Posted September 20, 2018 09:07:00 Military schools in Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia are the best places for students to go for their education, according to a new study.
The study, released today by the Council on Foreign Relations, surveyed more than 5,000 students at four military academies in Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland.
It found that in each state, military schools are among the best options for the vast majority of students.
“The military acadades are among our nation’s most competitive schools for international students, and our survey found that the military schools with the most students in their classes outperformed all other colleges, and that these students were among the most successful students,” said Ben Braden, research director at the Council.
There are currently more than 40 military acadrams in the US, and each is run by a different US military branch.
Many students who attend military schools do not graduate from college, because military colleges and universities are generally more expensive and not accredited by the US government.
Military schools can offer students an array of educational opportunities.
They can give them exposure to military life and life in combat zones, teach them to think like soldiers, and prepare them to serve in a variety of roles.
Students can also pursue other higher education options, including in-person or online classes.
According to the study, students who are enrolled in military schools were about 25 per cent more likely to complete their degree, and 16 per cent were more likely than their non-military peers to graduate with a degree.
In contrast, there was a difference between the overall number of students who were enrolled in a particular military school and the number of military students in that school.
More than half of military schools had a student who had not completed a college degree, while about a quarter of the military colleges surveyed had a military student with a bachelor’s degree.
In Virginia, there were nearly two-thirds of students enrolled in the military academy who were not in college, and more than half had completed their degree.
“We found that military schools offer students a variety and opportunities that are generally competitive with many of the other colleges and schools, and many military students are graduating from the military with degrees,” Braden said.
A few military acadams, including the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Army School of Advanced International Studies, also had significant disparities in the number and the type of students they had enrolled.
Navy School of the Americas, which is the only school that provides military school tuition, had more than 50 per cent of its students enrolled at military acadicles.
At the Air National Guard’s Air Force School of Excellence, which opened in 2002, more than 35 per cent had completed a bachelor of science degree, compared to 19 per cent for Naval Academy and 16 for Air Force College.
Braden said he was not surprised by the results.
“In recent years, military education in Virginia has been increasingly targeted by the federal government, and it’s becoming more and more difficult for students from families with modest incomes to get into military schools, despite the fact that the average annual tuition for students at military schools is $26,000,” he said.
“These schools offer the kinds of educational experiences that many students from lower-income families are unable to access, and are thus less attractive to students with family incomes lower than $40,000.”
The Council on International Relations (CIR) is a nonprofit organisation with offices in Washington, DC, and New York City.