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Military Colleges

List of Military Colleges and its Statistics

A military school or military college is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps. It normally provides education in a military environment, the exact definition depending on the country concerned. It does not necessarily mean a government-owned institution run by the armed forces to train its own officers. It may also mean a middle school, high school, or college, whether public or private, which instructs its students in military-style education, discipline and tradition. Students at such civilian institutions can earn a commission in the U.S. military through the successful completion of a Reserve Officer Training Corps program along with their college or university's academic coursework. Most state-level military academies maintain both a civilian student body and a traditional corps of cadets. The only exception is the Virginia Military Institute, which remains all-military.
There are 19 Military Colleges - 18 public and 1 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $9,126 for in-state students and $22,473 for out-of-state students and the average graduate tuition & fees is $19,253. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,208 and the average acceptance rate is 51% for Military Colleges.
Below list shows the key facts statistics for Military Colleges.
2020 Statistics for Military Colleges
Number of Schools19 Military Colleges
(18 public, 1 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,126 (in-state), $22,473 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$13,120 (in-state), $19,253 (out-of-state)
Financial Aid Amount$9,640
SAT Scores1,208
ACT Scores77
Acceptance Rate51.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)53.88%
Population8,788
Graduation Rate65.16%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.26 to 1
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Federal Service Academies

The United States service academies, also known as the United States military academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces. There are five U.S. service academies.

United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy Campus, USAF Academy, CO
Acceptance Rate11%
SAT Score1,335
Graduation Rate83%
Enrollment4,336
Student/Faculty8 to 1
The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA, the Air Force Academy, or the Academy) is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force and United States Space Force immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is the youngest of the five U.S. service academies, having graduated its first class 61 years ago in 1959, but is the third in seniority. Graduates of the academy's four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Space Force. The academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting approximately a million visitors each year. Total 4,336 students are attending the school and its graduation rate is 83%.

United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy Campus, New London, CT
Acceptance Rate21%
SAT Score1,305
Graduation Rate84%
Enrollment1,071
Student/Faculty7 to 1
The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1876, it is the smallest of the five U.S. service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination for admission. Total 1,071 students are attending the school and its graduation rate is 84%.

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy Campus, Kings Point, NY
Acceptance Rate25%
SAT Score1,260
Graduation Rate84%
Enrollment1,015
Student/Faculty13 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $1,167
Out-of-State $1,167
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA or Kings Point) is a United States service academy located in Kings Point, New York. It trains officers to serve in United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry. Midshipmen (as students at the academy are called) are trained in different fields such as marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship. Total 1,015 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $1,167.

United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy Campus, West  Point, NY
Acceptance Rate12%
SAT Score1,270
Graduation Rate85%
Enrollment4,589
Student/Faculty7 to 1
he United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is the oldest of the five American service academies. The academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. Total 4,589 students are attending the school and its graduation rate is 85%.

United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy Campus, Annapolis, MD
Acceptance Rate8%
SAT Score1,350
Graduation Rate91%
Enrollment4,512
Student/Faculty8 to 1
The United States Naval Academy (USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a federal service academy adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the five U.S. service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus (known to insiders as "the Yard") is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis. Total 4,512 students are attending the school and its graduation rate is 91%.

Senior Military Colleges

A senior military college (SMC) is one of six colleges that offer military Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs under 10 USC 2111a(f), though many other schools offer military Reserve Officers' Training Corps under other sections of the law.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina Campus, Charleston, SC
Acceptance Rate75%
SAT Score1,140
Graduation Rate72%
Enrollment3,763
Student/Faculty12 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $12,620
Out-of-State $35,876
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, commonly known simply as The Citadel, is a public college in Charleston, South Carolina. Established in 1842, it is one of six United States senior military colleges. It has 18 academic departments divided into five schools offering 23 majors and 38 minors. The military program is made up of cadets pursuing bachelor's degrees who live on campus. The non-military programs offer 10 undergraduate degrees, 26 graduate degrees, as well as online programs with 7 online graduate degrees, 3 online undergraduate degrees, and 3 certificate programs. Total 3,763 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $35,876.

Norwich University

Norwich University Campus, Northfield, VT
Acceptance Rate75%
Graduation Rate62%
Enrollment3,986
Student/Faculty14 to 1
Tuition & Fees$41,496
Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont is a private university in Northfield, Vermont. It is the oldest private military college in the United States. The university was founded in 1819 at Norwich, Vermont, as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. It is the oldest of six senior military colleges and is recognized by the United States Department of Defense as the "Birthplace of ROTC" (Reserve Officers' Training Corps). Total 3,986 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $41,496.

Texas A & M University-College Station

Texas A & M University-College Station Campus, College Station, TX
Acceptance Rate58%
SAT Score1,275
Graduation Rate82%
Enrollment68,679
Student/Faculty20 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $12,153
Out-of-State $38,602
The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets (often The Corps of Cadets, or simply the Corps) is a student military organization at Texas A&M University. Established with the University in 1876, it is the oldest student organization on campus. Students who elect to join the Corps must participate in mandatory Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) courses and training for the first three semesters, but they are optional after that. All cadets are required to attend leadership classes in the School of Military Science coordinated by the Commandant's Office. Approximately 45 percent of the members of the Cadet Corps continue with the ROTC curriculum, contract with the military, and receive commissions as officers in the United States armed forces upon graduation. Total 68,679 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $38,602.

University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia Campus, Dahlonega, GA
Acceptance Rate81%
SAT Score1,090
Graduation Rate34%
Enrollment19,722
Student/Faculty19 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $4,744
Out-of-State $13,776
The University of North Georgia is the sixth-largest public university in the state of Georgia. Within UNG, there are five colleges which collectively offer over one hundred bachelor's and associate degrees, as well as thirteen master's degrees and one doctoral degree. 696 students are involved in the university's ROTC program, which has given it the designation as The Military College of Georgia. The university is one of six senior military colleges in the United States. Total 19,722 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $13,776.

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute Campus, Lexington, VA
Acceptance Rate60%
SAT Score1,180
Graduation Rate78%
Enrollment1,685
Student/Faculty10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $19,118
Out-of-State $45,962
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is a public military college in Lexington, Virginia. It was founded in 1839 and is the first public Senior Military College in the United States. In keeping with its founding principles and unlike any other Senior Military College in the United States, VMI enrolls uniformed members of the Corps of Cadets only and awards baccalaureate degrees exclusively. VMI offers its students, all of whom are cadets, strict military discipline combined with a physically and academically demanding environment. The Institute grants degrees in 14 disciplines in engineering, science, and the liberal arts, and all VMI students are required to participate in ROTC. Total 1,685 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $45,962.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus, Blacksburg, VA
Acceptance Rate70%
SAT Score1,285
Graduation Rate84%
Enrollment34,683
Student/Faculty14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $13,691
Out-of-State $32,835
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets (VTCC) is the military component of the student body at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Cadets live together in residence halls, attend morning formation, wear a distinctive uniform, and receive an intensive military and leadership educational experience similar to that available at the United States service academies. The Corps of Cadets has existed from the founding of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1872 to the present-day institution of Virginia Tech, which is designated a senior military college by federal law. According to program staff, about 1400 students participate as of September, 2018. Total 34,683 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $32,835.

State-supported maritime colleges and universities

Students at these academies are organized as cadets, and graduate with appropriate licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Merchant Marine. While no longer immediately offered a commission as an Officer within a service have the opportunity to participate in commissioning programs like Strategic Sea lift Officer Program (USN) and MARGRAD (USCG).

California State University Maritime Academy

California State University Maritime Academy Campus, Vallejo, CA
Acceptance Rate76%
Graduation Rate62%
Enrollment1,046
Student/Faculty13 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $7,116
Out-of-State $18,996
The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime or CSU Maritime Academy) is a public university in Vallejo, California. It is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and the only maritime academy on the United States West Coast. It is located in Vallejo, California. The university offers six different Bachelor's degrees, and one Master's degree, but no Doctoral degrees. Total 1,046 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $18,996.

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy Campus, Castine, ME
Acceptance Rate45%
SAT Score1,105
Graduation Rate76%
Enrollment997
Student/Faculty11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $13,792
Out-of-State $27,820
Maine Maritime Academy is a public college and nautical training institution in Castine, Maine. The academy was established by the 90th Maine Legislature on March 21, 1941. Unlike federal service academies, a congressional recommendation is not required to attend this state school. Students are not obligated to go to sea or into the military after graduation, and a large portion of the graduating class chooses shore-side employment, often in maritime related fields or the power generation industry. Total 997 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $27,820.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, Buzzards Bay, MA
Acceptance Rate91%
SAT Score1,100
Graduation Rate73%
Enrollment1,802
Student/Faculty16 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $10,018
Out-of-State $25,752
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Maritime, Mass Maritime, MMA or Mass when differentiating between the other Maritime Academies) is a public college in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, focused on maritime-related fields. Established in 1891, Mass Maritime is the second oldest state maritime academy in the United States. Originally established to graduate deck and engineering officers for the U.S. Merchant Marine, the academy has since expanded its curriculum. Though not required, some graduates go on to serve in active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces. The academy operates a training ship, the USTS Kennedy. Total 1,802 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $25,752.

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College Campus, Traverse City, MI
Graduation Rate23%
Enrollment3,727
Student/Faculty15 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $4,504
Out-of-State $8,280
The Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College is located on West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. The academy was established in 1969 as a Maritime college to train men and women to be licensed mariners on ships of unlimited tonnage or horsepower; including research vessels, cruise ships, freighters, tankers and more. One of six state-operated maritime academies in the United States, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy that offers graduates the opportunity to earn First Class Great Lakes Pilotage, and the only maritime academy located on fresh water. Students, called cadets, earn a Bachelor of Science degree and their Federal license to sail as an officer on both the Great Lakes and the oceans. Total 3,727 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $8,280.

SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College Campus, Throggs Neck, NY
Acceptance Rate74%
SAT Score1,175
Graduation Rate66%
Enrollment1,734
Student/Faculty15 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $8,508
Out-of-State $18,418
State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime College) is a public maritime college in New York City. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded in 1874, the SUNY Maritime College was the first college of its kind (federally approved, offering commercial nautical instruction) to be founded in the United States and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. Total 1,734 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $18,418.

Military junior colleges

A military junior college (MJC) is a military-style junior college in the United States and one of the three major categories of the Army ROTC schools that allows cadets to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army reserve components in two years, instead of the usual four, through the Early Commissioning Program (ECP). They also offer Service Academy preparatory programs that allows qualified students to earn an appointment to the U.S. Service Academies upon their successful completion of this demanding one-year program at MJC.

Georgia Military College

Georgia Military College Campus, Milledgeville, GA
Graduation Rate27%
Enrollment8,812
Student/Faculty20 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $6,124
Out-of-State $6,525
Georgia Military College (GMC) is a public military-focused educational institution in Milledgeville, Georgia. It is divided into the junior college, a military junior college program, high school, and middle school. It was originally known as Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College, until 1900. Although it is a state-funded institution, GMC is not affiliated with either the University System of Georgia or the Technical College System of Georgia. Total 8,812 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $6,525.

Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute Campus, Marion, AL
Acceptance Rate58%
SAT Score1,200
Graduation Rate33%
Enrollment394
Student/Faculty14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $9,418
Out-of-State $15,418
Marion Military Institute, the Military College of Alabama, (MMI, sometimes Marion Institute, Marion Military, or simply Marion) is a public military junior college in Marion, Alabama. Founded in 1842, it is the official state military college of Alabama and the nation's oldest military junior college. Marion Military Institute is one of only four Military Junior Colleges in the United States. These programs include the Army's two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program through which qualified cadets can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant after only two years of college. Total 394 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $15,418.

New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute Campus, Roswell, NM
Acceptance Rate34%
SAT Score1,054
Graduation Rate39%
Enrollment412
Student/Faculty16 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Residents $4,788
Out-of-State $6,172
New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is a public military junior college in Roswell, New Mexico. Founded in 1891, NMMI operates under the auspices of the State of New Mexico, under a dedicated Board of Regents that reports to the Governor of New Mexico. A land-grant institution located in the city center of Roswell, New Mexico, NMMI enrolls nearly 1,000 cadets at the junior college and high school levels each year. NMMI is the only state-supported military college located in the western United States and has many notable alumni that have served at senior levels in the military and private sector. Total 412 students are attending the school and its 2020 tuition & fee is $6,172.