U.S. News ranks Penn State World Campus as a top institution for veterans

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus was ranked as a top provider of online degree programs for veterans in the 2024 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs.

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings included five portfolios of master’s degree programs offered by Penn State World Campus and its portfolio of bachelor’s degrees. This year’s edition evaluated more than 1,600 online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Here are placements in the Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings:

  • No. 2, master’s in engineering programs for veterans
  • No. 4, master’s in computer information technology programs for veterans
  • No. 8 (tie), master’s in education programs for veterans
  • No. 9 (tie), master’s business (non-MBA) programs for veterans
  • No. 20 (tie), bachelor’s degree programs for veterans
  • No. 20 (tie), MBA program for veterans

The annual rankings, which were released February 7, recognize the online programs for veterans seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees.

U.S. News evaluated institutions on several academic factors and their support services for veteran students.

To be considered for the veterans programs ranking recognition, institutions must be ranked in the top half of U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings, which are based on factors including program reputation, faculty credentials, and student retention rates.

In addition, the institutions must be regionally accredited, certified for the GI Bill, or a public institution that charges in-state tuition that can be fully covered by the GI Bill. The programs must meet a certain number of enrolled military-affiliated students.

Penn State World Campus provides undergraduate academic advising and support services tailored for all military-connected learners. It also offers a grant-in-aid program that lowers the cost of tuition for undergraduate students who are active military service members and their spouses.

Penn State World Campus’s comprehensive portfolio of online degree programs has been included in the overall 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings.

Penn State was one of the pioneers in online higher education when it launched Penn State World Campus in 1998. Penn State World Campus marked its 25th anniversary in 2023 and now features a diverse selection of more than 175 online degree and certificate programs.

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