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Beacom School of Business ranked ‘Best for Vets’ by Military Times

VERMILLION, S.D. (KELO-AM) -- When it comes to Veterans seeking a business degree, the University of South is a perfect fit, according to Military Times, which named USD’s Beacom School of Business a “Best for Vets: Business Schools” in its 2014 rankings.  

Military Times, an organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, named USD’s Beacom School of Business as one of the top 30 schools in the nation to attend. Many services USD provides for military and veteran students were considered in the ranking, including services provided through the Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC). The center provides resources to military and Veteran students such as: free printing, counseling, tutoring, and library resources, just to name a few.  For a full list of resources please visit http://www.usd.edu/militaryandveteranstudents.

Military Times says about 140 colleges and universities participated in the detailed, nearly 80-question survey, which delved into school culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. School prestige, military-related culture, size, location, and Veteran services are just a few of the criteria looked at by Military Times in addition to the surveyed questions.

For more information about Best for Vets: Business Schools as well as links to the methodology and rankings, please visit www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-bizschools2014. The rankings are published in full in the March 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.

Military Times’ series of Best for Vets survey-based rankings include: Colleges, Career & Technical Colleges, Business Schools, Franchises, Employers and Law Enforcement.

  About The University of South Dakota   Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news. This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.   MEDIA CONTACTS: Phillip Carter The University of South Dakota 605-677-6258 phillip.carter@usd.edu