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United States Army
Education Office - McChord Field
851 Lincoln Boulevard
McChord Field, WA 98438
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.
The David L. Stone and McChord Education Centers provide support to service members, families, civilians, retirees, and veterans in the JBLM community. The on-base colleges at JBLM offer a wide variety of courses and programs, including in-person, hybrid, and online options to suit the needs of both military and civilian personnel. Many of the certificate and associate degree options offered on-base may be transferred and applied toward 4-year degree programs.
JBLM has one of the largest and most active educational programs in the Army and Air Force. College courses are offered at McChord Field & Lewis-Main in cooperation with Central Texas College, Central Washington University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pierce College, Saint Martin's University, University of Maryland Global Campus, and University of Massachusetts Global Campus. Students may choose from certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's degree program options.
For more information about current class offerings or general education questions, please contact Stone Education Center (Lewis-Main) at 253-967-7295, or McChord Education Center (McChord Field) at 253-982-5695.
You may also contact the schools directly for more information about their programs:
Central Texas College: 253-964-1070/0501
Central Washington University: 509-963-1210
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 253-589-1728
Pierce College: 253-964-6567/6606
Saint Martin's University: 253-964-4688/253-584-3533
University of Maryland Global Campus: 253-212-2399
University of Massachusetts Global: 800-746-0082
For information about Community College of the Air Force, please contact McChord Education Center at 253-982-5695.
In addition to on-base options, there are many community colleges and universities within easy access from the installation. For a complete list of colleges and technical schools in Washington, visit the "Education" section of the Washington State website.