Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

There are many military friendly colleges in Oregon. 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. All of these can 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

 

2020 Top 15 Military Friendly Colleges in Oregon

These top 15 military friendly colleges in Oregon are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in 2017 and 2018. Most 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 2017: $7.37M

Oregon State University (OSU) is the top military friendly school in Oregon. 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: $8,259
Grad: $9,303

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 774
Grad: 78

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 88%
Part Time: 78%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $6.49M

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: $8,479
Grad: $11,601

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 733
Grad: 106

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 81%
Part Time: 64%

 

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $3.21M

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: $8,758
Grad: $17,254

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 288
Grad: 49

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: 60%

4 George Fox University
414 N Meridian St | Newberg, OR 97132


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.65M

George Fox University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). And, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. That includes veterans, service members, and their families.

George Fox participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $3,000 each, per year. An unlimited number of grad students get up to $1,000 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of doctoral students get up to $1,000 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,183
Grad: $9,362

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 69
Grad: 26

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 50%

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.62M

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: $37,665
Grad: $23,502

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 51
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

6 Concordia University Portland
2811 NE Holman St | Portland, OR 97211


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.53M

Concordia University Portland has a mission to provide support and resources to veterans, service members, and their families. One place it does that is the Veteran’s Resource Center (VRC). The VRC is a space to connect, study, and relax in a friendly environment. Plus, the Student Veterans of Concordia University (SVCU) club serves as a campus liaison for student veterans.

CU Portland participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 100 students up to $20,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who got military benefits is 67%, while the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,815
Grad: $9,974

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 45
Grad: 84

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 50%

7 Pacific University
2043 College Way | Forest Grove, OR 97116


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.24M

Pacific University values military service. It welcomes veterans and their families as part of the learning community. The school has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. And, it has a recognized student veteran organization.

Pacific 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.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $28,207
Grad: $22,703

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 47
Grad: 52

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

8Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd | Ashland, OR 97520


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.87M

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: $7,167
Grad: $7,844

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 135
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 20%

9 American College of Healthcare Sciences
5005 SW Macadam Ave | Portland, OR 97239


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.82M

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) makes it easy for veterans and their families to invest in their future with career training in holistic health. ACHS’s Military Resource Center (MRC) supports active duty and veteran students. Namely, it helps them adjust from military service to college and civilian life. All programs are offered completely via Distance education.

ACHS participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $2,500 each, per year. And, an unlimited number of grad students get up to $3,250 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,049
Grad: $6,980

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 86
Grad: 58

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

10 Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd | Portland, OR 97239


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.65M

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) supports active duty and veteran students. The school is part of the Joining Forces initiative.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,061
Grad: $24,463

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 15
Grad: 25

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.51M

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: $6,097
Grad: $10,491

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 101
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 90%
Part Time: N/A

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


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.49M

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: $7251
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 139
Grad: 2

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 20%

13 Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd | La Grande, OR 97850


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.46M

Eastern Oregon University (EOU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Like other military friendly colleges in Oregon, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. These include veterans, military service members, and their families.

EOU 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 71%. The rate for part time students is 40%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,440
Grad: $11,319

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 71
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 71%
Part Time: 40%

14 Corban University
5000 Deer Park Drive SE | Salem, OR 97317


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.45M

Corban University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, service members, and their families.

Corban participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 20 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 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $20,993
Grad: $6,112

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 26
Grad: 8

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

15 Northwest Christian University
828 E. 11th Ave | Eugene, OR 97401


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.39M

Northwest Christian University (NWCU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

NWCU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 20 undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year. And, an unlimited number of grad students get 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 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,572
Grad: $13,406

# of Students

Undergrad: 37
Grad: 18

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%

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