UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus has been recognized as a top-5 school by Military Times, a media organization that serves the military community.

Military Times annually releases its “Best for Vets: College” list, which it calls the largest and most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. Penn State World Campus received the No. 5 ranking in the Primarily Online Education category and was the No. 1 school overall in Pennsylvania.

Penn State World Campus served more than 2,600 military-affiliated students in the fall 2021 semester who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. More than 400 military students have graduated so far in 2022. 

Military students in all branches have access to the Penn State World Campus military support team, many members of which are veterans or military spouses. Students can also utilize specialized services to help support academic success while they are on active duty, deployed, or handling other responsibilities.

Penn State World Campus also offers a Military Grant-in-Aid program to help make higher education more affordable and attainable for service members and their spouses in undergraduate degree programs. Military Grant-in-Aid lowers the cost of undergraduate tuition to $362 per credit and can be combined with funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance (TA) program.

Penn State has consistently been recognized as a military-friendly school for the many education benefits and support resources available to active-duty service members, reservists, veterans, and ROTC students.

Learn more about the opportunities available to service members and their families online at Penn State World Campus.