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Fort Drum
On-Post Educational Opportunities

On-Post Educational Opportunities

Ft Drum Education On-Post Educational Opportunities


Education partners providing classes and programs at the Education Center are:

Columbia College of Missouri


4300 Camp Hale Road
Fort Drum, NY 13602

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Columbia College of Missouri, Fort Drum, offers online and in-seat programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree level. Classes are offered in six eight-week sessions per year. Columbia offers a Spouses’ Opportunity Grant, allowing military spouses to take their first Columbia class tuition-free, and a Military Family Member’s Opportunity Grant, allowing military dependents to take their first in-seat class with Columbia tuition-free. In addition, Columbia offers a spouses’ tuition discount of 20 percent off regular in-seat tuition for the duration of the degree. Columbia College offers classes and provides academic advisors at their Fort Drum Education Center campus.

University of Maryland
University College


4300 Camp Hale Road
Fort Drum, NY 13602

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers undergraduate and graduate programs, to include associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certificates. Programs can be completed entirely online with some undergraduate hybrid classes offered on site at Fort Drum. UMUC offers multiple start dates for sessions throughout the year. Military Education Coordinators are available to provide advising and enrollment assistance at the Fort Drum Education Center, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

State University of New York (SUNY)
Jefferson Community College


Army Education Center
4300 Camp Hale Road
Fort Drum, NY 13602

1220 Coffeen St.
Watertown, NY 13601


Located in Watertown, 8 miles from Fort Drum, Jefferson Community College (JCC) serves nearly 4,000 full- and part-time students from Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. On average, 40 percent of enrollment is composed of service members, their Families, military retirees and veterans from the Fort Drum area. Jefferson offers 30-plus associate degrees and certificates for career preparation or transfer, as well as local access to bachelors and advanced degrees through partner institutions in Jefferson’s Higher Education Center on our Main Campus. JCC’s degree programs include six online degrees. The college offers classes and provides academic advisors at the Fort Drum Education Center and Annex. For flexibility, classes are offered in four-week, eight-week and traditional 15-week classes. Additionally, the college offers a wide variety of professional certification training programs and workshops for both professional development and personal interest for adults, children and Families throughout the year.

SUNY Empire State College


4300 Camp Hale Road
Fort Drum, NY 13602

For more than 40 years, SUNY Empire State College has led the way in non-traditional education for working adults. SUNY Empire offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates, online, at Fort Drum, and at the Watertown Center. Degree programs are multidimensional and can be tailored to fit your schedule, interests or expertise. Classes are offered in group studies, independent study or online format, and because students design their own degrees, many transfer credits are easily accepted.

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