Awards and Affiliations

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.

2019 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, online graduate education
  • No. 3, online graduate business
  • No. 3 (tie), online graduate computer information technology
  • No. 4, online graduate engineering
  • No. 6 (tie), online bachelor’s programs
  • No. 6, online MBA

Best Online Programs 

For its online degree programs at large, Penn State received the most top-10 rankings of any institution in the country. 

  • No. 4, online graduate engineering
  • No. 5, online graduate business
  • No. 7 (tie), online bachelor’s degrees
  • No. 8 (tie), online graduate computer information technology
  • No. 8 (tie), online graduate education
  • No. 10, online MBA

Military-Friendly Designations

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

  • Military Times ranked World Campus among its top online and nontraditional schools for the fourth consecutive year in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019” rankings.
  • U.S. Veterans Magazine named World Campus a "Top Veteran-Friendly School" in its “Best of the Best 2017” rankings.
  • Military Advanced Education and Transition, a journal of higher education for service members, designated World Campus for the second time as a Top School in its 2018 “Guide to Colleges and Universities.”
Best for Vets Military Times award
Badge Online Programs Veterans Bachelors