Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America Veteran Services & Resources

Is Catholic University of America 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 Catholic University of America 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: Catholic University of America G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on CUA:

How Does CUA Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Catholic University of America at #108. As such, CUA is among the top 5% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #3 in our Best for Vets in District of Columbia ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how CUA fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 88
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 105
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 149

You can also see how specific majors at CUA fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bible/Biblical Studies Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Middle/Near Eastern & Semitic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Economics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Biblical Studies Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Middle/Near Eastern & Semitic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Middle/Near Eastern & Semitic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to CUA?

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.

The VA reports that there are 196 G.I. Bill® students at CUA. The school has a total enrollment of 5,366 students. This means that around 3.65% 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.

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 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 CUA

Catholic University of America participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
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)
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.

Catholic University of America does have a student veterans group.

Does CUA Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, CUA does not offer college credit for life experience.

CUA may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

CUA Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at CUA for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About CUA

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

References

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