The Business Case for Enrolling Military Veterans
Michael Anft, The Chronicle of Higher Education
When Michelle Dingee, 32, began her metamorphosis from a military veteran to student at Broward College five years ago, she felt lost. Things began to change thanks in part to a new center for veterans that provides advising, counseling, tutoring, and a place where veterans can meet and feel less isolated.
Such centers are key to recent efforts by some nonprofit colleges to recruit and serve student veterans. Having for many years largely ceded that market to for-profit institutions, they now have a strong incentive to enroll them: As population shifts threaten the solvency of tuition-dependent colleges especially, serving veterans offers an opportunity to learn which support programs might work best for the adult learners that colleges are eager to enroll.