UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — G.I. Jobs magazine has designated Penn State’s World Campus as a military friendly school for 2014. Since 2010, the Pittsburgh-based publication has recognized the University’s programs and services to help active-duty military service members and veterans pursue an education online through the World Campus.
“The number of military service members and veterans enrolled in the World Campus continues to grow,” said Ginny Newman, assistant director, Defense Sector Education at Penn State. “This student population currently totals more than 2,300. The increase in enrollment is directly related to both the quality of Penn State’s online education programs and the broad array of support services designed to help these students be successful in achieving their education goals.”
G.I. Jobs uses Victory Media’s survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for Veterans Affairs tuition funding, which identifies the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their education success. Victory Media’s 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools is online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
Penn State’s inclusion among military friendly schools is the result of its initiatives for service members and veterans, which include a dedicated Military Admissions and Advising Team that includes staff with military experience, a military grant-in-aid that reduces tuition for undergraduate programs for service members and their spouses, military scholarships and career services. In addition, the University participates in the Veterans Administration Yellow Ribbon Program.
Military and veteran students, as well as all online students, also have access to World Campus student clubs, podcasts, webinars, town halls and activities designed to help them connect with the Penn State community. Penn State’s efforts to support military and veteran students’ success have resulted in the University being recognized as military friendly by Military Advanced Education and Military Times.
For information about Penn State World Campus online programs and services for military and veteran students, visit www.worldcampus.psu.edu/GIJobs14.