ROTC rankings


5-Year Member
Nov 28, 2014
or washingtonmonthly_20160910.pdf

Liberal arts colleges

1. Virginia Military Institute (VA)

2. Saint Johns University (MN)

3. Mary Baldwin College (VA)

4. Wofford College (SC)

5. Presbyterian College (SC)

6. McDaniel College, MD

7. Morehouse College (GA)

8. Wheaton College (IL)

9. Ripon College, WI

Master's Universities

1. Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)

3. Embry-Riddle Aero. U.–Dayt. Beach (FL)

5. University of Arkansas–Pine Bluff (AR)

National Universities

1. University of the Cumberlands (KY)

2. Texas A&M University–College Station (TX)

3. VA Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. (VA)

4. Clarkson University (NY)

5. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

6. MO Univ. of Science & Technology (MO

7. Michigan Technological University (MI)

8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

9. Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

11. Marquette University (WI)

12. Auburn University (AL)

13. University of Notre Dame (IN)
I looked at the magazine you reference. The ROTC rankings, as listed in the "National Universities" and the "Liberal Arts Colleges" tables, is calculated by, and I quote, "the percentage of students who serve in ROTC". So I believe it would be wise to clarify that these rankings are a parameter for the proportion of students in ROTC, and not a statistic of the quality of the ROTC unit, lest anyone in the forum who stumbles across this post interprets it as the latter rather than the former. A useful measure nonetheless.
If you're interested in finding unit rankings, AFROTC has annual 'Right of Line' award that identifies the 'best' ROTC unit (s). It recognizes 3 winners based on small, medium and large unit size.