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2021 Best Human Services Colleges for Veterans in the United States

44 Colleges
6,503 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,058 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Human Services Schools for Vets

Best Human Services Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesHuman Services is the #69 most popular major in the country with 6,503 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Human Services Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking analyzed 44 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in human services. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent human services 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 human services program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Human Services Schools for Veterans in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for vets studying human services.

Top 10 Best Human Services Schools for Veterans

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Walden University. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

Of the 50,360 students enrolled at Walden University, 2,657 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 1,791 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,191. To help with additional expenses, 17 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human services schools. Located in the city of Philadelphia, CHC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CHC, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Services in the United States ranking.

Of the 1,794 students enrolled at CHC, 48 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 25 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $13,156. During this same period, 7 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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#3

Cambridge College

Boston, MA

Our rankings recognize Cambridge College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Boston, Cambridge College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

According to our most recent data, Cambridge College supports 2,234 students, and 72 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 59 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,236. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California State University - Monterey Bay comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. California State University - Monterey Bay is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Seaside. In addition to being on our best for vets list, California State University - Monterey Bay has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Human Services in the United States ranking.

Of the 7,540 students enrolled at California State University - Monterey Bay, 158 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 80 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,342. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

Lindsey Wilson College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Columbia, Lindsey Wilson College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

According to our most recent data, Lindsey Wilson College supports 2,589 students, and 47 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 37 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,133. During this same period, 2 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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#6

Columbia College

Columbia, MO

Columbia College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Columbia, Columbia College Missouri is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

According to our most recent data, Columbia College Missouri supports 12,080 students, and 1,071 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 917 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $4,711. To help with additional expenses, 2 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#7

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Our rankings recognize Grand Canyon University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Grand Canyon University is a very large private for-profit school located in the city of Phoenix.

According to our most recent data, Grand Canyon University supports 90,253 students, and 6,566 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 4,373 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,044. During this same period, 12 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Grand Canyon University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

Bluefield College landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value human services schools. Located in the distant town of Bluefield, Bluefield College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

According to our most recent data, Bluefield College supports 1,156 students, and 35 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 27 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $14,812. On top of their other funding sources, 9 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#9

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

Our rankings recognize Upper Iowa University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Fayette.

Of the 4,392 students enrolled at UIU, 478 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 400 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,152. UIU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Our rankings recognize Saint Leo University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 756 of the 11,808 students enrolled at St. Leo University were GI Bill® students, of which 593 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,438. On top of their other funding sources, 16 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Human Services by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Human Services is one of 5 different types of Public Administration & Social Service programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 22,681
Public Administration 3,195
Public Policy 2,308
Community Organization & Advocacy 1,625
Other Public Administration 327

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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 University of the Fraser Valley.

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