ATLANTA—Georgia State University has been named the No. 1 Online Military-Friendly School in the nation, receiving the top ranking among 100 online military-friendly schools.
The ranking came from OnlineU, a website that reviews and ranks the value of online college degree programs. OnlineU researches thousands of degrees each year and considers reviews from more than 13,000 alumni to provide detailed information about costs and graduate salaries. The goal is to help students achieve their education and career goals and minimize college debt.
About 1,000 military-connected students are enrolled in online programs at Georgia State.
“To be recognized as the No. 1 Military-Friendly Online School in the nation is a great honor and is indicative of just how much the staff and faculty at Georgia State University really do appreciate and support our military-connected students,” said Mark Eister, Georgia State’s military outreach director.
“This ranking also represents the true military-friendly culture that has been cultivated at Georgia State for over a decade,” Eister said. “Georgia State’s Perimeter College has been offering online associate degrees for some time and has been recognized as one of the best in Georgia for years.”
The ranking methodology for the online military-friendly evaluation was based on the number of GI Bill students enrolled at each university; the school’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional assistance with tuition and fees; involvement with other government programs to serve military students, and whether the school has a dedicated point of contact for support services.
Online military students at Georgia State are assigned a military student advocate, who reaches out and provides them with the tools, resources and referrals they need to succeed academically.
Georgia State also has Military Outreach Centers on six campuses, each staffed with veterans prepared to guide, serve and assist military-connected students, providing the help they need to transition to college and civilian life.