15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oklahoma

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Military Friendly Colleges in Oklahoma

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Oklahoma

There are many military friendly colleges in Oklahoma. According to the VA, in 2017, 129 Oklahoma schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 7,500 students totaling over $44 million dollars.

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 Oklahoma colleges, 63% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2019 veterans eaRNING aid at Oklahoma colleges
Post 9 / 117,264
MGIB – AD364
MIGB – SR917
REAP13
DEA2,889
VEAP0
TOTAL11,447

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oklahoma in 2020

These 15 military friendly colleges in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma-Norman Campus
660 Parrington Oval | Norman, OK 73019


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $7.28M

University of Oklahoma (OU) Norman Campus is the first military friendly school in Oklahoma on our list. It has over 900 students who get GI Bill benefits. ​OU participates the in Green Zone program. The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is open to all military, veterans, their families, and supporters.

OU Norman participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 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 74%. And, the rate for part time students is 58%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,953
Grad: $4,901

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 642
Grad: 314

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 88%
Part Time: 75%

2University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Drive | Edmond, OK 73034


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.54M

University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is home to the UCO Veteran Student Support Office, which certifies enrollment for payment of VA education benefits. Finally, UCO participates in the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program. This program helps U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in higher ed. 

UCO participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 5 undergrad students up to $4,000 each, per year. And, 2 graduate students could get up to $4,000 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 71%, while the rate for part time students is 45%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,270
Grad: $5,013

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 386
Grad: 24

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65%
Part Time: 34%

3 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
107 Whitehurst Hall | Stillwater, OK 74078


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.21M

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Main Campus provides support to military students. That includes veterans, active duty personnel, Reservist, National Guard members, military-dependents, and all other military-connected students. The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) unites veterans and offers chances to socialize. And, the SVO helps students transition from service to college life.

OSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 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%. This rate for part time students is 43%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,542
Grad: $6,448

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 218
Grad: 55

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 66%

4Cameron University
2800 West Gore Blvd | Lawton, OK 73505


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.93M

Cameron University (CU) has a recognized student veteran organization. And, the VetSuccess on Campus program offers chances to get involved. The program is a collaborative effort between CU and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It provides a supportive, on campus environment for student veterans to gather, get resources, and support each other.

CU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 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 53%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,256
Grad: $3,452

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 427
Grad: 33

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 36%

5University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive | Tulsa, OK 74104


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.46M

University of Tulsa (TU) appreciates military connected students. In addition to the Calvin C. McKee Veterans Success Center, TU provides a student veterans center. (This is a more casual space for students to enjoy.) And, the TU Student Veteran Association offers camaraderie and advocacy.

TU 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 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $21,450
Grad: $12,888

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 60
Grad: 14

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 87%
Part Time: 33%

6Mid-America Christian University
3500 SW 119th St | Oklahoma City, OK 73170


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.89M

Mid-America Christian University (MACU) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for part time students who get military benefits is 81%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,238
Grad: $7,020

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 108
Grad: 32

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 50%

7Rogers State University
1701 W Will Rogers Blvd | Claremore, OK 74017


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.81M

Rogers State University (RSU) has been serving military students since 1919. It was also the former home of the Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA). And, RSU has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and families.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,725
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 172
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 63%
Part Time: 32%

8Oklahoma City Community College
2501 N Blackwelder Ave | Oklahoma City, OK 73106


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.77M

OCU is another military friendly college in Oklahoma and it has a long-standing history of support for military and veteran students. The Military Affinity Group (MAG) was formed by military and veteran students to help other veterans in their educational goals.

OCU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of undergrads up to $11,305 each, per year. An unlimited number of grad students get up to $7,015 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of doctoral students at the Law School get up to $6,000 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,983
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 390
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 46%
Part Time: 35%

9Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 W University Blvd, Durant, Oklahoma 74701-3347


Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Many are available online. No matter the level of studies, the Office of Veterans Services provides a variety of financial aids to those who qualify for veteran’s benefits. That includes help to pay for flight training to advance your pilot qualifications.

Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.73M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,812
Grad: $3352

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 90
Grad: 62

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 62%
Part Time: 33%

10Oral Roberts University
7777 S Lewis Ave | Tulsa, OK 74171


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

At Oral Roberts University (ORU) the Veteran’s Lounge is available to all student veterans and active military students.

ORU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 25 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 86%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,468
Grad: $5,825

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 58
Grad: 16

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 81%
Part Time: 32%

11Rose State College
6420 S E 15th, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110-2799


Rose State College is a public, two-year institution with an “open-door” admissions policy. On campus, the Veteran Student Services Office is your liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Both for certification of your veteran and veteran related education benefits. 

If a military spouse (E1-E6) and adult civilians (ages 24 and older), you may apply for the Tinker Federal Civic Leaders Scholarship. It consists of character training, team work and set amount of funds for tuition and books/fees. Members must also complete a leadership project with Tinker Air Force Base.

Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.64M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $1,857
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 349
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 50%
Part Time: 38%

12Northeastern State University
600 North Grand Avenue | Tahlequah, OK 74464


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.59M

Northeastern State University (NSU) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It gives 100 undergrad students up to $3,500 each, per year, and 50 grad students up to $3,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 60%. And, the rate for part time students is 75%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,942
Grad: $3,635

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 111
Grad: 14

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 60%
Part Time: 30%

13Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N Portland Ave | Oklahoma City, OK 73107


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.55M

OSU is the last military friendly college in Oklahoma on our list. They recognize that veterans and military members are an important part of their culture. So, it’s home to the OSU-OKC Office of Veterans’ Services. This office works with the VA, helping certify veterans and other eligible students for education benefits. 

OSU-OKC participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It gives an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $11,305 each, per year. An unlimited number of grad students get up to $7,015 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of doctoral students get up to $6,000 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,434
Grad: N/A

# of Students

Undergrad: 228
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 80%
Part Time: 62%

14Western Oklahoma State College
2801 N Main St, Altus, Oklahoma 73521-1397


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.41M

Western Oklahoma State College, set up as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still around in the state today. The campus employs many people who are dedicated to supporting student success. That includes help for eligible students who want to use their benefits. There are also policies in place for when duty calls and active duty students are required to deploy.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,020
Grad: N/A

# of Students

Undergrad: 203
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 56%
Part Time: 46%

15Southwestern Oklahoma State University
100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3001

SWOSU offers a range of programs in allied heath, software, nursing, pre-med, accounting and beyond. There are programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

As a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible to use your VA benefits at the college. To help you, the school has a Veterans Affairs Office which is also the go-to to see if your military transcripts could yield college credit.

Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.38M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,541
Grad: $10,936

# of Students

Undergrad: 65
Grad: 8

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 17%

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