The College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University is again ranked No. 12 in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Business Schools” list for business schools across the United States.

More than 140 colleges and universities were considered for the rankings in the review of graduate level business degrees. B&E was ranked No. 18 on the list in 2012 and No. 12 last year.

“It’s a great honor that Military Times lists the College of Business and Economics as one of its top schools for business,” said Dr. Jose ‘Zito’ Sartarelli, B&E’s Milan Puskar Dean. “Current and past members of the military and their dependents have demonstrated a strong drive for success and outstanding leadership skills, and it is a real privilege to enable these individuals to pursue their educational goals at our business school.”

WVU’s ranking was based upon information provided for the Military Times survey. Out of the more than 140 schools that participated in the survey, Military Times ranked the top 64. Veterans, servicemembers and dependents of veterans include 54 undergraduate students and 32 graduate students at B&E.

“WVU helps veterans build a solid foundation for their future through a veteran-friendly campus environment,” said Jerry McCarthy, director of WVU Veteran Affairs. “The College of Business and Economics understands the drive, commitment and determination it takes for success. Whether the path continues in the military or to the private sector, the military-dedicated faculty and staff at B&E are committed in meeting the unique needs of our veterans while providing the support necessary for a successful career.”

Military Times also factored in Education Department statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality. Overall, schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid.

Other factors in the development of the rankings included Fall 2013 enrollment, staff support, academic support, average GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores and participation in the Yellow Ribbon program, among others. The Yellow Ribbon program is an extension of the 9/11 GI Bill that pays all in-state tuition and fees at public colleges and universities for eligible students. WVU colleges participating in the program include B&E; the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, the School of Dentistry, the School of Medicine, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

More than 1,000 veterans, military personnel or their dependents are currently studying at WVU. To see the rankings and the story published in this month’s edition of Military Times EDGE, please visit .

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