Military Times ranks Penn State World Campus in top 5 for online learning

Penn State World Campus has again been recognized as a top-5 institution for online learning for military service members and veterans.

Military Times ranked Penn State World Campus No. 4 in the Primarily Online Education Category of the 2023 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list. Last year, World Campus was ranked No. 5 in that category.

Each year, Military Times releases “Best for Vets: Colleges,” which it calls the largest and most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. Military Times compiled the rankings based on surveys sent to colleges and universities about their programs for veterans as well as public data from the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Penn State World Campus was also ranked as the No. 3 overall institution for military and veteran learners in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.

Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Penn State and has been offering education online since 1998. Today, it offers a comprehensive selection of more than 175 degrees and certificates.

In the fall 2023 semester, Penn State World Campus is serving more than 5,900 military-affiliated students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs.

Military students in all branches have access to the Penn State World Campus military support team, many members of which are veterans or military spouses. Students can also utilize specialized services to help support academic success while they are on active duty, deployed, or handling other responsibilities.

Penn State World Campus also offers a Military Grant-in-Aid program to help make higher education more affordable and attainable for service members and their spouses in undergraduate degree programs. Military Grant-in-Aid lowers the cost of undergraduate tuition by more than 40 percent per credit and can be combined with funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program.

The ranking from Military Times is one of the numerous awards and affiliations with the military community for Penn State World Campus. The quality of its programs has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, and it has been designated as a Guard-Friendly School by the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations.

Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and many programs offered online through Penn State World Campus have additional accreditations through governing bodies in those fields of study.

Penn State World Campus has consistently been recognized as a military-friendly school for the many education benefits and support resources available to active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and ROTC students.

Learn more about the educational opportunities available to service members and their families online at Penn State World Campus.

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Mike Dawson