USA Today reports more than half of recent veterans have completed schooling in higher education. Using data from a study that reviewed nearly 800,000 college records, it was discovered that about one-third of the veterans earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Many of the veterans get their degrees in business, social sciences, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting, and computer and information services.

While their younger, non-veteran peers' graduation rate is 59 percent, veterans have a slightly lower completion rate of 51.7 percent. Still, they are reportedly doing better than non-traditional students (part-time students, students who've delayed going to college, students who have children, etc.)

Comparing military veterans to one another by branch, Air Force veterans have the highest academic completion rate, followed by Army veterans and then Marines.

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