Student Veterans of America Annual Census Survey 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 16, 2023) – The Student Veterans of America (SVA) Annual Census Survey is now open. In the autumn of each calendar year, SVA initiates a nationwide survey of veterans in higher education which is focused on collecting data on current student veterans and alumni. The data collected is then parsed into key takeaways which are used in discussions with policy makers, partners, and the public at large.
The Annual Census is one of the few national-level sources containing student veteran demographic data. Previous census surveys have produced insightful takeaways in important areas: academic success; disabilities; education debt; and military specialty and academic concentration.
Student veterans perform well in academic settings despite their intersectional challenges which may affect their performance and their ability to attend school.
Having a disability can affect the academic performance, finances, and employment of student veterans and it can impact their collegiate experience.
Education debt that occurs from attending college or a university is one of the main factors that can influence a veteran’s decision to pursue higher education.
Military Specialty and Academic Concentration
A veteran’s military specialization does not always translate or equate to civilian careers or interests, and often times veterans choose to pursue careers different from their military specialization.
The Annual SVA Census is conducted each year via a web survey which is sent to our SVA networks, campus chapters, veteran points of contact on college campuses, and trusted social media channels.
To learn more about our Annual Census Survey or view previous year’s surveys, please visit our website: https://studentveterans.org/research/sva-census/.
About Student Veterans of America
With a focused mission on empowering student veterans, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network of nearly 1,600 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries representing more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. Every day these passionate leaders work to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential. For more information, visit us at www.studentveterans.org.