MU, KU rank among best schools for veterans

The University of Missouri and the University of Kansas are among the top 25 best colleges in the country for veterans, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine on Tuesday released its inaugural rankings of the best national schools for veterans. It ranked MU at 12, tied with Drexel and Binghamton universities, and KU at 15, tied with North Carolina State and St. Louis universities.

A total of 234 schools were listed. The rankings consider whether a school recognizes certain federal programs designed to help veterans pay for college, stay in college and transfer college credits, among other criteria.

Among the 20 top-ranked colleges, 15 are public institutions and five are private schools.

“This indicates that public institutions are more likely to offer benefits to students with military experience,” U.S. News stated in its report.