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Federal Service Academies

The United States service academies, also known as the United States military academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces. Five service academies exist in United States as follows.
United States Air Force Academy Campus, USAF Academy, CO
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United States Air Force Academy

United States Air Force Academy is a four-years, public school located in USAF Academy, CO. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,181 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).
United States Coast Guard Academy Campus, New London, CT
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United States Coast Guard Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy is a four-years, public school located in New London, CT. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 1,049 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
United States Merchant Marine Academy Campus, Kings Point, NY
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United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy is a four-years, public school located in Kings Point, NY. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $1,167 for New York residents and $1,167 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,023 and student to faculty ratio is 7.69% (13 to 1).
United States Military Academy Campus, West  Point, NY
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United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy is a four-years, public school located in West Point, NY. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,594 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
United States Naval Academy Campus, Annapolis, MD
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United States Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy is a four-years, public school located in Annapolis, MD. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,528 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).

Senior Military Colleges

A senior military college (SMC) is one of six colleges that offer military Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs, though many other schools offer military Reserve Officers' Training Corps under other sections of the law. Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the all-military state-sponsored school that enrolls only military cadets and awards BS degrees exclusively. The other five schools maintain both a corps of cadets and a civilian student body.
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Campus, Charleston, SC
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina is a four-years, public school located in Charleston, SC. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Citadel Military College of South Carolina is $12,570 for South Carolina residents and $35,826 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 3,693 and student to faculty ratio is 9.09% (11 to 1).
Norwich University Campus, Northfield, VT
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Norwich University

Norwich University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Northfield, VT. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Norwich University is $44,020. The school has a total enrollment of 3,672 and student to faculty ratio is 7.14% (14 to 1).
Texas A & M University-College Station Campus, College Station, TX
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Texas A & M University-College Station

Texas A & M University-College Station is a four-years, public school located in College Station, TX. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 tuition & fees at Texas A & M University-College Station is $12,204 for Texas residents and $38,855 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 72,530 and student to faculty ratio is 5.26% (19 to 1).
University of North Georgia Campus, Dahlonega, GA
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University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia is a four-years, public school located in Dahlonega, GA. It is classified as Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 tuition & fees at University of North Georgia is $5,513 for Georgia residents and $16,014 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 18,972 and student to faculty ratio is 5.56% (18 to 1).
Virginia Military Institute Campus, Lexington, VA
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Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute is a four-years, public school located in Lexington, VA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Virginia Military Institute is $19,670 for Virginia residents and $48,324 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,652 and student to faculty ratio is 10.00% (10 to 1).
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Campus, Blacksburg, VA
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a four-years, public school located in Blacksburg, VA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 tuition & fees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is $14,174 for Virginia residents and $33,857 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 37,279 and student to faculty ratio is 7.14% (14 to 1).

State-supported maritime colleges and universities

Students at these academies are organized as cadets, and graduate with appropriate licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Merchant Marine. While no longer immediately offered a commission as an Officer within a service have the opportunity to participate in commissioning programs. Great Lake Maritime Academy is a division of Northwestern Michigan College and Texas A&M Maritime Academy is a part of the Texas A&M University System.
California State University Maritime Academy Campus, Vallejo, CA
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California State University Maritime Academy

California State University Maritime Academy is a four-years, public school located in Vallejo, CA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at California State University Maritime Academy is $7,116 for California residents and $18,996 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 925 and student to faculty ratio is 8.33% (12 to 1).
Maine Maritime Academy Campus, Castine, ME
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Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a four-years, public school located in Castine, ME. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Maine Maritime Academy is $14,338 for Maine residents and $29,258 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 888 and student to faculty ratio is 11.11% (9 to 1).
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, Buzzards Bay, MA
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a four-years, public school located in Buzzards Bay, MA. It is classified as Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $10,516 for Massachusetts residents and $25,104 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,538 and student to faculty ratio is 7.69% (13 to 1).
Northwestern Michigan College Campus, Traverse City, MI
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Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a four-years, public school located in Traverse City, MI. It is classified as Associate's - Private For-profit 4-year Primarily Associate's school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Northwestern Michigan College is $8,544 for Michigan residents and $10,816 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 3,296 and student to faculty ratio is 8.33% (12 to 1).
SUNY Maritime College Campus, Throggs Neck, NY
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SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College is a four-years, public school located in Throggs Neck, NY. It is classified as Master's College and University (smaller programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at SUNY Maritime College is $8,522 for New York residents and $18,432 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,545 and student to faculty ratio is 6.67% (15 to 1).

Military Junior Colleges

A military junior college (MJC) is a military-style junior college in the United States and one of the three major categories of the Army ROTC schools that allows cadets to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Army reserve components in two years, instead of the usual four, through the Early Commissioning Program (ECP). They also offer Service Academy preparatory programs that allows qualified students to earn an appointment to the U.S. Service Academies upon their successful completion of this demanding one-year program at MJC.
Georgia Military College Campus, Milledgeville, GA
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Georgia Military College

Georgia Military College is a four-years, public school located in Milledgeville, GA. It is classified as Associate's - Public Rural-serving Large school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Georgia Military College is $6,390 for Georgia residents and $6,390 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 7,014 and student to faculty ratio is 6.67% (15 to 1).
Marion Military Institute Campus, Marion, AL
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Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute is a 2-4 years, public school located in Marion, AL. It is classified as Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Associate's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at Marion Military Institute is $9,218 for Alabama residents and $15,218 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 314 and student to faculty ratio is 9.09% (11 to 1).
New Mexico Military Institute Campus, Roswell, NM
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New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute is a 2-4 years, public school located in Roswell, NM. It is classified as Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Associate's degree. The 2022 tuition & fees at New Mexico Military Institute is $6,965 for New Mexico residents and $14,017 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 476 and student to faculty ratio is 7.14% (14 to 1).

Military Colleges Comparison Table

School NameLocationDegree OfferedTuition & Fees Average Financial AidAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
United States Air Force Academy four-years, public
USAF Academy, CO Bachelor's - - 12% 4,181 86% 8 to 1
United States Coast Guard Academy four-years, public
New London, CT Bachelor's - - 19% 1,049 92% 7 to 1
United States Merchant Marine Academy four-years, public
Kings Point, NY Master's, Bachelor's $1,167 ($1,167) $4,018 25% 1,023 81% 13 to 1
United States Military Academy four-years, public
West Point, NY Bachelor's - - 11% 4,594 84% 7 to 1
United States Naval Academy four-years, public
Annapolis, MD Bachelor's - - 8% 4,528 91% 8 to 1
Citadel Military College of South Carolina four-years, public
Charleston, SC Master's, Bachelor's $35,826 ($12,570) $12,410 86% 3,693 73% 11 to 1
Norwich University four-years, private
Northfield, VT Master's, Bachelor's $44,020 $23,044 87% 3,672 62% 14 to 1
Texas A & M University-College Station four-years, public
College Station, TX Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's $38,855 ($12,204) $9,898 64% 72,530 83% 19 to 1
University of North Georgia four-years, public
Dahlonega, GA Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $16,014 ($5,513) $5,120 81% 18,972 36% 18 to 1
Virginia Military Institute four-years, public
Lexington, VA Bachelor's $48,324 ($19,670) $10,267 64% 1,652 74% 10 to 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University four-years, public
Blacksburg, VA Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $33,857 ($14,174) $9,248 56% 37,279 87% 14 to 1
California State University Maritime Academy four-years, public
Vallejo, CA Master's, Bachelor's $18,996 ($7,116) $8,981 82% 925 68% 12 to 1
Maine Maritime Academy four-years, public
Castine, ME Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $29,258 ($14,338) $9,643 58% 888 72% 9 to 1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy four-years, public
Buzzards Bay, MA Master's, Bachelor's $25,104 ($10,516) $16,173 90% 1,538 78% 13 to 1
Northwestern Michigan College four-years, public Traverse City, MI Bachelor's, Associate $10,816 ($8,544) $4,258 - 3,296 23% 12 to 1
SUNY Maritime College four-years, public
Throggs Neck, NY Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $18,432 ($8,522) $7,659 74% 1,545 74% 15 to 1
Georgia Military College four-years, public
Milledgeville, GA Bachelor's, Associate $6,390 ($6,390) $4,394 - 7,014 28% 15 to 1
Marion Military Institute 2-4 years, public
Marion, AL Associate $15,218 ($9,218) $7,284 45% 314 35% 11 to 1
New Mexico Military Institute 2-4 years, public
Roswell, NM Associate $14,017 ($6,965) $11,149 41% 476 39% 14 to 1

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