Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Fast Facts

Berkeley College has a longstanding commitment to the welfare and success of military students, veterans, and their families.

  • As of fall 2023, more than 240 military-aligned students are enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online®.
  • Berkeley College has four on-site Veterans Resource Centers – in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, and New York City, NY. The College also has an Online Veterans Resource Center that serves online students as well as those who are active service members stationed overseas.
  • Berkeley College supports the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, and provides Yellow Ribbon grants to all eligible recipients. Berkeley College has partnered with the Department of Defense for all Military Tuition Assistance (TA) programs. The Military TA rate is extended to Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, and their spouses for all degree programs, including the Master of Business Administration.
  • Berkeley College also adheres to the terms of Executive Order 13607, The Principles of Excellence, and supports the United States Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.

Honoring Student-Veterans

  • Berkeley College students and staff participate in the Veterans History Project sponsored by the U.S. Library of Congress. In 2000, the U.S. Congress established the Veterans History Project in order to collect, preserve and archive personal accounts of American service members so that future generations will be able to hear directly from the veterans.
  • Berkeley College has connected and served Gold Star families across the country. OMVA created the Veterans and Gold Star Reflections projects with student-veterans and families of veterans. These projects create a gallery of photos that contrast the lives of service members before and after their service.
  • Each year, the College honors graduating student-veterans and them with a cord and branch regalia that will be worn during Commencement.

Community Involvement

  • Berkeley College student-veterans march annually in the New York City Veterans Day Parade in November.
  • Berkeley College supports the community with donations of toys to local hospitals, shelters, and through the U.S. Marine Toys for Tots initiative.
  • In May, Berkeley College students, faculty, staff and alumni place American flags at the graves of veterans prior to Memorial Day.
  • In December, the College participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative that honors America’s heroes in communities across the United States, at sea and abroad.
  • Berkeley College supports service members stationed overseas by sending cards and care packages from its faculty, staff, and students.
  • Berkeley College has supported the Gary Sinise Foundation, which serves veterans, first responders, and Gold Star families.
  • Berkeley College organizes ruck marches and activities to increase awareness of veteran suicide and promote mental health resources.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, 2014-2023 – U.S. News & World Report
  • Top School, 2015, 2017, and 2018 – Military Advanced Education & Transition
  • Military Friendly® Top 10 Nontraditional School, 2017 – Victory Media
  • Military Friendly® Top 10 Spouse School, 2017 – Victory Media
  • Best for Vets: Four-year Colleges, 2017-2023 – Military Times
  • Best of the Best, 2014-2015 and 2017-2020 – U.S. Veterans Magazine

Military Badges