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Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016

More than 180 universities responded to Military Times' fourth annual survey of graduate business schools. Only institutions that said they offer graduate business degrees, and that participated in our rigorous Best for Vets: Colleges survey, the results of which were published in November 2015, were considered.

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OVERALL INSTITUTION
Fall 2015 enrollment Types of MBAs Post-9/11 GI Bill Policy agreement Retention rate Graduation rate (transfer rate)
Rank School Headquarters or main campus Type Total Military Full-time Part-time Executive Joint or dual Online Other graduate (non-MBA) At or below TA cap Charged at or below limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE-recommended credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT Military course completion Military retention Military graduation Principles of Excellence 8 Keys DoD MOU Military course completion Total Military Total Military
1 University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Omaha, Neb. Public 386 19
498 82% 92% 75%
84% 76% 72% 45% (31%) 43%
2 Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology Richmond, Ky. Public 36 4
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n/a 530 100% 61% 100%
87% 71% 71% 42% 39%
3 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick Newark, N.J. Public 2,312 80
n/a 548 no data no data no data
no data 91% 76% 67% (19%) 65%
4 University of Kansas School of Business Lawrence, Kan. Public 420 38
570 100% 100% 97%
94% 80% 80% 60% (33%) 60%
5 Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management Syracuse, N.Y. Private 898 161
657 100% 85% 85%
no data 92% 85% 80% no data
6 Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business Tempe, Ariz. Public 1,381 271
n/a 611 99% 86% 93%
87% 86% 83% 63% 48%
7 Old Dominion University Strome College of Business Norfolk, Va. Public 451 60
n/a
531 95% 77% 69%
85% 80% 80% 52% (29%) 51%
8 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Columbus, Ohio Public 957 50
n/a
no data 97% 85% 100%
no data 94% no data 83% (10%) no data
9 Texas A&M University Mays Business School College Station, Texas Public 153 46
n/a 638 no data 98% 98%
91% 90% 90% 79% (14%) 76%
10 Northern Arizona University The W. A. Franke College of Business Flagstaff, Ariz. Public 36 2
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n/a
559 100% 100% 100%
no data 73% 65% 52% no data
11 Stratford University School of Business Fairfax, Va. For-profit 239 36
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no data 81% 78% 83%
84% 56% 84% 44% 88%
12 Park University School of Business Parkville, Mo. Private 605 195
n/a no data 50% 80% 71%
no data 73% 38% 42% 32%
13 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business Eau Claire, Wis. Public 236 38
557 100% 67% 83%
92% 82% 76% 68% 64%
14 Bowling Green State University College of Business Bowling Green, Ohio Public 190 4
n/a
542 100% 100% 100%
90% 76% 77% 55% (31%) 68%
15 University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Los Angeles Private 2,240 151
650 no data no data 96%
98% 97% 100% 91% 80%
16 University of South Florida Muma College of Business Tampa, Fla. Public 946 34
n/a
510 no data no data 100%
90% 88% 79% 67% (6%) 66%
17 California State University, San Bernardino's MBA Program San Bernardino, Calif. Public 328 8
n/a 484 92% 40% 50%
95% 87% 72% 48% (2%) 80%
18 Bellevue University College of Business Bellevue, Neb. Private 1,532 328
n/a
no data 81% 45% 41%
88% 40% 60% 29% (38%) 55%
19 Saginaw Valley State University College of Business & Management University Center, Mich. Public 130 1
n/a
500 100% 100% 100%
90% 70% 70% 40% 44%
20 San Diego State University College of Business Administration San Diego Public 685 40
n/a 603 90% 78% no data
94% 87% 89% 66% (3%) 67%
21 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business New York Private 1,752 36
654 99% 100% no data
90% 89% 79% 80% 64%
22 University of the Incarnate Word Extended Academic Programs San Antonio Private 214 36
no data 97% 73% 82%
88% 74% 88% 43% 59%
23 Texas Tech University Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Lubbock, Texas Public 805 37
n/a
622 95% 25% 0%
91% 83% 81% 59% 72%
24 Quinnipiac University School of Business Hamden, Conn. Private 770 31
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no data no data no data no data
92% 85% 95% 76% 87%
25 University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Business Administration Saint Louis, Mo. Public 528 13
510 100% 100% 0%
93% 77% 77% 42% 50%
26 Mississippi State University College of Business Mississippi State, Miss. Public 311 5
582 100% 96% 100%
97% 80% 76% 60% 70%
27 George Washington University School of Business Washington, D.C. Private 1,884 160
620 no data 82% 74%
93% 93% 82% 79% 71%
28 University of San Diego School of Business San Diego Private 417 88
605 no data 100% 95%
90% 90% 88% 77% no data
29 Colorado State University College of Business Fort Collins, Colo. Public 1,019 no data
n/a 545 no data no data no data
92% 85% 78% 65% (10%) 66%
30 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Bloomington, Ind. Public 1,505 130
659 100% 100% 100%
no data 83% 78% 61% (20%) no data
31 Northern Kentucky University Hale/US Bank College of Business Highland Heights, Ky. Public 147 6
n/a
560 no data no data no data
95% 69% 0% 36% no data
32 University of Massachusetts Lowell Manning School of Business Lowell, Mass. Public 963 32
536 no data no data no data
no data 84% 70% 54% 47%
33 Regent University Virginia Beach, Va. Private 336 80
n/a
no data 94% 58% 56%
92% 75% 60% 50% 53%
34 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business & Economics Whitewater, Wis. Public 684 52
473 38% 0% 38%
36% 80% 0% 58% 36%
35 University at Buffalo School of Management Buffalo, N.Y. Public 510 15
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n/a
618 no data no data no data
no data 88% no data 72% (16%) no data
36 Angelo State University College of Business San Angelo, Texas Public 43 1
n/a
460 no data 66% 66%
87% 62% 68% 30% 51%
37 University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration Colorado Springs, Colo. Public 300 40
508 72% 53% 100%
65% 65% 69% 47% (36%) no data
38 Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology Saint Louis, Mo. Private 9,940 3,170
no data no data 68% 61%
no data 75% 65% 64% 71%
39 Middle Tennessee State University Jennings A. Jones College of Business Murfreesboro, Tenn. Public 447 14
n/a
no data no data no data no data
no data 70% 79% 46% (17%) 31%
40 Walsh College Troy, Mich. Private 1,549 54
n/a
no data 83% 64% 40%
no data no data no data no data no data
41 American Public University System School of Business Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit 2,719 1,545
n/a
no data 91% 37% no data
96% 59% 86% 46% 17%
42 Pace University Lubin School of Business New York Private 987 27
560 70% no data no data
68% 76% 76% 55% no data
43 University of Texas-Arlington College of Business Arlington, Texas Public no data no data
n/a 518 no data no data no data
94% 69% 75% 42% (38%) 72%
44 University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business Berkeley, Calif. Public 1,507 60
693 no data no data 100%
no data 96% 94% 91% 92%
45 Metropolitan State University of Denver College of Business Denver Public 124 3
n/a
no data 100% no data no data
80% 59% 57% 24% (32%) 33%
46 Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics Fayetteville, N.C. Public 143 31
n/a
490 no data no data no data
94% 73% no data 35% (22%) no data
47 State University of New York Oswego School of Business Oswego, N.Y. Public 239 12
n/a
532 no data no data no data
no data 80% no data 63% (25%) no data
48 University of Connecticut School of Business Storrs, Conn. Public 1,624 56
n/a 600 no data no data no data
no data 92% no data 59% (28%) no data
49 John Carroll University Boler School of Business University Heights, Ohio Private 89 0
557 87% no data no data
no data 85% 78% 71% 83%
50 University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business Ann Arbor, Mich. Public 1,735 99
n/a 708 no data no data no data
95% 97% no data 91% 88%
51 North Carolina State University Poole College of Management Raleigh, N.C. Public 750 43
585 99% no data no data
no data 93% no data 75% (9%) no data
52 Long Island University Brookville, N.Y. Private 837 30
475 96% 83% 60%
94% 70% no data 37% (46%) no data
53 Drexel University LeBow College of Business Philadelphia Private no data 54
614 90% 88% no data
89% 84% 69% 67% (24%) 68%
54 Hawaii Pacific University College of Business Honolulu Private 291 32
509 no data 74% no data
89% 64% no data 42% no data
55 Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business Carbondale, Ill. Public 199 18
n/a
512 no data no data no data
no data 68% no data 44% no data
56 Liberty University School of Business Lynchburg, Va. Private 3,761 1,170
n/a
no data 85% 51% no data
84% 57% 59% 50% (20%) 51%
57 Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology Macomb, Ill. Public 84 no data
n/a
501 no data no data no data
no data 71% 76% 54% (33%) 38%
58 Saint Joseph's University Haub School of Business Philadelphia Private 2,007 42
540 no data no data no data
no data 90% no data 73% no data
59 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics Greensboro, N.C. Public 465 16
n/a 537 no data no data no data
no data 78% 77% 56% (19%) no data
60 Western Carolina University Cullowhee, N.C. Public 243 5
450 100% 67% 100%
no data 78% no data 58% (20%) 50%
61 University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Lexington, Ky. Public 241 7
n/a 558 no data no data no data
no data 82% no data 61% no data
62 Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration Youngstown, Ohio Public 172 6
n/a
547 100% 100% no data
81% 68% 70% 33% 19%
63 Columbia College Columbia, Mo. Private 451 123
n/a
no data 99% 67% 37%
88% 52% 50% 38% no data
64 ECPI University Virginia Beach, Va. For-profit 57 21
no data no data 100% no data
91% 56% 56% 40% 39%
65 Colorado Technical University College of Business and Management Colorado Springs, Colo. For-profit 2,861 685
no data 90% 85% 48%
78% 39% no data 26% 32%
66 University of North Georgia Mike Cottrell College of Business Dahlonega, Ga. Public 24 2
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n/a
468 100% 100% 100%
no data 82% no data 25% (26%) no data
67 University of Georgia Terry College of Business Athens, Ga. Public 289 21
n/a 604 no data no data no data
92% 94% 89% 85% (6%) 82%
68 East Carolina University College of Business Greenville, N.C. Public 706 no data
506 no data no data no data
no data 81% no data 59% (17%) no data
69 University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Pittsburgh Public 797 22
608 no data no data no data
94% 93% 88% 82% no data
70 Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business Cleveland Public 843 25
n/a
500 77% 75% 60%
no data 69% 63% 39% (36%) 52%
71 West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Morgantown, W.Va. Public no data 12
no data no data no data no data
82% 77% 64% 57% (29%) 44%
72 University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management Amherst, Mass. Public 1,451 87
n/a
no data no data no data no data
no data 90% no data 75% (18%) no data
73 University of Charleston School of Business Charleston, W.Va. Private 257 102
n/a
no data no data no data no data
no data 61% 89% 35% (60%) no data
74 Creighton University Heider College of Business Omaha, Neb. Private 316 15
n/a
527 99% 50% no data
95% 91% 77% 78% 100%
75 Washington State University Carson College of Business Pullman, Wash. Public 747 112
n/a
534 93% no data no data
93% 80% no data 67% no data
76 University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration Cedar Falls, Iowa Public 69 1
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545 no data no data no data
no data 84% 70% 64% (24%) 67%
77 Brandman University School of Business and Professional Studies Irvine, Calif. Private 1,134 454
no data 97% 77% 78%
90% no data 66% no data 44%
    Footnotes
  • * - Military students not charged above TA cap, but nonmilitary may be
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