Serving America's Military

Oregon State again named a top 10 institution for veterans

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

Jan. 9, 2018

Oregon State University was honored for its commitment to military service members for the fourth year in a row when U.S. News & World Report ranked its online bachelor's degree programs No. 5 in the nation for veterans.

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Graduates share how they met the challenge of pursuing an education while serving their country.

The rankings identify nearly 100 programs that provide veterans with high-quality, flexible online bachelor's programs. Oregon State now delivers 22 such programs via OSU Ecampus, the university’s acclaimed online education division.

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.

The methodology also states that a program must have enrolled a critical mass of students with military backgrounds.

Oregon State also ranks in the top 10 on the overall 2018 Best Online Bachelor's Programs list for the fourth consecutive year.

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.

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