SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Cal State San Marcos ranked 20th and San Diego State University 38th on a list of the best colleges for veterans, released Tuesday by Military Times.
The publication created the rankings by submitting survey questions to the schools and using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The number of students with military backgrounds, academic and staff support and the post-9/11 GI Bill were among the factors taken into consideration.
"We are honored and proud to be recognized for our commitment and support of our veterans," said Joan Putnam, director of the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center at SDSU. "Being ranked among the top 50 best colleges for vets will help spread the word nationally that SDSU offers a high quality education while providing excellent support services to student veterans."
About 3,200 veterans, active-duty military, reservists and dependents attend SDSU, according to the school.
The University of San Diego ranked 84th on the Military Times list.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha was first.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins received a special homecoming as it returned to San Diego Thursday.
A fundraiser this Saturday in Mira Mesa aims to help homeless veterans and dogs. The Cammies & Canines: Hops, Pops & Dogs event will be held at Protector Brewery the day before Father's Day to honor dads and support local veteran-run nonprofit Cammies & Canines Sanctuary.
Military servicemembers from two countries are on a new mission Friday to help veterans who suffer from mental health problems.
Many San Diegans spent Memorial Day remembering those who made ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country.
San Diego City Councilmen Chris Ward and David Alvarez are expected Monday to attend the fourth annual Truman San Diego Memorial Day Sunrise Rose Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
Coleman University paid tribute to military service members during its 55th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19 in honor of Armed Forces Day.
Coleman University paid tribute to military service members during its 55th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 19 in honor of Armed Forces Day. Members of the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West from Camp Pendleton provided the color guard, as graduates made their way into Spreckels Pavilion in Balboa Park.
Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country.
From the battlefield to books, writing gives a lot of veterans an outlet to deal with everything that comes their way.