San Jacinto College named a ‘Best College for Vets’

11.14.2013 | By

PHOTO CUTLINE: Silvia Escobedo is one of more than 1,200 veteran students enrolled at San Jacinto College. Photo credit: Michael Barley.


San Jacinto College named a ‘Best College for Vets’

College is only traditional community college in Texas to make list

Amanda L. Booren -- November 15, 2013

PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College has been named one of the best 120 colleges for veterans by Military Times.

San Jacinto College is ranked 12th on the national rankings for two-year institutions, and is the only traditional community college in Texas to appear on the list.

The organization, comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times, placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.

The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates, and student-faculty ratio.

“We are extremely proud and honored to be recognized as a top institution for veterans,” said Amy Ammerman, dean of enrollment services at the San Jacinto College North Campus. “We want our veteran students to feel welcomed at San Jacinto College. We are here to assist our veteran students as they transition from military to college to civilian life, so the process is as easy as possible.”

The rankings are published in full in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at, as well as,,, and The top 30 four-year schools, top 10 online and nontraditional schools, and top 10 two-year schools are compared in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times on newsstands this week.

Earlier this year, San Jacinto College earned its fourth Military Friendly School rating by Victory Media, Inc.

For the full rankings, visit


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About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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