ERIC Number: EJ780836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 63
The Effects of High School Feeder Networks on College Enrollment
Wolniak, Gregory C.; Engberg, Mark E.
Review of Higher Education, v31 n1 p27-53 Fall 2007
This study examines the influence of networks established among high schools and colleges. Focusing on the college choice process, the authors analyzed data from the 2006 admissions and financial aid records at eight private, four-year colleges representing nearly 18,000 students. Results show that high school feeder networks have an important influence on students' college choice. However, the impact of and access to such networks varies according to student characteristics. The conclusion discusses implications for research and institutional policy. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Student Characteristics, Networks, Private Colleges, Social Influences, College Admission, Social Status, Access to Education, Socioeconomic Status, Demography, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Racial Differences, Educational Quality, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Sponsor: Human Capital Research Corp., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A