One area is seeing growth because of the downturn in the economy.
The Pentagon says more people are signing up to join the military.
While the recession has limited their ability to earn high-paying jobs, many have a different reason, college.
Stating in August service members who spend at least three years on active duty can attend any public college at government expense.
Many would-be students say the recent credit crunch has made it impossible to get approved for student loans on their own.