2021 Best General Education Colleges for Veterans in the New England Region
Finding the Best General Education Schools for Vets
General 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
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
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.Request Information
Best for Vets General Education Colleges by State
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Veterans Rankings in Majors Related to Education
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|
|Curriculum & Instruction||16|
Notes and References
*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)
- 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.
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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