ERIC Number: ED174181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Financial Aid on Public/Private Postsecondary Education: Some Policy Implications. ASHE Annual Meeting 1979 Paper.
Tierney, Michael L.
Questions are examined concerning the effectiveness and efficiency of the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant financial aid program in providing equality of choice between public and private institutions. The research question is: given the initial preferences for either public or private institutions, what is the probability that a student will matriculate at a private college or university? Data were obtained on 115,325 college freshmen by merging American College Testing program and Educational Testing Service files with the American Council on Education survey of college freshmen matriculating in the fall of 1975. Institutional data from the Higher Education General Information Survey was also available for each student. Six institutional variables, 21 individual student characteristics, and 14 reasons why students decided to matriculate at a particular institution were analyzed. A prediction model and results of multiple regression analyses are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, College Students, Conference Reports, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Models, Multiple Regression Analysis, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Surveys
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1979; Basic Educational Opportunity Grants
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, D.C., April 1979)