Top 11 Military Friendly Colleges in Rhode Island

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Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Rhode Island

There are many military friendly colleges in Rhode Island. In 2017, 26 Rhode Island schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 1,400 students totaling over $13 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 Rhode Island colleges, 74% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Rhode Island colleges
Post 9 / 1114,090
MGIB – AD23
MIGB – SR278
REAP0
DEA218
VEAP0

 

2020 Top 11 Military Friendly Colleges in Rhode Island

These top 11 military friendly colleges in Rhode Island 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.

1 New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Blvd | East Greenwich, RI 02818


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $4.01M

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is the top military friendly school in Rhode Island. It has over 270 students who get GI Bill benefits. NEIT participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering an unlimited number of students up to $7,000 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,875
Grad: $11,621

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 281
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

 

2 Johnson & Wales University Providence
8 Abbott Park Place | Providence, RI 02903


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.23M

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The school has many on-campus and online degree programs focused on professional training. Plus, JWU 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 77%. And, the rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,055
Grad: $10,067

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 108
Grad: 19

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 77%
Part Time: 33%

 

3 University of Rhode Island
Green Hall, 35 Campus Avenue | Kingston, RI 02881


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.66M

University of Rhode Island (URI) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). Plus, is has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, 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 93%, while the rate for part time students is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,903
Grad: $7,745

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 155
Grad: 22

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 93%
Part Time: 100%

4 Brown University
One Prospect Street | Providence, RI 02912


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.96M

Brown University has a rich and distinguished history of supporting men and women in uniform. It does so through both research and education. The Brown University Student Veterans Society (BUSVS) helps foster a community of support and awareness for student veterans and others.

Brown participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year. And, it offers various other awards for a varying number of grad and doctoral students. Amounts depend on the school or division.

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: $29,744
Grad: $24,305

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 26
Grad: 30

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

5 Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave | Providence, RI 02908


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.69M

Rhode Island College (RIC) stands ready to meet the educational needs of veterans. The Military Resource Center (MRC) is a clearinghouse for information on programs and services available to veterans. The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) serves as a support network for military veterans and their families. 

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 72%, while the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,011
Grad: $4,328

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 95
Grad: 17

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 72%
Part Time: 50%

6 Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road | Bristol, RI 02809


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.63M

Roger Williams University (RWU) has collaborated and maintained partnerships with education officers throughout the military branches for more than 20 years. The school offers many military benefits. These include a waived application fee, discounted tuition rates for both service members and their spouses, and online program offerings. Like many military friendly colleges in Rhode Island, RWU has a Student Veteran Organization (SVO).

RWU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 15 undergrad students up to $5,389 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 100%. And, the rate for part time students is 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $8,259
Grad: $5,116

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 82
Grad: 10

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 67%

7 Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike | Smithfield, RI 02917


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.60M

Bryant University is proud to work with students who are eligible to get benefits through the military. The school has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students. These include veterans, service members, and their families.

Bryant participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 35 undergrad students up to $10,459 each, per year. 10 grad students could get up to $10,122 each, per year.

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: $25,885
Grad: $25,164

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 25
Grad: 12

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: N/A
Part Time: 100%

8 Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue | Newport, RI 02840


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.53M

Salve Regina University welcomes service members, veterans, and their eligible dependents and spouses. The school is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). And, it has a dedicated point of contact for support services for military students and families.

Salve Regina participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 undergrad students up to $8,225 each, per year. 10 grad students get up to $200 each, per year. And, 5 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 get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,046
Grad: $7,410

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 32
Grad: 40

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

9 Roger Williams University School of Law
Ten Metacom Ave | Bristol, RI 02809


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.23M

Roger Williams University School of Law is home to a Military and Veteran’s Law Association (MVLA). This is a non-partisan, student-run organization. Its goal is to raise visibility and promote knowledge and awareness of military and veteran law issues.

RWU Law participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of juris doctorate students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $19,572
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 12
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

10 Rhode Island School of Design
2 College St | Providence, RI 02903


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

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is fully approved to certify students (veterans or dependents) who are eligible for VA educational benefits.

RISD participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 25 students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $10,160
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 5
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

11 Providence College
1 Cunningham Square | Providence, RI 02918


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.12M

Providence College welcomes the opportunity to help military students. That includes service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members who are eligible for VA Educational Benefits. The school is also home to a Students Veterans Lounge. This is a comfortable, welcoming place to connect with one another, relax, or study.

Providence participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program by offering 10 students up to $8,000 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: $6,573
Grad: $2,779

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 27
Grad: 13

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

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