Best for Vets: Business Schools 2013

The story | The methodology

Some 100 colleges and universities responded to our first-ever 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 2012, were considered in this review.

           
Types of MBAs
             
Rank School Headquarters or main campus Type Fall 2012 enrollment % military or on military benefits Full-time Part-time Executive Joint or dual Online At or below TA cap Yellow Ribbon participation Relaxed residency Accepts ACE credits Veterans staff Academic support Average GMAT
1 Park University, The School of Business Parkville, Mo. Private 5,656 55%   --
2 D'Youville College School of Business Buffalo, N.Y. Private 338 12% --
3 Florida State University College of Business Tallahassee, Fla. Public 4,320 1% 580
4 Texas A&M University, Mays Business School College Station, Texas Public 291 11% 649
5 Excelsior College School of Business and Technology Albany, N.Y. Private 3,192 64% --
6 The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business Columbus, Ohio Public 5,577 2% 649
7 Webster University, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology Saint Louis Private 11,779 32% --
8 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School New Brunswick, N.J. Public 1,257 26% 643
9 University of North Georgia, Mike Cottrell College of Business Dahlonega, Ga. Public 24 17% 511
10 Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration Bowling Green, Ohio Public 254 1% 552
11 Post University, Malcolm Balridge School of Business Waterbury, Conn. For-profit 69 9% --
12 West Virginia University School of Business and Economics Morgantown, W.Va. Public 2,239 2%   -- 617**
13 University of San Diego School of Business Administration San Diego Private 1,825 7% --
14 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Public 462 no data 590
15 Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs, Colo. For-profit no data no data --
16 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Ky. Public 75 6% 500
17 Chadron State College Business Academy Chadron, Neb. Public 173 9% --
18 Stratford University School of Business Administration Falls Church, Va. For-profit 399 5% --
19 Christian Brothers University School of Business Memphis, Tenn. Private 145 1% 510
20 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Indiana, Pa. Public 2,315 2% 520
21 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management Amherst, Mass. Public 1,135 8% 570
22 California State University, San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. Public 3,272 3% 540
23 SUNY Empire State College Master of Arts in Business Administration Program Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Public 338 4% --
24 Black Hills State University Spearfish, S.D. Public 533 7% --
24 Lipscomb Univesity College of Business Nashville, Tenn. Private 535 9% 498
26 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Ill. Public 3,600 3% 500
26 Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management Syracuse, N.Y. Private 2,315 1%   -- --
28 Long Island University/LIU Post College of Management Brookville, N.Y. Private 228 1% -- 467
28 University of Idaho College of Business and Economics Moscow, Idaho Public 1,394 1% --
30 Mississippi State University College of Business Mississippi State, Miss. Public 2,621 no data 574
31 University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics MBA Program Lexington, Ky. Public 181 20% --
32 University of Northwestern Ohio Graduate College Lima, Ohio Private 28 no data --
33 American Military University School of Business Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit no data 46% --
34 Metropolitan State University of Denver School of Business Denver Public 3,724 5% * -- 517
35 University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Vermillion, S.D. Public 270 no data 550
36 Felician College School of Business and Management Sciences Lodi, N.J. Private 58 14%   --
37 Albany State University College of Business Albany, Ga. Public 742 no data --
38 Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business Carbondale, Ill. Public 1,425 no data 590
39 Columbia College Columbia, Mo. Private 5,483 21% --
40 Thomas Edison State College School of Business and Technology Trenton, N.J. Public 1,749 25%   -- --
41 Columbus State University, Turner College of Business Columbus, Ga. Public 90 8% 480
42 Husson University Bangor, Maine Private 1,314 no data 383
43 LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences Brooklyn, N.Y. Private no data no data --
44 Monmouth University, Leon Hess Business School West Long Branch, N.J. Private 232 1% 467
45 Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration Statesboro, Ga. Public 3,555 no data 498
46 Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies Northfield, Vt. Private 175 20% --
47 Florida National University School of Business Hialeah, Fla. For-profit 78 20% --
47 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater College of Business and Economics Whitewater, Wis. Public 4,175 4%   476
49 University of West Georgia, Richards College of Business Carrollton, Ga. Public 1,905 no data 470
50 South Dakota State University Department of Economics Brookings, S.D. Public 35 5% * --
51 Cleary University Ann Arbor, Mich. Private 86 6% --
52 American Sentinel University Aurora, Colo. For-profit 103 no data --
53 University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management Boston Public 488 3% -- --
54 Texas Woman's University School of Management Denton, Texas Public 1,800 no data -- --
55 University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business Berkeley, Calif. Public 480 5% --
56 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, College of Business and Administration Colorado Springs, Colo. Public no data no data   --
57 The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration Tuscaloosa, Ala. Public 7,118 no data 640
58 University of Colorado Denver Business School Denver Public 1,425 no data -- 580
59 Indiana University, Kelley School of Business Bloomington, Ind. Public 303 no data -- 623
60 Westfield State University Westfield, Mass. Public 1,900 1% * --
61 American InterContinental University Schaumburg, Ill. For-profit no data 0% --
62 Marymount University School of Business Administration Arlington, Va. Private 1,015 6% 454
*No MBA listed but related graduate programs available.
**School provided GRE average score in lieu of GMAT.