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We’re #1! The Best Online College for Veterans in the State!

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The University of Southern Mississippi ranks as the best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans in the state according to U.S. News and World Report. Our online bachelor’s programs even hold up among the other elite universities, landing at the #44 best online college for veterans out of nearly 400 colleges and universities in the nation!

If you’ve served the country, a valuable next step for you could be adding an education to your military experience. Southern Miss has developed one of the best online programs focused on preparing veterans for the next stage in their careers. And with this ranking, you can be confident that you’re receiving an education from the best online college for veterans in Mississippi.

“We are proud of the wonderful success achieved by our USM military students and the overall success of the Center for Military Veterans, Service Members, and Families,” said Maj. Gen. (U.S. Army, ret.) Jeff Hammond, who serves as the center’s director. “We work hard to lead the way in caring for our students and look forward each day in helping veterans, and their families succeed.” 

This ranking set out to find the programs that were the most beneficial to the students, so aspects like standardized test scores and high school grades played no part in the scoring. Instead, the survey performed by U.S. News focused on what the school provides the students with the major categories being, Engagement, Faculty Credentials and Training, Technology and Service, and Expert Opinion. 

For an in depth look at everything that played a factor in the ranking, read Eric Brooks’ “Methodology: Best Online Bachelor’s Programs Rankings.” To see the full report, visit the 2022 edition of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. If you’re looking to earn a bachelor’s degree, visit USM’s online programs page to get more information and feel free to reach out. We want to help you get started!

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