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Ball State earns top 10 rankings for Best Online Programs for Veterans by U.S. News

Ball State University has earned four national rankings from U.S. News & World Report in its 2014 list of Best Online Programs for Veterans.

The rankings are:

To be ranked, an institution must:

  • belong to the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, which enables for a smoother transfer of progress toward a degree between member institutions
  • offer at least one credit-granting course in the Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalog, which meet federal guidelines for quality
  • be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offer financial aid for veterans, spouses, or dependents
  • have received a numerical ranking in the 2014 U.S. News Best Online Education Programs rankings, released earlier this year. Schools who were ranked were assessed for various factors, including affordability, faculty credentials, student services, and reputation. 

Ball State has been recognized by other groups for its dedication to veterans and active service personnel. Every year since 2009, Ball State has named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, placing it in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide, and Ball State one of only 60 Military Friendly Universities by Military Advanced Education Magazine in 2009.

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