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St. John, Edward P. – 1994
This analysis critically examines the cost controversy in higher education with an eye to resolving the crisis which is currently serving to exacerbate public willingness to fund higher education. An introduction touches on the role and influence of political ideologies and offers a framework to be used throughout the analysis for critically…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Economics, Enrollment, Federal Programs
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St. John, Edward P.; Byce, Charles – New Directions for Higher Education, 1982
Possible further changes in federal funding and aid delivery systems could have highly divergent consequences for college enrollment patterns and management practices. Department of Education objectives and programs (SEOG, Pell grants, GSL programs, etc.) and change implications are discussed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Costs, Delivery Systems, Enrollment Influences
St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1998
A study investigated the effects of changes in institutional aid strategies on student persistence, exploring the implications of increased reliance on loans at a private university. Increases in grants and loans appeared to improve student persistence. However, students' increased loan burden should be considered. The study also suggests that new…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Debt (Financial)
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Andrieu, Sandra Carlin; St. John, Edward P. – Research in Higher Education, 1993
An analysis used 1987 national student aid data to examine the influence of prices on within-year persistence by graduate students. Results indicated that graduate students, especially in public institutions, are responsive to tuition charges in their persistence decisions. It is suggested that institutions carefully examine the potential impact…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Administrative Policy, Educational Economics, Graduate Students
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St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Higher Education, 1993
A study analyzed the impact of college tuition and student aid changes in the 1980s on enrollment, using price-response measures to examine why total enrollment remained stable while low-income enrollment declined. The technique is found useful for explaining the consequences of price policy choices. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Educational Trends, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections
St. John, Edward P.; Ward, James G.; Laine, Sabrina W. M. – 1999
As policymakers focus their inquiries into professional education and the training of teachers, a preliminary framework, based on five questions, can guide them. These are: (1) Do state policies on professional development recognize the complexity of improving student outcomes? (2) Are state professional development programs linked to student…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
St. John, Edward P.; Weathersby, George B. – 1977
During the past decade, public and private funding agencies have invested large sums in programs designed to strengthen struggling colleges and universities. However, there is an absence of a conceptual framework for assessing the impact of these programs on funded institutions. Such a framework is described in this paper. To illustrate the need…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Bibliographies, Change Strategies, College Planning
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St. John, Edward P. – Research in Higher Education, 1994
A study used price-response measures from recent national studies to assess college and university pricing (tuition and student aid) alternatives in diverse institutional settings. It is concluded that such analyses are feasible. Analysis indicated limits to "Robin Hood" pricing patterns are predominant in private colleges. Consideration…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Economic Impact
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St. John, Edward P. – Planning for Higher Education, 1987
The state of development of a nation and of the higher education system within the nation are important factors to consider when making decisions about the applicability of policy and planning methodologies. Strategic methodologies, policy domain, and planning domain are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Planning, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Economics
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St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1991
This literature review suggests that student aid is an effective mechanism for promoting equal educational opportunity and that the erosion in federal grant dollars has influenced an erosion in minority group access to higher education. Research findings on equal opportunity components including access, choice of school, persistence, choice of…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Choice, Compensation (Remuneration)
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St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1992
It is suggested that well-designed and executed institutional research on the effects of student financial aid can help resolve ambiguities about policy and provide useful information for institutional financial planning. Models and methodologies for conducting such research using existing data sources are outlined. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, College Planning, Higher Education
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Somers, Patricia A.; St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1993
A study tested a model for assessing the impact of financial aid offers on 2,558 accepted students' college enrollment decisions. The analysis demonstrates that financial aid strategies have a substantial influence on enrollment and the systematic analysis of student enrollment decisions can help institutional administrators refine their financing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Administration, College Choice, College Students
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Somers, Patricia; St. John, Edward P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1997
Analyzes the influence of student aid on enrollment decisions of all accepted applicants at four institutions. Student aid was negatively associated with first-time enrollment, indicating that, in most cases, the amount of aid available was insufficient relative to the cost of college attendance. This suggests that institutions need to study their…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice
Norris, Donald M.; St. John, Edward P. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1981
In the 1960s and early 1970s, statewide planning efforts usually resulted in plans for centralized hardware networks. The focus of statewide planning has shifted to the issue of improved computer financing, information sharing, and enhanced utilization in instruction, administration. A "facilitating network" concept and Missouri efforts…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Instruction, Computers, Higher Education