The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published its list of top colleges and university enrollments of military veterans using Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits. Central Texas College (CTC) was ranked 11th on the list with 1,403 enrollments.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Participants must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The benefits include tuition and fees paid directly to the school, a monthly housing allowance and a yearly $1,000 stipend for books and supplies.
The top two schools with the highest enrollment of students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill were virtual campuses the University of Phoenix with 10,872 and Devry University with 4,428 enrollments. Another virtual campus, American Public University System – 1,757, placed fifth while physical campuses of the University of Maryland-University College – 3,002 and Tidewater Community College – 2,405 were third and fourth on the list. The only other Texas-based school on the list was Lone Star College System with enrollments of 1,010.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is based in Washington, D.C. and is the number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Its source for the list of Post 9/11 GI Bill enrollments is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.