California State University San Marcos. Photo by Chris Stone

Seven colleges and universities in San Diego County were designated as “military friendly” Friday by Victory Media, which produces the Military Friendly website.

The list of 2017 military friendly schools included Cal State San Marcos, MiraCosta College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College and Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

Also on the list were a pair of vocational schools — the Newschool of Architecture and Design in the East Village and Platt College in East San Diego.

The designation is based on a survey and publicly available data on retention, graduation and job placement rates, loan information and participation in federal programs for service members and veterans.

The authors also check on complaints made about schools to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, if the school was under federal precautionary flags, and whether or not an institutions’ federal programs or accreditation have been suspended.

— City News Service

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