The Top Online Colleges for Veterans in 2015

Since Veteran’s Day has just passed, we figured a great way to keep our vets in mind is to consider how they can further their educations and get better jobs after they have finished serving.

The MilitaryTimes recently released a list of the best schools for vets, basing their decisions mainly on a 120-question survey they used to evaluate different schools. They also used newly-released public data from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department, and three Education Department databases.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the five that topped the list of Best for Vets: Online Colleges.

ECPI UniversityECPI University
ECPI has received multiple awards for its efforts in catering to veterans along with the Military Times “Best for Vets” award. It was recognized as one of the Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities in 2014, and recognized by Virginia Values Veterans for its programs. The university is self-proclaimed as “dedicated to serving the men and women who serve the nation,” and therefore the school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and GI Bill, and it offers tuition assistance, scholarships, and financial aid to all vets.*

*ECPI encourages all Active Duty, Reservist, and Veterans using Veterans Benefits to visit the VA website and carefully evaluate your options and benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill ® and the new Post 9/11 GI Bill ® and other available programs before making a decision. There are many things to consider before choosing which benefit you wish to receive and whether or not to participate in the Active-Duty or Reserve GI Bill ® programs.

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Park UniversityPark University
Park University Online has a long history of working with vets to make sure that they get the education they need to meet their goals for more than 90 years. They offer special services to military members and their dependents, such as their Success for Veterans Program, ROTC, and access to the Park Warrior Center which provides information and resources for service members and veterans as they tradition out of the military. The PWC has education information, assistance with employment, financial resources, relationship counseling, PTSD counseling, and much more.

Central Texas CollegeCentral Texas College
Central Texas College helps to build educational programs fit for any active duty member or veteran. Military members and vets can enjoy distance learning by taking online college classes while on base or stationed elsewhere. They can enjoy maximum credit returns for military education training, and even enjoy assistance in achieving residency through online classes and distance education.

University of Maryland University CollegeUniversity of Maryland University College
UMUC calls itself a “veteran-friendly state university” which has online learning formats that are perfect for any active duty member or vet. The school is dedicated to helping military members transition back to an academic lifestyle, select their degrees, and enjoy all possible veterans education benefits, which includes special financial aid, scholarships, and alternative payment options. There is also a dedicated veterans advising team and veteran-friendly faculty that can help these students with all their unique needs.

Liberty UniversityLiberty University
Liberty provides a special homepage for military veterans which gives them specific information about Military Degree Plans and Military Transfer Credit. Their career center is geared toward helping veterans achieve their personal goals and find programs that suit their new lifestyles. There is even a department called VetSuccess on campus, which is dedicated specifically to helping veterans enjoy fruitful educational careers.