VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of South Dakota ranks among the top four-year colleges nationally for military veterans, according to the 2016 Best for Vets list released Monday by Military Times.
USD, with about 650 veterans among its nearly 10,000 students, made the list at 101. Military Times said it used a survey to evaluate schools as well as newly released public data to compile its list, including information from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department and three Education Department databases on everything from veteran-related policies to average salaries after graduation.
USD's Veterans Services division offers a variety of help to prospective and current students who have a military background.