Wayland's relationship with the U.S. military really began during World War I, when classes in military science were offered at the campus. The college also offered credit to the pilots that attended ground school during World War II in Plainview. Then in 1974, Wayland started its first external campus branch on a military base, opening a location on Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Offering degree completion options for servicemen and women, Wayland filled a great need and found a new niche. Soon, WBU was invited to branch out into other bases, including Hawaii, San Antonio, and Alaska. Though each of its 12 external campuses serve a wide population of civilians -- some even have offices not on military installations -- the military population continues to be a key part of the Wayland student body. With the advent of online educational offerings, these students can often continue their education while deployed overseas or after being transferred to another base.

Learn more about our military education program.