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ASU recognized as leader in online veteran degree programs

January 25, 2019 · 2 min read · By ASU Online

According to U.S. News & World Report, Arizona State University ranks second in the nation for the best online bachelor’s programs for veterans. The university also has a legacy of veteran advocacy.


Arizona State University continues to lead in innovation and inclusion, with U.S. News & World Report ranking ASU second in the nation for the best online bachelor’s programs for veterans. U.S. News provides this ranking to universities who are certified for the GI Bill, participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have enrolled a “critical mass” of students with military backgrounds.

ASU has a legacy of veteran advocacy. One of the first higher education institutions to leverage “8 Keys to Success,” federal guidelines for encouraging veteran students on campus and improving their employment outcomes, the university is committed to all students’ success and offers a plethora of resources for student veterans.

In addition, ASU is home to the renowned Pat Tillman Veterans Center, a centralized campus resource focused on empowering and engaging the ASU military and veteran community. ASU serves one of the largest student-veteran populations per capita in the nation and supports nearly 8,200 military-affiliated students.

ASU leaders’ demonstrated vision and understanding in creating our center as a place to welcome veterans on campus. They foresaw a growing enrollment of vets as a result of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and anticipated their special needs re-entering academic life. ASU is committed to student success – all students, including those who have bravely served in our armed forces.

Steven Borden

Pat Tillman Veterans Center director and retired Navy captain

Developed in partnership with the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and designed to connect veterans and university communities, ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement serves as another critical resource for student veterans. The office is dedicated to helping veterans and their families succeed by finding the best ways to integrate their experiences into classrooms and laboratories and serving as a forum for lectures and programs exploring the history and literature of war.

Following Military Times’ recognition of ASU Online as a 2019 “Best for Vets” school for the fourth consecutive year, this prestigious U.S. News ranking further cements ASU a leader in higher education, offering affordable, accessible and reputable offerings for every student’s desires and needs.

Check out the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Bachelor's Programs.

Learn more about the methodology behind the U.S. News & World Report rankings.


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