Top 50 Christian Colleges & Universities for Veterans 2017

America’s Veteran population has a unique and varied set of needs.  A primary area of concern is education.  Upon discharge from the military, many veterans have certain technical skills, but they could use additional training to be better equipped for civilian business.  Aside from governmental assistance, there are other ways schools can serve this population.  This includes providing credit for service time, accepting all forms of financial assistance, providing dedicated staff to meet their needs and answer their questions and more.  Christian Universities Online is pleased to highlight the Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities for Veterans 2017.  In this ranking, you will certainly find familiar names, but with a deeper vision into their perspective toward our service members and programs that are uniquely designed to guide them toward earning a degree.

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Whitworth University

Located in Spokane, Washington, Whitworth University is a private, residential Christian liberal arts institution.  Founded in 1883 by George F. Whitworth as the Sumner Academy, the school was originally located in the small town of Sumner in the (then) Washington Territory and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. In 1890 the school became incorporated as Whitworth College, having been renamed in honor of its founder. In 1899 the college relocated to Tacoma and again in 1914 moved to its current location in Spokane. Today, the University’s mission is to “provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” Whitworth University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,600, including over 2,300 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Whitworth University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and has been so since 1933. Characterized not only by the academic excellence it offers but also the way in which faith and learning are purposefully integrated, Whitworth University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees and programs. Comprised of several schools and a college, these include the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Continuing Studies. A recipient of the Military Friendly 2017 award, Whitworth University is approved for the training of military servicemembers and veterans. The University participates in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which nearly 2% of its undergraduate students receive benefits. Credit for military training is offered and the University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. A dedicated point of contact is provided for the support services available to veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Malone University

Located on a 96 acre campus in Canton, Ohio, Malone University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution. Affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, Malone University began as the Cleveland Bible College in 1892. Established by Walter and Emma Malone, the founders’ vision was to “open a small school in which the Bible could be taught every day and supervision given to practical Christian work such as visiting the sick, calling in homes and personal evangelism.” In 1957 the institution was renamed Malone College on honor of its founders and in 2008 university status was achieved. Today, the University describes is mission as being “to provide students with an education based on biblical faith in order to develop men and women in intellectual maturity, wisdom, and Christian faith who are committed to serving the church, community and world.” The University’s vision is to be “the regional university of choice recognized for Christ-centered academic excellence, spiritual formation, student engagement, and leadership in thought and service.”

Malone University is comprised of multiple colleges and schools, including the College of Theology, Arts and Sciences; the School of Education and Human Development; the School of Business and Leadership; and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. More than 40 majors, 42 minors, and nearly a dozen graduate degree programs are offered. The University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1964. Malone University has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,700, including well over 1,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and offers credit for military training. Malone University provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to veterans, servicemembers, and their dependants and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill).

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Mississippi College

Mississippi College, located in Clinton, Mississippi, is a private, coeducational, comprehensive Christian institution of the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies. Established in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest college in the state of Mississippi and the second-oldest Baptist-affiliated college in the United States. In 1831, shortly after its founding, the College began granting degrees to women, making it the first coeducational college in the nation to do so. Today, Mississippi College’s vision is “to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ”. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1922. More than 5,000 students are currently enrolled, including approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Mississippi College offers wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its seven schools, each of which house several Departments. The College’s schools include the School of Business, the School of Christian Studies & the Arts, the School of Education, the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Nursing, and the School of Science & Mathematics. Mississippi College is committed to honoring U.S. military servicemembers and veterans and strives to offer veteran-focused educational and student support. Mississippi College provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to servicemembers, veterans, and their families and requires that all veteran benefits recipients meet with an assigned advisor who will help them plan their course of study. The College also offers credit for military training, has a recognized student veteran organization on campus, and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Mississippi College also participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which nearly 3% of its students receive benefits.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.7%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Bethel University

Bethel University is a private evangelical Christian institution of higher education located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded by John Alexis Edgren in 1871 as the Baptist Union Theological Seminary, the seminary’s original purpose was to train Swedish Baptist immigrants who had fled Europe to escape persecution to serve as pastors in the New World. In 1914 the Baptist General Conference (now Converge Worldwide) undertook the support of the seminary and moved the institution to its current location. Following the Second World War the school became a four-year collegiate institution and was renamed Bethel College & Seminary. Since then the institution has only continued to grow and in 2004 the name Bethel University was chosen. Bethel University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 4,000, including approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Bethel University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1959. The University offers a wide range of programs across its four schools, which include the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Adult & Professional Studies, the Graduate School, and Bethel Seminary. More than 100 degree options are currently offered, including nearly 90 undergraduate majors; 11 pre-professional programs in medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary science, physical therapy, pharmacy, and more; 10 master’s degrees and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership with licensure options. Bethel University is known as a military and veteran friendly school and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Credit for military training is offered and Bethel University participates in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which more than 1% of its students currently receive benefits.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Mount Vernon Nazarene University was founded in 1968 and designated as the Zone A College of the Church of the Nazarene by the denomination’s General Assembly. One of eight U.S. colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Mount Vernon Nazarene University was accredited in 1972 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission). In addition to its main campus, the University also operates several satellite locations in Columbus-New Albany, Mansfield, and Newark; these locations serve the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program which is geared towards non-traditional Students.

More than 80 areas of academic study are available through Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Comprised of several schools, these include the School of Arts and Humanities; the School of Education and Professional Studies; the School of Nursing and Health Sciences; The School of Theology and Philosophy; the School of Natural and Social Sciences; and the Jetter School of Business. Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Honors Program is also offered for gifted students, providing them unique, challenging courses and special extracurricular opportunities within a supportive environment which is designed to help them to excel. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, including over 1,700 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The University participates in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which more than 2% of its undergraduate students receive benefits. Credit for military training is offered and the University provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.6%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Evangel University

Evangel University is a private, coeducational, comprehensive Christian institution located in Springfield, Missouri. Established in 1955, Evangel University was the first Pentecostal liberal arts college to be chartered in the United States. Founded by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, the University has maintained its affiliation with the denomination throughout the years. Evangel University’s mission is to educate and equip students “to become Spirit-empowered servants of God who impact the Church and society globally.” In order to meet this goal, the University “seeks to provide a living and learning experience within the Judeo-Christian tradition that challenges and fosters the development of the whole person.” Approximately 2,000 students are currently enrolled, including more than 1,700, with an average student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Located on an 80 acre campus, Evangel University offers housing to all students – married and single, – has two academic buildings, a fine arts center, dining commons, student union, athletics center, library and more.

Evangel University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1965. A broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available, including more than 100 undergraduate programs and nearly twenty master’s and doctoral programs. Evangel University was again recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2017 by G.I. Jobs and the University strives to make military servicemembers’ and veterans’ transition back to school and civilian life as smooth as possible. A proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, nearly 2% of Evangel University’s undergraduates receives these benefits. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Evangel University’s campus is home to a recognized student veteran organization and a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to veterans, military servicemembers, and their families is provided.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.6%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Bourbonnais, Illinois on a 275 acre park-like campus within the beautiful Kankakee River Valley. The University began as a grammar school in the early 1900s and was founded by the Eastern Illinois Holiness Association. By 1909 the school was chartered as a liberal arts college and named the Illinois Holiness College. Soon after in 1912, the college was given to the Church of the Nazarene and in 1986, having experienced several decades of growth and change, formally adopted the name Olivet Nazarene University. Today, Olivet Nazarene University’s mission “is to provide high-quality academic instruction for the purpose of personal development, career and professional readiness, and the preparation of individuals for lives of service to God and humanity.” The University’s motto is, “Education with a Christian Purpose.”

Olivet Nazarene University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1956. A broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available through the University’s several colleges and schools. These include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, the School of Life and Health Sciences, the School of Music, and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Degrees awarded include associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. A military and veteran friendly institution, Olivet Nazarene is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and participates in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. Currently, a little over 1% of the University’s undergraduate population receives benefits through this program. Olivet Nazarene University also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.1%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Lakewood, Colorado. Originally established in 1914 as the Denver Bible Institute, in 1945, the school was granted a charter by the State of Colorado to become a four-year Bible college. In the mid-1980s, the school merged first with the Western Bible Institute, and then with the Colorado Baptist University. Today, the University’s mission is to cultivate “knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement in the world.”

Colorado Christian Universities is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1981. CCU offers more than 50 majors and minors for traditional students through the College of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degree programs (including several online options) are available through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. CCU has a total enrollment figure of nearly 7,000 students, the vast majority of whom are undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, CCU is pleased to provide special assistance to servicemembers and veterans. The University’s College of Adult and Graduate studies offers financial support in the form of reduced rate tuition for active military, Reserve, and National Guard members which extends to their dependents. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), a little over 4% of CCU’s undergraduates receive these benefits. Credit for military training is also offered and CCU provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 4.4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Milligan College

Milligan College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in the mountains of Upper East Tennessee in Milligan College, TN. Founded by the Reverend Wilson G. Barker, a minister of a congregation of the Disciples of Christ, Milligan College began in 1866. The College had its start as a private secondary school called the Buffalo Male and Female Institute; in 1881 under the leadership of Disciples of Christ minister and educator, Dr. Josephus Hopwood, the school began offering collegiate level programs. Today, Milligan College’s mission is to “honor God by educating men and women to be servant-leaders.” The College’s vision is to be a “premier Christian liberal arts college where Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence in the standard” and to “change lives and shape culture through a commitment to Christian leadership.” Milligan College has a enrollment figure of more than 1,000, including approximately 900 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees, and concentrations. Comprised of several schools, these include the School of Arts & Humanities; the School of Bible & Ministry; the William B. Greene Jr. School of Business & Technology; the School of Sciences & Allied Health; and the School of Social Sciences & Education. A number of graduate degrees and adult degree completion programs are also offered through Milligan College’s Graduate & Professional Studies department. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Milligan College is a veteran- and military-friendly school and offers a number of services to help meet the special needs of servicemembers and their families. This includes offering credit for military training, flexibility on registration and withdrawals due to deployments, and participation in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Faulkner University

Faulkner University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Montgomery, Alabama and affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The University was established as the Montgomery Bible School in 1942; by 1953 the school was renamed the Alabama Christian College and in 1965 the College moved to its present-day location. In 1985 the College was granted university status and adopted its current name of Faulkner University in honor of longtime supporter and chairman of the board, Dr. James H. Faulkner, Sr. Today, Faulkner University’s mission is to “glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.” Faulkner University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has been so since 1971.

Faulkner University offers more than 70 degree programs through its several colleges, centers and institutes, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, the College of Business and Executive Education, the Faulkner Law, the

Council of Scholars, the Christian Institute for the Study of Liberal Arts, the Institute for Faith and Academy, the Cloverdale Center for Family Strengths, and the Center for Dispute Resolution. Faulkner University has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,000, including over 2,500 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. A designated “Military Friendly School”, Faulkner University is a proud participant in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which approximately 6% of its undergraduate students receive benefits. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Faulkner University offers credit for military training and also provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 6%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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California Baptist University

California Baptist University (CBU) is a high-ranking private Christian institution located in Riverside, California. Affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, CBU was founded in 1950 and holds to the belief that “each person has been created for a purpose”. Bearing this in mind, it is CBU’s mission to help “students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities.” CBU’s scenic 160 acre main campus is located in the heart of the historic Magnolia Avenue district of Riverside and is just a short drive away from both beaches and mountain resorts. CBU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1961.

California Baptist University offers 70 bachelor degree programs with 150 major concentrations and nearly 50 minors; more than two dozen master degree programs with 45 concentrations; and three doctoral programs. Comprised of multiple colleges and schools, these include the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering; the College of Health Science; the College of Nursing; and the Schools of Behavioral Sciences; Business; Christian Ministries; Education; and Music. Several online and professional studies are also offered. A military friendly school, CBU is a proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and, through which 4% of the undergraduate student body receives benefits. The University’s campus is home to a recognized student veteran organization and credit for military training is offered.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Recognized student veteran organization

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Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is a private, coeducational, evangelical Christian liberal arts institution located in Marion, Indiana. Founded by the Trustees of the Indiana Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the school began as Marion College in 1920. Indiana Wesleyan University’s mission as a “Christ-centered academic community” is to remain “committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.” The University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 15,000, including more than 10,000 undergraduate students with an institution-wide student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Indiana Wesleyan University is also the largest private college in the state of Indiana as well as one of the largest employers within Grant County.

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1966. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs and is comprised of several colleges and schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School. Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to offer higher education veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families and seeks to offer aid and assistance. Several benefit and programs are available, including the University’s military tuition discount. The University is also a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill) through which more than 3% of Indiana Wesleyan University undergraduates receive benefits. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Indiana Wesleyan University also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services available for veterans, servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Geneva College

Geneva College is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Established by John Black Johnston, a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (with which the College is currently affiliated) in 1848, the school was originally founded in Northwood, Ohio. It was not until the later 1870s-early 1880s that the College was moved to its current location in Beaver Falls. Today, Geneva College’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.” More than 1,700 are enrolled, including nearly 1,500 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Geneva College is set on a beautiful 55 acre campus located approximately 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Geneva College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1922. The College offers a wide range of undergraduate academic programs including Aviation Dual Degrees (Business/ Aviation and Missions/ Aviation) as well as areas such as Biblical Studies, Ministries & Philosophy; Biology; Business, Accounting & Management; Chemistry, Math & Physics; Communication; Education; Engineering & Computer Science; English; History, Political Science & Sociology; Languages & Cultures; Music; Physical Education; Psychology & Social Services; and several Independent majors. In addition to these, Geneva also offers several graduate programs including Master of Business Administration, M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Higher Education, and an M.S. in Leadership Studies. Geneva College is a participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which approximately 2% of its undergraduates receive benefits. The College also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Calvin College

Calvin College is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Grand Rapids, Michigan on a 400 acre campus. Affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA), Calvin College was founded in 1876 and named for the well-known Protestant Reformer, John Calvin, who was one of the leaders of the16th-century reformation movement. Calvin College’s historic motto is, “My heart I offer you, Lord, promptly and sincerely.” Today, the College describes its mission as being to equip students “to think deeply, act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world.” Calvin College has a total enrollment figure of nearly 4,000, the vast majority of whom are undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. 15% of students come from U.S. ethnic minorities while 11% are international students; the remaining students come from nearly every state in the nation.

Calvin College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1930. More than 100 majors, minors and academic programs are offered through the College’s several departments which cover a myriad of subjects. Named a Military Friendly School 2016 by GI Jobs, Calvin College is well known for its excellent service towards military veterans and servicemembers and earned the Silver Level Certification from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency two years in a row. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), about 0.5% of Calvin College’s undergraduates receive this benefit. The College provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available for veterans, military servicemembers and their families and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0.5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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College of the Ozarks

The College of the Ozarks (commonly referred to as C of O) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Point Lookout, Missouri.  Established in 1907, C of O is a unique institution, as students work to pay for their education rather than pay tuition. Thanks to the combination of state grants, scholarships and the school’s on-campus work program students are charged a grand total of $0 in tuition costs – as a result C of O has earned the nicknamed “Hard Work U”. Placing a strong emphasis on “character” education, C of O’s mission is “to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy but who are without sufficient means to procure such training.” The College openly discourages debt and does not participate in any federal, state or private loan programs and further leads by example by having no institutional debt of any kind.

The College of the Ozarks is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees and has a total enrollment figure of nearly 1,500 (all of whom are undergraduates) with an average student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. In addition to the real-world work experience the school’s tuition program provides, the College of the Ozarks offers a variety of academic programs with more than 25 majors, 36 minors, and several pre-professional programs. C of O is proud to provide for the education of veterans and veteran’s dependents and offers several benefit programs for servicemembers. Though a participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon program, less than 1% of the College’s student body receives this benefit. C of O does provide a dedicated point of contact for support services for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families and credit for military training is offered.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0.3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution, located on a 40 acre campus in Bethany, Oklahoma, just west of Oklahoma City. Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, Southern Nazarene University was formally established in 1899, having grown out of several small colleges that were committed to the training of individuals for the service of God and their fellow man. The University’s mission is clearly stated: “To make Christlike disciples through higher education in a Christ-centered community.” Southern Nazarene University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,200, including more than 1,600 undergraduate students, with an average student faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Southern Nazarene University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1956. A wide range of academic programs and degrees are offered through the University’s several colleges. These include the College of Humanities; the College of Natural, Social & Health Sciences; the College of Professional & Graduate Studies; and the College of Teaching & Learning. A proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), nearly 9% of all Southern Nazarene University undergraduates receive these benefits. Southern Nazarene University also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available for veterans, military members, and their families. A recipient of the 2017 Military Friendly School Award, Southern Nazarene University is home to the Veterans Educational Transitional Success (VETS) Center, which is “an all-inclusive center designed to assist Veterans in transitioning from the military to civilian life through educational and personal success.” This mission is accomplished through a variety of means, including support with tutoring, disability services, resume building, counseling, career services and more.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  8.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Taylor University

Taylor University is a private, non-denominational Christian liberal arts institution located in Upland, Indiana on a 952 acre campus, 50 miles south of Fort Wayne, IN, and 70 miles north of Indianapolis. Established in 1846, the University was named after William Taylor, an American Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church who traveled the globe evangelizing. Taylor University’s mission is to “develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need.” The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, the vast majority of whom are undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Represented within this student body are nearly all fifty states and more than 30 foreign nations. Student satisfaction with Taylor University ranks high with approximately 90% of alumni indicating that they would attend Taylor again, according to a 2014 survey.

Taylor University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1947. More than 100 degree programs are offered by Taylor University at the undergraduate level, including over 40 Bachelor of Arts majors; over 60 Bachelor of Science majors; two Bachelor of Music majors; and an online Bachelor of Business. In addition to these, Taylor University offers both a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development as well as a Masters of Business Administration. Taylor University is committed to serving veterans and servicemembers in their pursuit of higher education and provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to veterans, servicemembers, and their families. Approximately 1% of Taylor University undergraduates receive benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, in which the University participates. Taylor University also offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Belhaven University

Belhaven University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. Established by Lewis Fitzhugh in 1883 as the Belhaven College for Young Ladies, the school was later donated to the Presbyterian Church of the United States. In 1954 Belhaven University became a fully coeducational institution after the school’s Board of Trustees voted to allow the enrollment of male students. Today, Belhaven University’s mission is to prepare “students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.” This mission statement continues, “by developing servant leaders who value integrity, compassion, and justice in all aspects of their lives, the University prepares people to serve, not to be served.”

Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1946. Known for its nationally recognized arts degrees and business school, Belhaven University boasts a diverse student population. Nearly 4,500 students are enrolled, including over 2,700 undergraduates, with a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Belhaven University offers a variety of traditional undergraduate programs with over 70 areas of study including academic majors and concentrations. A number of online, adult & professional and graduate-level programs are available as well at a number of extension sites located in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Houston, Jackson, Memphis/Desoto and Orlando. Belhaven University has been named a 2017 Military Friendly School and was also awarded a “Top School” designation by the Military Advanced Education (MAE). A proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, more than 6% of Belhaven undergraduates receive these benefits. A member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Belhaven University also offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 5.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Hope International University

Hope International University (HIU) is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education located in Fullerton, California. Founded in 1928 as the Pacific Bible Seminary, by the 1960’s the school was granted accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and adopted the new name of Pacific Christian College. In 1997, after achieving university status, the institution was renamed Hope International University. Today, HIU’s mission is “to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the church and impact the world for Christ.” A nondenominational institution, HIU does have strong ties to the Restoration Movement and the Christian churches and churches of Christ.  While its main campus is strategically located in the city of Fullerton, in the heart of Orange County, California, HIU also operates the Anaheim Campus at Stadium Towers which serves as the main campus for the university’s online and graduate students, as well as an extension campus in Everett, Washington for working adults and graduate students.

Hope International University has a total enrollment figure of just over 1,300, nearly 900 of whom are undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. HIU is offers a wide range of degrees and programs and is comprised of five Colleges, including the College of Arts & Sciences; College of Business & Management; College of Education; Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies; and the College of Psychology & Counseling. Named a Military Friendly School 2007, HIU is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Several benefits for servicemembers and veterans are available and HIU accepts military credits earned through service schools. HIU connects each military servicemember/veteran student with an Academic Coach who is specially trained to assist with VA and military benefits. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), approximately 2% of HIU’s undergraduate students receive these benefits.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Montreat College

Montreat College is a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts institution located in Montreat, North Carolina. Established in 1897 as the Mountain Retreat Association by John C. Collins, a Congregationalist minister from New Haven, Connecticut, by 1916 the school grew into a four-year preparatory and two-year college combination school, renamed Montreat Normal School. Over the years, the institution continued to grow and by 1986 became a baccalaureate institution. Located on a beautiful campus, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Montreat College strives to be a “leader in Christ-centered higher education regionally, nationally, and globally”. The College’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered, liberal arts institution that educates students through intellectual inquiry, spiritual formation, and preparation for calling and career, all to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”

Montreat College has a total enrollment figure of 1,000, including more than 800 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Montreat College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs in a broad range of fields along with several adult undergraduate programs and online degree programs. A military friendly school, Montreat College participates in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and nearly 5% of Montreat College’s undergraduate student population receives benefits through this program. Montreat College provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services that are available to veterans, military servicemembers, and their families and credit for military training is offered. Veterans’ benefits are able to be applied to programs within Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies as well as the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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The Master's University

The Master’s University (previously known as The Master’s College and Seminary) is a private, Christian comprehensive liberal arts and professional preparation institution located in Santa Clarita, California. Affiliated with Grace Community Church, a non-denominational evangelical Christian assembly, Pastor John MacArthur serves as the University’s president. The Master’s University was established in 1927, and was originally called the Los Angeles Baptist College. Today, The Master’s University’s mission is to “empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.” The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,700 students, including more than 1,200 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The Master’s University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1975.

The Master’s University offers a wide range of programs with more than a dozen undergraduate majors and 60 areas of study from which to choose. Graduate degrees are also available through the University’s Graduate Studies department as well as other departments. A military friendly institution, The Master’s University is approved to provide further education to veterans under Title 38 of the United States Code. A proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), 4% of undergraduates at The Master’s University receive benefits through the program. The Master’s University offers credit for military training and also provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families to assist them in taking full advantage of the VA benefits that are available.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Huntington University

Huntington University is a private, Christ-centered liberal arts institution of higher education located in Huntington, Indiana. Established by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1889 as the Central College, the school was renamed Huntington College in 1917. It was not until 2005 that the school’s present name of Huntington University was adopted. Today, Huntington University’s mission is to “develop in students a commitment to scholarship that is persistent in its pursuit of truth… [to] educate students broadly for a life of moral and spiritual integrity, personal and social responsibility, and continued quest for wisdom; equip students for a variety of vocations so that they may glorify the Creator… [and to] help students develop their abilities for a life of God-honoring service to others and for personal fulfillment.” Huntington has a total enrollment figure of just over 1,200, including approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Huntington University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1961. More than 70 programs of study are offered including undergraduate, pre-professional and graduate-level degrees.  The University is comprised of several departments, covering a wide range of subjects. Named in the Military Friendly School list a number of times, Huntington University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), through which more than 1% of Huntington’s undergraduate students receive benefits. A member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, Huntington University does offer credit for military training and has a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.1%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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University of Northwestern - St. Paul

The University of Northwestern- St. Paul (commonly shortened to Northwestern) is a private, coeducational, evangelical Christian institution located in the heart of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University began in 1902 as the Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School, starting classes with just seven enrolled students. Presidents of the University have included founder William Bell Riley, a well-recognized pastor and evangelist, and the evangelist Billy Graham who served as the institution’s second president. Today, Northwestern’s mission statement declares its dedication to “provide Christ-centered higher education equipping students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community and world.” The University’s philosophy of education statement declares that “Northwestern endeavors to provide education that is grounded first and foremost in the truth of the Bible and in God as the Ultimate Reality of the Universe.”

The University of Northwestern is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1978. A wide range of academic programs are offered, including undergraduate degrees in the areas of Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Nursing, Early Childhood Education, and Engineering. Northwestern also offers a number of graduate degrees, adult undergraduate degree programs (degree completion) and an Early College option for high school students which is offered on-site, on-campus, or online. Named a 2017 Military Friendly School, Northwestern is proud to offer services to equip and assist military veterans, servicemembers, and their families. The University participates in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which 3% of students receive benefits, and offers credit for military training. Northwestern also provides a dedicated point of contact for the support service it offers and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a private, interdenominational, Christian comprehensive liberal arts university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Established in 1965, the University was named after its late founder, evangelist Oral Roberts. ORU seeks to educate the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and promises students a thorough education that is taught in the context of a “vibrant Christ-centered community.” A charismatic university, ORU’s motto is, “Make no little plans here,” and the school’s mission is to “build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing.” Located on a 263 acre campus in south Tulsa, this thriving metropolitan area offers a wide array of both internship and professional opportunities in addition to its cultural and recreational resources.

Oral Roberts University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is comprised of five colleges, including the College of Arts and Cultural Studies; College of Business; College of Education; College of Nursing; College of Science and Engineering; and the College of Theology and Ministry. More than 65 undergraduate majors are offered along with 14 graduate programs and two doctoral programs, and ORU’s degree completion programs and online degrees. As a military friendly school, ORU offers a number of programs and special support for military veterans and their families. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), approximately 2% of ORU’s undergraduate students receive benefits through this program. ORU also offers credit for military training and has a recognized student veteran organization on campus. ORU also provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services that are available for veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization

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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University is a private, Christian institution of higher education located in Seattle, Washington. Originally called the Seattle Seminary, the school was founded in 1891 in conjunction with the Oregon and Washington Conference of the Free Methodist Church. Today, Seattle Pacific’s mission is to be a “Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community.” The University’s main campus is situated on 43 acres in the northern end of Queen Ann Hill, approximately four miles north of downtown Seattle. The University also owns and operates two satellite campuses, including a wilderness field station on Blakely Island in the San Juan Islands which specializes in biology.

Seattle Pacific University has a total enrollment figure of more than 4,200 students, including more than 3,200 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1933, Seattle Pacific University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs and is comprised of the College of Arts & Sciences and several schools including the School of Health Sciences; the School of Business, Government, & Economics; the School of Psychology, Family, & Community; the School of Education; and the School of Theology. A military friendly university, Seattle Pacific is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill) which helps to fund the costs of private university which exceed typical VA reimbursements. Approximately 3% of Seattle Pacific’s undergraduate students receive benefits through the Program. The University also provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families and does offer credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education located in Abilene, Texas. Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, ACU traces its roots back to the initiative of A.B. Barret and Charles Roberson who founded a small learning institution in West Texas in 1906. Since those early days, ACU has become known as a leader in Christian higher-education and has received a number of honors and recognitions from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review, and Apple, which named ACU a distinguished school for its innovation, leadership and educational excellence. ACU’s mission is clearly stated as having the goal of educating students for “Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” ACU requires daily chapel services and mandatory Bible courses and the majority of students spend time volunteering for community service.

Abilene Christian University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is comprised of the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Biblical Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Education & Human Services, Graduate School, Graduate School of Theology, and ACU’s Honors College. The University’s total enrollment figure reaches more than 4,500 students, including 3,700 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. A military friendly institution, ACU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (formally known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), through which approximately 2% of ACU’s undergraduate student receive benefits. ACU also provides a dedicated point of contact for support services available to veterans, military servicemembers and their families and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is a private, four-year and graduate Christian institution located in Central, South Carolina. Established in 1906 by representatives of the Wesleyan Methodist churches in South Carolina and surrounding states, the University was originally known as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute. The school underwent multiple name changes throughout its first eighty-plus years and in 1994 achieved university status and adopted its current name. Today, Southern Wesleyan University’s mission statement declares its dedication to being a “Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.” The University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 1,700, including over 1,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1973. A wide variety of traditional undergraduate programs are offered in addition to several graduate and adult learning programs that are available in evening classes and online. Comprised of multiple schools and divisions, these include the School of Business, the School of Education, and the Divisions of Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. Classes are taught by caring and dedicated faculty members and the University is known for the inventive learning opportunities it offers. Southern Wesleyan University offers a number of VA benefits, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. Currently, nearly 6% of all undergraduate students at Southern Wesleyan receive benefits from this program. The University also provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families; is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 5.9%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Northwest University

Northwest University, a private Christian institution, is located in Kirkland, Washington. Established in 1934 by the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, the University began as the Northwest Bible Institute. The school’s name was changed several times before its current title was adopted in 2005. Northwest University’s mission is to “carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.” The University’s campus includes 56 semi-wooded acres which overlook beautiful Lake Washington and is just minutes away from the city of Seattle. This strategic location provides students with access to all of the academic, career, and recreational opportunities that the area has to offer. Northwest University is neighbors with some of the most successful companies and organizations of this century, including Google, Microsoft and Amazon, which provide fantastic opportunities for internships and careers.

Regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1973, Northwest University has a total enrollment figure of more than 1,000 students, including 900 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. A variety of undergraduate majors and programs are offered in addition to Adult Evening programs, graduate study, and online programs. Northwest University is approved to serve as an educational institute for veterans and their dependents and is a proud participant in programs such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program which allows servicemembers and veterans to attend private institutions which would cost more than the state tuition cap. Among Northwest University’s undergraduate students, approximately 2% receive the benefits available through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Northwest also provides a dedicated point of support service for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families; offers credit for military training; and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Biola University

Located in La Mirada, California, Biola University is a private, coeducational, evangelical Christian institution of higher education. Established in 1908 as the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, the school was founded by Lyman Stewart, the president of the Union Oil Company of California, as well as by Presbyterian ministers Thomas C. Horton, and August B. Prichard. Today, Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian institution which strives to offer a “biblically centered education, intentional spiritual development and vocational preparation within a unique learning community where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians.” A leader in both academic quality and innovation, Biola University has been ranked among the nation’s foremost Christian universities, recognized by names such as U.S. News & World Report. The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 6,000, including over 4,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Biola University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1961. All undergraduate students are required to take courses in General Education, Biblical Studies, and Major Coursework. More than 40 undergraduate majors and concentrations are available as well as a variety of graduate programs which are offered through the Talbot School of Theology, the Crowell School of Business, the Rosemead School of Psychology, the Cook School of Intercultural Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Science, Technology and Health. A military friendly school, Biola offers several support service programs for veterans, servicemembers and their families and provides a dedicated point of contact for these services. A proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), roughly 2% of all undergraduate students receive this benefit. Biola also has a recognized student veteran organization on campus and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization

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North Park University

North Park University is a private Christian institution located in Chicago, Illinois. Affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, the University shares its campus with the denomination’s North Park Theological Seminary. Located on Chicago’s north side, North Park intentionally works to engage the residents in its neighborhood and city. Established in 1891, the mission of North Park University is to “prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.” North Park University’s vision builds upon its core institutional identity – that is, “Christian, urban, intercultural” – as the University endeavors to be a place of “uncommon character and enduring excellence where faith, learning, and service meet.” North Park University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (The Higher Learning Commission) and has been so since 1926.

North Park University offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and programs including several pre-professional options such as law, medicine, and art therapy. Graduate programs are offered in the areas of business and nonprofit management, counseling psychology, education, music, and nursing and several adult degree completion and online programs are also offered through the School of Professional Studies, the School of Business and Nonprofit management, and the North Park Theological Seminary. North Park University’s total enrollment figure reaches over 3,000, including more than 2,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. North Park offers a number of benefits and opportunities for military servicemembers and veterans and offers a dedicated point of contact for the support services available to them. A participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a little over 1% of North Park’s undergraduates receive these benefits. In addition, North Park has a recognized student veteran organization and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization

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Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 1964 and affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Charleston Southern University began with an initial student body of just under 600. Since its early days, the University has grown into an institution of more than 3,500, including just over 3,000 undergraduate students, with a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Charleston Southern University’s vision is to be a “Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving” with a mission to promote “academic excellence in a Christian environment.” Among its notable recognitions and accolades, Charleston Southern University has been recognized as a Military Friendly School, named a College of Distinction, and was included in the list of America’s Best Christian Colleges.

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has been so since 1970. Nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs and nine graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s several colleges and schools. These include the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Christian Studies, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Adult and Professional Studies. A proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), over 9% of undergraduate students at Charleston Southern University receive these benefits. The University also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 9.5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University (abbreviated MNU) is a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Olathe, Kansas. Affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, MNU was established in 1966 as the MidAmerica Nazarene College with the mission to be a “transformative university that nurtures Christlike community, pursues academic excellence, and cultivates a passion to serve.” The University’s vision is to “impact the world for Jesus Christ through servant leaders recognized for their excellence, integrity, and spiritual vitality.” MNU operates multiple campuses including its main campus in Olathe, as well as the Santa Fe Commons Site, also in Olathe, KS, and the Liberty Site in Liberty, Missouri. MNU’s main campus is located just 19 miles southwest of Downtown Kansas City and features more than 100 acres with over 1,000 trees and 6,000 flower bulbs which are planted annually.

MidAmerica Nazarene University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Higher Learning Commission) and offers more than 40 undergraduate academic programs as well as over a dozen graduate and professional degree programs. Nearly 2,000 students are currently enrolled including over 1,300 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 7 to 1. Named a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School, MNU works to make college accessible and affordable for servicemembers, veterans and their families. In addition to participating in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program (through which, nearly 3% of MNU undergraduates receive benefits), MNU offers a Military Financial Aid Program as well as credit for military training. A member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges, MNU provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.8%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University is a private, Christian, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies, located in Costa Mesa, California. Affiliated with the Assemblies of God, Vanguard University first opened in 1920 with the original purpose of preparing Christian workers for the various ministries of the church. Formerly called the Southern California Bible School, by 1939 the institution was chartered by the State of California to be eligible to grant degrees, making it the first four-year institution of the Assemblies of God. The school’s name was changed to Southern California Bible College at this time as the college continued to grow, receiving regional accreditation and membership in the Western Association of Colleges and Schools. By 1999, the college attained university status and adopted its current name.

Vanguard University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1964. Comprised of a number of academic departments, these include the Department of Anthropology and Sociology; Department of Biology; Department of Business & Management; Department of Chemistry; Department of Communication; Department of English; Department of History and Political Science; Department of Kinesiology; Department of Liberal Studies; Department of Mathematics; Department of Music; Department of Psychology; Department of Religion; and the Department of Theatre Arts. Vanguard offers a 4-year Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in 30 majors and concentrations as well as Adult Degree Completion programs and Graduate Studies. In terms of military-friendliness, Vanguard University offers credit for military training, has a recognized student veteran association, and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. A little over 1% of Vanguard’s undergraduate student population receives Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits – also known as the Yellow Ribbon Program, in which the University proudly participates. Vanguard also provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Eastern University

Eastern University, located just west of Philadelphia in Saint Davids, Pennsylvania, is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education. Established in 1925 as the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the school was founded for the original purpose of creating a theologically conservative seminary within the American Baptist Churches denomination. In 1932 the collegiate division of the school was formed and in 1952 it was chartered as a four-year college. By 1972 the school became known as Eastern College and in 2005 achieved university status. It was also in 2005 that the seminary portion of the institution was renamed Palmer Theological Seminary. Today, Eastern University’s mission is to be “dedicated to the preparation of undergraduate, theological and graduate students for thoughtful and productive lives of Christian faith, leadership and service.”  The University has a total enrollment figure of over 3,500, including more than 2,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1954. A wide range of academic programs are offered through its several colleges and seminary including the College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Leadership, The College of Education, The College of Health and Social Sciences, The College of Theology and Ministry, and The Templeton Honors College. Besides these, the University also contains the Palmer Theological Seminary and Esperanza College, the University’s junior college. Named a Military Friendly School 2017 by G.I. Jobs, Eastern University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill). The University also offers credit for military training, provides a dedicated point of contact for the support service available to veterans, military servicemembers and their families, and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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George Fox University

Located in Newberg, Oregon, George Fox University is a private, coeducational institution of the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies. Affiliated with the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, George Fox was established in 1885 as the Friends Pacific Academy by a group of Quaker pioneers. In 1891 the school’s name was changed to Pacific College and in 1949 was again renamed George Fox College in honor of the founder of the Quaker movement before gaining university status. Today, George Fox University’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered community [which] prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.” A member of the Council of Independent Colleges as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, George Fox ranks high among Christian colleges in the nation and has been classified as a first-tier “Best Regional University (West)” by U.S. News & World Report.

George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and has been so since 1959. More than 40 undergraduate majors which all culminate in a Bachelors degree are offered as well as several adult degree programs, six seminary degrees, and more than a dozen master’s and doctoral degree programs. George Fox University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 4,000, including more than 2,500 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. George Fox University is committed to assisting servicemembers and veterans in their pursuit of education and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans and active servicemembers as well as eligible family members. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), a little over 2% of George Fox University’s undergraduate population receive these benefits. George Fox is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.01%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College (SDC) is a private, coeducational Christian college located in Santee, California. Established in 1970 by Drs. Tim LaHeye, Art Peters, and Henry Morris as the Christian Heritage College, it was the founders’ desire to create an institution that would “equip students with an education that trains both mind and heart.” In 2005 the College was renamed San Diego Christian College and in 2014 was moved to its current location in Santee. SDC’s mission is to “educate and inspire students through the truth of Scripture and the development of competencies that prepare graduates whose purpose is to impact the world.” The College’s vision is to “prepare academically equipped, culturally and globally involved graduates with a biblical worldview and godly character to serve God.” SDC has a total enrollment figure of 900 students, the vast majority of whom are undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

San Diego Christian College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers a range of academic programs including traditional undergraduate, adult & online, and graduate-level programs. Among these are included over 35 undergraduate majors and concentrations, more than five 100% online programs, and at least two master’s degree programs. A military friendly school, SDC meets approval for the educational training of Veterans and offers special programs and benefits for military servicemembers, veterans and eligible family members. A participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, more than 11% of SDC’s undergraduate student population receives the benefits available through this program. SDC also offers credit for military training and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 11.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU), the premier private Christian university in the state of Arizona, is a coeducational, research institution and located in the city of Phoenix. The University was founded in 1949 by the Southern Baptist Church, and was originally called Grand Canyon College. After experiencing severe financial difficulties during the early part of the twenty-first century, GCU became the first for-profit Christian college in the United States in 2004. Since this change, GCU has experienced rapid growth and has plans for continued expansion.  GCU boasts a large student population of nearly 70,000, including more than 40,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. GCU’s mission is to prepare “learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.”

Grand Canyon University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs and is comprised of multiple colleges, including the College of Doctoral Studies; Colangelo College of Business; College of Education; College of Fine Arts and Production; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Nursing and Health Care Professions; College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and the College of Theology. GCU is accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. GCU’s curriculum is presented from a biblical worldview and students are taught to be effective communicators, responsible leaders, and critical thinkers. A military friendly school, GCU is a proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which more than 5% of GCU’s undergraduate students benefit. GCU is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; offers credit for military training; has a recognized student veteran organization on campus; and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 5.1%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Corban University

Corban University is a private, coeducational, independent Christian institution located in Salem, Oregon. Self-described as a “gospel-driven community of scholars and leaders who seek to bring a biblical perspective to all areas of study and practice”, Corban University’s mission is to prepare men and women who will offer themselves – heart, soul, and mind – as a gift dedicated to the service of Christ. Originally established in Phoenix, Arizona as a bible institute in 1935, the school moved three times – once in 1946 to Oakland, California, then to El Cerrito, California in the mid-1950’s and finally to its current location in Salem, Oregon in 1969 – and changed its name several times before obtaining university status and adopting the name it holds today.

Corban University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. A number of associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees are available with undergraduate majors offered in Business, Education, English, Exercise Science, Health Science, History and Government, Mathematics, Ministry, Music, and Psychology. Corban University was one of the first universities to make online learning available to its students and has been ranked as one of the best colleges in the U.S. and in the west. Corban boasts a total enrollment figure of over 1,200 students, the vast majority of whom are undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (formally known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), approximately 1.6% of Corban University’s undergraduate student population receive these benefits. Credit for military training is granted, and Corbin provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. The University is also a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.6%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Messiah College

Messiah College is a private Christian college of the liberal arts and applied arts and sciences, located about eight miles outside of Harrisburg in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Messiah College was founded by the Brethren in Christ Church in 1909 as the Messiah Bible School and Missionary Training Home. In 1921 the institution grew into a junior college and by 1951 was renamed Messiah College, having developed its initial four-year college program. Today, while influenced by its historic affiliation with the Brethren in Christ Church, Messiah College holds no ties to any denomination. The College’s mission is to “educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” Messiah has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,000 students, including over 2,800 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Messiah College is accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been so since 1963. More than 80 majors and pre-professional programs are available at Messiah College in addition to nearly two dozen graduate-level programs. The College is divided into four schools, each of which house multiple departments, including the School of Arts, the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences, the School of Humanities, and the School of Science Engineering and Health. In an effort to better aid U.S. servicemembers and veterans, Messiah College provides a dedicated point of contact for available military and veteran benefits. A proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, approximately 1.5% of Messiah College’s undergraduate student population receives these benefits. Credit for military training is available and Messiah College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 1.5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Simpson University

Simpson University is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts college located in Redding, California Situated on a 92 acre suburban campus. Affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Simpson University was established in 1921 as Simpson Bible Institute by W.W. Newberry and named after the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Albert Benjamin Simpson. Simpson University’s mission is to be a “Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world.” The only Christian university located north of Sacramento, Simpson University boasts a total enrollment figure of over 1,000, the majority of whom are undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Simpson University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1969. A wide range of liberal arts and professional degree programs are offered through Simpson University’s School of Traditional Undergraduate Studies and the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing. In addition to these, Simpson offers several graduate-level programs, adult degree-completion programs, and non-degree certificates through the School of Adult Studies (ASPIRE), the  School of Education, the School of Graduate Professional Studies, and the A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary. Simpson University is a military-friendly institution and seeks to assist military veterans, servicemembers and their families in their pursuit of higher education. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill), nearly 4% of all undergraduates receive these benefits. Simpson University also offers credit for military training; is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  3.7%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Union University

Union University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts institution located in Jackson, Tennessee. Founded in 1823 shortly after the western portion of the state opened for settlement, Union University began as the Jackson Male Academy. In 1925 the school, by then having adopted its current name, became formally affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Today, Union University’s mission is to provide students with a “Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and Society.” The University has received several major recognitions, including being named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South 2016 by U.S. News & World Report and named a Best Value College 2015 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Union University has a total enrollment figure of nearly 4,000, including more than 2,500 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Union University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1948. More than 100 programs of study are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is divided into several colleges and schools including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Studies, the McAfee School of Business Administration, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Theology and Missions. Dedicated to assisting U.S. military servicemembers and veterans, Union University offers credit for military training, provides a dedicated point of contact for support services available for veterans, servicemembers and their families and is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity College. The University is also a proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, through which approximately 2.5% of Union University’s undergraduate students receive benefits.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University (APU) is a private, evangelical Christian institution of higher education, located in the suburbs of Los Angeles in Azusa, California. Established in 1899 by a small group of Quakers and a Methodist Evangelist in Whittier, APU was the first Bible college founded in California and was originally called the Training School for Christian Workers. Today APU holds no ties to the Society of Friends – or any denomination- and adheres to a more evangelistic theology. After merging with three other Evangelical colleges in Southern California, APU moved to its current location in 1949. APU’s current student population reaches nearly 10,000, including more than 5,800 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and has been so since 1961. A variety of undergraduate, graduate, and special programs are available through APU’s several colleges and schools, including the Leung School of Accounting, the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, the School of Business and Management, the School of Education, APU’s Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Music and Arts, APU’s Nursing School, Azusa Pacific Seminary, the School of Theology, and the University College (formerly the Azusa Pacific Online University and School of Adult and Professional Studies). APU was recently named in the 2017 Military Times “Best for Vets” list and was designated a Military Friendly School 2017 by G.I. Jobs. A participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a little over 1% of APU’s undergraduates receive these benefits. APU also offers credit for military training; has a recognized student veteran organization; is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  1.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts located in Nampa, Idaho. One of eight United States liberal arts colleges affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, NNU was established in 1913 by Eugene Emerson. The University originally began as an elementary school which gradually evolved into a high school, then a junior college, and finally a four-year college in 1937. NNU’s mission is “the transformation of the whole person.” The University’s mission statement continues, “Centered in Jesus Christ, the NNU education instills habits of heart, soul, mind and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world.” NNU holds to the values of Transformation; Truth; Community; and Service. The University has a total enrollment figure of more than 2,000, including nearly 1,500 undergraduate students. Approximately 45% of all students come from Nazarene church backgrounds while the other 55% are members of a variety of different denominations.

Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and has been so since 1930. NNU offers a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in both traditional and online formats. Named a Military Friendly School in 2016, NNU is proud to offer specialized programs and services for U.S. military servicemembers and veterans, their dependents, and members of the Selected Reserve. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), approximately 3% of NNU’s undergraduate population receive these benefits. NNU also offers credit for military training; is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; has a recognized student veteran organization on campus; and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3.3%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution located in San Diego, California. Established in the early 1900s, PLNU traces its roots back to the prayers of six women who called themselves the Bible College Prayer Circle and were dedicated to praying that a Christian school would be started in the area of Los Angeles. It was Dr. Phineas F. Bresee who responded to this need and in 1902 the Pacific Bible College was born. The new school underwent a series of name changes, including Pasadena College, before settling on its current title. Today, the University serves as the official university of the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene and operates with the mission to “provide higher education in a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith.” PLNU’s mission statement continues, “Being of Wesleyan heritage, we strive to be a learning community where grace is foundational, truth is pursued, and holiness is a way of life.”

Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has been so since 1949. More than 60 undergraduate areas of study are offered in addition to several graduate programs which are available through regional centers located across Southern California. PLNU has a total enrollment figure of over 3,600, including more than 2,700 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Dedicated to assisting veterans in their pursuit of higher education, PLNU offers credit for military training, provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, servicemembers and their families and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Approximately 3% of undergraduates receive benefits through the Yellow Ribbon (Post 9/11 GI Bill) Program, in which PLNU is a participant.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 3.1%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University is a private, coeducational, Christian, liberal arts institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. Established in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding for the purpose of providing a Christian liberal arts education, the school was originally called the Nashville Bible School. This name was later changed in honor of David Lipscomb who donated his estate to serve as the school’s campus. Lipscomb University is the alma mater of several prominent ministers in the Church of Christ movement and to this day the university remains thoroughly affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Lipscomb University’s “primary mission is to integrate Christian Faith and practice with academic excellence. This mission is carried out not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and larger community.” Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1954.

Lipscomb University offers more than 140 fields of undergraduate study as well as several pre-professional programs, adult degree programs, and more than two dozen master’s and doctoral degrees. The University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 4,500 students, including approximately 3,000 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Lipscomb University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Job’s and was included in the Military Times’ list of the Top 25 “Best for Vets” Business Schools. A participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as the Post 9/11 GI Bill), approximately 2.6% of undergraduate students receive these benefits. Lipscomb is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and offers a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. Credit for military training is also available and the University is home to a recognized student veteran organization.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 2.6%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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LeTourneau University

Le Tourneau University (LETU) is a private, interdenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas. Established by R.G. LeTourneau as LeTourneau Technical Institute in February of 1946, LETU has a long history of serving military veterans as it was originally founded as a training institute for veterans who had returned home after World War II. The institution’s vision quickly expanded and has only continued to grow throughout the years. While the University’s main 160-plus acre campus is located in Longview, LETU also offers undergraduate and graduate programs at educational centers located in Dallas and Houston as well as online. The University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 2,700, including over 2,000 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries and over 45 different denominational groups are represented in the student body. A significant percentage of LETU’s residential students are homeschooled students.

Le Tourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1970. Four-year ABET accredited engineering and engineering technology programs are offered as well as traditional undergraduate degree programs in the areas of technology, the liberal arts, business, aeronautical science, education and the sciences. In addition, LETU also offers a number of master’s degree programs in the areas of business, education, engineering and psychology. A participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill (a.k.a. the Yellow Ribbon Program), roughly 4% of LETU’s undergraduate population receive these benefits. LETU offers credit for military training and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. The University also operates a recognized student veteran organization and provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  4.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University (DBU), a private, coeducational, Christian liberal arts institution, located in Dallas, Texas, on a beautiful 292 acre campus. Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, DBU was originally founded in 1898 as Decatur Baptist College. In 1965 the school relocated to Dallas and adopted the name Dallas Baptist College before achieving university status in 1985. Today, DBU’s mission is to “provide Christ-centered higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.” DBU has a total enrollment of more than 5,000 students with a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Dallas Baptist University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate’s programs, and 50-plus dual degree programs. DBU is comprised of several academic divisions, including the College of Business; Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith; Dorothy M. Bush College of Education; College of Fine Arts; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; College of Professional Studies; Gary Cook School of Leadership; and the Graduate School of Ministry. DBU has been recognized by G.I. Jobs as a military friendly school at least three times and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon (Post 9/11 GI Bill) Programs. Out of DBU’s 3,000 enrolled undergraduates, nearly 5% receive veteran’s benefits through the Yellow Ribbon Program. DBU also offers credit for military training; is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; provides a dedicated point of contact for the support services available for veterans, military service members and their families; and has a recognized student veteran organization.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 4.7%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB) is a private, co-educational, Christian institution of located in Belton, Texas. Founded in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, UMHB is the oldest continuously operating college in the state. UMHB was and began as the female department of what is now Baylor University and was originally called Baylor Female College. In 1886 the college separated from Baylor University and moved to Belton, TX. By 1971, UMHB, which had been the oldest college for women west of the Mississippi, became co-educational and accepted its first male students. Today, UMHB’s mission is to prepare students “for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.” Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the university is committed to “academic excellence, personal attention, broad-based scholarship and a commitment to a Baptist vision for education”.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. UMHB is comprised of seven colleges and schools, including the College of Christian Studies, College of Education, College of Humanities and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Visual & Performing Arts, McLane College of Business, and UMHB’s Graduate School. Nearly 4,000 students are currently enrolled, including more than 3,000 undergraduate students. Among these undergraduates, more than 12% receive benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill (also known as the Yellow Ribbon program). In addition to participating in the Post 9/11 GI Bill, UMHB also offers credit for military training; has a recognized student veteran organization; provides a dedicated point of contact for support services available to military servicemembers, veterans, and their families; and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 12.2%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Regent University

Regent University, a private, Christian research institution, is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia,. Established in 1977, the University was founded as the Christian Broadcasting Network University by CBN founder, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, for the purpose of “preparing leaders who would not only succeed in their professions, but also advance as Christians equipped to effectively impact their world.” Today, Regent University’s mission is to serve “as a center for Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.” Regent has received a number of national awards and recognitions, including being named a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report and granted an “A” rating by ACTA and is one of only 24 universities in the nation to have received this honor.

Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has been so since 1984. A wide range of academic programs are available, ranging from undergraduate majors to graduate-level programs. More than 95 different and fully accredited areas of study are offered by Regent University both on campus and online through the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and seven graduate schools. Regent University has a total enrollment figure of approximately 7,000 students, including nearly 3,000 undergraduates, with an average student to faculty ratio of 28 to 1. Recognized as a Military-Friendly school, Regent University is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill) and approximately 14% of all undergraduate students receive these benefits. Regent University also offers credit for military training; provides a dedicated point of contact for support services available to veterans, military servicemembers and their families; operates a recognized student veteran organization; and is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits:  14.4%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Liberty University

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on a 7,000 acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University is a private, coeducational, Christian institution. Established in 1971 as Liberty Baptist College, the institution achieved university status in 1976, just five years after its founding. Today a high ranking institution, Liberty University is the fifth largest university in the United States and the largest Christian university in the world. The University’s mission is to develop “Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact the world.” Liberty University’s mission statement continues, declaring that its goal is to educate “men and women who will make important contributions to their workplaces and communities, follow their chosen vocations as callings to glorify God, and fulfill the Great Commission.”

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1980. An impressive 500 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered by the University in both traditional classroom settings as well as in an online format. The University is divided into more than a dozen colleges and schools which encompass a wide range of subjects. Liberty University boasts a total enrollment figure of more than 80,000 students, including nearly 50,000 undergraduate students, with an average student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Out of these 50,000 undergraduate students, more than 15% are U.S. military veterans who receive Post 9/11 GI Bill (Yellow Ribbon program) benefits. Dedicated to serving the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces, Liberty is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges; operates an approved chapter of Student Veterans of America; provides a dedicated point of contact for support services for servicemembers, veterans, and their families; and offers credit for military training.

  • Undergraduates receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 15.5%
  • Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (Post 9/11 GI Bill)
  • Offers credit for military training
  • Has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers and their families
  • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges