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Schools in South Carolina Near Fort Jackson

As the U.S. Army's largest Initial Entry Training Center, Fort Jackson trains half of all men and women entering the Army each year. With more than 3,900 active duty soldiers and their family members at any given point, the base is an epicenter of military life and community support.

The nearest city is Columbia, SC, which is located in the center of the state and is home to mild weather and plenty of outdoor activities. Fishing and hunting, camping, and year-round golf, are all local pastimes and many of which are also available on the base through Fort Jackson's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation department. There are also several theaters and museums, and Columbia boasts the renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

If an education is what you're after while on duty at Fort Jackson, consider these nearby options:

  • University of South Carolina at Fort Jackson
  • Coker College
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Webster University
  • Claflin University

With plenty of colleges offering classes on-base, a Fort Jackson education is well within reach. Additionally, many of the colleges and universities in South Carolina also offer online study programs.

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Lincoln Tech   Accepts GI Bill funds   Participates in the Yellow Ribbon program

  • 70+ years of helping students start careers in Health Sciences, Business & Information Technology, Automotive, Skilled Trades, and more.
  • This year, Lincoln schools around the country have made more than $15 million in scholarship funds available to qualified students.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media, and offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • Schools include Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England, with 30 campuses in 15 states across the U.S.

Programs: Diesel Technology, Heavy Equipment, Collision Repair and Refinishing, more...

Locations: Nashville

Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.

Programs: AOS Medical Assisting - Management Concentration, Building Maintenance and Repair, AOS Medical Assisting - Clinical Concentration, more...

Locations: Columbia

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

Programs: AAS - Surgical Technology, Certificate in Cosmetology, Network Support Technician Certificate, more...

Locations: Columbia

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This list does not include all schools that accept GI Bill funding or VA Benefits. For a more complete list of schools, click here.

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