For the third straight year, Angelo State University’s College of Business has been named one of the nation’s 77 Best Business Schools for Veterans by the Military Times organization in its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016” rankings.

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The ASU College of Business is ranked No. 36 on the list and is one of five business schools in Texas to earn the “Best for Vets” designation. The Military Times comprises the Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times, Military Times and Defense News newspapers and their corresponding websites. Its “Best for Vets: Business Schools” rankings are based on an extensive survey analysis of a business school’s offerings for military veterans, factoring in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support and cost of attendance.

“Veterans have told us they were attracted to a business degree because it wouldn’t tie them down to a certain industry,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets. “The survey lets us recognize the graduate business schools with close military connections that truly take vets’ success to heart.”

“We are extremely proud to receive this distinction and honor from Military Times representing our nation’s veterans,” said Dr. Clifton Jones, dean of the ASU College of Business. “Our dedicated and caring faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that veterans – and all our students – receive the support and attention they deserve.”

In November, ASU also received its third straight Military Times “Best for Vets” designation as an overall institution when it ranked No. 42 on the list of the nation’s 140 Best Colleges for Veterans 2016. That followed a seventh straight “Military Friendly School” designation for ASU by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Other Texas universities with business schools on this year’s “Best for Vets: Business Schools” list are University of the Incarnate Word, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

The “Best for Vets: Business Schools” rankings are published in this week’s issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, as well as on their corresponding websites and on The full list can be found at