ERIC Number: EJ1048161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
University Rankings: Do They Matter in the UK?
Education Economics, v23 n2 p137-161 2015
This paper offers the first comprehensive analysis of the effect of changes in university rankings on applicant and institution behaviour in the UK. When their rank worsens, universities are found to experience small but statistically significant reductions in the number of applications received as well as in the average tariff score of applicants and accepted applicants. Although the effects found are stronger for certain types of students and institutions, they tend to be modest overall, and suggest that other factors play a more important role in attracting applicants to universities.
Descriptors: Reputation, Universities, Role, Student Recruitment, College Applicants, Change, Institutional Advancement, College Choice, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom