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Student Veterans At-a-Glance

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    • Students with military experience make up about 4% of undergraduate students.1
    • Compared to traditional undergraduate students, veterans tend to be older and are more likely to be non-white. Although only seven percent of the armed forced were women in 2006, 27% of all student veterans in 2007-08 were women.1
    • Around half of undergraduate with military experience received veterans educational benefits at public four-year universities. In 2007-2008, 12 percent of military undergraduates attended for-profit institutions, which is a rate three times higher than traditional undergraduates.1
    • As of September 2009, the number of American troops who have been injured is 35,390, 46% of whom could return to duty within 72 hours.2
    • The rate for mental health and cognitive issues following return from deployment was 14% for major depression, 14% from PTSD, and 19% for a probable Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). RAND estimates that the cost from PTSD-related and depression costs could range from $4.0 to $6.2 billion over two years.

Sources: Radford, A. W. (2009). Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI bill may mean for postsecondary institutions. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education. 2. US Department of Defense.



 

 

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