SVA conducts research to better inform the public and policy makers about student veterans and military connected students.
Student Veterans of America works to inform the public, stakeholders, policy makers, and others on student veteran and military connected students topics and concerns through empirical research. By investing in research, SVA is filling the void in data collection showcasing student veteran success. We also use surveys and program evaluations for data collection and improving programs. SVA’s research team conducts an annual SVA Census and the Veterans Opinion Survey during election years.
- SVA’s Million Records Project, released in 2014, dispelled myths that student veterans do not graduate from college.
- SVA’s National Veterans Education Success Tracker (NVEST) report demonstrated that student veterans are outperforming their peers in the classroom and are more likely to pursue career paths that prepare them for high-growth high-demand roles in the economy.
- SVA’s Life Cycle Atlas builds on previous research by unlocking never-before-seen insights on career trajectories, skills gaps, geographic trends, and more that will not only help improve SVA’s work but also empower all veterans service organizations to improve their programs.