A military magazine has ranked Rutgers University as the No. 3 school for veterans.

Military Times Edge ranked only West Virginia's Concord University and Eastern Kentucky University ahead of New Jersey's flagship public school in the ratings, which were published Monday.

Criteria included the cost of tuition and whether academic help is available to veterans, graduation rates and student loan default rates.

Rutgers says it has 926 military veterans among its students -- twice as many as it had two years ago.

The school says one reason for the increase is the school's Office of Veterans Services, which was  established last year to help veterans deal with government and academic bureaucracies.