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2021 Best Human Resource Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States

119 Colleges
11,757 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,062 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Human Resource Management Schools for Vets

Best Human Resource Management Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesHuman Resource Management is the #42 most popular major in the country with 11,757 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Human Resource Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 119 colleges that offer a bachelor's in HR. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality human resource management programs as well as strong veteran support.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the human resource management program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Human Resource Management Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the HR programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 15% Best Human Resource Management Schools for Veterans

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Ithaca. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Cornell has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States ranking.

Of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell, 621 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,152. On top of their other funding sources, 150 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Benedictine University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Lisle, Benedictine U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Benedictine U also claimed a spot on our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States list. It's in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

According to our most recent data, Benedictine U supports 4,940 students, and 110 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 92 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $13,469. To help with additional expenses, 14 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Southern Nazarene University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Bethany, SNU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Our most recent data shows that 312 of the 2,081 students enrolled at SNU were GI Bill® students, of which 232 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,347. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. SNU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Our rankings recognize Capella University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

Among the 37,171 students enrolled at Capella University, 2,741 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 2,001 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,027. To help with additional expenses, 12 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Capella University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States list.

Among the 50,254 students enrolled at Rutgers New Brunswick, 442 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 256 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,136. On top of their other funding sources, 4 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public school with a very large student population. University of Oklahoma not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States list.

Of the 28,564 students enrolled at University of Oklahoma, 1,464 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 874 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,980. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Michigan - Ann Arbor as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U of Michigan is a public school with a very large student population. U of Michigan also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States rankings.

Among the 46,716 students enrolled at U of Michigan, 509 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 321 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $26,841. U of Michigan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human resource management schools. Located in the large suburb of Bellevue, Bellevue University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, Bellevue University supports 9,621 students, and 1,566 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,139 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,020. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize Saint Joseph's University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. St. Joe's is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia. St. Joe's also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States rankings.

According to our most recent data, St. Joe’s supports 7,589 students, and 118 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 98 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,315. On top of their other funding sources, 8 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. St. Joe’s does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Nyack College

Nyack, NY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Nyack College. Located in the large city of Nyack, Nyack is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 2,351 students enrolled at Nyack, 30 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 26 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $14,497. During this same period, 10 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Nyack does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of the Incarnate Word earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UIW is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 8,263 students enrolled at UIW, 1,198 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 910 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,438. On top of their other funding sources, 125 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UIW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#12

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Michigan State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Michigan State supports 50,351 students, and 763 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 500 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,685. To help with additional expenses, 8 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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#13

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Regent is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Virginia Beach.

Of the 9,889 students enrolled at Regent, 1,391 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,199 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,085. To help with additional expenses, 18 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Regent does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Maryland - University College earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Maryland - University College is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Adelphi.

According to our most recent data, University of Maryland - University College supports 60,603 students, and 13,366 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 12,647 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,330. During this same period, 3361 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#15

George Washington University

Washington, DC

George Washington University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GWU, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States ranking.

Among the 28,172 students enrolled at GWU, 1,274 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,076 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $16,151. In addition to receiving other benefits, 349 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a fairly small student population.

According to our most recent data, Penn State World Campus supports 14,458 students, and 1,879 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,757 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,647. Penn State World Campus does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#17

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Bethel University Minnesota earned the #17 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Saint Paul, Bethel University Minnesota is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Bethel University Minnesota also made our Best Colleges for Human Resource Management in the United States list, coming in at #8.

Our most recent data shows that 91 of the 3,692 students enrolled at Bethel University Minnesota were GI Bill® students, of which 60 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,585. During this same period, 15 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Human Resource Management Colleges for Veterans in the United States award.

Rank College Location
18 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
19 Mount Mercy University Cedar Rapids, IA
20 Columbia College Columbia, MO
21 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
22 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
23 Park University Parkville, MO

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
General Business/Commerce 25,818

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total 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)

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Arunkumar Umapathy.

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