Top 50 colleges for tuition assistance: fiscal 2015

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A Military Times analysis using data from the Defense and Homeland Security departments for fiscal 2015. Individual institutions within a system, displayed in italics, would have ranked in the top 50 without being combined as part of the parent institution.

Rank
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School or system Headquarters or main campus Sector Level Students using TA Courses attempted Course completion rate TA received
1 (1) American Public Education Inc. [1] Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit Master's 51,643 133,185 91% $100,092,388
2 (2) University System of Maryland Adelphi, Md. Public Doctoral 29,018 69,554 87% $46,300,478
University ofMaryland University College 25,346 60,854 87% $40,780,408
University ofMaryland University College-Asian Division 1,959 4,397 87% $2,811,245
University ofMaryland University College-European Division 1,552 3,780 88% $2,365,772
3 (3) Bridgepoint Education San Diego For-profit Doctoral 15,802 48,165 94% $35,790,159
Ashford University 15,785 48,112 94% $35,750,500
4 (4) Central Texas College Killeen, Texas Public Associate or lower 14,570 32,096 82% $15,456,842
5 (7) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Fla. Private Doctoral 8,877 23,854 93% $17,400,189
6 (6) Columbia Southern Education Group Inc. Orange Beach, Ala. For-profit Doctoral 8,627 23,478 90% $15,100,011
Columbia Southern University 8,303 22,462 90% $14,370,436
7 (5) University of Phoenix Phoenix For-profit Doctoral 7,938 23,890 96% $17,425,588
8 (10) Excelsior College Albany, N.Y. Private Master's 7,153 18,296 92% $12,571,904
9 (9) Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. Private Doctoral 7,101 20,786 91% $15,098,294
10 (8) Park University Parkville, Mo. Private Master's 6,277 15,481 93% $11,558,950
11 (11) Kaplan Higher Education Corp. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For-profit Doctoral 5,854 15,606 91% $12,585,428
Kaplan University 5,831 15,547 91% $12,540,498
12 (14) Columbia College Columbia, Mo. Private Master's 5,127 13,042 92% $9,100,297
13 (15) California Community College System Sacramento, Calif. Public Associate or lower 4,792 10,141 90% $4,904,263
Coastline Community College 4,012 8,740 89% $4,630,811
14 (12) Grantham University Lenexa, Kan. For-profit Master's 4,463 14,493 94% $10,311,693
15 (16) Saint Leo University Saint Leo, Fla. Private Doctoral 4,219 11,445 91% $8,365,376
16 (13) Trident University International Cypress, Calif. For-profit Doctoral 4,178 9,240 88% $9,122,487
17 (17) Thomas Edison State College [2] Trenton, N.J. Public Master's 3,341 7,651 81% $5,635,708
18 (18) North Carolina Community College System Raleigh, N.C. Public Associate or lower 3,224 7,880 86% $1,855,926
Fayetteville Technical Community College 2,165 5,290 86% $1,240,955
19 (19) Post University Waterbury, Conn. For-profit Master's 2,876 7,795 94% $5,760,789
20 (23) National University System La Jolla, Calif. Private Doctoral 2,869 7,496 96% $5,176,943
21 (24) Virginia Community College System Richmond, Va. Public Associate or lower 2,446 5,756 86% $2,355,256
Tidewater Community College 1,488 3,588 87% $1,355,680
22 (32) Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, N.H. Private Doctoral 2,407 7,163 93% $4,760,245
23 (20) Webster University St. Louis Private Doctoral 2,393 6,272 98% $4,640,075
24 (22) Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Olympia, Wash. Public Bachelor's 2,111 4,748 88% $2,343,405
Pierce College 1,344 3,013 89% $1,665,998
25 (21) Touro College and University System New York Private Doctoral 2,055 4,857 87% $4,756,293
Touro College-Main Campus Midtown 2,006 4,704 86% $4,652,855
26 (27) DeVry University Inc. Downers Grove, Ill. For-profit Master's 1,957 5,560 93% $4,548,799
DeVry University 1,513 4,406 93% $3,598,945
27 (25) Allied American University Laguna Hills, Calif. For-profit Bachelor's 1,953 5,734 87% $4,144,842
28 (26) Troy University Troy, Ala. Public Doctoral 1,851 5,809 93% $3,932,450
29 (28) Grand Canyon University Phoenix For-profit Doctoral 1,716 4,583 95% $4,345,417
30 (29) Career Education Corp. Schaumburg, Ill. For-profit Doctoral 1,649 5,834 94% $3,845,125
Colorado Technical University 1,121 3,832 95% $2,507,735
31 (30) Vincennes University Vincennes, Ind. Public Bachelor's 1,582 3,410 96% $2,058,265
32 (42) Chapman University Orange, Calif. Private Doctoral 1,285 3,293 93% $2,426,237
33 (31) Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas Private Master's 1,219 3,395 95% $2,392,646
34 (41) University System of Georgia Atlanta Public Doctoral 1,202 4,151 93% $2,243,677
35 (35) North Dakota University System Bismarck, N.D. Public Doctoral 1,165 2,541 94% $1,548,186
36 (45) University of Management and Technology Arlington, Va. For-profit Doctoral 1,115 3,741 94% $2,797,738
37 (39) Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu Private Master's 1,083 2,925 93% $2,144,401
38 (36) Southwestern College Winfield, Kan. Private Doctoral 1,062 2,938 96% $2,190,109
39 (34) University of Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Public Doctoral 1,057 2,727 95% $1,988,646
University ofOklahoma-Norman Campus 1,056 2,726 95% $1,987,896
40 (37) State University of New York System Albany, N.Y. Public Doctoral 1,047 2,535 84% $1,681,391
41 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. Public Bachelor's 1,036 2,561 91% $844,795
42 (47) University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Private Doctoral 1,031 3,085 93% $2,294,738
42 (33) State University and Community College System of Tennessee Nashville, Tenn. Public Doctoral 1,031 3,453 88% $1,835,565
44 (49) Education Management Corp. Pittsburgh For-profit Doctoral 999 3,110 95% $2,002,705
45 (38) Colorado Community College System Denver Public Associate or lower 967 2,303 87% $1,330,151
46 (46) Strayer Education Inc. Herndon, Va. For-profit Master's 963 2,882 93% $2,076,169
47 Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kan. Public Associate or lower 881 2,070 91% $864,140
48 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Mich. Public Doctoral 834 2,237 96% $1,639,875
49 Norwich University Northfield, Vt. Private Master's 820 1,918 96% $1,728,925
50 Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pa. Public Doctoral 808 2,414 94% $1,780,024
[1] American Military University, a part of American Public Education Inc., historically has had enough students to be listed as an individual school, but Defense Department data did not distinguish it from its parent company, so precise student, course and dollar counts were not available.
[2] Now Thomas Edison State University.