College Board Partners with Ithaka S+R to Improve Veteran Graduation Rates
NEC member the College Board recently announced their partnership with Ithaka S+R to improve college opportunities for veterans. The kickoff conference, held November 13 and 14, 2018, brought together leaders from higher education, military, and veterans service organizations to discuss initiatives to increase the number of veterans who enroll in, and graduate from college.
At the conference, the College Board announced that it will expand its search program to include service members in an effort to ensure that colleges and universities have easy access to veterans who might otherwise be overlooked. The Board is also launching a webpage which will help service members stay on top of their education benefits while in the military. Other organizations that made pledges to achieve higher graduation rates among veterans include the American Council on Education, the Coalition for College, the Common Application, the Posse Foundation, Service to School, and the American Talent Initiative.
David Coleman, CEO of the College Board, said, “Veterans deserve every opportunity to earn the best possible education. Together with our partners, we are committed to helping many more veterans enter and complete college. These men and women have chosen to serve, and we must help clear a path for them to continue to own their futures.”
The NEC thanks the College Board for launching this initiative and applauds them on their efforts to increase veteran graduation.