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WTAMU online programs recognized as best in Texas for veterans

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2017 Best Online Programs, and West Texas A&M University’s undergraduate programs and M.B.A. programs earned multiple recognitions in the coveted rankings in the area of serving veterans and their families.

The U.S. News & World Report announced the 2017 Best Online Programs Tuesday, Jan. 10 as a resource for students seeking information about online programs for degree completion and career advancement. The determinants of rankings are based on a combination of multiple factors, including student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology, admissions selectivity and peer reputation.

West Texas A&M University earned a No. 5 ranking for best online bachelor’s programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. The seven WTAMU programs highlighted for the undergraduate degree rankings are B.B.A. management; B.B.A. marketing; B.B.A. law and economics; B.B.A. general business; B.A./B.S. criminal justice; B.S. nursing; and B.S. health sciences.

WTAMU earned a No. 23 ranking for best online M.B.A. program for veterans. The M.B.A. program is the highest enrollment degree program at WTAMU and includes more than 1,100 students from 46 different states and 31 different countries. Concentration areas for the M.B.A. include general business, management, marketing, healthcare management and computer information systems.


The WTAMU rankings of the bachelor’s and M.B.A. online programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report are both the highest in the state of Texas. The national rankings are consistent with the Texas A&M University System commitment to providing a welcoming environment, quality education and a path to success for veterans, dependents and the military community.

“We are pleased by the spotlight U.S. News and World Report annual rankings continue to shine on our online programs,” Dr. Neil Terry, dean of the College of Business, said. “Recognition as one of the leading institution in the nation with respect to serving veterans and military families is a source of great pride for our faculty and staff.”

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