Penn State World Campus recognized as a top military-friendly institution

November 28, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus recently has been recognized as a top online school for military students by a media organization that serves the military community.

Military Times ranked Penn State World Campus No. 11 among its top online and nontraditional schools in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019” rankings. More than 4,000 military-affiliated students are enrolled in degree and certificate programs through World Campus, which provides military students of all branches access to a dedicated military support team and military-exclusive services. Many of World Campus’ military support staff have military connections, including as a veteran or military spouse. 

Penn State World Campus wants to ensure that military students, including active-duty service members, veterans and reservists, and their spouses and families, have the proper resources to help make their educational journeys successful, said Greg Bond, director of military education.

“Military students can face unique challenges, and Penn State World Campus understands those obstacles,” he said. “Our staff can help the military community stay on the right track toward a Penn State degree.”

The ranking is based on surveys completed by universities about their policies and services.

Penn State World Campus has military admissions counselors, GI Bill certifying officials and an undergraduate academic advising team; provides financial aid and assistance, including military grant-in-aid that makes it possible for service members and their spouses to save up to 44 percent on undergraduate tuition; and offers disability services for students who may need accommodations.

Faculty and staff can also take a professional development course on how to better familiarize themselves with the circumstances military students face while taking classes.

World Campus also partners with the Army and Marine Corps to help educate military leaders. Through the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, soldiers can complete the master’s degree program in lifelong learning and adult education, and Marine Corps officers pursue master’s degrees in supply chain management through a fellowship at University Park.

Visit the Penn State World Campus website for more information about its online programs and resources.

  • Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019” rankings
    IMAGE: Military Times

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