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United States Army
Fort Bragg Education Services Branch
Macomb and Reilly Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
If you’ve ever considered taking your education a step further, you should look to your installation for more information and assistance. They can help you decide if receiving an advanced degree is right for you, tell you which local colleges and classes are offered and find out if you’re eligible for tuition assistance. The Voluntary Education Center, or Installation Education Center, is available to help you put together a plan to advance your education.
Military spouses can also choose to engage with an education and career coach through the DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO. These coaches can assist them in exploring multiple tools, resources and information to reach their educational goals. To contact a career coach call 800-342-9647 or visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil.
Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a state-supported university. Complete student services are available at Fort Bragg. Services include: student advisement, registration, payment of fees, and purchase of books. Main campus is located in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. School year is based on a semester hour system. FSU is a member of the Service members Opportunity College System. FSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. FSU offers a number of Bachelor degrees with concentrations in a wide variety of major fields of study at Fort Bragg. Courses from these programs are offered on post five times a year in nine-week cycles. There is also a weekend program that meets on Saturdays.
Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) FTCC is a state-supported college. Complete student services are available at Fort Bragg. Services include: student advisement, registration, payment of fees, and purchase of textbooks. Main campus is located in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. School year is based on a semester hour system. FTCC is a member of the Service members Opportunity College System. FTCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. FTCC offers associate degrees in many areas, community education programs, and vocational diploma programs. It is the largest program of its type in the State of North Carolina. Courses from these programs are offered on- and off-post five times a year in nine-week cycles. Phone: 910-678-8400.
Methodist College (MC) is a small private college located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Methodist College is a member of the Service members Opportunity College System and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. MC at Fort Bragg provides complete, one-stop student services in Room 16, Wing E of the Fort Bragg Community Center on the corner of Knox and Randolph Streets. Available student services include admissions, initial academic counseling, academic evaluations, course registration and payment of tuition and fees. No classes are taught on Fort Bragg or Pope Air Force Base. Methodist College offers Associate and Bachelor degrees in 51 academic programs of study and one Masters of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant. MC at Night offers programs in fourteen academic majors, to include accounting, business administration, computer information technology, criminal justice, education certification, general studies, health care administration, history, international studies, political science, social work, sociology, and Spanish. MC Online offers a limited number of courses over the World Wide Web, particularly in the criminal justice and education majors. Classes are taught over the internet during a ten-week cycle. Unlike independent study courses, online courses require steady participation and interaction by the student with the instructor several times a week. Phone: 910-630-7000.
There are many other colleges/universities within driving distance. Listed below are two that are very close by:
Campbell University (CU) Private University. Complete student services are available at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Services include: student advisement, registration, deferred payment plans, and purchase of textbooks. Main campus is in Buies Creek, NC, which is located 28 miles north of downtown Fayetteville. School year is based on a semester hour system. CU is a member of the Service members Opportunity College System and participates in the SOCAD-2 and SOCAD-4 networks. CU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. CU offers a number of Associate and Bachelor degrees with concentrations in a wide variety of major fields of study. CU programs are available at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. A graduate degree program in Business is also available. Courses from these programs are offered on post five times a year in nine-week cycles during the daytime, evenings, lunch hours, and weekends. In addition to using Army Tuition Assistance or VA Education Benefits, military students, their Family members, and North Carolina residents may apply for the North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grant.
Pembroke University (UNCP) The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a master's level degree-granting university and one of 16 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of 5,015, the university offers 55 bachelors' and 15 masters' degrees.
The Fort Bragg Army Education Center,, Building 2-1105, 910-432-2826 4, offers the following services:
College Level Exam Program (CLEP); Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST); Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); General Classification Testing (GCT); Defense Classification Testing (DCT); Defense Language Study Program SAT and ACT Tests; Graduate Records Exams (GRE); National Certification Exams (at cost); Dantes Independent Study Program; High School Degree, High School Equivalency Exam; Tuition Assistance, Financial Aid/Veteran's Benefits; Guidance Basic Skills Education Program; External Degree Program - both on and off-base. Phone 910-432-2826 or DSN 312-239-2826.
Counseling is an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors. The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, Family members, retired military personnel, and civilian personnel.
Professional guidance counselors staff three Education Centers and provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis. Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to Soldiers and commanders on the education opportunities at Fort Bragg.
In addition to counseling, other services available at the Education Centers include Montgomery GI Bill® Information, Loan Repayment Information, Testing Information, Testing Slips, college program information, and In/Out Processing.
Tuition Assistance (TA) is available at all three education centers. For current information regarding the TA process, please contact one of the Education Centers below.
Smoke Bomb Hill AEC located at the intersection of Kedenburg Street and Essayons, Bldg# H-6338, 910-396-8953/8972, fax 910-396-8971, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
eArmyU Education Center located at the corner of Reilly Rd and Macomb Street, Bldg# 2-1105, 910-432-1404/8039/8180, fax 910-432-1438, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Army Learning Centers
The three Army Learning Centers (ALCs) on Fort Bragg are the primary source for self-developmental activities and are the main repositories for military publications. The ALCs also offer Army Correspondence Courses, study materials for various tests, Speed Reading Programs, NCO Career Maps, Internet access, thousands of computer-assisted instruction programs (free of charge), and miscellaneous educational/training study materials.
Main Post ALC/ MOS Library, Bldg# 1-3346, 910-396-6957, Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Smoke Bomb Hill ALC, Bldg# H-6338, 910-396-9274, fax 910-396-8971, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Corps Artillery ALC, Bldg# D-3148, 910-432-3404, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Academic Learning Center
Fort Bragg has one Academic Learning Center on post to meet the needs of Soldiers and Family members. This center is located in the back section of the John L. Throckmorton Library, Bldg# 1-3346, 910-907-2286, Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.