Media publications rank Penn State World Campus as military-friendly institution

More than 3,400 active duty and veteran students are enrolled in programs

Rear Adm. Linda Wackerman completed the master of professional studies in homeland security degree online through Penn State World Campus. Credit: Steve Tressler/Penn StateAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus has once again been recognized by several publications as a top online school for military and veteran students.

Military Times ranked World Campus among its top 10 online and nontraditional schools for the third consecutive year in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2018” rankings. Military Advanced Education and Transition, a journal of higher education for servicemembers, designated World Campus for the second time as a Top School in its “Guide to Colleges and Universities,” and U.S. Veterans Magazine named World Campus a Top Veteran-Friendly School in its “Best of the Best 2017” rankings.  

“Penn State World Campus hopes to provide military students around the globe with the necessary resources to help make their educational journeys successful,” said Greg Bond, director of military education for Penn State World Campus. “Military students and their families face unique circumstances, and our dedicated faculty and staff are prepared to help them achieve their goals.”

More than 3,400 active duty and veteran students are enrolled in degree and certificate programs through World Campus.

The military-friendly rankings are based on surveys completed by universities about their policies and services.

Penn State World Campus has dedicated military admissions and academic advising teams and offers financial assistance, including military scholarships and the Military Grant-in-Aid program that reduces tuition for undergraduate service members and their spouses. 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 military student support services.

Last Updated July 12, 2021