Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College Veteran Services & Resources

Is Miami Dade College 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 Miami Dade College 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: Miami Dade College G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on MDC:

How Does MDC 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.

Miami Dade College was ranked #459 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #26 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 MDC did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 128
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 654

You can also see how specific majors at MDC 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 Physician Assistant Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Education of the Deaf Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Management Science Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Special Education Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Biotechnology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Biotechnology Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Retail Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 3
Best Film & Video Production Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 4

How Many Veterans Go to MDC?

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 907 G.I. Bill® students at MDC. Since the total enrollment at the school is 46,523, approximately 1.95% of the students at MDC are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. 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 MDC

Miami Dade College 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.

Miami Dade College does have a student veterans group.

Does MDC Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
MDC may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

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

MDC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

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

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About MDC

Our data shows that MDC has not received 1 complaints at the VA.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 1
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 0

References

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