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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.

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. 3 (tie), graduate engineering
  • No. 3, graduate education 
  • No. 5, graduate business (non-MBA)
  • No. 8, graduate computer/IT
  • No. 10 (tie), MBA
  • No. 11 (tie), bachelor’s programs

Best Online Programs 

Here are the full rankings of the program categories:

  • No. 3 (tie), graduate engineering programs
  • No. 8 (tie), graduate education programs
  • No. 12 (tie), graduate business (non-MBA) programs
  • No. 13, graduate computer/IT programs
  • No. 15, MBA
  • No. 16 (tie), bachelor’s degree programs

Recognition for Serving the Military Community

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

Nationally Recognized

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

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2022

Best for Vets Military Times award
Penn State World Campus is ranked #1 in Pennsylvania, #3 in the Mid-Atlantic, and #5 for primarily online education in the nation.

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.