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ERIC Number: EJ976093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Choosing a University: A Conjoint Analysis of the Impact of Higher Fees on Students Applying for University in 2012
Dunnett, Andrew; Moorhouse, Jan; Walsh, Caroline; Barry, Cornelius
Tertiary Education and Management, v18 n3 p199-220 2012
In the light of the forthcoming policy shift to full-cost fees for English undergraduates, this study examines the impact of fee changes on how students weigh up their university choices. Conjoint analysis is used to examine the importance that students attach to various attributes of a university. It also explores differences across subsections of the student population in terms of patterns of utility. A key finding is that students from families where there is no history of attending university will experience more disutility from the higher fees. Other patterns in utility are identified including differences between social classes and between genders. The implications for "inclusiveness" in higher education are discussed. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom