U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans, and Milwaukee School of Engineering was ranked 7th Best University in the Midwest for Veterans.

This latest ranking is in addition to the academic recognition MSOE received from U.S. News. Earlier this year, MSOE was named 21st Best University in the Midwest, 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Program among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, and 7th Best Electrical Engineering Program nationwide by U.S. News.

About the rankings:

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans rankings help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members.

All of the Best Colleges for Veterans scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). For further details on how the rankings were calculated, see the methodology.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.