SDSU named a top university for veterans

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SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University was recently named one of the top four-year colleges for military veterans.

Military Times released the annual Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and SDSU ranked number 25 among four-year universities and is one of only two in California among the top 25.

Institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.
SDSU currently serves more than 3,200 military-affiliated students, including veterans, active duty and reservists, as well as military dependents.

The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center is a valuable resource for veterans and serves as a critical link to the rest of the university.

“The Veteran’s Center strives to support all of our military-connected students with a ‘one-stop shop’ approach,” said Joan Putnam, director of the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center. “At the center, military-affiliated students can learn about the variety of services SDSU offers, including scholarships and career support.

SDSU is also home to the Student Veterans House and SDSU’s Student Veteran Organization, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, helps provide the personal camaraderie veterans were accustomed to during military service.

SDSU was one of more than 500 colleges considered for this year’s Best for Vets rankings