Student Veteran Transitions from Combat to College

Janet Bagby, Lucy Barnard-Brak, Aaron Baggett, Tracey N. Sulak, Mary Walter, Kelsey Ragan
2019 Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention  
The current study evaluated the experiences and perceptions in a national sample of post-9/11 veterans enrolled in institutions of higher education. Participants (N = 500) included men and women from each service branch, but did not include individuals currently in active duty. Each participant completed a 34-item survey instrument measuring perceptions and experiences in higher education. The results indicated the presence of a veteran coordinator, being married, and location contributed to
more » ... n contributed to self-reported college retention. Implications for college campuses, staff, and faculty include the need to dedicate personnel for services to veterans, to educate staff and faculty about the unique characteristics of student veterans, and to identify student veterans on campus.
doi:10.24926/jcotr.v22i1.2876 fatcat:vazppbli2jaezmjevv4qwgu5ra