Park University's School of Business has been ranked the No. 1 "Best for Vets" business school in the country by Military Times magazine. The rankings were released by Military Times on March 11 in its March issue. In addition, as a part of the rankings, Park's veterans staff and academic support both received four (4) stars out of a possible four, the only college/university in the rankings to earn the distinction.
This is the second "Best for Vets" ranking Park University has earned in the past four months from Military Times. In December 2012, Park was ranked on the "Best for Vets: Colleges 2013" list as No. 2 among all private colleges/universities in the country and No. 3 overall in the "online and nontraditional" category (schools that serve military students primarily online or through a network of small campuses).
This is the inaugural year for this new "Best for Vets: Business Schools 2013" ranking by Military Times. It is intended to assist veterans find the business degree programs that are fully equipped to provide them with the educational resources they will need in the corporate culture. The selection process included advance reviews of military benefits, Master of Business Administration degree programs, tuition assistance cap levels, Yellow Ribbon participation, residency rules, American Council on Education's credit acceptance, veterans staff and academic support reviews, and students' average Graduate Management Admission Test scores.
"We are excited and proud of those who assist our veteran students and this 'best of' ranking demonstrates the commitment that Park University places on providing excellent student services," said Michael H. Droge, Ph.D., Park University president. "It is these types of prestigious standings that affirm that Park is effectively serving its students through academic support, students services and campus cultures which are complemented with academic success."
Brad Kleindl, Ph.D., dean of Park University's School of Business, said, "This is a testament to the support that Park University has established to serve our military and veteran students. The faculty and staff in the School of Business understand the unique needs of our veterans and adult learners, and have worked hard to design programs that support our students' career goals. This recognition demonstrates that the Park School of Business has clear focus on our veteran student success."
Added Stephen Terry, director of Park University's Department of Military and Veteran Student Services, home of the Park Warrior Center, "The University remains committed to continued development of programs and policies to support veterans and their families. We're excited that all the hard work has paid off, and to be recognized shows that Park University is really pushing forward to help our veterans be successful. We take seriously our responsibility to support our veterans and this is a nice acknowledgment of all of our efforts."
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