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Top TA schools by service

Jul. 29, 2014 - 11:44AM   |  
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A service-by-service look at the colleges most popular among troops using tuition assistance in fiscal 2013:

Rank School or system Sector Students using TA TA received (in millions) Graduation rate (transfer rate) Default rate
Air Force
1 American Public Education Inc. (AMU) For-profit 24,311 $47.8 19% 12%
2 University System of Maryland (UMUC) Public 13,510 $19.6 45% (21%) 9%
3 Bridgepoint Education (Ashford) For-profit 7,949 $17.3 21% 16%
4 Park University Private 5,663 $9.2 41% 12%
5 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Private 5,392 $10.6 58% 7%
6 Trident University International For-profit 3,746 $8.9 11% 5%
7 Columbia Southern Education Group Inc. For-profit 2,904 $4.9 45% (43%) 8%
8 University of Phoenix For-profit 2,835 $6.1 14% 26%
9 Liberty University Private 1,874 $4.4 46% (27%) 7%
10 Wayland Baptist University Private 1,330 $2.4 36% 12%
Army
1 American Public Education Inc. (AMU) For-profit 20,617 $42 19% 12%
2 Central Texas College Public 16,353 $17.2 11% (10%) 22%
3 University System of Maryland (UMUC) Public 12,906 $21.2 45% (21%) 9%
4 University of Phoenix For-profit 6,704 $15.9 14% 26%
5 Columbia Southern Education Group Inc. For-profit 5,607 $10 45% (43%) 8%
6 Bridgepoint Education (Ashford) For-profit 5,418 $14 21% 16%
7 Grantham University For-profit 4,472 $11.8 no data no data
8 Excelsior College Private 3,257 $6.3 no data 7%
9 Liberty University Private 3,131 $7.3 46% (27%) 7%
10 Touro College and University System Private 2,968 $7.1 24% 11%
Coast Guard
1 American Public Education Inc. (AMU) For-profit 2,244 $4.3 19% 12%
2 Bridgepoint Education (Ashford) For-profit 356 $0.8 21% 16%
3 Columbia Southern Education Group Inc. For-profit 329 $0.5 45% (43%) 8%
4 University of Phoenix For-profit 314 $0.6 14% 26%
5 Vincennes University Public 266 $0.4 26% (17%) 22%
6 Thomas Edison State College Public 250 $0.4 no data 7%
7 Excelsior College Private 233 $0.4 no data 7%
8 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Private 219 $0.4 58% 7%
9 University System of Maryland (UMUC) Public 211 $0.4 45% (21%) 9%
10 Liberty University Private 196 $0.4 46% (27%) 7%
Marine Corps
1 American Public Education Inc. (AMU) For-profit 5,404 $10.9 19% 12%
2 University System of Maryland (UMUC) Public 3,252 $4.6 45% (21%) 9%
3 Central Texas College Public 2,246 $2.5 11% (10%) 22%
4 Bridgepoint Education (Ashford) For-profit 1,770 $4.2 21% 16%
5 Park University Private 1,380 $2.7 41% 12%
6 North Carolina Community College System Public 1,032 $0.6 22% (20%) 21%
7 University of Phoenix For-profit 1,023 $2.3 14% 26%
8 National University System Private 800 $1.5 24% 7%
9 California Community College System Public 712 $0.6 23% (14%) 23%
10 International Sports Sciences Association For-profit 615 $0.9 no data no data
Navy
1 American Public Education Inc. (AMU) For-profit 5,113 $10.7 19% 12%
2 University System of Maryland (UMUC) Public 5,091 $9.4 45% (21%) 9%
3 California Community College System Public 2,951 $3.2 23% (14%) 23%
4 Excelsior College Private 2,296 $4 no data 7%
5 Columbia College Private 2,213 $3.9 43% 12%
6 Saint Leo University Private 2,015 $4.4 43% (41%) 12%
7 Central Texas College Public 1,941 $2.7 11% (10%) 22%
8 Bridgepoint Education (Ashford) For-profit 1,891 $4.7 21% 16%
9 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Private 1,588 $3.3 58% 7%
10 Thomas Edison State College Public 1,448 $2.7 no data 7%

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