NCPACE logoThe Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) is part of the Navy College Program. The Navy College Program integrates all components of Voluntary Education by providing an opportunity for educational advancement ashore and at sea. NCPACE gives sailors on sea duty the opportunity to take challenging college courses, tuition free. NCPACE courses are provided by regionally accredited colleges and universities. The program includes instructor-led and distance learning programs.

Instructor-led Programs

Central Texas College (CTC ) - Lower-level Courses
Central Texas College has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity College. To enhance servicemembers' access to undergraduate educational programs, Central Texas College provides flexibility of programs and procedures for the recognition of nontraditional learning experiences, credit transfer, and residency requirements.

Distance Learning Programs

Distance Learning NCPACE, sometimes referred to as "Technology Delivered" NCPACE, is provided by nine colleges and universities. Alphabetically, they are:

  • Central Texas College
  • Coastline Community College
  • DCCD/Dallas Colleges Online
  • Governors State University (GSU)
  • Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Saint Leo University
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • University of Oklahoma (OU)
  • Vincennes University

Collectively, they offer more than 250 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Several associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and masters degrees are available through Distance Learning NCPACE.