Best Colleges for Veterans

Regional Universities (South)

Best Colleges for Veterans Methodology

These are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Rank School
#1 Embry-​Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL

#2 Spring Hill College

Mobile, AL

#3 Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

#4 Murray State University

Murray, KY

#5 Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

#6 Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

#8 Marymount University

Arlington, VA

#9 University of Tennessee—​Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

#10 Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

#11 St. Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

#12 Belhaven University

Jackson, MS

#12 Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

#14 Arkansas State University

State University, AR

#15 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

#15 Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

#17 King University

Bristol, TN

#17 Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

#19 Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

#20 Troy University

Troy, AL

#20 University of North Carolina—​Pembroke

Pembroke, NC

#22 Albany State University

Albany, GA

#23 Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

#23 Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, GA

#25 Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

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