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ERIC Number: ED532229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Expenditures and Postsecondary Graduation: An Investigation Using Individual-Level Data from the State of Ohio
Webber, Douglas A.
Cornell Higher Education Research Institute
Using detailed individual-level data from public universities in the state of Ohio, I estimate the effect of various institutional expenditures on the probability of graduating from college. Using a competing risks regression framework, I find differential impacts of expenditure categories across student characteristics. I estimate that student service expenditures have a larger impact on students with low SAT/ACT scores, while instructional expenditures are more important for high test score students and those majoring in scientific/quantitative fields. The individual-level nature of these data allows me to address measurement error and endogeneity concerns the previous literature has been unable to deal with. (Contains 2 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI)
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment