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Engineering Online ranked top online program for veterans, active duty military by U.S. News & World Report

Engineering Online at North Carolina State University has been named the nation’s top online graduate engineering program for veterans and active duty military personnel by U.S. News & World Report. North Carolina is home to the nation’s third-largest military population.

The magazine’s 2013 rankings put Engineering Online at No. 1 nationally for programs that cater to those with military experience. The rankings methodology graded programs on the benefits they offer to veterans and active duty personnel while also taking into account the program’s overall U.S. News rank. For Engineering Online, those rankings were No. 7 for engineering and No. 9 for computer science and computer networking.

Prospective students often use the U.S. News rankings to help them decide which school to attend.

The College of Engineering at NC State established what is now known as Engineering Online in 1978. The program, designed for working professionals, allows students to earn master’s degrees in engineering without coming to campus. Courses offered by Engineering Online are identical to on-campus courses in terms of content, requirements and academic rigor.

Engineering Online offers master’s degree programs in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer networking, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, integrated manufacturing systems engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, nanoengineering and nuclear engineering. The program also offers a master of engineering degree.