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NMSU business program ranked among best for veterans

New Mexico State University’s business administration program has been ranked as one of the best programs in the state and nation for veterans, according to new rankings released by College Factual, a New York-based firm that tracks data analytics and insights on college outcomes.


The rankings are part of College Factual’s annual “Best Business Administration & Management Programs for Veterans” list for 2019.

In the national rankings review, NMSU’s business administration program at the Las Cruces campus ranked 104 out of 749 colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual for veteran friendliness, putting NMSU in the top 15 percent of all schools in the nation when it comes to offering a quality education to veterans studying business administration.

In the state rankings review, the program ranked first for veteran friendliness, beating similar programs at two other institutions in New Mexico to earn the recognition as the best program in the state for veterans studying business administration, according to College Factual. NMSU has received this recognition for the second consecutive year.

“NMSU’s College of Business honors the men and women who bravely serve our country, and we are proud that our business administration program has been recognized once again as one of the nation’s best programs for military veterans,” College of Business Dean James Hoffman said. “Our college has a tradition of academic excellence and is committed to helping veterans through our BA program and educational resources.”

NMSU’s College of Business has a four-year undergraduate business administration program that allows students to emphasize in one of seven areas: economics, finance, general business, information systems, international business, management and marketing.

Based on PayScale survey data, a student who graduates with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from NMSU realizes early-career earnings of about $49,591 and mid-career earnings of about $62,176, according to College Factual.

College Factual developed the rankings to highlight schools that offer quality outcomes in a specific major, and offer support and resources to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive. Colleges and universities are ranked based on their academic excellence and services they provide for military veterans.

For more information about NMSU’s College of Business, visit https://business.nmsu.edu.