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Scholars in a number of different fields have explored the experiences of military service members and veterans enrolled in colleges and universities. We have gathered a number of influential studies here for those interested in delving further into this important research.

Ackerman, R., DiRamio, D., & Mitchell, R. L. G. (2009). Transitions: Combat veterans as college students. New Directions for Student Services, 126, 5-14. Google Scholar

Bagby, J. H., Barnard-Brak, L., Thompson, L. W., & Sulak, T. N. (2015). Is anyone listening? An ecological systems perspective on veterans transitioning from the military to academia. Military Behavioral Health3(4), 219-229. Google Scholar

Barry, A. E., Whiteman, S. D., & Wadsworth, S. M. (2014). Student service members/veterans in higher education: A systematic review. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice51(1), 30-42. Google Scholar

Cate, C. A. (2016). SVA spotlight: Student veteran demographics. Washington, DC: Student Veterans of America. Online (PDF)

Cate, C. A., Lyon, J. S., Schmeling, J., & Bogue, B. Y. (2017). National veteran education success tracker: A report on the academic success of student veterans using the post-9/11 GI bill. Washington, DC: Student Veterans of America. Online (PDF)

DiRamio, D., Ackerman, R., & Mitchell, R. L. (2008). From combat to campus: Voices of student-veterans. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 45(1), 73–102. Google Scholar

Durdella, N. R., & Kim, Y. K. (2012). Understanding patterns of college outcomes among student veterans. Journal of Studies in Education, 2(2), 109–129. Google Scholar

Elliott, M., Gonzalez, C., & Larsen, B. (2011). US military veterans transition to college: Combat, PTSD, and alienation on campus. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice48(3), 279-296. Google Scholar

Ghosh, A., Kessler, M., Heyrman, K., Opelt, B., Carbonelli, M., & Fouad, N. A. (2019). Student veteran career transition readiness, career adaptability, and academic and life satisfaction. Career Development Quarterly, 67, 365-371. Google Scholar

Goldberg, M., Cooper, R., Milleville, M., Barry, A., & Schein, M. L. (2015). Ensuring success for veterans with disabilities in STEM degree programs: Recommendations from a workshop and case study of an evidence-based transition program. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research16(1), 16-24. Google Scholar

Griffin, K. A., & Gilbert, C. K. (2015). Better transitions for troops: An application of Schlossberg’s transition framework to analyses of barriers and institutional support structures for student veterans. The Journal of Higher Education86(1), 71-97. Google Scholar

Kim, Y. M., & Cole, J. S. (2013). Student veterans/service members’ engagement in college and university life and education. Washington, DC: American Council on Education & National Survey of Student Engagement. Google Scholar (PDF)

Livingston, W. G., Havice, P. A., Cawthon, T. W., & Fleming, D. S. (2011). Coming home: Student veterans’ articulation of college re-enrollment. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice48(3), 315-331. Google Scholar

Molina, D., & Morse, A. (2015, April). Military-connected undergraduates: The current state of research and future work. Washington, DC: American Council on Education, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and RTI International. Online.

Romero, D. H., Riggs, S. A., & Ruggero, C. (2015). Coping, family social support, and psychological symptoms among student veterans. Journal of Counseling Psychology62(2), 242. Google Scholar

Rumann, C. B., & Hamrick, F. A. (2010). Student veterans in transition: Re-enrolling after war zone deployments. The Journal of Higher Education81(4), 431-458. Google Scholar

Semer, C., & Harmening, D. S. (2015). Exploring significant factors that impact the academic success of student veterans in higher education. Journal of Higher Education Theory & Practice15(7), 31-43. Google Scholar (PDF)

U.S. Department of Education (DE) (2017). After the post-9/11 GI bill: A profile of military service members and veterans enrolled in undergraduate and graduate educationOnline (PDF)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (2016). VA benefits report 2016Online (PDF)

Zhang, L. (2018). Veterans going to college: Evaluating the impact of the Post-9/11 GI Bill on college enrollment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis40(1), 82-102. Google Scholar


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