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ERIC Number: EJ780834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Nonresident Enrollment Demand in Public Higher Education: An Analysis at National, State, and Institutional Levels
Zhang, Liang
Review of Higher Education, v31 n1 p1-25 Fall 2007
This article estimates the standard demand equations for nonresident students using national, state, and institutional level data. The national-level analysis reveals a near-unitary price elasticity, but increases in nonresident tuition and fees do not decrease nonresident enrollment. Finally, results from the institutional level of analysis (preferred) indicate rather inelastic student responsiveness to changes in nonresident tuition and fees. On average, a 1% increase in nonresident tuition and fees at a public institution is associated with a 0.2% reduction in its nonresident enrollment. Furthermore, price elasticity is smaller at selective institutions than at less selective ones. (Contains 6 tables and 3 footnotes. Appended are: Bordering States for Each State in the United States; and Demand Model for Nonresident Enrollment at State Level.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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