VES Issue Brief #6: Why Aren’t More Undergraduate Student Veterans Enrolling at Selective Colleges? Veteran Undergraduate vs Graduate Student Demographics

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Selective colleges with high graduation rates enroll far fewer veterans pursuing undergraduate certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degrees than those seeking post-baccalaureate degrees such as master’s, PhD’s, or certifications. This Issue Brief explores demographic and enrollment differences between these two cohorts of veterans in order to identify (1) factors that may be contributing to this disparity and (2) interventions to increase the proportion of undergraduate veterans enrolling in selective institutions.