NMSU named to U.S. News & World Report list for Best Online Programs for Veterans

May 23, 2014 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University has been ranked as one of the Best Online Programs for Veterans according to U.S. News & World Report.

NMSU ranks 45th in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, 21st in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and 28th in Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

“Having strong, completely online programs is extremely beneficial for both our student veterans as well as active-duty military students,” said Jacobo Varela, director of Military and Veterans Programs. “Our student veterans face multiple challenges when pursuing higher education, one of which is the adjustment to the campus environment. One of the ways of easing that transition is pursuing classes online, allowing them to begin coursework without the additional stress of a face-to-face class. Quality online programs help our vets that may not be able to physically attend class due to disabilities, PTSD, family obligations or even full-time employment.

“Additionally our active-duty students depend on online programs due to the nature of their career,” he said. “Frequent moves, deployments and military duties make it extremely difficult for these students to physically attend courses and especially complete degrees. With online degrees, students are guaranteed that they will be able to complete an NMSU degree no matter where their military obligations may take them.”

In fall 2013, NMSU was named a top military-friendly school for 2014 by Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs.

For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit usnews.com.

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