Richmond, KY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
Eastern Kentucky University is ranked in the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. EKU is the highest ranking Kentucky school among Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs and Online Graduate Education Programs.
“Since our first online course was offered in 2006, we have aimed for excellence in online education,” said EKU Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost D,r. Janna Vice. “We are very pleased to offer our service members exceptional degree programs that meet their unique needs.”
This is the second year that U.S. News has ranked online programs for Veterans. The rankings are designed to help returning veterans and active-duty service members identify high-quality online degree programs that suit their educational needs. In order to be ranked, programs were required to participate in key programs intended to benefit military service members. Those key requirements include:
- Belong to an institution that is certified for the GI Bill
- Belong to a school participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans
- Be affiliated with a school that is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium
- Offer at least one course in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalog
In addition, all schools evaluated in this ranking must have been awarded a numerical rank in the overall 2014 U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings, released earlier this year, which assessed for various factors, including affordability, faculty credentials, student services, and reputation. Only regionally accredited degree-granting programs that were predominantly online were considered.
For more information, visit http://go.eku.edu/EKUBestForVets.
EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. Eastern is a fully-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution celebrating more than 100 years of student success. EKU Online offers more than 20 degree options in a variety of fields, including Public Administration, Nursing, Education, Psychology, Paralegal Studies, Police Studies, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Occupational Safety, Fire Protection, and Homeland Security.