This is a list of military-friendly colleges listed in the ACE Credit College and University Network that accept ACE credit recommendations for all military prior learning. We will explore additional features of the colleges that prospective students may find informative.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||In-state Tuition (2017-2018)*||Financial Assistance/Military Benefits|
|California State University||4 year public||Long Beach, California||$6,730||California Vet Fee Waiver, ACE Credit|
|Maryville University||4 year private||St. Louis, Missouri||$28,470||ACE credit, Military Spouse Scholarship|
|University of South Carolina||4 year public||Columbia, South Carolina||$11,862||Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding, Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program, SC Tuition Tax Credit, ACE credit|
|Illinois State University||4 year public||Normal, Illinois||$14,061||Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard (ING) Grant, AMVETS Service Foundation Veterans Scholarships, Tillman Scholarship, MIA/ POW Scholarship|
|Syracuse University||4 year private||Syracuse, New York||$46,755||Chapter 35-The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA), ACE credit, Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding, Military-Veteran Legacy Fund,|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
California State University System
California State University, the nation's largest public university system, is military-friendly. One important military benefit they offer is the acceptance of the ACE credit.
California State University has 37,776 enrolled students. There are 1,500 students who are disabled veterans that seek support and assistance at the Disability Services Support office each semester. CSU offers 50 online degree programs for students who are located or stationed around the world.
Maryville University is listed as a 'Best College for Veterans' by the U.S. News & World Report. Through a partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE), Maryville University offers college credit for military training and completed courses.
Maryville University offers online education. This allows working adults and active service members around the world to achieve their educational goals. All 8,000 enrolled students are given a free iPad as part of the university's renowned Digital World Program. Online military-connected students use these iPads to access their textbooks.
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina has several programs in place which support and assist its 1,200 military-connected students. One of those programs is the ACE credit acceptance.
The University of South Carolina has approximately 50,000 enrolled students, 1,500 of which are G.I. Recipients. USC's online program offers active service members the flexibility and convenience they require. The online courses have multiple start dates which aids in accommodating most busy schedules.
Illinois State University
Ranked by College Factual in 2017 as the Best College for Veterans in Illinois, Illinois State University fully supports its 550 enrolled veterans. There are numerous financial assistance programs such as the ACE credit which are available exclusively for military-connected students.
Illinois State University offers an Internationalize Your Major program. Active service members and students studying and living abroad can learn the language and culture of the country they are residing in. Combining their major with the internationalized minor of language increases their future job opportunities and marketability.
Named the #1 Private School for Veterans by Military Times, Syracuse University continually demonstrates their commitment to its military-connected students. One military benefit the school offers its veterans is the ACE credit.
Syracuse University has 20,000 enrolled students at its 13 schools and college campuses. For active service members and global students located around the world, Syracuse offers the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool). iSchool is an online and distance learning platform that helps veterans excel in the Information field.