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MSU earns spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s best colleges for veterans

November 27, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University has earned a spot on the inaugural list of best colleges for veterans published by U.S. News & World Report.

MSU was one of 234 universities and colleges to earn a spot on the list. The magazine developed the new rankings to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

“Montana State University has been diligently working for years to provide support to our student-veterans and help them succeed,” said Brenda York, director of MSU Disability, Re-entry and Veteran Services. “We’re very proud of this important work, and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report.”

To qualify for the rankings, universities and colleges had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium.

The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members. Schools reported on their veteran benefits as part of a broader survey and data collection of undergraduate schools by U.S. News & World Report during the spring. Each school on the list scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality measured in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges, according to the publication.

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