Career Colleges Under-Represented In Student Vet Study
Career College Central summary:
A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans’ college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings.
While there are multiple issues with SVA’s newly released Million Records Project, perhaps the most significant is its under-representation of students attending the most-scrutinized — and often lowest-performing — types of schools: for-profit colleges and universities.
Looking at fewer of these students may have inflated the study’s main finding that 51.7 percent of student vets using the GI Bill earned a degree or certificate.
In a budget-conscious Washington and amid anecdotes of some schools taking advantage of former troops, vets’ advocates are eager to emphasize the value of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits as a way to protect them.
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