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Is Central Oregon Community College 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 Central Oregon Community College 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: Central Oregon Community College G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on COCC:

How Does COCC Rank for Veterans?

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To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.

Central Oregon Community College was ranked #886 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #8 in our Best for Vets in Oregon 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. Below you'll find how COCC did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 361

You can also see how specific majors at COCC 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 Wildl&/Forest Firefighting & Investigation Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Wildl&/Forest Firefighting & Investigation Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Fire Science Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 13
Best Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Fire Science Colleges for Veterans 15

How Many Veterans Go to COCC?

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 414 G.I. Bill® students at COCC. Since the total enrollment at the school is 4,304, approximately 9.62% of the students at COCC 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 COCC

Central Oregon Community College 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.

Central Oregon Community College does have a student veterans group.

Does COCC Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
COCC might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Check with the school for more details.

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

COCC 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 COCC.

Complaints to the VA About COCC

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


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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