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ERIC Number: EJ796523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Costs of Attendance and the Educational Programs of First-Time Community College Students
Nutting, Andrew W.
Economics of Education Review, v27 n4 p450-459 Aug 2008
I use data from the State University of New York to examine whether changes in community college attendance costs yield different impacts on first-time enrollment in different community college programs. Evidence is strong that academic-program enrollment significantly and substantially decreases when 2-year tuition increases, but weaker that it increases when 4-year tuition increases. Occupational-program enrollment is less responsive to 2- and 4-year tuition changes, but more responsive to labor market conditions. These different responses translate into significant changes in the program composition of entering community college cohorts when the costs of attendance change. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York