U.S. News Recognizes EKU Online Programs Among the Best for Veterans

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EKU Online bachelor’s degrees rank among the top 40 best for military students in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. Eastern Kentucky University’s online undergraduate degrees were also named in the top 100 overall, advancing to no. 58 from no. 84 the previous year.

More than 350 schools offering online bachelor’s degrees were evaluated according to four categories: engagement, service/technology, reputation and faculty expertise. The top 100 institutions were also reviewed for military friendliness. To qualify, schools were required to have a significant number of military students, accept the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Military students and their dependents appreciate the flexible format and supportive environment EKU’s online programs provide. Psychology student Sydney Garner Lewis, whose husband is in the U.S. Army, is continuing her EKU education while they are stationed in Germany.

“I believe that EKU's online program is one of the best,” said Lewis. “They offer an array of online programs where most anyone can find a program suited to fit them.”

EKU’s commitment to students was particularly evident in this years’ rankings. U.S. News gave student support services more weight,  so schools offering admissions counseling, assistance registering for classes and guidance in navigating the job market advanced in standing.  

EKU Online provides a variety of services to encourage student success, including free tutoring and career assistance after graduation. Advisors can be reached by phone or email to discuss numerous topics, including transfer credit, financial aid and course scheduling. The university offers training to faculty who teach online, and encourages strategies that keep students engaged and motivated.

To learn more about EKU’s online degree programs, contact an advisor at 859-622-9951.

Published on March 04, 2020