How Veterans Can Save Thousands on 2015 Military Friendly Colleges

How Veterans Can Save Thousands on 2015 Military Friendly Colleges
Beth Dumbauld

[updated 11/2015]

Have you served in the military? If so, we offer you and your families gratitude for the extraordinary service that you have given to our country.

We want to recognize each and every one of our students who have served in the military, like Sgt. Damian Baker who used our online courses to continue his college education while in the Marine Corps or Miles Green who completed courses while stationed on a ship in the Navy. Your commitment to getting things done inspire us each day.

We also want to recognize the military spouses who have sacrificed so much alongside their military family members. We’re here to support your educational dreams as well.

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Get Real Savings on 2015 Military Friendly Colleges 

In honor of Veteran’s day we’re excited to share with you the StraighterLine partner colleges that are also 2015 Military Friendly® Schools: schools that have gone above and beyond in providing a high quality, affordable, flexible education options to current military members, veterans – and their families.

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American InterContinental University can help you get an edge in a competitive marketplace because it focuses on practical skills and industry-current content. They develop their programs with input from an Employer Advisory Panel to help ensure that they are relevant to opportunities in your field.

American Military University (AMU) is the largest education provider to the U.S. Military, and educates many other national security and intelligence, law enforcement and public safety professionals.

American Public University (APU) has earned a reputation for making students priority one – from keeping tuition affordable (total costs are 20% lower than the average in-state public university according to College Board: Trends in College Pricing, 2013) – to ensuring that the curriculum meets the future needs of employers.

Antioch University Connected is a private, non-profit, accredited higher learning institution offering quality, affordable, and accessible bachelor completion and graduate programs completely online for the busy, adult learner.

Argosy University offers veterans like you access to flexible online graduate and undergraduate programs in business, education and psychology.

Azusa Pacific University College offers cutting-edge certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees for students, including veterans, delivered online and in the evenings to meet your career needs

Bay State College has been Boston’s best-kept secret for more than 65 years. Bay State College has an 88% in-field job placement rate. And the College offers lifetime career support and guidance services to all students, including veterans.

Bellevue University has graduated over 38,000 students with degrees for the real world -- not where industries have been, but where they’re headed. Bellevue University also makes a degree affordable for veterans by accepting up to 60 credits you earn with StraighterLine.

Brandman University offers over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs online and at over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington. Recognized with honors, its online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

California Southern University offers accredited degree and certificate programs 100-percent online with a personal touch. For civilians and veterans, tuition is locked in with continuous enrollment in a degree or certificate program.

Capitol Technical University is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation.

Charter Oak State College is a distance learning college established in 1973 to assist adult learners and veterans in completing their college degrees. Today they proudly offer "Degrees Without Boundaries" by utilizing more than 180 online courses.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a non-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students, including veterans, at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and Online.

Concordia University Chicago is a comprehensive, liberal arts–based university. Concordia equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urbanized world.

Concordia University Irvine is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University that prepares students, including veterans, for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, and Adult Degree Programs (ADP) at the beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options.

Concordia University - St. Paul offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students, including veterans, on campus in St. Paul, MN, online, or a combination of both.

Devry University is a leader in providing career-focused higher education. The school's programs are designed to help students pursue certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, or master’s degrees – and then pursue rewarding careers in business, technology, health care, liberal arts and other emerging fields.

Excelsior College offers more efficient and affordable access for students, including veterans, to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs.

Fisher College offers veterans a wide array of certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs across the country and around the globe, via neighborhood locations and online programs. Non-traditional and military students excel through a variety of available benefits and degree programs.

Granite State College delivers a practical and relevant education for veterans in the classroom and online, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education and a variety of transfer opportunities.

Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to prepare students for careers in the computer industry. Providing a career-focused, convenient, and caring education has been the focus of Herzing, even as it grew to encompass campuses in eight U.S. states and the founding of its Online and Continuing Education divisions.

Jefferson Community and Technical College based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the largest of 16 colleges forming the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. A public, comprehensive, postsecondary institution, Jefferson is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Kaplan University offers online, campus-based, and blended programs in fields such as arts and sciences, business, information systems and technology, criminal justice, health sciences, nursing, education, and legal studies. Students can earn master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

Liberty University located in Lynchburg, Va., is the world’s largest Christian university. Nearly 100,000 students attend classes on its 6,800-acre residential campus and study in its thriving online education program.

Lipscomb University offers an intellectually challenging academic program with a commitment to integrating academics, workplace skills, and faith. A cornerstone of Lipscomb University’s adult degree experience is the Core Assessment and Development Center, a unique program that allows students to demonstrate the leadership competencies they have developed in their careers and other experiences to earn up to 30 hours of college credit in a one-day simulation.

Mercy College is known for its high-quality education, the personalized experience it provides to students and veterans, its talented faculty, the beauty of its setting and closeness to New York City, and its affordability.

Monroe College remains true to its community of students, including veterans, providing every opportunity for academic and career success. The ongoing focus is on the business world, related technology, and real-world education.

Newbury College offers a career-focused education, grounded in the liberal arts, within a diverse and dynamic learning environment. With over 20 programs of study, veterans will find a personalized and experience-based educational experience that will prepare them for their chosen career.

New England College believes in a hands-on educational philosophy that they call “experiential learning” or learning-by-doing.

Northcentral University is a regionally accredited online university delivering career relevant degree programs to professionals around the world. With Northcentral, you may apply your StraighterLine ACE Credits® towards a bachelor’s degree programs in business and technology management and psychology.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana stands on ground that has been dedicated to learning for one hundred twenty-five years.

Northern Virginia Community College  has provided students with a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. Under the leadership of President Robert G. Templin, Jr., NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the US, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members.

Norwich University’s online bachelor’s completion and master’s programs, in keeping with a nearly 200 year history of academic excellence and innovation, deliver readily applicable skills and knowledge while giving students with busy schedules the flexibility they need to succeed.

Paul Smith's College is the only bachelor's degree-granting institution in the Adirondack Park of New York State. Since welcoming our first class in 1946, we have been dedicated to experiential learning – the notion that theory cannot be separated from practice.

Regis University provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Rio Salada serves as one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges and one of the largest online public community colleges in the nation-- serving nearly 59,000 students annually with more than 30,000 online.

Saint Joseph's College offers more than 20 online graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting, business, education, health administration, nursing and theology. Online courses are open 24/7, providing the flexibility of accessing course materials and participating in interactive components at times convenient to each student’s personal schedule.

Sullivan University focuses on a veteran's career objectives with streamlined programs offered in a practical, straightforward approach. Lifetime career search assistance is available for all graduates. 

SUNY GCC was founded in 1966 as part of the State University of New York (SUNY). Genesee Community College is known for its affordable tuition and its extensive online degrees and courses.

Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor's and master’s degree programs in more than 100 areas of study.

Tiffin University enrolls more than 4,200 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the campus in Tiffin, Ohio, online, in several foreign countries, and at several locations in Ohio. The school has remained one of the least expensive private colleges in Ohio.

Trident University International is the only 100% online University that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TUI offers 15 Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral degrees in 72 concentrations across its Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, and Information Systems.

Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college serves more than 28,000 students each year in credit and non-credit programs at five college sites and more than 20 community locations.

Trident University  (TUI) is the only 100% online university that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TUI offers 15 Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral degrees in 72 concentrations across its Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, and Information Systems.

United States Sports Academy has the distinction of being the first and only free standing, regionally accredited university in America devoted entirely to sport education.

University of the Incarnate Word is the largest Catholic University in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas. More than 70 degrees are offered to the over 8400 students, including veterans, at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the largest public university in the United States. As one of the 11 degree-granting institutions of the University System of Maryland, this global university specializes in high-quality academic programs tailored to working adults.

University of Phoenix is today’s largest private university in North America. Students study at more than 200 locations, as well as through online programs available in most countries around the world.

University of Western States a regionally accredited, non-profit institution dedicated to improving the health of society through its education programs, research and clinical services.

Upper Iowa University is a not-for-profit, independent, comprehensive university built upon a strong tradition of liberal arts education. With more than 6,200 students, including veterans, enrolled worldwide, UIU is the second largest private university in Iowa.

Utica College is a private, comprehensive college located in the heart of central New York. The College offers the advantages of a large university, but with an intimacy and high degree of personal attention not found at larger institutions – or, perhaps, anywhere.

Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of adult learners for 45 years. Today, more than 47,800 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates online in a broad range of disciplines.

Western Governors University is a great fit for busy adults thanks to its competency-based learning model, flat-rate tuition (less than $6,000 a year for most programs), and unique one-on-one faculty mentoring.

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers an affordable accelerated degree completion program that is both convenient and flexible for working adults and veterans.

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015

We’re also pleased to announce that 9 StraighterLine partner colleges have also been selected as a Top 20 Online & Nontraditional Schools in Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 by the Military Times – and 2 StraighterLine partners were selected as one of the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 4-Year Schools.

At StraighterLine, we thank you for your service, and we wish you success – and savings on your college degree.

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