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Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans 2013 Rankings – Find Top Military-Friendly Schools

Explore the best undergraduate programs for veterans with the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans 2013 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. These top military-friendly schools are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. They also offer other advantages to veterans, such as making it easy to transfer credits via membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

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Pace University

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A private institution with a 100-year history, Pace University began providing online education in 2004. The school's distance learning program, called iPace, offers bachelor's degree completion programs in business studies, nursing, professional communication studies and professional technology studies. Additional resources available to iPace students include counseling services, an online library and online tutoring.                    

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California Baptist University

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A private institution founded in 1950, California Baptist University resides on 128 suburban acres in Riverside, California. The school is affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, and seeks to integrate academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. The ultimate goal of California Baptist University is produce graduates who are academically prepared, biblically rooted, globally minded and equipped to serve.

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Southwestern College

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A private institution founded in 1885, Southwestern College is situated on 85 rural acres in Winfield, Kansas. The main campus offers 41 undergraduate majors, six graduate programs, 27 minors and teacher certification in 13 areas of specialization. Southwestern College students can participate in more than 10 intercollegiate sports and over a dozen clubs and organizations.

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Belhaven University

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Founded in 1883, Belhaven University is a private institution residing on 42 urban acres in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a Christian school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and it offers 27 undergraduate majors as well as several master's degrees. Belhaven University strives to provide students with a strong liberal arts program and an atmosphere where students can find purpose and meaning.

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Columbia College

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Founded in 1851, Columbia College has a diverse student body and resides on 30 acres in the heart of Columbia, Missouri – about two hours from St. Louis or Kansas City. Priding itself on small classes, experienced faculty and quality programs, the college offers over 600 classes. Nationwide campuses also serve working adults, including military, through evening and over 20 online classes.

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Central Michigan University

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Founded in 1892, Central Michigan is a large public university with more than 21,000 undergraduate students. Located in Mount Pleasant, Mich., about equal distance from Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, the doctoral research university offers degrees in numerous majors through eight colleges and is the fourth largest institution in Michigan. In addition to student organizations, the school’s athletic programs participate in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and offers nine intercollegiate sports for women and seven for men.

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Upper Iowa University

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A private school founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is located in Fayette, Iowa. While based in Iowa, the school has 15 locations across Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The school has offered online courses since 1999, including online bachelor's degrees in business, finance, marketing, health and medical administrative services, criminal justice, psychology and social services. The school also offers an online MBA.

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City University of Seattle

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City University offers a wide variety of online education programs divided into four schools: the Albright School of Education, Division of Arts and Sciences, Division of Doctoral Studies and the School of Management. Every program utilizes the virtual classroom to get assignments, discuss topics with classmates, collaborate on projects and check grades.

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Toccoa Falls College

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Founded in 1907, Toccoa Falls College is a private school located in rural Toccoa Falls, Ga. The university is affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The Bible school lists "to glorify God" as its primary purpose, which it accomplishes by offering a setting that helps prepare students for a life of Christian servant leadership. The most popular majors at Toccoa Falls College are counseling psychology, cultural studies/critical theory and analysis, Bible studies and early childhood education.

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Peirce College

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Founded in the post-Civil War years as Union Business College, Peirce College is a private institution that started providing online education in 1999. The school offers 100% web-based programs in business, healthcare and information technology, and a blended online/on-campus program in paralegal studies. Support services, an online book store and online library are also available to Peirce College distance learning students.

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Brandman University

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Brandman University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates fully online. Students will be able to communicate with each other and professors in a virtual environment as well as have access to services for admission, financial aid and registration, all 24/7. Online disciplines include criminal justice, business administration, human resources and education.

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Huntington University

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Founded in 1897, Huntington University is a private university located in Huntington, Ind. A Christian school, the campus is on 170 acres in a wooded, lakeside location. Student can choose from more than 70 degree programs. There are numerous Greek organizations, as well as a volunteer program run through the John Mertz Center. The Christian mission group Global Vision also gives students a chance to do volunteer work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Troy University

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Founded in 1887, Troy University is a public institution located on 820 acres in rural Troy, Ala. Troy University is an "international university" that has relationships with schools in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates and Troy faculity teaching in Japan, Guam and Korea. More than half of the school's students take classes via distance learning, with more than 30,000 students worldwide. The most popular majors include business, management and marketing.

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University of Missouri

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A public institution, the University of Missouri was founded in 1839 and started providing online education in 2001. The school offers a wide variety of distance learning bachelor's, master's, doctoral and education specialist degrees. There are also online certificate and high school completion courses. University of Missouri online students have access to an online library, academic advising and career center.

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Old Dominion University

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Founded in 1930 in Norfolk, Vir., Old Dominion University is a public school serving more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Old Dominion offers 168 degree programs through six colleges and more than 50 degrees through its distance learning program. The school has more than 400 ongoing research projects in the areas of modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, maritime health 7 system, alternative energies and nanotechnologies. Old Dominion is part of the Colonial Athletic Association and fields 18 intercollegiate teams.

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Davenport University

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A private institution, Davenport University offers more than 40 programs and 350 courses online in the fields of business, technology and health professions. Davenport University also offers online students resources including orientation, demo courses, chat rooms, instant messaging and 24/7 live chat support.

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Jones International University

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Jones International University is proud to be the first fully online institution in the United States to receive regional accreditation. Both the online Schools of Business and Education offer arrays of programs, allowing students to find the area of study that best meets their personal and professional goals. All faculty members hold a degree one level than they teach.

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University of Wisconsin--Platteville

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A public institution founded in 1866, University of Wisconsin—Platteville is situated on 820 rural acres in Platteville, Wisconsin. The university offers associate’s, bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as post-bachelor's certificates. University of Wisconsin—Platteville is home to over 150 student clubs and organizations.

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Benedictine University

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Founded in 1887 in Lisle, Ill., just west of Chicago, Benedictine University offers an education “guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage.” The private, Catholic university offers a values-centered liberal arts education in five schools: liberal arts, science, business, education and health services. Benedictine is classified as a doctoral/research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The university has more than 3,700 undergraduate students.

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Bellevue University

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Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a private institution that started providing online education in 1996. The school offers distance learning courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additional resources available to Bellevue University's online students include the BRUIN online resource center, an online learning guide and much more.

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Regis University

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Founded in 1877, Regis University sits upon 81 urban acres in Denver, Colorado. In the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, the university provides values-centered undergraduate and graduate education while encouraging students to make a positive impact in a changing society. Regis offers a variety of majors, minors, and pre-professional tracts, while the Regis “Rangers” compete in 12 varsity sports.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University--Worldwide

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, founded in 1926, is a private institution residing on 185 suburban acres in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school offers more than 40 majors, including the nation's largest Aerospace Engineering and Aeronautical Science programs. The Embry-Riddle Eagles compete in the NAIA Division I Sun Conference.

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Northern Arizona University

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Located in Flagstaff, Ariz., Northern Arizona University was founded in 1899 and now has more than 17,000 students at its main campus and another 4,000 at community campuses. The university offers 80 degree programs for undergraduates and 56 in graduate programs, with at least 70 offered online. Under the mascot of Louie the Lumberjack, Northern Arizona University competes in NCAA Division I athletics in the Big Sky and Western Athletic Conference.

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Baker College of Flint

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Founded in 1911, Baker College of Flint is a private college located in Flint, Mich. The school is the largest private college in the state of Michigan. The university offers more than 140 majors, and has been offering online bachelor's programs since 1994. The school now offers more than 20 online degrees, including business administration, supply chain management and accounting.

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