Veterans increasing on Iowa campuses
More veterans signing up for class
At UI, Berry is not alone. About 500 current and former soldiers are taking classes at UI this semester, which is about a 40 percent jump from last spring, according to the UI registrar's office. Other colleges also are seeing growth; better veteran benefits, more overall veterans and a poor economy appear to be factors. This fall is the fourth consecutive semester UI has more veterans on campus, beginning with 295 veterans enrolled in spring 2008, according to the UI registrar's office.