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WIU Named Best for Vets Business School

March 10, 2014

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Western Illinois University has been selected by Military Times as a Best for Vets Business School. WIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked 36 out of the top 64, and Western is one of only two Illinois public institutions appearing in the Top 50. The rankings were based in part on program flexibility [full-time, part-time and online] and staff support for veterans.

The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes and rewards business schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America's veterans. Only institutions that offer graduate-level business degrees, and that participated in the Best for Vets: Colleges survey were considered. Overall, schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies and cost and financial aid.

In Fall 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, Western was selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine. Western, ranked 37th, is one of two Illinois four-year universities in the top 50.
In addition to the Military Times recognition, for the fifth consecutive year, Western Illinois has been designated as a "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs Magazine. Western has also been recognized as a top military friendly school by Military Advanced Education.

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