FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne's (IPFW) online programs for veterans have been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top three in the country. The listing appears in the magazine's 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans website.
"We're thrilled to have our efforts recognized," said Jo Vaughan, coordinator of military student services. "We take our commitment to our veterans and military students very seriously, and take pride in offering them excellent services."
"We are very honored and proud of this award," said Chancellor Vicky Carwein. "Veterans and military students are an integral part of the IPFW community. We work hard to support them as they pursue their academic goals both online and on campus."
“Veterans and active-duty service members face unique challenges as students, from transitioning between bases and grappling with deployment to balancing work and family life upon return,” said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News. “The Best Online Programs for Veterans are high-quality programs that also offer educational benefits and flexibility for veterans pursuing a degree.”
The rankings, now in their second year, were designed to help veterans identify high-quality online degree programs that suit their educational needs. The 2014 edition includes rankings for online bachelor’s programs and online master’s degree programs in business, education, engineering, and nursing.
IPFW shares third place on the U.S. News list with Arizona State University. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide in Florida took second place, with Central Michigan University listed as first.
IPFW was also named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
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