Top 50 colleges for tuition assistance: fiscal 2016

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A Military Times analysis of fiscal 2016 data from the Defense and Homeland Security departments. 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 48,975 134,019 86% $96,166,509
2 (2) University System of Maryland Adelphi, Md. Public Doctoral 29,012 75,075 85% $48,648,282
University of Maryland University College 25,721 66,397 84% $43,241,480
University of Maryland University College - Asian Division 1,837 4,538 88% $2,815,181
University of Maryland University College - European Division 1,304 3,643 89% $2,264,699
3 (3) Bridgepoint Education San Diego For-profit Master's 15,614 49,458 90% $35,278,901
Ashford University 15,603 49,426 90% $35,254,901
4 (4) Central Texas College Killeen, Texas Public Associate or lower 13,622 30,657 78% $14,676,491
5 (5) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Fla. Private Doctoral 8,951 25,039 90% $17,895,052
6 (6) Columbia Southern Education Group Inc. Orange Beach, Ala. For-profit Master's 8,494 23,470 88% $14,970,578
Columbia Southern University 7,925 21,561 87% $13,561,433
7 (8) Excelsior College Albany, N.Y. Private Master's 7,469 21,044 84% $13,468,780
8 (9) Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. Private Doctoral 7,049 20,993 88% $14,941,498
9 (11) Kaplan Higher Education Corp. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For-profit Doctoral 6,114 16,640 86% $12,736,223
Kaplan University 6,096 16,599 86% $12,701,298
10 (10) Park University Parkville, Mo. Private Master's 5,871 15,417 92% $11,361,784
11 (7) University of Phoenix Phoenix For-profit Doctoral 4,612 14,923 91% $10,408,991
12 (12) Columbia College Columbia, Mo. Private Master's 4,484 12,539 88% $8,570,807
13 (14) Grantham University Lenexa, Kan. For-profit Master's 3,832 12,863 84% $8,248,358
14 (15) Saint Leo University Saint Leo, Fla. Private Doctoral 3,769 11,320 90% $8,166,807
15 (13) California Community College System Sacramento, Calif. Public Associate or lower 3,743 8,560 89% $4,003,602
Coastline Community College 3,009 7,159 89% $3,739,422
16 (18) North Carolina Community College System Raleigh, N.C. Public Associate or lower 3,711 9,615 79% $2,218,316
Fayetteville Technical Community College 2,585 6,660 76% $1,508,672
17 (16) Trident University International Cypress, Calif. For-profit Doctoral 3,638 8,848 92% $8,723,059
18 (17) Thomas Edison State University Trenton, N.J. Public Master's 3,042 7,546 83% $5,576,840
19 (19) Post University Waterbury, Conn. For-profit Master's 3,013 8,229 87% $5,678,775
20 (22) Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, N.H. Private Doctoral 2,842 8,863 90% $5,781,328
21 (20) National University System La Jolla, Calif. Private Doctoral 2,544 7,990 96% $5,570,480
National University - La Jolla 2,490 7,833 96% $5,454,485
22 (23) Webster University St. Louis Private Doctoral 2,217 6,337 93% $4,363,263
23 (21) Virginia Community College System Richmond, Va. Public Associate or lower 2,190 5,646 85% $2,403,050
Tidewater Community College 1,201 3,215 89% $1,295,112
24 (29) Grand Canyon University Phoenix For-profit Doctoral 2,022 5,440 92% $5,047,368
25 (24) Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Olympia, Wash. Public Bachelor's 1,888 4,847 81% $2,214,979
Pierce College 1,258 3,253 79% $1,612,128
26 (25) Touro College and University System New York Private Doctoral 1,852 4,584 83% $4,206,688
Touro College - Main Campus Midtown 1,800 4,395 82% $4,068,188
27 (36) University of Management and Technology Arlington, Va. For-profit Doctoral 1,784 6,341 95% $4,674,293
28 (28) Troy University Troy, Ala. Public Doctoral 1,774 5,614 85% $3,619,852
29 (30) Career Education Corp. Schaumburg, Ill. For-profit Doctoral 1,741 6,624 91% $4,208,264
Colorado Technical University 1,167 4,375 92% $2,751,500
30 (31) Vincennes University Vincennes, Ind. Public Bachelor's 1,606 4,065 94% $2,514,486
31 (26) DeVry University Inc. Downers Grove, Ill. For-profit Master's 1,395 4,238 92% $3,402,048
DeVry University 1,138 3,505 92% $2,793,612
32 Arizona Board of Regents Phoenix Public Doctoral 1,262 4,101 94% $2,948,375
Arizona State University 1,044 3,399 93% $2,427,559
33 (42) University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Private Doctoral 1,225 4,003 88% $2,850,625
34 (32) Chapman University Orange, Calif. Private Doctoral 1,177 3,288 94% $2,419,500
35 (41) Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. Public Bachelor's 1,168 3,301 91% $1,095,037
36 (35) North Dakota University System Bismarck, N.D. Public Bachelor's 1,148 2,471 93% $1,550,691
37 (34) University System of Georgia Atlanta Public Bachelor's 1,069 3,792 89% $2,025,532
37 (38) Southwestern College Winfield, Kan. Private Doctoral 1,069 2,981 94% $2,190,085
Southwestern College (main campus) 1,037 2,884 94% $2,117,835
39 (27) Allied American University Laguna Hills, Calif. For-profit Bachelor's 1,065 2,939 77% $1,851,107
40 (40) State University of New York System Albany, N.Y. Public Doctoral 1,033 2,537 84% $1,642,469
41 (33) Wayland Baptist University Plainview, Texas Private Doctoral 1,013 2,908 94% $2,052,101
42 (47) Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kan. Public Associate or lower 1,011 2,472 74% $902,963
43 (45) Colorado Community College System Denver Public Associate or lower 1,009 2,468 71% $1,328,170
44 (49) Norwich University Northfield, Vt. Private Master's 976 2,463 94% $2,218,450
45 Western Governors University Salt Lake City Private Master's 973 3,661 88% $2,921,318
46 (39) University of Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Public Doctoral 943 2,505 95% $1,808,047
47 (42) State University and Community College System of Tennessee Nashville, Tenn. Public Master's 942 3,127 81% $1,583,806
48 (46) Strayer Education Inc. Herndon, Va. For-profit Master's 901 2,935 92% $2,050,794
Strayer University 899 2,932 92% $2,048,559
49 (50) Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pa. Public Doctoral 891 2,641 92% $1,944,825
50 (44) Education Management Corp. Pittsburgh For-profit Bachelor's 883 3,075 92% $1,957,651
[1] American Military University is part of American Public Education Inc.