Veterans Education Success Report Examines Veterans’ Completion Rates

A recent report released by Veterans Education Success examined the factors surrounding postsecondary degree completion of student veterans including rate of completion, use of GI Bill benefits, and time-to-degree.

ACE at 100: Supporting the Dreams of Severely Injured Military Veterans

In 2007, ACE created the Severely Injured Military Veterans: Fulfilling Their Dreams program in  response to a request from James Wright, then president of Dartmouth, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for academic advising for over 700 severely injured service members.

ACE at 100: Serving Those Who Serve Through the GI Bill

ACE has played a key role in responding to the educational needs of military members and veterans, perhaps most significantly by working closely with the federal government on two GI Bills—the original implemented after World War II, and an updated version in the aftermath of 9/11.

Recruiting Student Veterans at Cornell: True to Our Founding Principles

Currently, fewer than two out of every 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Ivy League colleges have served in the U.S. military. Cornell Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff on how—and why—the university is attempting to quadruple its enrollment of undergraduate veterans by 2020.

Boosting Veterans’ Enrollment at Top Colleges: “No Cap for Your Potential, No Ceiling for Your Success”

Few veterans see attending highly selective private universities as a realistic option. But as Vassar freshman-to-be and veteran Logan Ragsdale writes, there are a multitude of organizations filled with people who have succeeded in making the transition to civilian life and postsecondary education that can help make it happen.

Pre-Enrollment Support Helps Military-Connected Students Succeed

Former Marine Reagan Odhner is studying economics at Stanford University (CA) and preparing for a career in international development, an interest sparked when she undertook humanitarian missions while deployed in Afghanistan.

Texas State University’s Boots to Roots Program Brings STEM Degrees to Vets

Texas State University wants to provide potential student veterans with some answers, and help ease a shortage of qualified candidates for a number of jobs in the agricultural sciences field at the same time. So it is assisting female and Hispanic military veterans earn bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and STEM fields through a new program called Boots and Roots.

#EducateVeterans on Student Financial Aid

Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, the United States has spent more than $53 billion to educate over 1.4 million military-connected students. However, a large share of veterans and other military-connected students do not receive VA/DoD education benefits or other financial aid to help pay for college. What can be done to ensure they get the support they need and are entitled to?

SDSU and Rio Salado College Empowering Student Veterans to Succeed, On and Off Campus

In commemoration of Veterans Day, we wanted to share with you two ACE member institutions that have initiated innovative programs and services for student veterans: San Diego State University and Rio Salado College in Arizona.

VIDEO: Exploring Military Credit Mobility and Postsecondary Attainment

This video accompanies the newly released Quick Hit brief, “Credit Mobility and Postsecondary Attainment: A Multi-State Approach to Military Credit.”

Florida International University Cultivates Veterans and Vegetables

When veterans return home from active duty, many face a difficult question: what’s next? Florida International University (FIU) is hoping to answer that question with its new Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach program.

Student Spotlight: From Missiles to UMUC

Welcome to the first installment of our new Student Spotlight series, featuring the stories of students who have used ACE credit recommendations for military and corporate training.