College Factual, and more!

Central Baptist College 
Conway, AR

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business
  • Bible
  • Communication
  • Education
  • General Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Literature & Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Kinesiology
  • Orientation
  • Social Studies
  • Math & Science

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $63,600. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $3,120 below the state average for private schools!

Central Baptist College has worked alongside the nation’s armed forces branches for many years to ensure that active service members and veterans receive the best support as they pursue their educational goals. On-campus, hybrid, and online courses and programs, 5 or 16-week courses, and day or night on-campus courses ensure the best in flexibility and convenience for students here. And for veterans not using VA or GI Bill® benefits, Central Baptist College offers a 25% discount on tuition. For service members called to active duty service Central Baptist College has a flexible leave policy that includes a refund of all tuition and fees.

FLORIDA (Public)

Florida State University 
Tallahassee / Panama City, FL

Website

florida state university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Applied Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Communication and Information
  • College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • College of Education
  • FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Motion Picture Arts
  • College of Music
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • College of Social Work
  • Dedman College of Hospitality
  • Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship 

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $25,920 (in-state), $86,520 (out-of-state). For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $10,680 below the state average for public schools!

FSU is where service members and veterans alike enjoy outstanding support and in-state tuition, regardless of their location! Out-of-state tuition waivers are extended to service members, veterans, reservists, and Guardsmen, as well as any veteran-dependents using VA educational benefits. You’ll also love the Veteran’s BS in Nursing – it builds upon your previous experience and training in the military to provide you with advanced academic standing! But there’s more – FSU is home to more than 20 dedicated military scholarships and a Strategies for Veteran Success course, which prepares you to make the transition from solider to student.

FLORIDA (Private)

Rollins College 
Winter Park, FL

Website

rollins college

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Hamilton Holt School
  • Crummer Graduate School of Business

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $224,400

Rollins College is where you’ll find solid liberal arts bachelor’s degree programs in a military-supportive environment. For more than 135 years, Rollins has worked tirelessly to produce the next generation of leaders and changemakers, and its flexible, innovative programs reflect this effort. You’ll love Rollins’ unique mentorship model, which supplies all students with a community of mentors who are committed to your success. This trailblazing model of education has resulted in an impressive record of academic success that includes a 97% employment rate among grads just 12 months after graduation!

University of Miami 
Coral Gables, FL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Miami Herbert Business School
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering      
  • School of Law
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • Frost School of Music
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies    

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $221,760

The University of Miami has long been committed to meeting the academic and financial needs of service members, veterans, and their families. In addition to being a proud Yellow Ribbon Program partner, the University of Miami offers a convenient and flexible academic pathway through their UOnline platform. This fully online learning platform allows military-affiliated students to earn their bachelor’s degree from anywhere in the world! Dedicated military enrollment advisors are there to guide and assist you from enrollment to graduation and beyond!

Florida Technical College 
Deland / Kissimmee / Lakeland / Pembroke Pines, FL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Beauty
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality
  • Spanish Programs
  • Online Programs
  • Hybrid Programs
  • FTC Continuing Education

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $215,160

For more than 35 years, Florida Technical College has been providing its military-affiliated student community with unmatched support and guidance! More than 20 undergraduate programs ensure you’ll find a degree that best matches your career goals and interests, while its focused learning approach, which includes taking one class at a time, is ideal for today’s busy military students. You’re also sure to love the flexible class times that include both day and evening classes and the supportive environment that features small class sizes for the best in individualized attention. Choose an online program for maximum flexibility and convenience, or choose from one of the school’s convenient locations in Orlando, Lakeland, Kissimmee, DeLand, South Miami, Pembroke, Pines, or Tampa!

Beacon College 
Leesburg, FL

Website

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Anthrozoology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Human Services
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Studio Arts

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $185,640

Since its founding in 1989, Beacon College has been committed to accommodating students in a supportive learning environment. Today, this commitment to top-notch student support continues, with top-notch academic and personal supports services ensuring that today’s military students have everything they need to succeed. In addition to a resource-rich learning environment, which has long attracted students with disabilities and other special needs, Beacon College boasts an outstanding selection of majors and minors like computer information systems, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, education, human services, and studio arts.

Jacksonville University 
Jacksonville, FL

Website

jacksonville university

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health Science
  • College of Arts and Sciences/Education
  • Business
  • School of Aviation (Mgt)

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $174,120

Jacksonville University Veterans and Military Resource Center is part of the university’s dedication to its military-affiliated students. Here, military-affiliated students get help with admissions and academics and are guided and supported as they transition from military to college life. Other military-dedicated resources here include career assistance services. And Jacksonville is a founding member of the Northeast Florida Military Veteran College Network, which brings together partners in academia and at military installations to provide the best educational experience for military students and their families. This is why Jacksonville University has been heralded by U.S. News & World Report for having one of the most military friendly colleges campuses in the nation!

Miami International University of Art and Design 
Miami, FL

Website

miami international university of art and design

Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Visual design
  • Interior design
  • Marketing
  • Animation and effects
  • Film and production
  • Fashion

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $103,560

The Miami International University of Art and Design serves as a military-inclusive school that boasts plentiful educational opportunities for service members, veterans, and their families. Whether you are active service member or a veteran looking to transition to a new career, the Miami International University of Art and Design has the program for you in the visual, creative, applied, or culinary arts! Flexible learning options that you include your choice of on-campus or online programs are ideally designed for the needs of today’s military students. And your real-life experiences and military training can earn you college credit here! Their support for our nation’s military also includes a 10% tuition discount for active duty service members (and their spouses), veterans, reservists, and Guardsmen!

Ave Maria University 
Ave Maria, FL

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Accounting
  • American studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Catechetics
  • Catholic studies
  • Classics and early Christian literature
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Elementary education
  • Environmental science
  • Exercise physiology
  • Finance
  • Global affairs and international business
  • Health science
  • History
  • Humanities and liberal studies
  • Literature
  • Managerial economics and strategic analysis
  • Marine biology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political economy and government
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Theology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $100,680

Ave Maria University is home to no less than 30 majors and minors… an undergraduate student body of just over 1,200… a learning environment that’s rooted in the Catholic tradition (about 95% of the population here is Catholic) … and a military-supportive environment that includes participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Counseling services, academic resources, and adaptive resources are just some of the supports offered here to help ensure academic success!

International College of Health Sciences 
Boynton Beach, FL

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)  

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $72,000. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $28,440 below the state average for private schools!

Service members and veterans alike are sure to appreciate what the International College of Health Sciences has to offer! The RN to BSN here is approved for veterans training and comes complete with assistance through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which covers all tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t (for those qualifying for maximum benefits). You’re also love the outstanding guidance and support offered through the Office of Career Services.

Full Sail University 
Winter Park, FL

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Departments and Programs Eligible for Uncapped Benefits and Accepting All Eligible Students Under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Film & Television
  • Games
  • Media & Communications
  • Music & Recording
  • Sports Technology

Approximate bachelor’s degree cost for students without military benefits: $69,960. For a full bachelor’s degree, that works out to a total cost savings of $30,480 below the state average for private schools!

Full Sail University’s military benefits include unlimited participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a dedicated military admissions team, and an accelerated degree that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in just 2-3 years instead of 4-5 years. This different approach to education is particularly aligned to the busy lives of our nation’s military and their desire for career-focused programs. Your bachelor’s degree at Full Sail is like any other bachelor’s degree and includes the same number of credits; however, thanks to the accelerated pace of a Full Sail degree, you can expect to earn your bachelor’s degree in about half the time of a traditional bachelor’s degree. Degree programs here start monthly, so you can begin your education sooner than you think! And to better accommodate the needs of today’s service members and veterans, tuition here is locked for the duration of your program and all books and supplies are included with the tuition!