Penn State Is Military Strong

We know that you have choices when considering a college or university. That’s why our faculty and staff are devoted to making Penn State World Campus a convenient, flexible place for service members, veterans, and their families to get a quality degree that stands out in the marketplace. We hope these recognitions from noteworthy organizations and publications demonstrate our commitment to serving those who serve.

Accreditation, Compliance, and Affiliations

We strive to earn your trust by participating in programs and maintaining standards that ensure you get a quality education that fulfills your needs as a service member or veteran.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Best Online Programs for Veterans

We’re proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our faculty credentials and training, student services, student engagement, peer reputation, and our ability to make college for affordable for military students.

  • No. 1, graduate engineering
  • No. 4 (tie), graduate education 
  • No. 7, graduate business (non-MBA)
  • No. 6, graduate computer/IT
  • No. 15 (tie), MBA
  • No. 7, bachelor’s programs

Best Online Programs 

Here are the full rankings of the program categories:

  • No. 3, graduate engineering programs
  • No. 16 (tie), graduate education programs
  • No. 16 (tie), graduate business (non-MBA) programs
  • No. 10 (tie), graduate computer/IT programs
  • No. 19 (tie), MBA
  • No. 25 (tie), bachelor’s degree programs

Recognition for Serving the Military Community and Organizations

Several prominent publications and organizations have recognized Penn State World Campus as a top college online for military and veteran students.

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2023

Best for Vets Colleges, 2023 Military Times
Penn State World Campus is ranked No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic and No. 4 for primarily online education in the nation.

Proud Partner of the USO

USO: for the people who serve
As a partner of the USO, we are proud to support their mission of strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.

Nationally Recognized

US News and World Report veterans bachelor's badge
Our bachelor's programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Pennsylvania National Guard Association: Guard Friendly School

Recognized as flexible, accommodating and supportive of Guardsmen-students
Recognized as flexible, accommodating and supportive of Guardsmen-students.