Walsh Announces Air Force ROTC Program

Enters New Crosstown Agreement with Kent State University

Walsh University students will now have the opportunity to participate in Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), an officer-development programs that can also pay up to the full cost of tuition. Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, Walsh students will have the opportunity to apply for enrollment through a new crosstown partnership agreement with Air Force ROTC Detachment 630 hosted by Kent State University, making the ROTC program available to qualified Walsh University students.

“Our mission is to build leaders in service to others and prepare students to take their place as engaged professionals and discover their life purpose.  As a designated ‘military friendly institution,’ Walsh University is always seeking options for students who are interested in service as leaders for our nation,” said Walsh President Dr. Tim Collins. “An ROTC program provides a unique path for students to earn their degrees and benefit from tuition assistance. We are excited about offering this choice to our students – some of whom are veterans that might wish to earn a commission as an officer in the Air Force.”

Through the crosstown agreement, Walsh Air Force ROTC students will complete their physical training while on campus and participate in ROTC classes at Kent State University, typically once a week. The Air Force ROTC program is open to current and future students. Upon graduation, ROTC students will enter the Air Force as second lieutenants.

Earlier this month, Walsh University received the Military Friendly School designation for the 10th consecutive year from Viqtory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. Walsh University is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a financial provision arrangement for military students as part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program is a partnership between Walsh University and the VA to help fund tuition expenses for veterans.

AFROTC prides itself on allowing students to try out the program their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join. Students that are up to the Air Force ROTC challenge will receive more specialized training while also finishing their degree.

Kent State University Detachment 630 is comprised of 10 schools across Northeast Ohio. Based at Kent State University, where Leadership Lab and Aerospace Studies classes are held, cadets hail from the University of Akron, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, the University of Mount Union, Youngstown State University, Hiram College, Ursuline College, and now Walsh University. These 10 schools provide an enormous number of majors, options for student life, and the opportunity to work with other students from across Northeast Ohio.

For more information, contact the Walsh University Office of Admissions at 800-362-9846 or visit