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Brandman University’s Online Programs Prove Best for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

December 22, 2016

U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best colleges for Veterans to help students with military backgrounds select the best schools where they can pursue their futures. Brandman University is proud to be listed among the best in the nation in its ranking for its online bachelor’s, graduate education and business programs.

To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill® and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. “While all prospective students seek a good education from a reputable institution, our military veterans can take advantage of expanded educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer for U.S. News. “We developed these rankings to help them find a top-quality institution that also offers federal benefits that ease the burden of applying, paying for and completing a college degree.”

In addition to its top 10 ranking overall for students military and civilian alike in 2013, U.S. News designated Brandman’s online bachelor’s programs as second in the nation for military veteran students. It’s online graduate education and business programs also gained high remarks, standing in the top 15 across all categories. In total there were over 230 ranked schools across all ten U.S. News ranking areas which included National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges.

These recognitions are milestones for the school which was founded to serve the specific needs of the military when Chapman University opened its first nontraditional campus on the grounds of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in 1958. While still part of the distinguished private, nonprofit educational system, Brandman has expanded to serve military and civilian students alike across its over 25 campuses and fully online learning environment.

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