Life Cycle Atlas
The Life Cycle Atlas fills numerous gaps in previous research on the lifecycles of student veterans.
Explore the Unique Paths of Student Veterans
The Life Cycle Atlas is made possible with support from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Filling Gaps in Current Research on Veterans
SVA and other Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) want to make better decisions, develop better programs, and advocate with greater confidence for veterans, military dependents, and their families. In order to do that, we have been collecting the unique experiences of student veterans past and present. You can use the two data visual tools below to explore this data in real time.
Why is this research needed?
The purpose of the Life Cycle Atlas is to fill the gap in current research on the education lifecycle of student veterans to provide policy makers, stakeholders, the public, and student veterans with accurate information to make data driven decisions.
This data unlocks 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.
Who do we still need to hear from?
Much of the research on student veterans’ transition from military service to the civilian workforce has focused on specific parts of the transition, such as military to college or college to the workforce, failing to examine the entire educational lifecycle of the student veteran to, through, and beyond college. This lack of information hinders the appropriate development of policies and programs to help support student veterans through their lifecycle and positioning these policies and programs at the correct decision points for maximum benefit. The purpose of this project is to fill the gap in current research on the lifecycle of the student veteran and provide policy makers, stakeholders, the public, and student veterans with information to make.
Explore the Data
There are two Life Cycle Atlas data visuals: the Sankey and the Sunburst (below). Use these tools to explore the unique paths of every veteran surveyed.
Data marked as TBD indicates that we do not yet have the data for that particular life cycle, but we will in the future!
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