Southwestern College Again Named a Military Friendly School

Southwestern College celebrates Veterans Day 2018.
Student veterans Tammy Rivera and Dustin Brungardt walk to Veterans’ Glen to lay a wreath during Southwestern College 2018 Veterans Day celebration.

Southwestern College has again been named a Military Friendly School by Viqtory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” This 2019-2020 designation comes shortly after Southwestern College was also named a 2019 “Best for Vets” by Military Times, making Southwestern College one in a small number of schools to receive both designations. Southwestern College serves more than 1,100 veterans and military dependents.

“Southwestern College is excited and honored to be awarded the Military Friendly designation by Viqtory Media for the second year in a row,” said Jonathan D. White, coordinator of the Veterans’ Resource Center. “We are dedicated to providing the very best services available to our Veterans, military-affiliated students, and their families as they pursue their educational goals and dreams here at Southwestern College.”

Southwestern College again exceeded each standard of evaluation and metrics set by Viqtory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” The methodology included student veteran graduation rates, admissions and counseling, job placement and financial aid awarded.

Viqtory Media, which helps returning veterans explore the best options and opportunities for their education, awards the designation through an independent council of leaders in higher education and military recruitment. Criteria also includes public data from federal agencies and the institution’s survey scores.

Southwestern College is in the heart of one of the largest military communities in the country. Many active duty members and veterans from all over San Diego County attend Southwestern College, where they can find dedicated veterans counselors and support staff. Southwestern College also has an active Student Veterans Organization, which helps run and maintain the Veterans’ Resource Center, which is set to move and expand this spring semester.