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Is North Central College a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about North Central College veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: North Central College G.I. Bill Information

Our Veterans Report on North Central Includes:

How Does North Central Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual issues its Best Schools to Veterans ranking each year. This is a list of universities and colleges that do great work supporting veterans as they continue their studies.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked North Central College at #346. As such, North Central is among the top 15% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #9 in our Best for Vets in Illinois ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. The table below shows how North Central fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 307
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 416

You can also see how specific majors at North Central fared when compared to the same major at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Individualized Studies Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best General Organizational Communication Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Small Business Administration/Management Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 5
Best General Organizational Communication Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Small Business Administration/Management Colleges for Veterans 6
Best French Language Teacher Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 8
Best French Language Teacher Education Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Social Science Teacher Education Colleges for Veterans 13
Best Chemistry Education Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 14

How Many Veterans Go to North Central?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

According to the VA, there are 46 G.I. Bill® students at North Central. The school has a total enrollment of 2,832 students. This means that around 1.62% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at North Central

North Central College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does North Central Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
North Central might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

North Central might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

North Central Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
North Central does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About North Central

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.


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