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Study finds more than 50 percent of US veterans graduate college

The majority of post-9/11 veterans who attended college on the GI Bill have received degrees or certificates, according to research from the Student Veterans of America.

According to a study, 51.7 percent of student veterans who enrolled in higher education programs from 2002 to 2013 under the Post-9/11 GI Bill completed their schooling. That completion rate is just below that of traditional college students who attend college immediately after high school and larger than the completion for other nontraditional students.

Student veterans are seeking a variety of degrees through the GI Bill. The top five bachelor degree fields, according to Student Veterans of America, are business, social sciences, homeland security, law enforcement/firefighting and computer/information sciences.