15 Military Friendly Colleges in Utah

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Military Friendly Colleges in Utah

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Utah

There are many military friendly colleges in Utah. According to the VA, in 2017, 92 Utah schools received Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 9,700 students totaling over $68 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 Utah colleges, 78% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Utah colleges
Post 9 / 119,765
MGIB – AD833
MIGB – SR672
REAP23
DEA1,173
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Utah

These 15 military friendly colleges in Utah 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.

1Southern Utah University
351 W University Blvd | Cedar City, UT 84720


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $13.09M

Southern Utah University (SUU) is our first military friendly college in Utah on this list. It has over 330 students who receive GI Bill benefits. The Veterans Resource and Support Center recruits, retains, and supports military connected students as they pursue their college goals. And, you could join the Student Veterans of America Chapter (SUUSVA). This serves more than 350 veteran students pursuing education goals.

SUU 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 receive military benefits is 85%. And, the rate for part time students is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $45,087
Grad: $9,165

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 291
Grad: 19

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 85%
Part Time: 100%

2 Western Governors University
4001 South 700 E Suite #700 | Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $13.01M

Western Governors University (WGU) is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families. All programs are offered completely via Distance education.

WGU 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 receive military benefits is 96%. And, the rate for part time students is 91%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,168
Grad: $4,008

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 3,317
Grad: 843

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 96%
Part Time: 91%

 

3 University of Utah
2001 Presidents’ Circle | Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $6.14M

University of Utah is proud to help service men and women achieve their college goals. The Veterans Support Center offers GI Bill/VA services. These include counseling, coaching, and tutoring. Plus, use the veteran-only lounge and study area.

The U participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 250 students at most of its 17 schools and colleges up to $15,000 each, per year. Also, 250 students at the School of Medicine are offered up to $5,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 85%. And, the rate for part time students is 71%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,284
Grad: $17,895

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 486
Grad: 135

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 85%
Part Time: 71%

4 Independence University
4021 700 E #400 | Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.74M

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

IU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 1,000 undergrad students up to $10,000 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 65%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $12,913
Grad: $1,934

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 473
Grad: 9

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 65%
Part Time: N/A

5 Utah State University
Old Main Hill | Logan, UT 84322


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.87M

Utah State University (USU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It also has a recognized student veteran organization. The Veterans Resource Office (VRO) provides veterans, service members, and their families with support as they pursue college life. Plus, the VRO offers a place to gather and network with other veterans on campus.

USU 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 receive military benefits is 82%. And, the rate for part time students is 80%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,196
Grad: $7,359

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 402
Grad: 40

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 82%
Part Time: 80%

6 Utah Valley University
800 W University Pkwy | Urem, UT 84058


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $2.41M

Utah Valley University (UVU) is another military friendly college in Utah. They are a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). 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 receive military benefits is 73%. And, the rate for part time students is 39%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $5,301
Grad: $4,993

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 468
Grad: 6

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 73%
Part Time: 39%

7 Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd | Ogden, UT 84408


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.98M

Weber State University (WSU) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). 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 receive military benefits is 81%. And, the rate for part time students is 62%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,729
Grad: $4,039

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 377
Grad: 11

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 81%
Part Time: 62%

8 Stevens-Henager College Murray
303 W Vine Street | Murray, UT 84123


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.55M

Stevens-Henager College (SHC) is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families.

SHC Murray participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 1,000 students up to $10,000 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $14,130
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 67
Grad: 1

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: N/A

9 Westminster College
1840 1300 E | Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $1.42M

Westminster College is home to more than 150 student veterans, military family members, cadets, and midshipmen. The Center for Veteran & Military Services has a full time director and many services. Some of these include GI Bill counseling, veteran mentoring and tutoring, and a lounge area. Plus, you could join the Westminster Military Association, a student group on campus.

Westminster participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year. And, 25 grad students get up to $9,185 each, per year.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,161
Grad: $14,369

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 51
Grad: 3

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

10 Brigham Young University Provo
Main Campus | Provo, UT 84602


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.84M

Brigham Young University Provo (BYU) has a dedicated point of contact for military support services. These serve veterans, military service members, and their families. Plus, BYU has a recognized student veteran organization. The Veterans and Military Services Office offers an additional support system.

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

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,982
Grad: $6,690

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 174
Grad: 17

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 100%

11 University of Phoenix Utah
5373 S. Green St | Salt Lake City, UT 84123


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

University of Phoenix Utah is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). 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 receive military benefits is 61%. And, the rate for part time students is 60%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,729
Grad: $7,468

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 44
Grad: 11

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 61%
Part Time: 60%

12 Eagle Gate College Layton
915 N 400 W | Layton, UT 84041


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.42M

Eagle Gate participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 3 undergrad students up to $1,500 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $11,418
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 15
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

13 Dixie State University
225 S University Ave | Saint George, UT 84770


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.41M

Dixie State University (DSU) offers support to veteran and military students, plus their family members. That includes help with using their Veteran Administration (VA) or military educational benefits. And, DSU is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

DSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students up to $5,000 each, per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 100%. And, the rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,995
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 113
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 100%
Part Time: 33%

14 Nightingale College
175 S Main St Suite 400 | Salt Lake City, UT 84111


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

Nightingale College is dedicated to doing what it can to help service members in their nursing education goals. The school is a Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

Nightingale participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 undergrad students at the School of Nursing up to $2,000 each, per year.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $13,759
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 38
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

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

15 Provo College
1450 W 820 N | Provo, UT 84601


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2017: $0.25M

Provo College is our last military friendly college in Utah. They participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 3 undergrad students up to $1,500 each, per year.

Also, veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who receive military benefits is 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,684
Grad: N/A

# of Students

Undergrad: 11
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: N/A

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