AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - USC Aiken has some of the best online degree programs for veterans, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
The university's online bachelor's program ranked 41 in the nation for veterans, while the online master's program ranked 84, according to the 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans on usnews.com.
USC Aiken received the highest ranking out of all the South Carolina universities that were ranked for their online undergraduate programs and was one of the top two online graduate programs.
"Veterans and active-duty service members face unique challenges as students, from transitioning between bases and grappling with deployment to balancing work and family life upon return," said Robert Morse, Director of Data Research for U.S. News. "The Best Online Programs for Veterans are high-quality programs that also offer educational benefits and flexibility for veterans pursuing a degree."
To be ranked, an online degree program had to report participation in four key programs that offer educational benefits to people with military service and meet other requirements.