STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State University has been ranked among the top 20 best colleges and universities in the United States for military personnel and veterans.
Military Times EDGE, a career and education supplement published with the Military Times newsweeklies 10 times a year, ranked MSU at No. 20 among 4,000 colleges and universities evaluated.
Andrew Rendon, director of the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans at MSU, said, "The staff and students at our center were excited to see Mississippi State's high national ranking related to military- and veteran-friendly campuses. MSU has always been very supportive of our men and women in uniform, and this recognition is well deserved."
Schools were evaluated based on financial assistance provided, specifically for veterans and their dependents, including the Yellow Ribbon program, relaxed residency restrictions for in-state tuition, academic flexibility, campus culture, and support services quality.
"The Center for America's Veterans will continue to strive for excellence when playing a supporting role at Mississippi State and remain committed to work on behalf of our student veteran and military population to ensure their success," Rendon added.
In addition to its print edition, Military Times EDGE is produced online and updated throughout the month with news and information about career and educational opportunities available to military personnel and veterans.
For the full list of college rankings visit http://militarytimesedge.com/projects/best-for-vets-colleges-2010/.
For more information about Mississippi State University, see http://www.msstate.edu/.