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6 Best Public Online Four-Year Colleges for Veterans in 2021 - ClearanceJobs - ClearanceJobs

6 Best Public Online Four-Year Colleges for Veterans in 2021 - ClearanceJobs - ClearanceJobs

6 Best Public Online Four-Year Colleges for Veterans in 2021 - ClearanceJobs - ClearanceJobs

Posted: 05 Feb 2021 09:30 AM PST

The U.S. News & World Report just released their new 2021 Best Online Programs Report. The listing is comprised of 356 schools in three categories: Public, Private, and For Profit. They further paired down the list to one that lists the 96 Best Online Programs for Veterans, but still in the three categories.

6 Best Public Online Four-Year Colleges for Veterans

That is still a lot of schools to go through to find best one for you. The six schools highlighted here are ones that are not only public on the Best Online Programs for Veterans list, but ones that also meet the following methodology:

  • Affordable – While the Post 9/11 GI Bill covers tuition in full at public schools, I wanted to minimize education expenses to non-resident students not covered under the less-than-three-year-discharge rule by only showing schools that offer either the Yellow Ribbon Program or in-state tuition.
  • Accessible – Stable online programs that can be accessed anytime from anywhere in the world.
  • Reputable – Regionally accredited and certified to accept the GI Bill by the VA.
  • Has a significant military student population track record – active-duty, Selected Reserves or veteran.

… and all the schools had to rank in the top half of the U.S. News & World Reports 2021 Best Online Program list.

1. University of Florida

UF was ranked the by the U.S. News & World Report as being the #2 school for having the Best Online Programs for Veterans and #3 overall for having the Best Online Bachelor's program. Launched in 20-14, UF Online off 25 pathways to a bachelor's degree. Popular majors with veterans include:

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Criminology
  • Psychology

2. Oregon State University

With over 38 online undergraduate programs, this school was awarded the #3 spot in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs for Veterans. With their Ecampus program, online military and veteran students have access to the schools military certifying officials as well as advising services designed to work with students with a military background. Majors popular with veterans include:

  • Computer Science/with an additional option of a certificate in cybersecurity
  • Psychology
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Services/with over eight 24-credit specializations available such as Wildlife Biologist or Wildlife Law Enforcement
  • Geography and Geospatial Science
  • Business Administration and Management

3. Arizona State University

ASU Online was recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 best for online bachelor's programs and for being the most innovative school in America. Online bachelor degree students also have an option to choose a minor that complements their degree major. Some of their more popular majors for veterans, out of the 200 available online, include:

  • Psychology
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Engineering/Engineering Management
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • Organizational Leadership

4. University of Arizona

Located in sunny Tucson, AZ, this school took the honors of being U.S. News and World Report's Best Arizona College for Veterans in the National College category and #7 in the Best Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation. Popular majors for veterans include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Cyber Operations
  • Intelligence and Information Operations
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems Technology

5. CUNY School of Professional Studies

CUNY's online bachelor's degree programs was recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as being in the top 2% of online schools in the nation and #6 for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans. While they do offer undergraduate degrees in 17 different areas, the popular majors for veterans include:

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Communication and Media
  • Psychology
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Systems

6. Colorado State University – Global Campus

CSU Online focuses on majors that serve the career fields that are in high demand now and projected to remain so well into the future, like:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Administration

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Remote Learning Gives more Options

Online learning offers military servicemembers and veterans the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from anywhere in the world. While online degrees used to be looked upon as being secondary to ones earned on campus, that is no longer an issue. As a matter of fact, many schools today offer the same classes online as they do on campus. Be part of the 33% of adults that have a four-year degree and use your Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for it.

Regional Accreditation Legend:

NWCCU – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

HLC – Higher Learning Commission

SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

MSCHE Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Online programs at UAB continue to excel, according to US News rankings - News - UAB News

Posted: 04 Feb 2021 12:00 AM PST

U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB's online undergraduate and graduate degree programs among the best in the nation.

Shot from above, woman's hands are typing on a laptop computer on wooden table in Church Street Coffee & Books, 2019.U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB's online undergraduate and graduate degree programs among the best in the nation.  Four University of Alabama at Birmingham online graduate programs improved their national rankings, and the institution's online bachelor's program ranked in the top 30 nationwide, in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

UAB's undergraduate online bachelor's ranking of No. 28 out of 337 ranked schools puts it in the top 8 percent in the United States and remains the best online program in Alabama. The online bachelor's rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

The College of Arts and Sciences online Master of Science degree in criminal justice received a first-time ranking of No. 32 out of 74 schools, landing in the top 50 percent of programs individually ranked.

The School of Education saw significant gains for its online graduate program, moving from No. 55 to No. 35, placing it among the top 12 percent in the nation. 

UAB's School of Engineering online graduate program accelerated eight spots to No. 56, showing steady progress for the program.

The Collat School of Business online graduate management information systems degree program moved up two spots to No. 12, which is in the top 16 percent in the country.

"We are very excited and grateful that our commitment to providing an exceptional graduate experience continues to be recognized," said Lori McMahon, Ph.D., dean of UAB's Graduate School and the Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neuroscience. "Our faculty, students and staff are working diligently, despite the pandemic, and this honor is a testament of their dedication and hard work. I am very proud of our UAB community."

Additional programs featured in the U.S. News & World Report online national rankings include:

  • Master's degree in accounting is ranked No. 24 in the Best Online Graduate Business Programs.
  • Master's degree in business administration is ranked No. 62.
  • Online Bachelor Business program is ranked No. 27 under specialty programs (based on expert opinion).
  • Online Bachelor Psychology program is ranked No. 21 under specialty programs (based on expert opinion).

Highly ranked for veterans

U.S. News & World Report has recently started highlighting the best programs for veterans across all of their surveys, with rankings determined based on answers from the main survey.  

UAB continues to see high rankings in veteran programs, including No. 19 for online bachelor programs and No. 40 for its online MBA program.

"UAB examines the major issues facing veterans and develops course delivery options that help our U.S. veterans access a UAB education," said Pam Benoit, UAB provost. "We will continue to enhance our ability to meet the opportunities and the challenges any of our students may face. Our faculty are among the best in the country, and our rigorous and diverse curriculum is appealing to students from all walks of life, especially in today's higher-education environment."

This marks the 10th year U.S. News has collected data from distance education master's and bachelor's degree completion programs. Each year, U.S. News has expanded the range and depth of its information. For the 2021 edition, it assessed more than 1,600 online degree programs — an all-time high. The rankings measure overall academic quality and are across varying disciplines.  

U.S. News updated its methodology this year to exclude students with graduate GPAs from the undergraduate GPA calculations. The definition of "online" was changed by U.S. News and states "the vast majority of required coursework for program completion is able to be completed via distance education courses," instead of "all required" coursework.

The complete list of U.S. News rankings can be found online here.


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