List of United States military schools and academies

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Private college-prep military schools

Public schools

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.[2]

Military junior colleges (United States)

Five institutions are considered Military junior colleges. These five 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 five Military Junior Colleges are:

State-supported maritime colleges and universities

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 the U.S. Marine Corps.

Senior Military Colleges

Public Senior Military College

Public Senior Military Colleges Which Also Enroll Civilian Students

Private Senior Military College Which Also Enrolls Civilian Students

Federal Service Academies

See also


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ a b c d Allen McDuffee (2008-08-20). "No JROTC Left Behind". In These Times.
  3. ^ name=McDuffee

US Military Academy Schools