Military college students face challenges that "traditional" students fresh out of high school don't have to deal with. Veterans need a different kind of support and resources, such as help with GI Bill benefits questions, choosing the right degree and dealing with the loss of camaraderie. Some colleges have a strong veteran's office that can help with these issues, but some don't.

To help veteran students find schools that fit their needs, several colleges filled out a detailed 100-question survey about student vet issues, and the Military Times used information from the U.S. Education Department to compile a list of the best colleges for vets in 2015.

Among the four-year schools, the University of Nebraska - Omaha, Eastern Kentucky University and CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice made the top three. However, a few California-based schools were on the list as well: CSU San Bernardino (No. 9), CSU San Marcos (No. 20), USC (No. 25), SDSU (No. 38), UCLA (No. 66), CSU Sacramento (No. 79) and the University of San Diego (No. 84).

On the two-year colleges list, Pasadena City College came in at No. 2, and Norco College in Riverside was listed at No. 20.

According to the Military Times, most colleges do not track their military students' success rates. The most recent average military-specific graduation rate was 53 percent.

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