Ecampus earns 2013 honor for its commitment to military students
G.I. Jobs again ranks OSU's online program among the nation's elite
Sept. 17, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the fourth straight year, Oregon State Ecampus is being nationally recognized for its commitment to the men and women who serve our country.
G.I. Jobs magazine recently unveiled its 2013 list of the nation's Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America's service members and veterans as students.
Based partly on feedback from military members now in college, the list is seen as a valuable resource to help guide prospective student veterans to an institution that will meet their educational and career needs. OSU Ecampus scored points for its quality academic programs, convenient online format and more.
"The flexibility to watch the Ecampus lectures and complete the assignments when I have the opportunity is very compatible with my rapidly changing schedule," said U.S. Air Force space and missile lieutenant Jason Watts, a Master of Radiation Health Physics student based in Minot, N.D. "The needs of the Air Force take priority over schooling, but Ecampus is able to fit in between."
G.I. Jobs devised the list through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The magazine chose 1,739 institutions for its latest directory, and OSU Ecampus was among a small group of public, nonprofit programs offering online degrees to make the cut.
In addition to the fact that its online students receive the same OSU degree as on-campus students, G.I. Jobs selected Ecampus for a variety of reasons, including:
- Scholarships are offered to military members, veterans and their dependents.
- Servicemen and women can take accredited courses anytime, anywhere in the world.
- Credits are awarded for military training and experience.
"Ecampus is proud to provide veterans and members of our military with access to a high-quality OSU education no matter where they live," said Ecampus executive director Lisa Templeton. "We are dedicated to providing them with the resources they need to thrive as distance students while serving our country."
Oregon State University is also on the 2013 list and, like OSU Ecampus, has been honored each year since G.I. Jobs began producing the list in 2009.
Learn more about Ecampus' various online degree programs and apply today.