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What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving From Transition to Academic Success


Editor(s): DiRamio, D.

Citation: DiRamio, D.. (Ed). (2017). What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving From Transition to Academic Success. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.

 

Abstract

This book highlights research findings about student veterans in higher education presented from various perspectives. Some topics discussed include equity, access, programming, support networks, and implications for future research. The first wave of research about student veterans focused primarily on describing their characteristics and the transition from military service to civilian life and the college campus. This edited collection presents findings from the second wave of research about student veterans, with a focus on data-driven evidence of academic success factors, including persistence, retention, degree completion, and employment after college. Being able to serve all aspects of the student body is important for institutions. Student veterans are no exception, as this sub-group requires unique programming and services. This book provides information needed to shape the next steps higher education must take to support student veterans and their families.

 

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