This Veterans Day, UMass Boston Named One of the Best for Vets

Office of Communications | November 12, 2014
This Veterans Day, UMass Boston Named One of the Best for Vets

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UMass Boston Evaluated on Services, Financial Incentives, and Graduation Rates

Military Times has named the University of Massachusetts Boston one of the best schools for veterans. UMass Boston is ranked No. 63 among four-year schools on the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list.

Military Times, which has been ranking schools for five years, chose schools based on services offered, accommodations, financial services, and graduation, retention, and course completion rates. This year, UMass Boston’s Division of Enrollment Management added two staff members – a veterans admissions recruiter and a veterans resource coordinator – to accommodate a veteran population that has increased 44 percent in the last six years. 

Earlier this year, Victory Media Inc. named the university a Military Friendly School® for the second consecutive year. In March 2013, Military Times gave master's programs in UMass Boston’s College of Management its Best for Vets distinction. Business schools were evaluated on campus culture, financial aid, average GMAT score, and academic and career support. 

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are published by Gannett Government Media. Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families.

About UMass Boston
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit

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Posted by james kenneth powers | November 06, 2015 - 6:13 a.m.

For many years, in the past, I tried to get VETERANS “recognized”, and listed, by UMass Boston. I am so happy that today there is so much help and appreciation for our veterans.

Fron a Vietnam Vet.-2 tours, and former UMass Boston varsity athlete, in lacrosse and volleyball.
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