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Vasquez, Joe Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The San Joaquin Valley in Central California is known as an abundant agricultural epicenter with an extensive history of farming, migration, and political movements. Though this geography holds a rich representation of agricultural economy, it is also the site of major inequalities and underrepresentation, especially with regard to post-secondary…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, School Choice, Private Colleges
Kendrick, Noelle K. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this single, descriptive case study was to gain new insight into how members of a successful higher education institution--Virtual U--are learning to adapt to the dynamic and ever-changing environment. This study examined one successful institution of higher education that has experienced exponential financial and student growth in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Enrollment Trends, Universities
Namazifar, Shima – ProQuest LLC, 2018
U.S. News annually ranks universities' academic quality based on indicators claimed by U.S. News as the most prominent academic quality indicators (AQIs). In today's competitive higher education market, universities are concerned about their positions in U.S. News World Report (USNWR) rankings. On one hand, among all AQIs, undergraduate academic…
Descriptors: Colleges, Reputation, Educational Quality, Competition
Diaz, Sandra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Institutions of higher education are facing a number of challenges as they compete in the new global economy. Many of these institutions face increasing internal and external challenges, all of which involve additional expenses at a time when resources are diminishing. With growing financial uncertainties caused by fluctuating financial markets…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
Erwin, Christopher Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Human capital production is central to economic wellbeing from a national perspective: it improves productivity, spurs technological innovation, and promotes sustainable economic growth over time. Equally important, investments in human capital are central to economic wellbeing at the individual level. College graduates tend to earn more money,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Merit Scholarships
Barringer, Sondra N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this dissertation I analyze the financial behaviors of public and private nonprofit higher education organizations in the U.S. from 1980 to 2010. The three analyses examine organizational change in the financial behaviors of these institutions and the effects of two sources of organizational interdependencies, stakeholder influence and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Educational Finance, Organizational Change
Graham, Terrece F. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ushered in a period of change in higher-education systems across the former Eastern bloc. Reform-minded leaders in the region sought to introduce western models and policies promoted by foreign development aid agendas. Private higher-education institutions emerged. This qualitative multiple case study examines…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
Reid, Michele McFadden – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Social entrepreneurship (SE) incorporates the more ethical dimensions of innovative business practices in the pursuit of financial sustainability in the advancement of societal goals, and is intended to empower all participants while bringing about positive changes in communities and society at large. An increasing number of colleges and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethics
Xia, Xing – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As the primary transmitter of advanced skills and incubators of new knowledge, colleges and universities play a crucial role in modern economies. In the U.S., the higher education sector consists of a diverse set of institutions. Public, private non-profit, and private for- profit organizations coexist in this market. Although large research…
Descriptors: Economics, Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Community Colleges
Sood, Aditya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The global nature of Internet has revolutionized cultural and commercial interactions while at the same time it has provided opportunities for cyber criminals. Crimeware services now exist that have transformed the nature of cyber crime by making it more automated and robust. Furthermore, these crimeware services are sold as a part of a growing…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Web Browsers, Internet, Crime Prevention
Kinne-Clawson, Alicia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Public Master's granting universities have long been viewed as a sector "caught in the middle" between their much more prestigious research university counterparts and the more numerous community colleges. The little research that exists on this sector of institutions has suggested that the Master's university classification merely…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Reputation, Research Universities, Mixed Methods Research
Guo, Fei – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation study focuses on a current and controversial phenomenon in Chinese universities and colleges--student working during academic semesters. The massification of Chinese higher education since the year of 1999 raises the level of competition in the job market of college graduates. More and more undergraduate students participate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment
Bennion, Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on the perspectives of senior enrollment management administrators in relation to institutional strategic planning documents in order to gain insight into the extent to which "neoliberalism" is influencing the values and practices of private, nonprofit liberal arts institutions. The researcher focused on senior…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Private Colleges, Liberal Arts
Gozum, Allan Dural – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research adds to the body of scholarly work by addressing the study's primary research question: "What are the different organizational arrangements that enable entrepreneurial activities to thrive at Catholic Benedictine colleges and universities where teaching is the primary mission?" The research examined: (1) what these…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission
Carringer, Paul T. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine how community college presidents successfully work with and through the media to advance their institutions. Four successful cases were studied. These success stories came from the list of Paragon Award winners selected annually by the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) and be cross…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Marketing, College Presidents
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