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ERIC Number: ED545855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-1003-7
Financial Condition and Tuition in Private Nonprofit Baccalaureate Higher Education
Peruso, Dominick F., Jr.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The rate of tuition inflation at U.S. colleges and universities is alarming and threatens both access and choice. Private nonprofit baccalaureate colleges often possess the highest tuition rates but routinely face financial challenges. This study was designed to better understand the relationship between tuition and financial condition for the private nonprofit baccalaureate sector of U.S. higher education. Using panel data from 452 colleges from 1998 to 2008, the model indicated a relatively weak overall association between tuition and five elements of financial condition; operating results, liquidity and flexibility, leverage, asset performance, and tuition discount. In spite of the weak overall association, liquidity and flexibility, leverage, and asset performance each possess statistically significant relationships with the annual percentage change in tuition. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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