ⓘ List of United States military schools and academies


ⓘ 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.


1. Federal Service Academies

  • United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland
  • United States Military Academy West Point, New York
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, New York
  • United States Coast Guard Academy New London, Connecticut
  • United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado

2. Senior Military Colleges

Public Senior Military Colleges that also enroll civilian students

  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina; four-year public college
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia; four-year public university
  • University of North Georgia Dahlonega, Georgia; four-year public university
  • Texas A&M University College Station, Texas; four-year public university

Public Senior Military College with no civilian students

  • Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia; four-year public college

Private Senior Military College which also enrolls civilian students

  • Norwich University Northfield, Vermont; four-year private university

3. State-supported maritime colleges and universities

Students at these academies are organized as cadets, and graduate with appropriate licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or U.S. Merchant Marine. While no longer immediately offered a commission as an Officer within a service have the opportunity to participate in commissioning programs like Strategic Sea lift Officer Program USN and MARGRAD USCG.

  • State University of New York Maritime College part of the State University of New York SUNY system)
  • Great Lakes Maritime Academy a division of Northwestern Michigan College
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • California State University Maritime Academy part of the California State University system
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Texas A&M Maritime Academy part of the Texas A&M University System

4. Military junior colleges

Four of the above institutions are considered Military junior colleges. These four schools participate in the Armys 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:

  • New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, New Mexico
  • Marion Military Institute Marion, Alabama
  • Georgia Military College Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Valley Forge Military Academy and College Wayne, Pennsylvania

5. Private college-prep military schools

  • Marine Military Academy Harlingen, Texas
  • Christian Brothers Academy Albany, New York
  • Massanutten Academy Woodstock, Virginia; coeducational
  • St. Johns College High School Washington, DC; first JROTC school in the USA; coeducational
  • North Valley Military Institute Sun Valley, California; coeducational
  • San Marcos Baptist Academy San Marcos, Texas
  • Benedictine College Preparatory Goochland, Virginia
  • Missouri Military Academy Mexico, Missouri
  • St. Johns Northwestern Military Academy Delafield, Wisconsin
  • Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Leonardtown, Maryland; coeducational
  • New York Military Academy Cornwall on Hudson, New York; coeducational
  • Fork Union Military Academy Fork Union, Virginia
  • Hargrave Military Academy Chatham, Virginia
  • American Military Academy Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; coeducational
  • Valley Forge Military Academy and College Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • Camden Military Academy Camden, South Carolina
  • Oak Ridge Military Academy Oak Ridge, North Carolina; coeducational
  • Florida Preparatory Academy Melbourne, Florida; coeducational from 2005
  • Riverside Military Academy Gainesville, Georgia
  • Lyman Ward Military Academy Camp Hill, Alabama
  • St. Johns Military School Salina, Kansas
  • TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas San Antonio, Texas
  • Southeastern Military Academy Port St. Lucie, Florida
  • Saint Thomas Academy Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • La Salle Institute Troy, New York
  • Army and Navy Academy Carlsbad, California
  • Fishburne Military School Waynesboro, Virginia
  • Culver Military Academy Culver, Indiana
  • St. Catherines Academy Anaheim, California; Kindergarten - 8th Grade; all boys
  • Randolph-Macon Academy Front Royal, Virginia; coeducational
  • Admiral Farragut Academy St. Petersburg, Florida; coeducational
  • Howe Military School Howe, Indiana; coeducational


6. 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.

  • Bridgeport Military Academy First Responders Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, New Mexico; coeducational
  • Kenosha Military Academy Wisconsin
  • Hollywood Hills Military Academy Hollywood, Florida
  • Franklin Military Academy Richmond, Virginia; the country’s first secondary military academy
  • Delaware Military Academy Wilmington, Delaware
  • Chicago Military Academy Chicago, Illinois
  • New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sarasota Military Academy Sarasota, Florida
  • Marine Math and Science Academy Chicago, Illinois
  • Rickover Naval Academy Chicago, Illinois
  • Summerlin Military Academy Bartow, Florida
  • Philadelphia Military Academy
  • First State Military Academy Smyrna, Delaware
  • Phoenix Military Academy Chicago, Illinois
  • Georgia Military College
  • Marine Academy of Science and Technology Sandy Hook, New Jersey
  • Oakland Military Institute Oakland, California
  • Cleveland Junior Naval Academy St. Louis, Missouri
  • Air Force Academy High School Chicago, Illinois
  • Utah Military Academy Riverdale, Utah
  • Carver Military Academy Chicago, Illinois


7. Graduate schools

  • Marine Corps University Quantico, Virginia
  • United States Army War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Air War College Montgomery, Alabama
  • Naval War College Newport, Rhode Island
  • United States Army Warrant Officer Career College Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Air Force Institute of Technology Dayton, Ohio
  • Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  • National Defense University Washington, D.C.
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