Oregon State again named a top 10 institution for veterans

U.S. News ranks Ecampus programs among nation's best for military members

Jan. 10, 2017

Best Online Programs for Veterans - U.S. News & World Report

Oregon State was honored for its commitment to military service members for the third year in a row when U.S. News & World Report ranked its online bachelor's degree programs No. 7 in the nation for veterans.

The rankings identify 80 programs that provide veterans with high-quality, flexible online bachelor's programs. Oregon State now delivers 21 such programs via OSU Ecampus, the university’s acclaimed online education division.

Bryan Zacher Play

Bryan Zacher served 22 years in the Army, then faced the big question: What’s next? He found the answer online with Oregon State University.

To qualify for the veterans rankings, an institution must be certified for the GI Bill, and the online programs must belong to schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or to public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans. OSU meets these criteria.

A new factor in the 2017 methodology states that a program must have enrolled a critical mass of students with military backgrounds.

Institutions also had to be among the top 50 percent of schools in the overall 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings. Oregon State is ranked in the top 10 on that list also for the third consecutive year.

Military Friendly 2017

U.S. News is the latest publication to recognize OSU Ecampus for its commitment to serving veterans and their families. For seven straight years, GI Jobs magazine honored Ecampus on its 2017 list of the nation's Military Friendly Schools. The list recognizes the top 20 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, GI Jobs devised the list through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.