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 2017: $5.55M

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: $5,590
Grad: $7,832

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 840
Grad: 99

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 84%
Part Time: 71%

2 The Art Institute of Las Vegas
2350 Corporate Circle | Henderson, NV 89074


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.56M

The Art Institute of Las Vegas has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These services help veterans, military service members, and their families. Plus, there’s a recognized student veteran organization.

The Art Institute of Las Vegas 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 94%, while the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $15,057
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 106
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 94%
Part Time: 50%

 

3 University of Phoenix Nevada
3755 Breakthrough Way | Las Vegas, NV 89135


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.02M

University of Phoenix Nevada is member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

University of Phoenix Nevada 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 79%, while the rate for part time students is 80%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,767
Grad: $8,123

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 238
Grad: 21

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 79%
Part Time: 80%

4 University of Nevada Reno
North Virginia Street | Reno, NV 89557


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.83M

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: $4,617
Grad: $4,662

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 373
Grad: 43

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 100%

5 College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd | Las Vegas, NV 89146


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.48M

College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The Military & Veterans Alliance (MVA) unites service men and women who are students of CSN. They can share and learn about one another’s experiences and identities. The VET Center works as a liaison between CSN students and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It helps veterans and their dependents with their educational benefits and academic needs. 

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,760
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 994
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $.51M

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: $12,051
Grad: $7,237

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 55
Grad: 16

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 88%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.37M

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: $4,349
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 81
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 43%
Part Time: 100%

8 Roseman University of Health Sciences
11 Sunset Way | Henderson, NV 89014


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.36M

Roseman University of Health Sciences is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). And, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

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: $13,018
Grad: $19,690

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 28
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.35M

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: $21,122
Grad: $8,220

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 19
Grad: 7

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

10 Chamberlain University Nevada
9901 Covington Cross Drive | Las Vegas, NV 89144


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.33M

Chamberlain University Nevada is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

Chamberlain participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students an unlimited max amount per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,447
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 44
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

11 Western Nevada College
2201 West College Parkway | Carson City, NV 89701


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.19M

Western Nevada College (WNC) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The Veterans Resource Center lives by its motto “Veterans Helping Veterans.” Benefits at the center include VA benefit counseling, tutoring, academic advising, and peer-to-peer mentorship.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,079
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 176
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: 100%

12 Touro University Nevada
874 American Pacific Drive | Henderson, NV 89014


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.15M

Touro University Nevada (TUN) has a dedicated point of contact for support services. These services help veterans, military service members, and their families. AMOPS (Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons) is a recognized Student Veteran Organization (SVO).

TUN participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 11 students up to $1,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: N/A
Grad: $13,745

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1
Grad: 10

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.13M

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: $2,489
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 45
Grad: NA

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 50%

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