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List of United States military schools and academies

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. In addition, most military schools are reserved to males, though military schools for females do exist.[1]


Federal Service AcademiesEdit

Senior Military CollegesEdit

Public Senior Military Colleges that also enroll civilian students
Private Senior Military College which also enrolls civilian students

State-supported maritime colleges and universitiesEdit

Students at these academies are organized as military academy cadets, and graduate with appropriate licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Merchant Marine, with an option to become commissioned reserve officers with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, or U.S. Marine Corps.

Military junior collegesEdit

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 schoolsEdit

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

Public schoolsEdit

Graduate SchoolsEdit

See alsoEdit


  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.