California State University - Monterey Bay

California State University - Monterey Bay Veteran Services & Resources

Is California State University - Monterey Bay 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 State University - Monterey Bay 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 State University - Monterey Bay G.I. Bill Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on CSUMB:

How Does CSUMB Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

California State University - Monterey Bay was ranked #1,094 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #57 in our Best for Vets in California ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how CSUMB did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 883
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 683

You can also see how specific majors at CSUMB 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 Marine Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Marine Science Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Water, Wetlands, & Marine Resources Management Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 11
Best Marine Science Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Marine Sciences Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Marine Sciences Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Marine Science Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Water, Wetlands, & Marine Resources Management Colleges for Veterans 15
Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 24
Best Other Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans 35

How Many Veterans Go to CSUMB?

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 20 G.I. Bill® students at CSUMB. Around 0.27% of students at the school are using the GI Bill® since the total enrollment at CSUMB is 7,409. 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.

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 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 CSUMB

California State University - Monterey Bay 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 State University - Monterey Bay does have a student veterans group.

Does CSUMB Give Credit for Military Training?

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

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

CSUMB Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at CSUMB.

Complaints to the VA About CSUMB

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

References

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