Student Veterans are growing in number on college campuses. In 2009, there were approximately 500,000 Student Veterans receiving education benefits. In 2013, over 1,000,000 student Veterans are using their GI benefits to pursue advanced educational opportunities, and this number is estimated to increase by 20% in the next few years.
Source: VA Campus toolkit, https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/studentveteran/studentvets.asp. Accessed October 25, 2018.