BGSU’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans ranked No. 1 in Ohio

eCampus features eight-week courses year-round, offers 16 degreed programs

Bowling Green State University’s online bachelor’s programs for veterans are ranked No. 1 in Ohio in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Program rankings.

“Bowling Green State University is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Ohio’s No. 1 university for online bachelor’s programs for veterans,” said BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers. “This ranking shows how we prepare our veterans to live meaningful and productive lives through our relevant academic programs that position them to achieve their dreams. As a public university for the public good, it’s our obligation to continue to focus on how we can be serve our veterans.”

Only one other Ohio university made the list. BGSU is ranked No. 37 nationally in this category.

“We foster a culture that is veteran friendly and our selection by U.S. News & World Report demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting our student veterans,” said Barb Henry, assistant vice president for nontraditional and military student services. “We are proud of our long tradition as a welcoming community for active duty service members and military veterans and strive to provide highly individualized support and service to our military and veteran students who are completing their undergraduate degrees worldwide.”

BGSU offers an eCampus option for students that features eight-week courses year-round with six different start dates. eCampus offers 16 degreed programs and 10 certificate/endorsement programs.

Shawn Kegley, an active duty Air Force flight engineer, is one of the many students taking advantage of eCampus programming. He is majoring in management and technology with a concentration in internet and information studies. His sister, a professor who teaches about half of her classes online, and his daughter, who participates in virtual high school, convinced him to try online classes.

“I decided to take online classes for a couple reasons,” said Kegley, who lives in Florida. “First, my experience over the last few years has shown me that online classes are just as challenging, if not more, than traditional classrooms. Once I found out BGSU was offering a program in this field, and how accommodating they were with military students, I decided this was the program I wanted.”

After more than 20 years in the military, Kegley chose the online management and technology program to get current skills, knowledge and technologies found in corporate America.

“I’ve only been doing online school for one semester, but it has been very rewarding,” he said. “I love it, and actually look forward to getting home from work to do the assignments.”

U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate degree-granting online programs and regionally accredited institutions to compile these rankings. More than 1,500 online degree programs were assessed to compile this year’s ranking.

Updated: 03/08/2019 02:15PM