ERIC Number: ED115348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Future Veteran Enrollment: How Long? How Deep?
Daly, Robert; Bateman, Harold
In order to assess the probable impact of the June, 1976 loss of veteran's benefits for Korean-era veterans, Santa Ana College administered a questionnaire to 4,350 veterans enrolled in the spring of 1975. The questionnaire was returned by 1,299 veterans, a 29.9 percent rate of return. Of those responding, 469 veterans (36.1 percent) were discharged before June, 1966, and will lose their benefits in June, 1976. Of the 469 veterans losing benefits, 269 (57 percent) stated that they plan to enroll in fall, 1976, as compared to 496 (59 percent) of the 830 veterans with continuing benefits. Although the reported data indicates that veteran enrollment will not be greatly affected with regard to students already enrolled, the potential market of veterans will decrease. An estimated drop of approximately 500 veterans in the fall of 1976, and an additional 400 drop in the spring of 1977 is projected. The main impact will be felt in work experience and television courses where, respectively, 82 percent and 68.5 percent of the enrolled students were veterans in the spring of 1975. However, the future enrollment of veterans will be sensitive to the job market and Congressional action with regard to benefits, and could change in different directions. The questionnaire is appended and responses are tabulated. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA.