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Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015

The story | The methodology

Some 150 colleges and universities responded to our third annual survey of business schools. Only institutions that said they offer graduate-level business degrees, and that participated in our rigorous Best for Vets: Colleges survey, the results of which were published in November 2014, were considered in this review.​

       
Fall 2014 enrollment
Types of MBAs
 
Post 9/11 GI Bill
       
Rank School Headquarters or
main campus
Type Total Military Full time Part time Executive Joint or dual Online At or below  TA cap Charged at or below  limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE-recommended credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT
1 University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Omaha, Neb. Public 415 no data 546
2 Syracuse University The Martin J. Whitman School of Management Syracuse, N.Y. Private 538 18 601
3 Eastern Kentucky University College of Business & Technology Richmond, Ky. Public 56 1 n/a 530
4 Northern Arizona University The W.A. Franke College of Business Flagstaff, Ariz. Public 42 1 1 2 n/a 568
5 Texas A&M University Mays Business School College Station, Texas Public 156 22 n/a 650
6 Florida State University College of Business Tallahassee, Fla. Public 478 22 n/a 576
7 University of the Incarnate Word Extended Academic Programs San Antonio Private 234 41 --
8 Stratford University School of Business Fairfax, Va. For-profit 127 20 --
9 University of Southern California USC Marshall School of Business Los Angeles Private 2,187 72 3 646
10 Bellevue University College of Business Bellevue, Neb. Private 1,988 443 n/a --
11 California State University, San Bernardino MBA Program San Bernardino, Calif. Public 346 12 n/a 482
12 Old Dominion University Strome College of Business Norfolk, Va. Public 436 54 n/a 523
13 Texas Tech University Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration Lubbock, Texas Public 900 24 578
14 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Columbus, Ohio Public 984 22 n/a 640
15 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick Newark, N.J. Public 1,909 53 502
16 Mississippi State University College of Business Mississippi State, Miss. Public 320 5 566
       
Fall 2014 enrollment
Types of MBAs
 
Post 9/11 GI Bill
       
Rank School Headquarters or
main campus
Type Total Military Full time Part time Executive Joint or dual Online At or below  TA cap Charged at or below  limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE-recommended credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT
17 San Diego State University College of Business Administration San Diego Public 672 21 n/a 572
18 Bowling Green State University College of Business Bowling Green, Ohio Public 184 2 3 n/a 525
19 California State University San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. Public 64 9 3 n/a --
20 Saginaw Valley State University College of Business & Management University Center, Mich. Public 103 no data n/a 500
21 Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology St. Louis Private 10,924 3,538 n/a --
22 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business Eau Claire, Wis. Public 226 22 n/a 527
23 University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration Colorado Springs, Colo. Public 317 51 n/a 515
24 Angelo State University College of Business San Angelo, Texas Public 41 1 3 n/a 480
25 University of San Diego School of Business Administration San Diego Private 477 81 592
26 University of South Florida Muma College of Business Tampa, Fla. Public 928 33 550
27 Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business Highland Heights, Ky. Public 173 2 1 n/a 501
28 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business Champaign, Ill. Public 1,141 no data 2 653
29 University of Kansas School of Business Lawrence, Kan. Public 387 38 590
30 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business New York Private 1,756 38 651
31 Excelsior College School of Business and Technology Albany, N.Y. Private 1,179 711 3 n/a --
       
Fall 2014 enrollment
Types of MBAs
 
Post 9/11 GI Bill
       
Rank School Headquarters or
main campus
Type Total Military Full time Part time Executive Joint or dual Online At or below  TA cap Charged at or below  limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE-recommended credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT
32 University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Lexington, Ky. Public no data 9 n/a --
33 Liberty University School of Business Lynchburg, Va. Private 5,699 1,922 n/a --
34 Columbia College of Missouri Columbia, Mo. Private 484 89 n/a --
35 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Bloomington, Ind. Public 1,419 112 629
36 Grantham University Mark Skousen School of Business Lenexa, Kan. For-profit 1,642 1,242 3 2 n/a --
37 SUNY Oswego School of Business Oswego, N.Y. Public 209 7 n/a 511
38 Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business Carbondale, Ill. Public 203 19 3 n/a 565
39 University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Vermillion, S.D. Public 222 31 520
40 University of Georgia Terry College of Business Athens, Ga. Public 375 36 n/a 646
41 Hawaii Pacific University College of Business Honolulu Private 387 105 3 --
42 University of Massachusetts Lowell Manning School of Business Lowell, Mass. Public 905 no data --
43 Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology Macomb, Ill. Public 69 no data n/a 515
44 Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy, Mich. Private 1,749 55 --
45 Colorado Technical University College of Business and Management Colorado Springs, Colo. For-profit 2,399 343 --
46 Florida Atlantic University College of Business Boca Raton, Fla. Public 1,196 no data 535
47 University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management Amherst, Mass. Public 1,394 108 n/a --
48 Metropolitan State University of Denver College of Business 4 Denver Public 112 2 n/a 516
49 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Minneapolis Public 1,438 80 669
50 George Washington University School of Business Washington, D.C. Private 1,952 102 3 620
51 University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business Boulder, Colo. Public 253 no data n/a 600
52 West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Morgantown, W.Va. Public 450 no data 574
       
Fall 2014 enrollment
Types of MBAs
 
Post 9/11 GI Bill
       
Rank School Headquarters or
main campus
Type Total Military Full time Part time Executive Joint or dual Online At or below  TA cap Charged at or below  limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE-recommended credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT
53 Long Island University Brookville, N.Y. Private 227 15 490
54 University of Connecticut School of Business Storrs, Conn. Public 1,402 27 n/a --
55 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Indiana, Pa. Public 64 9 450
56 Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business Fort Worth, Texas Private 337 31 3 612
57 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Lincoln, Neb. Public 402 no data n/a 594
58 Dallas Baptist University College of Business and the Graduate School of Business Dallas Private 622 no data --
59 Stetson University School of Business Administration DeLand, Fla. Private 169 7 2 n/a --
60 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, N.C. Public 230 2 3 484
61 University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration Cedar Falls, Iowa Public 92 no data 568
62 Morehead State University School of Business Administration Morehead, Ky. Public 122 no data n/a --
63 DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management Downers Grove, Ill. For-profit 15,105 2,827 --
64 Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration Statesboro, Ga. Public 317 14 2 n/a 474
65 University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management Boston, Mass. Public 456 9 n/a 549
66 University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Management 4 Menomonie, Wis. Public 152 20 n/a --
67 American Military University (American Public University System) Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit 2,805 1,143 n/a --
68 University of Phoenix John C. Sperling School of Business Tempe, Ariz. For-profit 18,071 3,097 --
69 Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration Youngstown, Ohio Public 142 6 n/a 540
70 Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics Fayetteville, N.C. Public 114 no data n/a 490
71 SUNY Empire State College School of Graduate Studies Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Public 345 35 n/a --
72 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach College of Business Daytona Beach, Fla. Private 106 no data 495
73 Wayne State University School of Business Administration Detroit Public 606 5 n/a 476
74 Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School West Long Branch, N.J. Private 184 3 3 n/a 488
75 Northwood University DeVos Graduate School Midland, Mich. Private 340 32 --
    Footnotes
  • 1 Zero tracked military/veteran students; listed number based on students using Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department benefits
  • 2 Regular tuition above cap, but TA students receive discounted rate
  • 3 Count based on students using Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department benefits
  • 4 School offers graduate business programs but no MBAs