15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

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Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

There are many military friendly colleges in Oregon. According to the VA, in 2017, 100 Oregon schools get Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 7,700 students totaling over $56 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 Oregon colleges, 81% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Oregon colleges
Post 9 / 117,541
MGIB – AD156
MIGB – SR308
REAP4
DEA1,250
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

These 15 military friendly colleges in Oregon 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.

1Oregon State University
1500 SW Jefferson Ave | Corvallis, OR 97331


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $7.51M

Oregon State University (OSU) is the first military friendly school in Oregon on our list. It has over 800 students who got GI Bill benefits. ​OSU offers priority registration to students using veterans’ educational benefits. The Beaver Vet Community is the Student Veterans Association on campus. Also, the Military and Veteran Resources Center is worth checking out. It has computers, plus a tutoring and group study area. And, there is a Veterans’ Lounge.

OSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 200 undergrad students up to $3,000 each, per year, and 10 grad students up to $4,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who got military benefits is 88%, while the rate for part time students is 78%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,612
Grad: $8,701

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 790
Grad: 82

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 85%
Part Time: 71%

2 Portland State University
724 SW Harrison St | Portland, OR 97201


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $7.06M

Portland State University (PSU) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. This can be found at the Veterans Resource Center. The school also participates in the VetSuccess on Campus program with a counselor available to aid and support. Viking Vets is the Student Veteran Association on campus.

PSU 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 got military benefits is 81%. And, the rate for part time students is 64%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,733
Grad: $11,492

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 677
Grad: 100

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 42%

 

3 Central Oregon Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $5.03M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,838
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 364
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 56%
Part Time: 37%

 

4 Portland Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.46M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,113
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 1,085
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65%
Part Time: 44%

 

5 University of Oregon
110 Johnson Hall | Eugene, OR 97403


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.37M

University of Oregon (UO) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The Office of Veterans Affairs helps eligible student veterans, reservists and dependents obtain educational benefits. The Student Veterans Center serves as a resource for student veterans with study and meeting space. And, Veterans and Family Student Association is another great resource. It’s a student organization that offers support to veterans.

UO participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 200 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 got military benefits is 90%, while the rate for part time students is 60%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,780
Grad: $19,309

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 266
Grad: 40

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 86%
Part Time: 59%

6 Rogue Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.98M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,696
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 255
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 53%
Part Time: 35%

 

7 Lane Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.62M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,281
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 360
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 58%
Part Time: 42%

 

8University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd | Portland, OR 97203


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.88M

University of Portland (UP) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, service members, and their families.

UP participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 55 undergrad students up to $13,750 each, per year. And, 10 grad students get up to $5,500 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $28,595
Grad: $20,694

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 60
Grad: 8

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: 100%

9 Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive | Klamath Falls, OR 97601


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.09M

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) waives the admission fee for military members and veterans. The Students Veterans Program (SVP) is dedicated to the needs of any veteran, Active Duty, reservist, and dependent. And, the Veteran’s Lounge provides a relaxing atmosphere and the opportunity to connect with other student veterans. There, you’ll also find network computers, printers, and private study stations.

OIT 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 got military benefits is 73%. The rate for part time students is 20%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,081
Grad: $6,846

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 153
Grad: 2

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 76%
Part Time: 42%

10 Clackamas Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.01M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,260
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 311
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 62%
Part Time: 45%

11 Klamath Community College


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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,117
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 88
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 51%
Part Time: 25%

12 Western Oregon University
345 North Monmouth Ave | Monmouth, OR 97361


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.75M

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It waives the application fee for military members and veterans. WOU SVA is the on-campus chapter of Student Veterans of America. The Veterans Connection Program welcomes and helps mentor students who have served in the military. And, the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) promotes retention and graduation of student veterans.

WOU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 500 students up to $500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who got military benefits is 90%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,504
Grad: $5,642

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 99
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 74%
Part Time: 22%

13 Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland, OR 97520


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.72M

Southern Oregon University (SOU) provides cutting edge services to veterans, military students, and their families. The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a space for networking and connection. It offers computer stations, tutoring resources, and a place to relax.

Like many military friendly colleges in Oregon, SOU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 100 students up to $7,230 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who got military benefits is 78%. This rate for part time students is 20%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,821
Grad: $7,137

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 103
Grad: 18

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 70%
Part Time: 53%

14 Mt Hood Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.6M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,321
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 182
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 58%
Part Time: 42%

15 Chemeketa Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.56M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,579
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 218
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 45%

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