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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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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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Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

Home to more than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 different countries, Rutgers’ mission is to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. That’s made possible by a faculty and staff of over 13,000 members, which includes an Abel Prize winner, Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and many more.

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Locations: New Brunswick

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A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.

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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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