Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014

The story | The methodology

Some 140 colleges and universities responded to our second 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 2013, were considered in this review.

       
Fall 2013 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 At or below  limits Yellow Ribbon Accepts ACE credits Staff support Academic support Average GMAT
1 D’Youville College School of Business Buffalo, N.Y. Private 172 43   --
2 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Columbus, Ohio Public 939 18   n/a 625
3 University of the Incarnate Word Extended Academic Programs-School of Extended Studies San Antonio Private 221 42   --
4 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick Newark, N.J. Public 2304 1 63 1   643
5 Texas A&M University Mays Business School College Station, Texas Public 115 14   n/a 647
6 Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management Syracuse, N.Y. Private 541 24   630
7 Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology Richmond, Ky. Public 37 4       n/a 480
8 Park University School of Business Parkville, Mo. Private 342 116     n/a --
9 University of South Florida College of Business Tampa, Fla. Public 750 no data   3 521
10 Northern Arizona University W.A. Franke College of Business Flagstaff, Ariz. Public 32 2       3 n/a 555
11 Stratford University School of Business Falls Church, Va. For-profit 335 32 2   --
12 West Virginia University College of Business and Economics Morgantown, W.Va. Public 395 27 2 3 --
13 Texas Tech University Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Lubbock, Texas Public 840 69 2   n/a 544
14 University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Lexington, Ky. Public 280 no data     609
15 Excelsior College School of Business and Technology Albany, N.Y. Private 784 2412   n/a --
16 University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business Berkeley, Calif. Public 1,433 38   3 714
17 Angelo State University College of Business San Angelo, Texas Public 32 7 2     516
18 San Diego State University College of Business Administration San Diego Public 687 1 19 1,2   n/a 591
19 Columbia College  Columbia, Mo. Private 577 57     n/a --
20 University of North Georgia Mike Cottrell College of Business Dahlonega, Ga. Public 36 4       ½ 450
21 Bellevue University College of Business Bellevue, Neb. Private 1,978 377     n/a --
22 California State University San Bernardino College of Business and Public Administration San Bernardino,  Calif. Public 250 9   493
23 Baker College Flint, Mich. Private 750 40 2   n/a --
24 Southern Illinois University College of Business Carbondale, Ill. Public 270 no data   n/a 522
25 The University of Kansas  Lawrence, Kan. Public 443 no data --
26 University of San Diego School of Business Administration San Diego Private 474 103 591
27 Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology St. Louis, Mo. Private 11,514 3,927 n/a --
28 University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business Irvine, Calif. Public 841 33 626
29 University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Vermillion, S.D. Public 301 no data 550
30 Liberty University Overton Graduate School of Business Lynchburg, Va. Private 5,046 1,558 n/a --
31 University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management Amherst, Mass. Public 1,346 99 596
32 Old Dominion University College of Business & Public Administration Norfolk, Va. Public 438 no data 530
33 University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas Public 1,401 87 2 3 n/a 478
34 University of Massachusetts Lowell, Manning School of Business Lowell, Mass. Public no data no data --
35 Metropolitan State University of Denver School of Business Denver Public 85 1 n/a 493
36 Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology Macomb, Ill. Public 96 no data n/a 512
37 Lewis University College of Business Romeoville, Ill. Private 522 8 --
38 American Military University School of Business Charles Town, W.Va. For-profit 2,824 1,149 n/a --
39 Walsh College Troy, Mich. Private 1,788 54   --
40 Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration Youngstown, Ohio Public 123 4 n/a 540
41 University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration Cedar Falls, Iowa Public 86 no data 555
42 University of Connecticut School of Business Storrs, Conn. Public 1,243 no data 590
43 Grantham University Mark Skousen School of Business Kansas City, Mo. For-profit 2,118 1,682 2 3 n/a --
44 University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Business and Economics River Falls, Wis. Public 68 no data --
45 National University School of Business and Management La Jolla, Calif. Private 1,796 no data --
46 Stetson University School of Business Administration DeLand, Fla. Private 158 2 3 n/a 499
47 Black Hills State University School of Business Spearfish, S.D. Public 18 2 --
48 Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration Bowling Green, Ohio Public 285 no data n/a 540
49 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Bloomington, Ind. Public 1,548 no data 640
50 Chadron State College Business Academy Chadron, Neb. Public no data 14 n/a --
51 State University of New York Empire State College Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Public 329 30 n/a --
52 University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business and Administration Colorado Springs, Colo. Public 280 35 n/a 545
53 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, Calif. Public no data no data 500
54 Northern Illinois University College of Buisness DeKalb, Ill. Public 869 no data n/a 502
55 The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management Richardson, Texas Public 3,847 no data 619
56 Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. Public 100 no data n/a 520
57 Post University Malcolm Baldrige School of Business Waterbury, Conn. For-profit 305 37 --
58 University of Phoenix School of Business Tempe, Ariz. For-profit 20,591 4,515 --
59 Troy University Sorrell College of Business Troy, Ala. Public 2,000 no data --
60 Long Island University C.W. Post Campus  Brookville, N.Y. Private 217 19 494
61 Dallas Baptist University Graduate School of Business Dallas Private 686 no data --
62 Marymount University School of Business Administration Arlington, Va. Private 339 22 473
63 Middle Tennessee State University Jennings A. Jones College of Business Murfreesboro, Tenn. Public 545 no data --
64 Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School West Long Branch, N.J. Private 190 4 n/a 465
1 Fall 2012
2 Count based on students using Veterans Affairs Department and Defense Department benefits
3 Regular tuition above cap, but TA students receive discounted rate
*No MBA listed but related graduate programs available.
**School provided GRE average score in lieu of GMAT.