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Center for Veteran and Military Students Working to Improve Student Veterans’ Graduation Rates



by Kirk Johannesen

Indiana University has clear targets in its effort to raise the graduation rate of student veterans after a survey identified several areas for improvement.

According to John Summerlot, director of the Center for Veteran and Military Students at IU Bloomington, survey results included:

  • Female veterans are graduating at a lower rate than their male counterparts at IU Bloomington.
  • IU is one of just two Big Ten schools that doesn’t offer priority enrollment for military students.
  • A gap exists between the actual costs of school versus what the GI Bill pays.

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