The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being Study (TVMI Study) concluded in 2019, and researchers at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State continued independent data collection (​fourth survey year). The new research effort, known as the Veterans Engaging in Transition Studies (VETS), began in 2020. A sample of 3,516 veterans were surveyed. The TVMI well-being survey was modified and new lines of survey questions were added that focused on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Pew Student Loan Research Project, the scope and scale of veterans’ higher education experiences and debt obligations were explored.

VETS Study Fact Sheet

VETS COVID-19 Fact Sheet