Kelley tops U.S. News rankings of online programs for veterans
Veterans returning to higher education find online degrees that suit their needs.
U.S. News has released its third annual rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans. The rankings include online bachelor's programs as well as master's programs in business, engineering, nursing, education and computer information technology. This year, for the first time, U.S. News has created a stand-alone ranking of online MBA programs and the Kelley School of Business tied for the No. 1 spot. The Kelley School also earned the No. 1 spot for its online MS business programs.
"To qualify for the Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings, the 737 online degree programs featured first had to be among the top 75 percent of schools ranked in the 2015 Best Online Programs rankings. For those rankings, U.S. News evaluated regionally accredited degree-granting programs on a number of factors, which, depending on the discipline, could have included their affordability, faculty credentials, student services and reputation.
Secondly, the programs had to belong to institutions that are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school. Public schools that don't participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program still qualified if they offer in-state tuition to student veterans from out of state."