As one of America’s top military-friendly schools, Liberty University is dedicated to supporting our nation’s heroes. Active duty personnel, veterans, and their spouses comprise nearly one-third of the university’s student body - resident and online. With more than 253 programs of study to choose from, these courageous individuals are earning their degrees while serving both at home and around the world.
Many Liberty students return from deployment to begin or continue their residential degree on Liberty’s campus; however, others pursue their education through Liberty’s online program, working from wherever deployment or orders may take them. Because service members value the ability to work on their degree anytime, and anywhere, Liberty University Online allows students around the world to enjoy the same quality course offerings as resident students, but with the flexibility of online courses. Alumnus Consuello Hodges has experienced first-hand the advantages of studying with Liberty’s online program.
“I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have the flexibility to achieve my degree as an active duty officer in the United States Army,” Hodges said. “The program itself was truly a blessing. It allowed me to manage a family of five, pastor a chapel, and hold a full-time active duty military job, while balancing my life with the fellowship online.”
For resident students, Liberty’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) engages individuals interested in pursuing a military career by offering courses designed to develop confident, competent, and adaptive leaders with a strong foundation in military science and leadership. Students active in the Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC program are taught the skills necessary to lead small units and evolve into the military's future senior leaders.
Liberty understands the unique needs of service members, veterans, and their families, and established the Liberty University Institute for Military Resilience (IMR) as a center of excellence for military outreach. Liberty IMR courses were created to educate individuals about the mental, physical, social, and spiritual needs associated with the hidden wounds of war. As the nation’s only faith-based military resiliency program, Liberty believes that the addition of the IMR will impact the lives of individuals and families with relevant, faith-based curriculum and resources.
Due in great part to efforts to meet the often unique educational needs of service members, Liberty has been listed four years in a row as a “military friendly” school by GI Jobs magazine. A survey conducted by “Military Times Edge” named Liberty as No. 2 among top online and nontraditional colleges in the 2011 Best for Vets ranking. Liberty also offers numerous benefits, including tuition discounts, fee waivers, book vouchers, the Heroes Fund Scholarship, and services through Liberty’s dedicated Military Affairs Office.
Liberty’s Office of Military Affairs goes beyond academics to make an impact on the lives of military families. Liberty hosts many events throughout the year, including Military Emphasis Week, Military Family Fun Day, the Military Spouse Appreciation Tea, a Veterans Luncheon, job fairs, seminars, and more.Liberty is proud to support the United States military, and seeks to prepare service members for a military career and beyond.