Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Report: Vets less satisfied with college than peers

Nov. 30, 2010 - 02:24PM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2010 - 02:24PM  |  
  • Filed Under

Students and administrators trying to rally support for veterans on campus have a new talking point: A recent survey finds that student vets attending four-year universities in the U.S. generally perceive lower levels of campus support and interact less often with faculty members than nonveterans.

The National Survey of Student Engagement from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research analyzed responses from 362,000 first-year students and seniors — including nearly 11,000 self-identified veterans — at 564 colleges and universities. This is the first year the survey has gathered data on veterans.

The survey found that senior veterans, in particular, were significantly less engaged than their nonveteran peers, reporting fewer high-impact and engaging activities and lower overall satisfaction.

First-year veterans' engagement might match their peers' engagement more closely because they share a fairly structured experience, said Jillian Kinzie, associate director at the Center for Postsecondary Research.

"Because [the first] year tends to be a little more organized, they might be OK," she said. "But [by] senior year, when students really have to take on more of their own sense of academic experience, I think some of that support falls away. It might ... have a great impact on students who are veterans."

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In Education

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Go mustang
LDO and warrant careers offer more authority, a pay hike and big retirement payout

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook