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RIVERSIDE (Nov. 20, 2013)—U.S. News & World Report has ranked California Baptist University No. 13 in the West among its inaugural list of America's Best Colleges for Veterans.

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 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

"While all prospective students seek a good education from a reputable institution, our military veterans can take advantage of expanded educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer for U.S. News. "We developed these rankings to help them find a top-quality institution that also offers federal benefits that ease the burden of applying, paying for and completing a college degree."

In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories.

In May, U.S. News published comparable rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans to help veterans and service members find and complete a quality online bachelor's or master's program regardless of their location. CBU was ranked No. 5 in that list.