USF College of Business Ranked Ninth Nationally for Veterans Education

Military Times lists USF as the only Florida school in the top 10.




TAMPA, Fla. (March 10, 2014) – For military veterans seeking a business education, the University of South Florida College of Business is now among the top 10 programs for veterans in the nation.

On Monday, Military Times announced that USF is No. 9 in its second annual “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014” rankings – the only Florida school in the top 10. The rankings are based on academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost. In 2012, Military Times also ranked the whole of USF fourth among the country’s most veteran-friendly colleges.


“USF’s College of Business is committed to providing a top education to all our students, and we are especially proud to have an atmosphere that welcomes veterans and helps them succeed,” said Moez Limayem, dean of the dually accredited AACSB business school. “I hope this ranking shows servicemen and women in Tampa, across the country, and throughout the world that USF is a great place for them to gain skills that will foster their professional growth in the military or the business world.”


Military Times, an organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, conducted a nearly 80-question survey focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans to determine the rankings. For the full business school rankings, visit militarytimes.com/bestforvets-bizschools2014.


“Best for Vets: Business Schools” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans, according to Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.


The rankings are published in full in the March issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. The top business schools are compared in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands this week.


“Our student veterans represent an important part of USF’s culture. They give so much to us by way of their leadership and dedication, and we are constantly striving to serve them in return,” said Larry Braue, director of USF Veteran Services. “This achievement for the USF College of Business is cause for celebration for the entire USF community.”


The Military Times ranking is just one of many recent veteran-specific recognitions at USF, including:


  • USF ranks in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide as a Military Friendly School®, as named by G.I. Jobs magazine.

  • USF is one of only 16 universities in the nation selected as a Tillman Partnership University of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a selection based on innovative veteran-specific support services and proven culture of community for military families.


  • U.S. News and World Report ranked USF as a Best College for Veterans (2013).


  • USF is one of just four institutions nationwide recently awarded a $1 million grant by JPMorgan Chase to expand student veterans’ educational opportunities and help them find meaningful jobs upon graduation.