USM ranked as a top college for veterans in 2019

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Updated: Jan. 6, 2019 at 5:17 PM CST
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi is ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation for veterans, according to a survey done by Military Times.

Ranked at number 15 on the list, the school recorded an overall enrollment of 14,415 students in the fall 2017 semester with 671 of those enrollments being military and veteran.

The survey was based on a 12-month unduplicated headcount for 2017-18 school year. The survey was also based on number of Defense Department and Veterans Affairs Department benefit users as reported by the schools.

According to the survey, the university has a military graduation rate (transfer rate) of 47 percent.

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