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More than 800 veterans, military personnel or their dependents attend West Virginia University. And the military service members can say they attend a 'Best for Veterans' university, once again.

West Virginia University ranked 41st in the U.S. News and World Report's first ever Best Colleges for Veterans ranking. These are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

This ranking adds to a long list of West Virginia University veterans achievements, including being named a military friendly school by G. I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth-consecutive year, as well as being ranked in Military Times' "Best for Vets" list for 2013.

More than 200 ranked schools across 10 U.S. News ranking categories. Scores were determined by graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and academic quality.

To qualify for the rankings, schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of schools. They also had to be members of the Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium, a group that works to simplify credit transfers.

Scores are determined by graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and academic quality.

For more information about Veteran and Military news at West Virginia University visit the Veterans Affairs website.