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ERIC Number: ED449745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 24
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Comparisons of Undergraduate Borrowing and Its Effects on Graduate School Aspirations and Graduate School Attendance.
Eyermann, Therese S.; Kim, Dongbin
The factors that affect graduate school aspirations and attendance were studied in light of the fact that student loan borrowing has more than doubled in the past decade. Using data from two surveys conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute, this study investigated the educational degree aspirations of two separate college cohorts, one from 1985-1989 (n=24,847), before the expansion of loan borrowing, and one from 1994-1998 (n=5,061), after the passage of the 1992 Higher Education Amendments. There appeared to be no negative effects of borrowing on either graduate school aspirations or attendance. In fact, loans appeared to play an active role in degree aspirations and graduate school attendance for those who borrowed between 1994 and 1998. An appendix contains the variable coding for both datasets. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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