Davenport University supports our veterans

Take your military experience and turn it into college credit at Davenport University, ranked among the best colleges for vets. 

From Davenport’s on-campus chapter of the Student Veterans of America to dedicated admissions representatives who are veterans, it’s easy to see why Davenport is consistently recognized as a gold-level veteran-friendly school by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).

Explore this page to learn more about why Davenport was also voted one of the best colleges for vets by the Military Times. If you have questions, we encourage you to contact Davenport’s admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 800.686.1600.

Davenport recognizes veterans

Meet some of the men and women who have served our country and are working toward a second career at Davenport, their first-choice college for veterans. In their images, we hope you’ll see yourself and why Davenport is among the best colleges for vets.


Best college for vets

Our commitment to veterans is one reason Davenport is a first-choice college for veterans and active service members, their partners and dependents. From our dedicated military admissions team to our military and veteran services office, our goal is to provide a path to success for you and your family members. That’s why we’re consistently recognized as a gold-level veteran-friendly school by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Plus, Davenport is now offering military members, who have a high school diploma and at least one year of service, a fast-track acceptance process to the university (undergraduate programs only). Start your free application now and reach out to Davenport’s military admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 800.686.1600 if you have questions or concerns along the way.


Earn credit for military experience

Your military training and experience count at Davenport. In fact, military students receive 28 credits on average toward their degree for real-life, military training and experience as well as for Military Occupational Safety (MOS) courses. At Davenport, we’ll do all we can to make sure you receive the most academic credits possible. That’s one of the many reasons we’re recognized as the best college for vets. With 60-plus in-person and Online+ degree programs to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the degree that’s best for you. 


Military student services

We know the challenges you face when you’re transitioning from being a service member to being a student. That’s why Davenport offers veteran-specific career services, resources and advising to make sure you have the support you need to succeed. From providing help with course scheduling to accommodations for disabilities, without a doubt, Davenport has your back. Let us demonstrate to you why Davenport is the best college for veterans. 

Receive a 20% military discount for you and your dependents
Use 100% of your college benefits for veterans at Davenport
Get credit for experience — on average 28 credits toward a degree

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College benefits for veterans

Maximize your college benefits for veterans at Davenport, including the GI Bill®, scholarships for military members, college grants for veterans and other college benefits for veterans and dependents. 

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Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Davenport’s commitment to veterans is one of the reasons we are consistently recognized by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency as a gold-level member of Michigan’s veteran-friendly schools.

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DU Military Promise

Davenport's offering a new fast-track acceptance process for military members, who have completed at least one year of service as Active Duty or as a National Guard/Reservist, an easier route into college (undergraduate programs only). Applicants must have received an Honorable or General Discharge and be able to provide a DD214 or military transcript.

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Recognized for veterans’ training

Davenport is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is recognized for veterans’ training under the G.I Bill® for Veterans Educational Assistance. Our individual colleges hold additional accreditations.

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Veterans BSN pathway

Do you have previous military medical experience? Consider our specially designed veterans bachelor of science in nursing (VBSN). It will position you to move from the field to the hospital in less time. 

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Student Veterans of America

Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who have similar life experiences to you through Davenport’s on-campus, student-led chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA). 

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Bachelor of Integrative Professional Studies

Designed to help adult students maximize existing transfer credits, a bachelor’s in integrated studies may be completed in as little as one year. This degree is ideal for those who have significant prior academic experience and professional training and wish to leverage these experiences in pursuit of a degree.


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Career services

Reach your post-graduation goals through our military-specific career services. From connecting with internships and health care practicums to resume writing and interviewing, count on our team.

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Military FAQs

Transitioning from military member to military student can be challenging. As one of the best colleges for vets, Davenport has the answers to your most pressing questions. 

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Military tuition assistance

Davenport strives to keep costs low for military service members, from the Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) to the Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (MINGSTAP). 

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