University of Southern California Veteran Services & Resources
Is University of Southern California a Good School for Veterans?
If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of Southern California 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: University of Southern California GI Bill® Information
What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on USC:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does USC Rank for Veterans?
How Many Veterans Go to USC?
A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.
The VA reports that there are 1,311 GI Bill® students at USC. Since the total enrollment at the school is 46,287, approximately 2.83% of the students at USC are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.
Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill®, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.
Federal Veteran Programs at USC
University of Southern California participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|Principles of Excellence||Yes|
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||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)|
|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.|
|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.|
University of Southern California does have a student veterans group.
Does USC Give Credit for Military Training?
USC may consider your military experience and give college credit. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.
USC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
- Air Force
Complaints to the VA About USC
There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.
Notes and References
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
- Image Credit: By Original uploader was Padsquad19 at en.wikipedia under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.