Rocky Vista University

Category: Non traditional | State: CO

About Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University is a health sciences university located in Parker, Colorado and Ivins, Utah. The University offers a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, a masters in physician assistant studies and a masters in biomedical sciences. Although the university is newer (first class of medical students was admitted in 2008), the university has received great acclaim for its outstanding outcomes. The college of osteopathic medicine boasts among the highest board scores in the nation, 100% residency placement and has the highest percentage of students on military scholarship of any civilian medical school in the country.

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Why attend Rocky Vista University

While we have some students who have served in the military prior to enrollment, we are known for having a large number of students on the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). These students are commissioned at the start of their program, participate in a special military medicine track while in school and have a special commissioning exercise as part of our commencement program. We hold an annual military appreciation ceremony to honor our faculty, staff and students who are either currently serving or who have previously served in the military. Our Utah students and faculty also work closely with the Southern Utah Veterans Home to provide long-term care for the veterans who reside there.
Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition N/A N/A $54,980 $54,980
Fees N/A N/A $200 $200
Room N/A N/A $20,020 $20,020
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A $3,088 $3,088
Other Expenses N/A N/A $4,296 $4,296
Totals N/A N/A $82,584 $82,584
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Career planning services
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes