UMA Ranked in list of Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans by U.S. News

In a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Reports, the University of Maine at Augusta has ranked 21st out of 69 schools that made the 2014 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans list.

“As a member of the Armed Forces, I brought in a large amount of transfer credits on my SMART which UMA's Advising office quickly evaluated and got me started in a program,” said Roger Line, a 2014 UMA graduate and Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman in the United States Navy.

“The amount of flexibility associated with on-line courses allowed me time to perform my military duties and complete the course work around my schedule.  Two of my courses overlapped with an overseas deployment.  The faculty went over the top to ensure that I missed nothing,” added Line.

Earlier this year, UMA ranked 61st in a list of almost 300 schools considered for U.S. News & World Reports list of 2014 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Of that list, schools must also offer the following veterans-focused benefits to rank in the list of 2014 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans:

  • Offer at least one credit-granting course listed in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Catalog of Nationally Accredited Distance Learning Programs.
  • Be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium .
  • Be certified for the GI Bill.
  • Participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or a public institution that charges in-state tuition, which can be fully covered by the GI Bill, to all veterans applying from out of state.


UMA’s has been recognized several times in the past few years for its support of veterans and current service members. For the past four years GI Jobs Magazine has selected UMA as a Military Friendly School. UMA has also made the Military Times 2013 and 2014 Best for Vets Colleges lists.