CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics was ranked 12th in the Military Times' first "Best for Vets: Business Schools" ranking, officials announced Tuesday.
College Dean Dr. Jose Sartarelli said the school was excited to learn about the new ranking.
"We believe that these individuals -- current members of the military and veterans, too -- not only represent what we have best in our society, but can and will use their leadership skills to drive businesses to success," Sartarelli said. "The business school is proud to enable these individuals to achieve that goal."
The latest ranking comes after WVU was ranked 18th overall in the Military Times' "Best for Vets" list last fall. WVU has also been named to G.I. Jobs' list of "military friendly schools" for the last four years.
Jerry McCarthy, the university's interim veterans advocate, said the recognition validates what officials at WVU have been doing. But he said officials are just getting started.
"There are initiatives and programs that will be in place in the near future that will significantly boost what we're doing for the veteran community and what we'll able to do in the future," McCarthy said. "Our goal is to become the top military friendly school in the country and, through the support of our administration and the entire WVU community, we're on a course to do that."
According to school officials, there are more than 800 veterans, military personnel or their dependents are currently studying at WVU.