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ERIC Number: ED562599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Applying to More Colleges Increase Enrollment Rates? Research Brief
Smith, Jonathan
College Board
The goal of this research brief is to highlight new causal evidence on how the number of colleges to which students apply affects their college enrollment decisions. Using a 2004 sample of students who applied to at least one four-year college, this research brief finds that applying to more colleges causally increases students' probabilities of enrolling in a four-year college, especially for those lower-income students applying to only one or two colleges. A Technical Appendix is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board Advocacy & Policy Center