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Is Florida State University a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about Florida State University 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: Florida State University G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Florida State:

How Does Florida State 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 Florida State University at #22. As such, Florida State is among the top 1% 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 Florida ranking.

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

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 25
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 20
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 32
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 35

You can also see how specific majors at Florida State 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 Insurance Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Molecular Biophysics Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Insurance Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Physics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Demography & Population Studies Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Demography & Population Studies Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Florida State?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 8 G.I. Bill® students at Florida State. There are 43,569 students enrolled at Florida State. This means that approximately 0.02% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America 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. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Florida State

Florida State University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
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
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.

Florida State University does have a student veterans group.

Does Florida State Give Credit for Military Training?

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

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

Florida State Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

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

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About Florida State

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


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