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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 Public, 4 or more years 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 4,336 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 1,071 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $1,167 for New Yorkresidents and $1,167 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,015 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 4,589 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 4,512 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Citadel Military College of South Carolina is $12,620 for South Carolinaresidents and $35,876 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 3,763 and student to faculty ratio is 8.33% (12 to 1).
Norwich University Campus, Northfield, VT
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Norwich University

Norwich University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Norwich University is $41,496. The school has a total enrollment of 3,986 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Texas A & M University-College Station is $12,153 for Texasresidents and $38,602 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 68,679 and student to faculty ratio is 5.00% (20 to 1).
University of North Georgia Campus, Dahlonega, GA
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University of North Georgia

University of North Georgia is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at University of North Georgia is $4,744 for Georgiaresidents and $13,776 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 19,722 and student to faculty ratio is 5.26% (19 to 1).
Virginia Military Institute Campus, Lexington, VA
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Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Virginia Military Institute is $19,118 for Virginiaresidents and $45,962 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,685 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is $13,691 for Virginiaresidents and $32,835 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 34,683 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at California State University Maritime Academy is $7,116 for Californiaresidents and $18,996 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,046 and student to faculty ratio is 7.69% (13 to 1).
Maine Maritime Academy Campus, Castine, ME
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Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Maine Maritime Academy is $13,792 for Maineresidents and $27,820 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 997 and student to faculty ratio is 9.09% (11 to 1).
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, Buzzards Bay, MA
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $10,018 for Massachusettsresidents and $25,752 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,802 and student to faculty ratio is 6.25% (16 to 1).
Northwestern Michigan College Campus, Traverse City, MI
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Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Northwestern Michigan College is $4,504 for Michiganresidents and $8,280 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 3,727 and student to faculty ratio is 6.67% (15 to 1).
SUNY Maritime College Campus, Throggs Neck, NY
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SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College is a Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at SUNY Maritime College is $8,508 for New Yorkresidents and $18,418 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 1,734 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 Public, 4 or more years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Georgia Military College is $6,124 for Georgiaresidents and $6,525 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 8,812 and student to faculty ratio is 5.00% (20 to 1).
Marion Military Institute Campus, Marion, AL
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Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute is a Public, 2-4 years 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 2020 tuition & fees at Marion Military Institute is $9,418 for Alabamaresidents and $15,418 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 394 and student to faculty ratio is 7.14% (14 to 1).
New Mexico Military Institute Campus, Roswell, NM
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New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute is a Public, 2-4 years 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 2020 tuition & fees at New Mexico Military Institute is $4,788 for New Mexicoresidents and $6,172 for out-of-state students. The school has a total enrollment of 412 and student to faculty ratio is 6.25% (16 to 1).

Military Colleges Comparison Table

School NameLocationDegree OfferedTuition & Fees Average Financial AidAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
United States Air Force Academy Public, 4 or more years
USAF Academy, CO Bachelor's - - 11% 4,336 83% 8 to 1
United States Coast Guard Academy Public, 4 or more years
New London, CT Bachelor's - - 21% 1,071 84% 7 to 1
United States Merchant Marine Academy Public, 4 or more years
Kings Point, NY Master's, Bachelor's $1,167 ($1,167) $4,569 25% 1,015 84% 13 to 1
United States Military Academy Public, 4 or more years
West Point, NY Bachelor's - - 12% 4,589 85% 7 to 1
United States Naval Academy Public, 4 or more years
Annapolis, MD Bachelor's - - 8% 4,512 91% 8 to 1
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Public, 4 or more years
Charleston, SC Master's, Bachelor's $35,876 ($12,620) $11,878 75% 3,763 72% 12 to 1
Norwich University Private, 4 or more years
Northfield, VT Master's, Bachelor's $41,496 $29,651 75% 3,986 62% 14 to 1
Texas A & M University-College Station Public, 4 or more years
College Station, TX Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's $38,602 ($12,153) $8,570 58% 68,679 82% 20 to 1
University of North Georgia Public, 4 or more years
Dahlonega, GA Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $13,776 ($4,744) $4,969 81% 19,722 34% 19 to 1
Virginia Military Institute Public, 4 or more years
Lexington, VA Bachelor's $45,962 ($19,118) $14,188 60% 1,685 78% 10 to 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Public, 4 or more years
Blacksburg, VA Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $32,835 ($13,691) $8,630 70% 34,683 84% 14 to 1
California State University Maritime Academy Public, 4 or more years
Vallejo, CA Master's, Bachelor's $18,996 ($7,116) $9,229 76% 1,046 62% 13 to 1
Maine Maritime Academy Public, 4 or more years
Castine, ME Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $27,820 ($13,792) $7,115 45% 997 76% 11 to 1
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Public, 4 or more years
Buzzards Bay, MA Master's, Bachelor's $25,752 ($10,018) $9,345 91% 1,802 73% 16 to 1
Northwestern Michigan College Public, 4 or more years Traverse City, MI Bachelor's, Associate $8,280 ($4,504) $4,748 - 3,727 23% 15 to 1
SUNY Maritime College Public, 4 or more years
Throggs Neck, NY Master's, Bachelor's, Associate $18,418 ($8,508) $7,503 74% 1,734 66% 15 to 1
Georgia Military College Public, 4 or more years
Milledgeville, GA Bachelor's, Associate $6,525 ($6,124) $4,654 - 8,812 27% 20 to 1
Marion Military Institute Public, 2-4 years
Marion, AL Associate $15,418 ($9,418) $9,993 58% 394 33% 14 to 1
New Mexico Military Institute Public, 2-4 years
Roswell, NM Associate $6,172 ($4,788) $9,559 34% 412 39% 16 to 1

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