Groundbreaking research about student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Did you know?

Student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill are more likely to graduate, to have a higher GPA, and to earn academically rigorous degrees in the fields of business, the health professions, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Student veterans were found to have a 72% success rate in higher education and higher average GPAs than their civilian peers.
  • The most common degree fields for veterans are business (27%) and Health & STEM (24%).

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"Even after your time in uniform, America still needs your leadership, your drive, and your talent. When I signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill into law in 2008 my intention was to empower you to do incredible things…we know that student veterans like you outperform your peers. You’re more likely to graduate, to attend a respected accredited institution, and to earn degrees in emerging fields. I couldn’t be prouder of you all for taking full advantage of your education."

– President George W. Bush

NVEST Partners

The National Veteran Education Success Tracker is a research partnership between Student Veterans of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Student Clearinghouse. It is the only study to review all records (excluding dependents) of Post-9/11 GI Bill students since 2009 to measure their academic outcomes. NVEST is made possible by the generous support of Google Global Impact Awards, The Kresge Foundation, and the Lumina Foundation.