Just in time for Memorial Day, U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State’s World Campus as the top online education program for veterans. (Allow me to note: Ohio State’s program didn’t come in until No. 7.)
On top of ranking No. 1 for online bachelor’s programs for veterans, five of World Campus’ graduate programs placed in the top five for their categories for best graduate programs for veterans, including non-MBA business (No. 4), engineering (No. 4), education (No. 4), computer information technology (No. 4), and MBA programs (No. 5).
The rankings were calculated through a rigorous evaluation process. To qualify for any veteran ranking, all schools had to first be ranked in the top 75 percent of schools evaluated in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs. World Campus was ranked the No. 1 best online bachelor’s program in this report, too. Beyond performing well in previous rankings, programs that qualified for best online program for veterans also had to be housed in a GI Bill-certified institution, and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
This top-ranking spot for veterans programs is nothing new to Penn State: we’re well known for providing stellar education and service to our veterans. In 2013, Penn State was ranked No. 1 for veteran students, and veteran students were granted access to priority registration in spring 2014.