AFROTC "Enlisted-Friendly" Schools
We put together this page as a service to applicants for the Air Force ROTC Enlisted Commissioning Programs. Air Force ROTC serves more than 900 colleges and universities across the nation, each with their own policies on admissions, transfer credit, subsidies, and other issues important to enlisted commissioning applicants. This page features information from Air Force ROTC-affiliated colleges and universities across the nation who desire to have enlisted commissioning applicants attend their schools.
What makes a school "Enlisted-Friendly?" Generally, our definition is that if they accept all or nearly all transfer credit from the Community College of the Air Force and other colleges and universities operating on Air Force bases, and have a history of catering to the needs of cadets enrolling in the Air Force ROTC Enlisted Commissioning Programs then they are "Enlisted-Friendly."
Applicants for our Enlisted Commissioning Programs are not required to attend the schools on this page...they can attend any of our 900 colleges and universities . We just wanted to help you sort through a vast array of information to make the best choice for you and your particular situation.
1. University of Minnesota, Crookston. Served by Detachment 610. UMC offers enlisted commissioning program applicants in-state tuition, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. For enlisted members with an associate degree (from CCAF or any other accredited college), UMC GUARANTEES at least 60 semester hours in transfer (making CCAF graduates eligible for the POC-ERP) . UMC offers a $1500 per year scholarship subsidy for cadets on scholarship or receiving POCI. UMC's Applied Studies major will allow you to expand your CCAF associate degree into a bachelor's degree. One of the Original Thinkpad Universities, all UMC students are issued laptop computers. For more information, contact Capt Kyle Korver at (701) 777-4733 or via e-mail at email@example.com or Mr. Brian Steenerson (firstname.lastname@example.org ), University of Minnesota, Crookston at 800-UMC-MINN.
2. Park University at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Served by Detachment 610. Park University offers a wide range of majors (Criminal Justice Administration, Social Psychology, Management, Management/ Computer Information Systems, Management/Accounting, Management/ Health Care, Management/Human Resources, Management/Marketing) for enlisted commissioning program applicants, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. Park University students from other bases can transfer to Grand Forks and not lose any credits ! For more information, contact Capt Kyle Korver at (701)-777-4733 or via e-mail at email@example.com . POC for Park University is Mr. Ed James at (701) 594-2977, DSN 362-3316/7 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
4. Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina . Served by Detachment 772. Air Force ROTC Det 772 often will accept most if not all `CCAF credits when the CCAF associate degree is completed. These credits transfer into a Bachelor of Technology (BT) degree at Charleston Southern University. This degree covers most liberal arts majors at the university. You can find more information about Charleston Southern University, and the BT program, at www.csuniv.edu or contact the school at (843) 863-7050.
5. University of Nebraska at Omaha. Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 has the distinct pleasure of working with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNOmaha) College of Continuing Studies (CCS) which has a rich history of helping military members reach their academic goals. Last year, the college celebrated a 50-year partnership with Offutt Air Force Base. Since it’s inception, CCS has graduated 20,900 students, 13,000 of which were military members. Also notable is the college’s affiliation with the Servicemembers’ Opportunity College (SOC) as charter member. SOC recognizes the value of military training and experience and encourages awarding college credit for that training and experience. Likewise, UNOmaha’s CCS accepts up to 64 semester hours of Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) credit toward its Bachelor of General Studies program. One of the most enlisted-friendly features of this program is the CCS staff. Each member has had affiliation with the military and understands the importance of accuracy when filling out Air Force Forms. Specifically, each member of the staff can provide outstanding academic counseling and guidance when filling out the AFOATS Form 48, Planned Academic Program form, which is required for your application package. For more information call CCS at (402) 554-2347. Using DSN, dial 271-1110 and ask the operator for 554-2347. For more information on the partnership between Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 and UNOmaha’s CCS program, call (402) 554-2318.
6. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Served by Detachment 610. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers undergraduate majors in Professional Aeronautics and Management of Technical Operations and graduate degrees in Aeronautical Science and Business Administration/Aviation for enlisted commissioning program applicants, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. Embry-Riddle students from other bases can transfer to Grand Forks and not lose any credits ! For more information, contact Ms Sandra Brandt at 800-CALL-UND, Ext 4733 or via e-mail at email@example.com . POC for ERAU at Grand Forks AFB is Ms. Sharon Lindeman at (701) 594-5324, DSN 362-3316/7 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
7. Angelo State University, San Angelo , Texas . Served by Detachment 847. ASU offers a wide range of majors at the undergraduate level, and many graduate degrees for commissioning program applicants. The university accepts most CCAF credits from students who choose to transfer. Perhaps most importantly, ASU offers numerous scholarships which subsidize an AFROTC national scholarship, the POCI, and GI Bill benefits. The Carr ROTC scholarship is available to qualified full-time students enrolled in the ROTC program and offers up to $1,500 per academic year. The Carr Academic scholarship is available to qualified students and ranges from $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year for full-time undergraduate students and $1,500 to $4,500 per academic year for full-time graduate students. The Wright Scholarship, which pays approximately $1000 per semester, is also available for deserving students. Additionally, ROTC “contract” cadets qualify for paying in-state tuition rates, as do those students who earn at least $1,000 in a competitive scholarship, such as the Carr Scholarships. For more information; contact the detachment at DSN 477-4434, Commercial (325) 942-2036, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
8. Park University at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. Served by Detachment 940. Park University offers a wide range of majors (Criminal Justice Administration, Social Psychology, Management, Management/ Computer Information Systems, Management/Accounting, Management/ Health Care, Management/Human Resources, Management/Marketing) for enlisted commissioning program applicants, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. Park University students from other bases can transfer to F. E. Warren and not lose any credits ! For more information, contact Capt Jack Seaberg at (307) 766-2338 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
9. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Served by Detachment 295. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers undergraduate majors in Professional Aeronautics,Management of Technical Operations, Aviation Business Administration, and a graduate degree in Business Administration/Aviation (MBA/A) for enlisted commissioning program applicants, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. Embry-Riddle students from other bases can transfer and not lose any credits! For more information, contact Detachment 295 at (502) 852-6576, or DSN 9894849, or via e-mail at email@example.com . POC for ERAU at Fort Knox/Louisville, KY is Tom King at (502) 942-0625 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
10. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), served by Detachment 842, has cross-town agreements with Trinity University, St. Mary's University., The University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center. UTSA offers a wide range of majors at the undergraduate level, and many graduate degrees for commissioning program applicants. Although UTSA does not accept AF technical credit for degree requirements, UTSA accepts general education credit from other institutions comprising core requirements such as leadership, management and any course paralleling course credit taught here at UTSA. UTSA AFROTC offers numerous supplemental scholarships which subsidize an Air Force ROTC scholarship, the POCI, and GI Bill benefits. Additionally, ROTC "contract" cadets qualify for in-state tuition rates. Our Det is comprised of 20% prior service cadets! Come visit us or for more information contact email@example.com , DSN 487-1110 ext 458-4624, Commercial (210) 458-4624.
11. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, served by AFROTC Det 800, works hard to ensure that prior service military members are given the credit they deserve for the education they have received throughout their career. The University of Tennessee provides credit for almost all CCAF courses, CDCs, basic training, technical schools, and any educational certificates. In addition to AFROTC scholarships, The East Tennessee Military Affairs Committee provides funding for several students, the University provides $10,000 in scholarships for our students as well. For more information you can check out our web site or call 865-974-3041.
12. As part of the University of Maryland System , the University of Maryland University College serves military members world-wide through over 100 overseas locations, offering bachelor's degrees in 28 majors. The university accepts most CCAF credits, and credits for CDCs, basic training and technical schools from students who choose to transfer. UMUC's main campus is located next to the system flagship university, UM College Park and is attached through a crosstown agreement to Air Force ROTC Detachment 330 at UM College Park .
For more information call Det 330 at (301) 314-3242 or contact us viae-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
13. North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Durham , NC . Served by Detachment 585. NCCU allows up to 60 credits from all institutions attended, including military service credit. Students must take a minimum of only 30 credits at NCCU to graduate from the university. Twenty percent of NCCU students are non-traditional students. Additionally, NCCU offers a room and board subsidy to the first 10 Air Force ROTC scholarship winners. For more information, contact Capt Shannon Straffin at (919) 660-1860 or via e-mail at email@example.com .
14. University of Central Florida. Served by Detachment 159. UCF is a Servicemember's Opportunity College , which coordinates the award of credit for military training and experience. All CCAF credit transferred to UCF is accepted and can be applied toward upper division course work with departmental approval, or is applied toward general elective requirements. Keep in mind that the award of a CCAF degree does not satisfy Florida 's State University Systems requirement of the Gordon Rule (required general education course work). UCF offers 76 Baccalaureate Programs and 56 Master's Programs in areas such as Engineering, Nursing, Education, and Criminal Justice to name a few. Detachment 159 has cross-town agreements with Brevard, Seminole, and Valencia Community College , currently ranked as one of the top five Community Colleges in the United States , where cadets who do not yet have an AA can earn their AA degree and transfer to UCF. The detachment is also comprised of 20% prior enlisted cadets, aiding to the university's mean age of 24. The UCF Office of Veterans' Affairs currently serves 1,200 veterans and addresses all Montgomery GI Bill application and counseling issues. For more information please call Capt Clifford Colley at (407) 823-1247 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
15. Park University at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Served by Detachment 675. Park University offers a wide range of majors (Computer Science, Management/Computer Information Systems, Management/Human Resources, and Management) for enlisted commissioning program applicants, and accepts all or nearly all CCAF credit in transfer. Park University students from other bases can transfer to Tinker and not lose any credits ! For more information, contact Capt Tom Walsh at (405) 325-3211 or via e-mail at email@example.com .POC for Park University is Ms Sarah Pena at (405) 739-7275 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
16. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Served by Detachment 465. UNL offers 147 undergraduate majors and 21 pre-professional programs. It is one of only 62 universities to claim membership in the prestigious American Association of Universities, and has been granted the Carnegie Foundation's highest classification as an extensive Doctoral/Research University. In addition to undergraduate research opportunities, UNL offers a residential campus where living and learning are blended. UNL accepts transfer credit hours for college level work completed through regionally accredited institutions, such as the CCAF; completion of an associate degree is not necessary. The application of these credit hours to a UNL degree varies depending upon the student’s major. UNL offers an excellent educational opportunity at very reasonable cost and also offers in-state tuition for active duty military personnel and their dependents whose permanent duty station or home of record is in Nebraska . for a list of supplemental scholarships that are available to AFROTC cadets. For more information, visit the ROTC web site at www.unl.edu/afrotc/ or contact the AFROTC detachment at email@example.com or phone 402-472-2473.
17. Texas State University - San Marcos served by Detachment 840 has cross-town agreements with Texas Lutheran University and Wayland Baptist University . Texas State offers a wide range of majors at the undergraduate level for commissioning program applicants (no engineering or nursing programs). On average, the university accepts 45 - 51hrs of CCAF credit from students who choose to transfer (depending on your major). In addition, Texas State offers a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science. This unique program grants credit for non-institutional forms of learning, such as work/life experience and non-collegiate instruction. This program is individualized and permits adult learners to work cooperatively with an advisor in developing a degree plan. Texas State offers numerous supplemental scholarships that subsidize an AFROTC scholarship and GI Bill benefits. Additionally, contracted AFROTC cadets qualify for in-state tuition rates. Come visit us or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org , commercial (512) 245-2182, or check out our website at www.det840.net.
18. Montana State University, Bozeman , Montana . Served by Air Force ROTC Detachment 450. Montana State University offers over 50 majors with over 120 fields of study comprising 7 colleges along with a General Studies Program and an Honors Program! MSU guarantees 100% CCAF recommended transfer credits. Most CCAF credit is applied as open electives, however many MSU Bachelor of Arts programs allow up to 28 open electives in their requirements for graduation. Montana State ’s location is a major attraction for most students. Southwestern Montana , with its network of rivers, mountain lakes, and streams, is a veritable year-round recreational paradise. For more information contact the Unit Admissions Officer at (406) 994-4022, or via email at email@example.com .
19. Ohio State University, served by Detachment 645. OSU offers a thorough and diverse range of majors for enlisted commissioning programs, and accepts CCAF credit hours, along with CLEP, DANTES and other placement tests. Additionally, OSU hosts a vast veteran population, boasting well over 1,000 faculty and staff with military service, along with one of the largest number of student-veterans in the nation. Utilizing the State of Ohio’s “GI Promise,” active duty, veterans, and their immediate family members, who move to Ohio are granted in-state tuition rates concurrent with residency, and without a waiting period. To assist in integration, the University established an Office of Military and Veterans Services which is charged to transform policies and processes for all military-affiliated members on campus. Importantly, the ROTC Detachment is strongly supported by University leadership, which enables cadets access to free tutoring services, performance based incentive programs, experience-building travel and room and board scholarships. For more information contact Maj Fontez “Bo” Wilkerson at (614) 292-5441 or via e-mail at Wilkerson.firstname.lastname@example.org.