Christian Colleges with ROTC

Oct 08, 2018

Many Christian colleges offer opportunities to participate in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. See what participation in these programs involves and get information about the schools offering it.

Students who sign up for an ROTC program while enrolled at one of the Christian colleges profiled in this article complete it concurrently with their other college courses. ROTC provides students with leadership training and other valuable skills. Students will be officers upon graduation.

School Comparison

Christian schools that offer opportunities to participate in ROTC are located throughout the United States. The tuition costs listed may be defrayed by financial assistance offered to ROTC students.

School Name Institution Type Denomination Location Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
Eastern Nazarene College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Church of the Nazarene Quincy, MA $31,780
Colorado Christian University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Undenominational Lakewood, CO $30,370
Bethune-Cookman University 4-year, Private not-for-profit United Methodist Daytona Beach, FL $14,410
Agnes Scott College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Presbyterian Church Decatur, GA $39,960
Carroll College 4-year, Private not-for-profit Roman Catholic Helena, MT $34,480

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Overview of Schools with ROTC

Many Christian colleges offer ROTC to their students through agreements with nearby private and public universities. Outside of the ROTC program, students have full access to worship opportunities and student organizations.

Eastern Nazarene College

Students at Eastern Nazarene College can participate in Army ROTC through an agreement with Boston University. Eastern Nazarene offers associate's through master's degrees. Undergraduate programs include computer engineering, communication, and religion, while graduate programs include degrees in business, education, and marriage and family therapy. Eastern Nazarene has students from over 40 denominations on campus and strives to help students enhance their relationship with God as well as their community.

Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University offers its students opportunities to participate in Army ROTC at the University of Colorado - Boulder or the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. An Air Force ROTC program is also available through UC Boulder.

Degree options at Colorado Christian range from accounting and industrial/systems engineering to worship arts and history. The university offers a variety of student organizations, such as Global Conversation Partners, Women in the Workforce, and a men's volleyball club. The university holds two chapel sessions each week and provides Bible study and prayer ministries.

Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman University's Office of Military Services helps active service members, reservists, and their family members start their college journey. Students at this Historically Black University can sign up for Air Force and Army ROTC courses via Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with transportation provided by Bethune-Cookman. Bachelor's degree options at Bethune-Cookman include business, education, health sciences, and the liberal arts. Students can pursue several master's degrees, such as public health and criminal justice administration. Campus organizations include Greek life, honor societies, and community service clubs. Students can participate in a number of faith-based opportunities, such as the Wildcat Worship Team and Religious Life Fellowship.

Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College is a women's college that offers Air Force and Army ROTC as part of the Georgia Institute of Technology's ROTC program. ROTC students at Agnes Scott must complete military science classes at Georgia Tech.

Agnes Scott offers bachelor's degrees in areas such as business management, nursing, and political science. Agnes Scott also has a master's degree program in writing and digital communications. Students can join a variety of academic organizations, like the Economic Empowerment Initiative and the Model United Nations. Worship opportunities range from Joyful Noise, a song ministry group, to bi-weekly chapel services on Sunday evenings.

Carroll College

Carroll College's Army ROTC program is offered in conjunction with the University of Montana and Marquette University. It involves 2-3 hours of class and a workshop/leadership laboratory per week. Students must also complete 5 hours of physical activity training per week. For students interested in Air Force ROTC, Carroll College also has an agreement with Marquette University that allows students to participate in its program.

Degree programs at Carroll College include physics, political science, and marketing. A master's of accountancy is also offered. Carroll offers mass services and confession several times a week. The college posts Peer Ministers in each residence hall to assist students with their relationship with God. Other student activities include the Carrol Cavea Club (theatre), College Christian Fellowship, and Film Club.

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