Magazine article VFW Magazine

Vets Better Students Than Civilians, Study Finds

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Vets Better Students Than Civilians, Study Finds

Article excerpt

A study conducted by a prominent VFW partner concluded that veterans using the Post-9/11 Gl Bill fare better in college than non-veterans. Carried out by the Student Veterans of America, the National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST) study found that vets are more likely to graduate than non vets of the same age and tend to earn degrees in "high demand, stable" career fields.

"Today's veterans, using the Post-9/11 Gl Bill, perform better than their peers," according to SVA, "and federal investment in higher education through this program is producing demonstrable results.

The study found that vets using the Post-9/11 Gl Bill:

* Had better graduation rates (42 percent to 39 percent) than their nonveteran peers (those who started school at age 24 or older).

* Sought "academically rigorous degrees" in fields such as business, health care, science, technology, engineering or mathematics. …

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