California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University Veteran Services & Resources

Is California Lutheran University 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. We've assembled this California Lutheran University veteran's report to help you in your research. 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: California Lutheran University GI Bill® Information

Info in This Veterans Report on CLU:

How Does CLU Rank for Veterans?

California Lutheran University was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This could be due to a number of reasons, including insufficent data.

How Many Veterans Go to CLU?

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 166 GI Bill® students at CLU. Since the total enrollment at the school is 4,027, approximately 4.12% of the students at CLU 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 CLU

California Lutheran University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
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
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Counseling Support
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

California Lutheran University does have a student veterans group.

Does CLU Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
If you have particular knowledge gained through life experience, CLU may offer offer credit for that. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

If you have specialized military training, CLU may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

CLU Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

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

  • Air Force

Complaints to the VA About CLU

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

Notes and References

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.

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