NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is the only college or university in the state named as one of the nation’s Best Colleges for Veterans, according to 2014 rankings released this week by Military Times.
The organization comprising of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey.
Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill and availability of specific programs to help service members.
The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
The rankings are published in full in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
Editors’ picks, along with a Made in the USA holiday gift guide, appear in the issues of the Military Times papers on newsstands this week.
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