List of United States military schools and academies

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Most military schools in the United States are high schools that place a high emphasis on military preparation, academic rigor, and physical fitness. Most military schools are private and have high tuition, with financial aid available. [1]

Federal Service Academies[edit]

Senior Military Colleges[edit]

Public Senior Military Colleges that also enroll civilian students[edit]

Public Senior Military College with no civilian students[edit]

Private Senior Military College which also enrolls civilian students[edit]

State-supported maritime colleges and universities[edit]

Students at these academies are organized as cadets, and graduate with appropriate licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Merchant Marine. While no longer immediately offered a commission as an Officer within a service have the opportunity to participate in commissioning programs like Strategic Sea lift Officer Program (USN) and MARGRAD (USCG).

Military junior colleges[edit]

Four of the above institutions are considered Military junior colleges. These four schools participate in the Army's two-year Early Commissioning Program (ECP), an Army ROTC program in which qualified students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant after only two years of college. The four Military Junior Colleges are:

Private college-prep military schools[edit]

Cadets perform in a parade at Camden Military Academy (Camden, South Carolina)

Public schools[edit]

These military academies are part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program, and are partly funded by the United States Department of Defense. Chicago with six academies has more than any other city, a third of all in the country.[3]

Graduate schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Military School for Girls and What You Should Know". Militaro. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  2. ^ N.B. The military program at TMI has been optional since the 1970s and most students are not cadets. Despite this, the school maintains membership in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States
  3. ^ a b c d Allen McDuffee (2008-08-20). "No JROTC Left Behind". In These Times.