Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



World Campus Ranked No. 1 By Totally Legit

Penn State’s World Campus was recently ranked the best online college by Despite the questionable legitimacy of the website, good for World Campus!

A senior editor from said that after an “extensive evaluation process” based on academic excellence, faculty credentials, student support, awards, rankings, and overall reputation, the website determined that Penn State World Campus deserved the No. 1 spot.

Penn State has a long history with distance education. It was the first university to ever offer any sort of distance learning when it started a correspondence course in agriculture back in 1892, and programs have only grown since then. Launched in 1998, World Campus offers over 120 online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs including education, healthcare, engineering, and business.

The 6,000 students enrolled in World Campus have full access to Penn State’s world-class faculty, advisers, tutors, and career and library services, and are awarded a full Penn State degree upon completion of their program. The reach of World Campus is wide: There are World Campus students in every state in the US along with D.C., three US territories, and over 62 countries.

This top ranking is welcomed along with many others earned by the University. U.S. News & World Report ranked the University Park campus No. 48 in National Universities in 2015, and Penn State also earned the No. 52 in “Best Global Universities,” No. 41 in “Best Business Schools,” and No. 33 in “Best Education Schools.” Penn State also topped the list for “Top Public Schools,” tying with the University of Florida and the University of Washington. Let it be noted that Pitt didn’t come in until No. 20.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Melissa McCleery

Melissa is a senior majoring in Women’s Studies, Political Science, and Spanish. In the little free time she has, Melissa likes to cook, spend all her money at The Phyrst, and add to her collection of blue and white striped clothing. She can be reached via Twitter (@mkmccleery) or email ([email protected]).

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Melissa

Former Student Accused Of Breaking Into Residence Halls And Fondling Female Students Sentenced

A 19-year-old former engineering student from China, Zhongyuan Shao now faces nine to 23 months in the Centre County Correctional Facility for indecent assault, harassment, criminal trespassing, and burglary.

Mold The Minds Of Future Penn Staters: Help Choose The Next Penn State Reads Book

World Campus Ranked No. 1 Program For Veterans

OS Cribs: Pollock Supplemental Turned TikTok Famous

One supplemental dorm in Pollock found recent TikTok fame for its elaborate setup, moody vibes, and unbelievable space.

OS Cribs: Pollock Supplemental Turned TikTok Famous

One supplemental dorm in Pollock found recent TikTok fame for its elaborate setup, moody vibes, and unbelievable space.

Report: Penn State Hoops Offers Mike Rhoades Head Coaching Position

Penn State reportedly offered VCU head coach Mike Rhoades an annual salary upward of $3 million.

Notre Dame Hoops’ Social Media Trailer Ironically Characterizes Micah Shrewsberry’s Happy Valley Departure

The Fighting Irish’s social media team used Notre Dame football and a Penn State hoops mantra to promote the beginning of Shrewsberry’s tenure.