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:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does MDC Rank for Veterans?
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.
|Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||128|
|Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||654|
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.
|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)|
|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.|
|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?
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)
- Air Force
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|
|Quality of Education||0|
|Change in Degree Requirements||0|
|Post-Graduation Job Opportunities||0|
|Release of Transcripts||0|
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
More about our data sources and methodologies.