A quantitative study of student veterans' intent to persist
Van-Dusen, Ryan L.
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In August 2009, the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill went into effect. Eligible veterans receive full tuition and fees, a monthly housing stipend, and an annual stipend for books and supplies. Colleges and universities are anticipating an influx of student veterans at the highest level since World War II. The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the factors that contribute to the intent to persist of student veterans that receive educational funding from the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Results of this study indicated that the campus environment was the only statistically significant predictor variable that influenced a student veteran‟s intent to persist at his or her current institution of higher education. To assist institutions of higher education in developing a plan of action to improve the overall campus climate, the Veteran Friendly Environment Model was introduced.