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Hosier, Maeve; Hoolash, Bheshaj Kumar Ashley – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores the effect of methodological choice on global Higher Education Institutions' (HEI) rankings, and the effect of choices regarding League Table and Ranking Systems (LTRSs) upon decision-making and policy. LTRSs are identified as heuristics to aid decision-making about HEIs. The paper examines the methodological choices commonly…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Achievement Rating, Reputation
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Binder, Amy J.; Abel, Andrea R. – Sociology of Education, 2019
The study of elites is enjoying a revival at a time of increasing economic inequality. Sociologists of education have been leaders in this area, researching how affluent families position their children to compete favorably in a highly stratified higher education system. However, scholars have done less research on how students do symbolic work of…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Social Status
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Cuellar, Marcela G. – American Journal of Education, 2019
A substantial proportion of Latina/o college students enroll at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs. Utilizing data from the University of California, Los Angeles Cooperative Institutional Research Program, this study quantitatively examines the choice process of Latina/os enrolled at 4-year HSIs, emerging HSIs, and non-HSIs.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Racial Composition, College Choice
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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Pjesky, Rex; Spaulding, Angela; Wood, Janet – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2019
Using a dataset that matched applicants to graduate programs at a regional university who were admitted but chose not to attend to a section of students who did choose to attend, this research investigates the factors involved in students selecting a graduate program. The distance to a university was not a factor in the student's decision, even…
Descriptors: College Admission, Graduate Students, Enrollment, College Attendance
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Welsch, David M.; Winden, Matthew – Education Economics, 2019
A gender gap currently exists in college STEM majors, with a lower percentage of females entering math intensive fields. One possible explanation is the advice students receive in high school. We conduct a survey of high school guidance counselors, soliciting their advice regarding hypothetical high school students' college and major choices. We…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females, School Counselors
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Güngör, Semra Kiranli; Musali, Asiya – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This research explored why graduate Azerbaijani education students chose to pursue their overseas education in Turkey, which factors they took into consideration, and what contributions this education will provide both them and their countries. The phenomenological model was utilized in the research. The research comprised 25 Azerbaijani students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, College Choice, Study Abroad
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El-Kassar, Abdul-Nasser; Makki, Dania; Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the value of university social responsibility (USR) by investigating its impact on student-university identification and student loyalty. It also examines the mediating effect of student-university identification and the moderating effect of the perceived importance of USR. A comparative study is…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Student Attitudes
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Cortes, Kalena E.; Lincove, Jane Arnold – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
We examine the role of information in college matching behavior of low- and high-income students, exploiting a state automatic admissions policy that provides some students with perfect a priori certainty of college admissions. We find that admissions certainty encourages college-ready low-income students to seek more rigorous universities.…
Descriptors: College Admission, Low Income, Advantaged, Socioeconomic Background
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Skinner, Benjamin T. – Research in Higher Education, 2019
In this paper I investigate the college enrollment decisions of a nationally representative cohort of students who first attended in the mid-2000s. I find that while cost, distance, and match continued to be important in the choice between colleges, characteristics of the most-likely college choice appear less important in the choice of whether to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Enrollment, Student Characteristics
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Liu, Ye – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This study extends Boudon's positional theory to understand how students from different social origins make choices about university and how they interpret risks during the choice-making process in contemporary China. I draw upon empirical evidence from 71 in-depth semi-structured interviews with undergraduates from different social backgrounds…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location, Working Class
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Baker, Zoe – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to critically evaluate Archer's reflexive modalities in relation to Further Education (FE) students' higher education (HE) decision-making and choices. To do this, it draws on data from a qualitative, longitudinal narrative inquiry that explored how socioeconomically under-represented FE students made their HE…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Choice, Disproportionate Representation, Individual Power
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Boyaci, Adnan; Oz, Yakup – Journal of International Students, 2019
In this study, factors affecting the college choice of international students (CCIS) are investigated based on the opinions of international students at a state university (Anadolu University) in Turkey. A case study design is employed and opinions of students are analyzed in accordance with whether they are scholarship or non-scholarship…
Descriptors: State Universities, Developing Nations, College Choice, Student Characteristics
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Ammigan, Ravichandran – Journal of International Students, 2019
This quantitative study investigates the role of satisfaction variables as predictors of institutional recommendation for over 45,000 international students at 96 different institutions globally. Using data from the International Student Barometer, it demonstrates which aspects of the university experience are most significant on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Educational Experience
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