For the second straight year, Angelo State University’s educator preparation program has been ranked among the top programs nationally for its online graduate degree offerings for veterans by U.S. News and World Report for its 2015 edition of 'Best Online Programs for Veterans'.

Overall, ASU ranked No. 27 among the 157 U.S. colleges and universities identified by U.S. News and World Report as offering top online graduate education programs for veterans.

“When veterans return to higher education, they can experience unique challenges during their transition out of the military and into civilian life,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “The Best Online Programs for Veterans are designed to help veterans balance applying, paying for and completing a degree, on top of their work and family commitments.”

The Best Online Programs for Veterans ranking follows up ASU’s graduate education program being ranked No. 30 in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s overall 2015 “Best Online Programs” list released in January. That overall ranking was a prerequisite for the program to be considered for the veterans rankings.

Additionally, online degree programs had to belong to institutions that participate in two key programs that offer education benefits to people with military service: certification for the GI Bill and membership in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Dr. John Miazga, dean of the ASU College of Education, said, “The College of Education continues to offer the highest-quality online education. The faculty and staff strive to interact with online students, providing opportunities for each student to be successful. Our veterans and active service members deserve the best preparation anywhere, anytime. We are proud to be recognized for our service to them and to be acknowledged for the quality of our online programs.”

Now in its third year, the Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings were developed by U.S. News and World Report to help thousands of returning veterans and active-duty service members pursue college or advanced degrees under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Look at the full rankings list. You can find out more about Angelo State's online programs online.

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