A Look at Post-Military Education

May 7, 2014



Life after service opens up a bevy of options for returning veterans. Many servicemembers are passionate about pursuing education in their years after the military, as this represents a great chance to gain an edge in a competitive job market. Understanding the education standards corresponding to veterans will help make post-service opportunities easily navigable, helping veterans flourish. Former servicemembers currently inhabit a small portion of undergraduate students, consisting of only 3 percent of students on campus. Therefore, many are eager to see veterans seize the opportunities they are entitled to under the GI Bill, especially as the unemployment rate of veterans currently hovers around 9 percent. Pursuing education opportunities can help rectify this relatively high rate - and knowing options can dispel fears of what veterans may think the civilian world holds for them.

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