ERIC Number: ED115327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An In Depth Look at Veterans Attending the Community Colleges in Washington State.
Thompson, James R.
In order to compile general data on veterans attending two-year institutions in Washington State, develop educational and employment profiles of the veterans, explore the extent of veterans' knowledge of available benefits, and evaluate the effectiveness of Veterans Outreach programs throughout the state, a questionnaire was designed and administered to 1,315 veterans attending 23 of the 27 Washington community colleges during the spring quarter of 1973. The average veteran is a male caucasian, 24 to 25 years old, married, with one or two dependents. He entered the U. S. Army at the age of 18 in 1969, served three years of active duty, did not serve in Vietnam, did not receive a service connected disability, and was discharged in 1973. He has acquired 12 years of education, and is taking 15 or more quarter hours in day sessions. He was employed before entry into the service and is now unemployed after holding three or more jobs since his discharge. Although he knew the G. I. Bill existed, he has not used it previously because he did not know how to go about getting it. Before talking to an outreach worker he was unaware that lower tuition and tutorial assistance were available to Vietnam veterans. A review of the literature and bibliography are included, and survey instrument is appended. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Outreach Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tuition Grants, Two Year Colleges, Veterans, Veterans Education
James R. Thompson, Everett Community College, 801 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, Washington 98201 ($4.85)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Washington