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The rankings are based on veteran and military student success rates. The rankings are based on veteran and military student success rates.

Top College for Vets

SDSU was selected as a top university for student veterans.
By SDSU News Team

Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings and once again, San Diego State University made the list, coming in at number 11.

Now in its sixth year, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

"The team here in the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center strives to offer quality support services for all of our military connected students," said Joan Putnam, director of SDSU's Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center.

Recognized time and again as a top school for veterans, SDSU serves more than 3,000 student veterans, active duty, reservists and dependents each year. The Joan and Art Barron Veteran’s Center is a valuable resource, as is the Veterans House — the first student-veteran residence of its kind on a college campus.  

About the rankings

The annual survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus.

Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

For the full list of Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings, visit the Military Times website.

About Military Times

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families.

The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews and entertainment.