Grossmont College designated Military Friendly School

April 03, 2023 at 12:17 PM

Grossmont College President speaking at a Veterans Day event
Grossmont College President Denise Whisenhunt speaking at Veterans Day 2021.

EL CAJONGrossmont College has been named a Military Friendly School for the high-quality service it provides to student veterans and military-affiliated students. The college received a ‘silver’ designation among large-sized community colleges across the country for the 2023-2024 year. The honor is given by the organization Military Friendly.  

The recognition highlights Grossmont College’s commitment to East County’s veteran community and is based on methodology including academic policies, military student support and retention, graduation and career outcomes, and admissions and orientation.  

“Grossmont College is committed to helping veterans transition into civilian life through extraordinary services and support,” said Grossmont College President Denise Whisenhunt. “We are honored to welcome veterans to our college, and we hope to serve them with the same passion and excellence they have served our country with.”  

Through Grossmont College’s Veterans Services, veterans and military dependents can gain access to their Veteran Affairs educational benefits, priority registration, a dedicated counselor, textbook assistance and more.  

The Veterans Resource Center, located in building 21, room 253, is the home for student veterans at Grossmont College. The center is staffed by program specialists and counselors and is the hub for many veterans' services on campus, including assistance with applications, registering for classes, financial aid and computer labs. 

For more information about Grossmont College’s Veterans Services and the Veterans Resource Center, visit the Veterans Services website 

About Military Friendly Schools

The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, as well as input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate.  

About Grossmont College

Grossmont College is the leading provider of higher education and career training in San Diego’s East County and has served the diverse educational needs of the region since 1961. Grossmont College is the number one transfer school to San Diego State University, and home to signature career education programs that train the region’s workforce in in-demand careers. For more information, visit


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