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2021 Best General Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England Region

4 Colleges
367 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,473 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Education Schools for Vets

Best General Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England RegionGeneral Education is the #84 most popular major in the country with 4,523 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 367 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

This year's Best General Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England Region ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent general education programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the general education program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best General Education Schools for Veterans in the New England Region

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

Best General Education Schools for Veterans

University of Massachusetts Amherst landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general education schools. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for General Education in the New England Region list.

According to our most recent data, UMass Amherst supports 30,593 students, and 460 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 300 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $11,069. To help with additional expenses, 17 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general education schools. MCLA is a small public school located in the town of North Adams. MCLA also made our Best Colleges for General Education in the New England Region list, coming in at #3.

Among the 1,452 students enrolled at MCLA, 33 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 24 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,823. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Salem State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Salem, Salem State is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Salem State also made our Best Colleges for General Education in the New England Region list, coming in at #4.

According to our most recent data, Salem State supports 8,338 students, and 305 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 185 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,730. On top of their other funding sources, 5 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Salem State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Stonehill College

Easton, MA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stonehill College. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton. Stonehill also made our Best Colleges for General Education in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

Of the 2,556 students enrolled at Stonehill, 20 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 15 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $21,566. In addition to receiving other benefits, 7 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Best for Vets General Education Colleges by State

Explore the best for vets general education schools for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 227
Connecticut 0
Rhode Island 29
New Hampshire 34
Maine 42
Vermont 35

One of 14 majors within the Education area of study, General Education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Education

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,173
Teacher Education Subject Specific 896
Special Education 331
Other Education 58
Curriculum & Instruction 16

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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 KOKUYO.

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