ERIC Number: ED373660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Estimating the Enrollment Effects of a Mid-Year Surcharge: Using National Price Response Measures in Institutional Planning. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper.
Trammell, Mary Louise
This paper estimates the effect of a $150 fee increase for the spring semester 1993 on within-year persistence at a large urban institution of higher education, the University of New Orleans (Louisiana). Institutional enrollment projections are estimated using price response measures for three populations (undergraduates 22 years of age and under, undergraduates over 22 years, and graduate students) derived from the 1987 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. The paper tests whether knowledge of student price response characteristics from national measures can predict specific price response behaviors. From the national data, it was predicted that 77 percent of traditional age undergraduates, 75 percent of nontraditional age undergraduates, and 67 percent of graduate students would persist. At the University of New Orleans, traditional undergraduate persistence rate was 80 percent, nontraditional undergraduate persistence rate was 73 percent, and graduate persistence was 66.6 percent. Results demonstrate that student price response measures can be universally applied to various classes of higher education institutions, and that within-year price response trends for all three populations are consistent with national price response trends. (Contains 27 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; University of New Orleans LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (34th, New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 1, 1994).