Prairie Business Magazine: Program provides college prep for ND veterans
Article from Prairie News, Prairie Business Magazine
North Dakota State University’s veterans education training program, the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., Minot State University and the North Dakota State College of Science are collaborating to expand online preparatory services for veterans. The program, launched in January, allows veterans to visit those campuses and participate in online preparatory courses. The online precollege courses can also be accessed remotely for those who prefer to participate off-campus.
Jeri Vaudrin, NDSU’s veterans education training coordinator, says approximately one-third of the state’s approximately 56,000 veterans enrolled in higher education classes in recent years, but only 20 percent earned a degree. The preparatory program was funded during the 2013 state legislative session as an attempt to help veterans meet their educational goals.
The program is expected to be expanded to additional sites in the future. For more information, visit ndsu.edu/trio/vet.
Read the full article in the February 2014 issue of Prairie Business.
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