More military veterans enroll at Mo. colleges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Department of Higher Education says a growing number of military veterans are enrolling in college.

The agency says more than 11,500 veterans receiving the post-9/11 education benefit funded by the federal government enrolled in colleges in Missouri last year. That was up from about 7,500 veterans in 2010 - the ninth-largest increase in the country.

Missouri officials expect more veterans to enter college as U.S. forces come home from abroad.

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