More military veterans enroll at Missouri colleges

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 10:24 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Higher Education said a growing number of military veterans are enrolling in college.

The agency said more than 11,500 veterans receiving the post-9/11 education benefit funded by the federal government enrolled in colleges in Missouri last year. That was up from about 7,500 veterans in 2010 — the ninth-largest increase in the country.

Missouri officials expect more veterans to enter college as U.S. forces come home from abroad.


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