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Report: Vets More Likely to Attend For-profit Schools Than Civilians

Service members and veterans represent a larger percentage of the student body at for-profit institutions than at public and private colleges, a new report from the Education Department shows. 

But even as students with military ties are more likely than civilians to attend for-profit schools, previous federal data has shown most service members and veterans opt for public colleges and universities. 

Nine percent of undergraduate students attending for-profit institutions during the 2011-12 school year were active duty service members, veterans or reservists, while 4 percent of students at both public and private colleges fit this description.