OU Ranks Among Best Schools for Veterans, Active Military in 2018


Military Times ranks OU among the best schools for veterans and active military

The University of Oklahoma has once again been recognized for its dedication to veterans, securing a notch in Military Times’ list of best four-year colleges and universities for veterans and active military.

OU was ranked No. 84 in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list, formerly known as Best for Vets. 

Released last month, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual 150-question survey, evaluating the many factors that make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, veterans and their families. At the time of the survey, OU reported 786 active duty military and 977 veterans enrolled at OU. 

“Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year. Only the best made the cut.”

More than 600 schools submitted the survey, but only 218 made the cut. Schools were evaluated based on survey responses, as well as data from the federal Education, Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to determine how schools performed across five categories: university culture, academic quality and outcomes, policies, student support, and cost and financial aid.

“Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “Only the best made the cut.”

Other state schools that made the list were the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

OU was also recognized earlier this year by U.S. News and World Reportas #2 among best online programs for veterans.

For the complete Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, go to the Military Times website

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.