13 Military Friendly Colleges in Nevada

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Military Friendly Colleges in Nevada

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Nevada

There are many military friendly colleges in Nevada. Military Friendly Colleges in Nevada 2017, 55 Nevada schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 4,600 students totaling over $26 million.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Nevada colleges, 79% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Nevada colleges
Post 9 / 115,001
MGIB – AD200
MIGB – SR409
REAP12
DEA731
VEAP0

 

13 Military Friendly Colleges in Nevada

These 13 military friendly colleges in Nevada are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and mandatory fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1University of Nevada-Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy | Las Vegas, NV 89154


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $6.05M

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is the first military friendly school in Nevada on our list. It has over 975 students who get GI Bill benefits. ​The school gives academic, social, and administrative support to student veterans and active duty military members. And, UNLV has a VA Benefits Counselor as part of their VET SUCCESS program.

UNLV participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 21 students up to $2,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 84%. This rate for part time students is 71%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,212
Grad: $7,646

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1,026
Grad: 92

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 79%
Part Time: 57%

2 University of Nevada-Reno
North Virginia Street | Reno, NV 89557


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.97M

University of Nevada Reno (UNR) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The school’s Vet2Vet program helps student veterans transition to college. UNR’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) is called Wolf Pack Vets. Their goal is to help Vets reach a higher academic standard. Omega Delta Sigma (ODS), Nevada Alpha chapter, is the school’s nationally recognized co-ed veteran and military fraternity.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 63%, while the rate for part time students is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,128
Grad: $4,694

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 325
Grad: 65

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 81%
Part Time: 56%

3 DeVry University-Nevada
2490 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Ste. 150 | Henderson, NV 89074


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.7M

DeVry University Nevada is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

DeVry participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It gives an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 67%, while the rate for part time students is 88%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,520
Grad: $9,750

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 59
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

4 Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Blvd. | Incline Village, NV 89451


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.53M

Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is a is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a recognized Student Veteran Organization (SVO) on campus.

SNC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 25 undergraduate students up to $13,392 each, per year. And, 25 graduate students in the MAT, MED, and MFA divisions get up to $5,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $27,576
Grad: $14,389

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 18
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 56%
Part Time: 67%

5 Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive | Henderson, NV 89002


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.39M

Nevada State College (NSC) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The on-campus student veteran organization (SVO) is Scorpion Vets.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 43%, while the rate for part time students is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,116
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 95
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 33%

6 Arizona College-Las Vegas


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.36M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $19,082
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 19
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 71%

 

7Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway | Elko, NV 89801


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.16M

Great Basin College (GBC) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The GBC Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to supporting academic excellence for military students. So, it offers many benefits. These include a veterans’ lounge, study and tutoring rooms, computer stations, a library, and free printing.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%. And, the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,577
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 65
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 56%
Part Time: 32%

8 Paul Mitchell the School-Reno


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.09M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $15,510
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 6
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 93%
Part Time: 100%

 

9 Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences-Summerlin


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.06M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,129
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 7
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 79%
Part Time: 77%

 

10 Expertise Cosmetology Institute


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.01M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,922
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 4
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 50
Part Time: 67

11 Paul Mitchell the School-Las Vegas


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 91%
Part Time: 100%

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