Veterans go to college, but do they graduate?

Nearly a million veterans have enrolled in college using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but nobody knows how many graduate and find jobs. 

Thanks to generous federal aid and the recession, more older students are enrolling in Florida community colleges, but
many require remedial classes.Eighty percent of students 20 and older and 90 percent of those 35 an older require remedial math. Dropout rates are high.

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    Of course veterans go to college. They’re told they earned it, they’re told they deserve it, the colleges like the money, and it’s a pretty good deal, all things considered.
    Except that a good many vets would be better off in a field not needing the conventional BA/BS degree. Skilled trades, truck driving, construction. Since we are slowly and reluctantly coming to agree that college isn’t for all HS grads, it might be useful to think the same about vets.
    Still, getting a shot at it isn’t all bad.