When your service ends, our service begins.

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina Citadel alumni have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since 1842. The Citadel Graduate College, founded more than 50 years ago, offers dozens of graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and evening undergraduate programs in the evening or online. Consecutively named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for 13 years and No. 1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South for six years.

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What our Veteran Students are Saying

Thomas Taylor planned to spend his career in the Army, but when his back was injured after a building in Afghanistan collapsed on him, he was forced to change his plans. And that’s when he started exploring the idea of pursuing a college education.

The Citadel

#1 in Best Colleges for Veterans

by U.S. News & World Report

#15 in Best Value Schools

by U.S. News & World Report

#1 Public University in the South

by U.S. News & World Report

Why We Value Veterans

The Citadel values Veterans because they bring unique experiences, leadership qualities, and shared values that align with the institution’s mission and contribute to the development of principled leaders. Additionally, honoring Veterans is a way to pay tribute to their sacrifices and preserve the institution’s rich military tradition.

What We Offer

Military Veterans
Veterans have access to ALL of the programs that are offered by The Citadel in an environment that understands and appreciates military service. Our goal is to make your transition from service to campus easy with our supportive military atmosphere. We are here to assist those whose lives are connected to the military, as they transition and learn to navigate through the college experience.
Military Spouses
Military spouses will find a supportive community at The Citadel, where they can connect with others who understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a military lifestyle. The Veteran Student Success Center is a dedicated office that focuses on serving veterans and military families, including spouses.

Your Future Starts Here

In-person and online, The Citadel provides a best-in-class education that is tailored around our students’ professions, families, and lifestyles.