North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s online graduate computer information technology program has been ranked among the top online degree programs for veterans by the U.S. News & World Report.

The U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans ranking, released on Tuesday, May 20, includes schools that were first numerically ranked in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs ranking. Additional factors that were considered in the ranking of the program include veterans-focused initiatives.

“I am extremely excited to see the hard work and strategic planning that is taking place on our campus being recognized on a national level,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “We are committed to producing excellence and will stay focused on preeminence.”

The university’s distance learning computer systems program ranked at No. 4 on the best computer information technology programs list and was ranked as the No. 15 best online graduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 best online graduate programs list.

To be ranked, an online degree program had to report participation in four key programs that offer educational benefits to people with military service. The rankings methodology requires programs to belong to institutions that are certified for the GI Bill; they must also belong to schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans. The Best Online Programs for Veterans are also affiliated with schools that are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and offer at least once course in the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalog.

To view the ranking list, click here.