Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Counseling

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This study was designed to survey the needs of the veteran populations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno, in order to provide them with the necessary resources for successful completion of their college curriculum. A secondary purpose was to determine whether or not there was a significant difference between the perceived needs of veterans and combat veterans; The areas of study were: (1) educational needs; (2) financial needs, (3) counseling needs; and (4) veteran administration needs. The veterans were asked to respond to the Nevada Veterans Survey Form. 519 forms were utilized from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas while 236 forms were utilized from the University of Nevada, Reno; Approximately 35% of the veterans indicated some need for tutorial assistance, while over 25% indicated a need for basic study and reading skills. The most pressing need was in the area of basic financial aid (58%). Almost 50% of those responding indicated a need for academic counseling, while over 40% expressed a need for vocational and career counseling. More than 3% indicated a need for drug or alcohol abuse counseling. Over 40% of the veterans indicated a need for assistances from the Veterans Administration in obtaining benefits other than those related to education; It would appear that the Veterans Administration, as it is presently structured, is not meeting the full needs of the student veterans attending the University of Nevada system. The function of the campus representative had been administration-oriented in the past rather than student-oriented.


Las Vegas; Needs; Nevada; Reno; Survey; University; Vegas; Veterans

Controlled Subject

Educational counseling

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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