Penn State World Campus, the online campus of the highly respected Pennsylvania State University, has an impressive list of online programs, more than 100 of the most in-demand degree and certificate programs in education, business, engineering, technology, health care, and more.
The world-class faculty members who teach in the traditional campus-based program also teach the Penn State World Campus online courses.
Online students also have access to career academic advisers and student support services. Graduates of the online programs can join the Penn State Alumni Association, one of the world’s largest alumni associations. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools provides accreditation. Many of the programs have additional accreditations from important governing bodies.
Big state schools Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were the top three picks among recruiters.
CNN ranked Penn State University #32 in its 2015 edition of the Best Colleges in National Universities list, and #7 nationally among the top public schools. The same magazine also ranked Penn State University #1 in its Best Colleges for Veterans National Universities list and #2 in its Best Online Bachelor’s Programs list.
In addition, Princeton Review included Penn State University in its Best 378 Colleges 2015 list, while Forbes ranked the school #90 overall and #44 among research universities. Academic Ranking of World Universities (provided by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University) ranked Pennsylvania State University as #54 in the world and number #37 in the United States. Finally, the Wall Street Journal has ranked Penn State University graduates as the “most-prepared for work in their field.