Brandman University among nation's Best for Vets

July 02, 2021

The following content first appeared on the news page while UMass Global operated under its former name of Brandman University.

IRVINE, Calif. (July 2, 2021)  Military Times rated Brandman University as the 15th best in the western United States for veterans in its 2021 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. Military Times publishes news focused on the armed services and defense policy.

In this year’s edition of the rankings, Brandman ranked in the top 20 among colleges, universities, and vocational schools in the western United States. Brandman also ranked as the country’s 25th best private nonprofit university in terms of quality for veteran students. Military Times rated Brandman in 150th place overall among more than 350 ranked schools.

Brandman has had a close relationship with the military, military families, and veterans throughout its existence. The university’s origin story began in 1958, when Chapman College faculty first provided classes to service members at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, then an active installation in Orange County, California.

Today, Brandman University has 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, six of which are connected to the following five active bases: Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Travis Air Force Base, and Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Decades’ of service to military students have enabled faculty and staff to tailor instructional and support services for working adults in and out of uniform. More information about veteran services at Brandman is available online from the Veteran Resource Center. More information about military and military family services is available on the Active Duty Programs webpage.

The university’s pending affiliation with the University of Massachusetts is an undertaking designed to help greater numbers of students in Massachusetts - and throughout the United States – especially military, military families, and veterans reach new levels of academic, personal, and professional achievement. More information on this process, which will result in Brandman operating under the guidance of a new governing board and operating as the University of Massachusetts Global, is available via an online FAQ.


About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs designed to be relevant to more than 90 career paths. Brandman serves about 22,000 students, about 14,000 of whom are degree-seeking students, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s website.

Media Contacts:

Terri M. Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs: [email protected]

Andrew Edwards, Senior Multimedia News Writer: [email protected]





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