The listing for 2014 marks the fifth straight year the university has made the list.

The designation is based on how well the schools recruit military and veteran students and help them succeed in their studies. Only 15 percent of some 12,000 colleges, universities and trade schools in the United States make the list each year.

Earlier this year, UofL launched an exercise therapy program at Fort Knox, Soldier Athletes in Training, that has helped dozens of soldiers recover from their injuries.

It also offers a program that helps people with military experience start new businesses, operates an office that provides counseling and academic support for military and veteran students, and is working with Fort Knox and the Kentucky National Guard to promote an ongoing professional exchange among soldiers and their families and university faculty, staff and students.

The university also allows active military and civilian students at Fort Knox to pursue a bachelor’s degree in workforce leadership.