Wayland recognized for military testing sites

November 24, 2014

 

PLAINVIEW, Texas – Wayland Baptist University has been recognized as having two of the top 25 best performing military test centers in the nation by the College Board. Wayland’s sites at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, and at Lackland AFB in San Antonio both received recognition.

Each year the College Board recognizes the top 25 military test centers who administer the most CLEP exams. The College Level Examination Program provides exams in a number of education areas to test basic knowledge. College credit can be earned through the program.

According to the College Board website, the CLEP program has been the most widely accepted credit-by-exam program for more than 40 years. Exam scores are accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities and there are more than 1,800 test centers nationwide.

Wayland’s Vice President of External Campuses and Graduate Services Dr. Elane Seebo said Wayland began operating testing centers after being approached by the United States Air Force.

“When the Air Force came to us in 2010 asking if we could help provide testing services in locations where those services either were not available or did not meet the needs of the military, Wayland responded by establishing a series of National Testing Centers,” Seebo said. “We are very pleased that two of those centers were included in the Top 25.”

Wayland operates 13 external campus sites, many of which were established by request of the military. The university seeks to provide an education that meets the needs of military personnel.

“For more than four decades, meeting the unique needs of members of our military services has been part of Wayland’s mission,” Seebo said. “We identify and design degree programs that best meet the needs of our students, offering those degrees at the right time, in the right locations and through a variety of delivery methods.”

Wayland’s commitment to military education began in 1974 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. Wayland now operates external campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, and San Antonio, Texas; Altus, Okla.; Clovis and Albuquerque, N.M.; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; Mililani, Hawaii; and Kenya, Africa.