UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is among the top North Carolina business schools for veterans according to the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 list.

The Bryan School ranks third in the state after Fayetteville State University School of Business and Economics and North Carolina State University Poole College of Management.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by Military Times, especially since this is the first year that the Bryan School has participated in the ranking process,” said Mac Banks, dean of the Bryan School. “Military veterans are natural problem solvers, which makes them a great fit for the Bryan School. We look forward to continuing to offer the highest quality education to our nation’s heroes.”

The Business Schools list is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans. Military Times focused on culture and curriculum that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the fourth annual survey. The rankings recognize the top 77 business schools for veterans. The Bryan School ranks No. 59 nationally.

“Veterans have told us they were attracted to a business degree because it wouldn’t tie them down to a certain industry,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets. “The survey lets us recognize the graduate business schools with close military connections that truly take vets’ success to heart.”

UNCG has a long legacy of embracing veteran students and offers a wide range of resources for veterans and their families, including the Veterans Resource Center, the Student Veterans Association and numerous scholarship opportunities.

“The Bryan School deserves praise for this distinction,” said Chris Gregory, interim coordinator of UNCG’s Veterans Resource Center. “Veteran and military-affiliated students tend be very academically focused and high achieving. As a result, they are attracted to the Bryan School and the wide range of opportunities it offers.”

In addition to the Business Schools list, UNCG was recently named to the 2016 Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges list. The university was also named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and a “Top School” in the 2016 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities.

Military Times received 180 responses to this year’s Best for Vets: Business Schools survey. Only institutions that participated in the detailed Best for Vets: Colleges survey and offer graduate business degrees were considered. Overall, schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. For more information about the rankings and methodology, visit militarytimes.com/best-for-vets.

For more information about the Bryan School, visit bae.uncg.edu. To learn more about the resources available to veterans at UNCG, visit veterans.uncg.edu.