Below is a link to recent statistics on "Senior Military Colleges" as the article states - according to the Army, a U.S. Senior Military College (SMC) is one of six schools that offer military Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs and are specifically recognized under 10 USC 2111(a). These military schools have a corps of cadets, where students have formation, do physical training and wear uniforms. http://fbelitemag.com/articles/2012/04/01/1154563 I found the statistics in the article very interesting. From time to time on this forum we frequently talk about how regardless of comeptition to get in because of all the requirements of USMMA it is very challenging to get through. Anectdotally or otherwise we frequently talk about the ~33% washout rate and cite that as proof. As noted SMC's also have basically pretty rigorous to say the least regimental program, though they do not have the increased issue of squeezing credits for a BS into three years on Campus. That said the statistics cited seem to indicate the majority of these programs have a four year graduation rate of ~67% or a washout rate of 33%. The exception being North Georgia College and State University which has a four year graduation rate of just 27%. Note these statistics are only for students in these schools Corps of Cadets. My point is that when thinking about any of the programs discussed in these forums, none of them are easy roads to hoe and I believe that it continues to be essential that the entering Freshman be truly motivated and focused on their own personal decision to attend any of them - including of course USMMA. Also there's no reason for any of us in any of these communities to slight any of the others - we can all just be "snobby" together relative to how much better, harder, etc any of our favorite is cmpared to "regular colleges."