Welcome to the site for Military College Degrees!

This is Your Higher Education Support Initiative!



First, we at the Higher Education Resource Center would like to thank you for your service to this nation in uniform. We are blessed to have people like you and your family members willing to sacrifice so much for the freedom we enjoy in America.

If you desire to further your education, you are in the right place. With the state-of-the-art degree exploration system that we use, our professional counselors can digitally stream your college credit into the curricula requirements of thousands of degrees from hundreds of colleges and universities. Which ones are best for you? We look forward to showing you detailed degree plans that show how the courses you have taken in the past may apply to degrees from our participating colleges. Get the credit you deserve for your military training, college level examinations, and credit for professional certifications with our free support!

Once you have decided which degree is right for you, we will provide you with a login and password to access our incredible student support website, SOCRATES ®. Thousands of resources are linked to SOCRATES ® to help you succeed, including 500+ semester hours of tuition-free college courses (including Hollywood-style video courses that bring the subjects to life on the screen, cameras in the classrooms at many of the nation's best universities, and more) - earn credit by examinations accepted by thousands of colleges across the nation; Find low cost textbooks from the dozens of sites linked to SOCRATES ®; Help your family members find scholarships and grants from the numerous sites that match profiles of students to sources of financial aid for higher education. These are just a few of the resources we link to SOCRATES ® to help you succeed. With our free support, you truly will be able to earn a degree quickly at a fraction of the cost.

Specific Initiatives:

There are several specific initiatives that HERC is supporting to help military members and their families achieve their educational goals quickly and cost-effectively. Click on the images below to go to the page on this site for these initiatives:


In September 2016, two initiatives were kicked off in support of the U.S. Marine Corps:

At the request of USMC Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, LA, HERC support was extended to the entire Marine Corps Reserve. Educational Services Officers were briefed at their annual training, with site visits to locations scheduled thereafter. (Click on the image on the right for more information.)

In addition, at the request of the Education Office at USMC HQ at Henderson Hall, full time counselors from the Education Office can process students with this degree exploration system. Site visits to installations are also being scheduled. (Click the image on the left for more information.)

These initiatives are in addition to the free support that is offered by HERC to the entire Marine Corps community, including officers and enlisted, and their family members. We also honor those who served this nation in the Marines by extending our offer of free support to veterans and retirees of the Marine Corps and their families.

For many years, this degree exploration system has been used to empower National Guard members desiring to further their education. In fact, more than 43,500 members of the National Guard have been supported in the past. With our support, they are able to minimize loss of credit in transfer and maximize the application of the credit they have earned in the past, including their military credit, college level exams, and professional certification credit.

At the request of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard (EANGUS), HERC offers free support not only to the Army National Guard, but also to the Air National Guard across the nation. Our support is not limited to enlisted personnel, but is available to officers, as well. Family members of National Guard citizen-soldiers and airmen are also welcome to take advantage of this free support. (Click on the image on the left to find out more.)


Several other military-focused initiatives are positioned to launch soon. Check back with this site for additional listings.