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Yu, Serena; Bretherton, Tanya; Schutz, Hanna – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
This is a report of the first year of a three-year project entitled "Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market." The project's aim is to research how pathways can be improved within education, within work, and between education and work. There are three strands in the project; the first strand is…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Financial Services, Vocational Education
Martin, Jeremy Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Colleges and universities discount tuition by providing institutional aid to reduce the actual amount paid by a student. Discount rates are substantial and continue to increase, particularly at private institutions. Funded institutional discounts are linked to gifts or endowment income restricted to financial aid. Unfunded institutional discounts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Tuition, College Students
Fletcher, Wayne Lewis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many tuition-driven private colleges and universities struggled for economic survival in the first decade of this millennium. The current study views higher education from a two-good framework that posits that every college and university provides teaching and service for the societal good while generating revenue from traditional business-like…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Strategic Planning, Case Studies, Educational Finance
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When the stock market plunged 778 points last week, losing almost 9% of its value in one day, higher education responded in an uncharacteristic way: It began to buckle. Colleges have often considered themselves recession-proof. However, last week's events compounded an already difficult year for many institutions, which have suffered from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Credit (Finance), Educational Finance
Pack, Elizabeth Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this single, intrinsic, evaluative case study was to examine the problem of nontraditional transfer student completion at a private, religious-based, doctoral degree-granting, moderate research university in North Carolina. The following research questions guided the study: (a) How do institutional policies, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Research Universities, Nontraditional Students
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
Grawe, Nathan – Liberal Education, 2018
For much of the past century, scholars have questioned the viability and sustainability of liberal arts colleges, and empirical research suggests that the number of liberal arts colleges has declined in recent decades. In one study, of 212 colleges identified as liberal arts colleges in 1990, only 130 continued to serve primarily a nonprofessional…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Philosophy, Sustainability, Colleges
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Caspar, Sigried; Hartwig, Ines; Moench, Barbara – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
The midterm impact of the economic crisis on the employment situation in the EU member states varied largely (European Commission, 2010a, Chapter 1). Whereas the Baltic States, Ireland, and above all Spain registered job losses of more than 10 percent from immediately before to after the crisis, that is, between the second quarter of 2008 and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Climate, Labor Market, Public Policy
Sullivan, Tom – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Now that members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have voted to approve a sweeping, if not radical, proposal giving the five largest athletic conferences "autonomy" to establish new governance rules regarding a compensation pay package for the recruitment of athletes, some important public policy concerns need to be…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Financial Support
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
The central questions addressed in this paper are the following: (1) In the context of the (European Union) EU's goal of severing the link between social class background and higher education participation, what progress has been made in widening access over the past two decades? (2) Has the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) helped EU countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Participation
Kelly, Gerard – Sutton Trust, 2014
The financial services sector is a vital and vibrant part of a national economy but it recruits from a small and relatively privileged segment of society. This report, which summarises research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), shows for the first time the extent of the challenge. The Sutton Trust's "Pathways to Banking" programme…
Descriptors: Banking, Recruitment, Educational Background, Barriers
Wilson, Bruce – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
At a time when the OECD (2007) is advocating more local engagement for higher education institutions, this study looks at a number of community initiatives in Australia where local universities have played a key role. All were studied as part of the PASCAL Universities and Regional Engagement (PURE) project, which involves a total of 19 regions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Regional Planning, Regional Programs
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Haveman, Robert; Heinrich, Carolyn; Smeeding, Timothy – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
In this paper, the authors first discuss the Neumark and Troske piece, and then compare the U.S. context to that in Europe and Korea, as described by the Caspar, Hartwig, and Moench and the Cho and Shin contributions. Although they are in basic agreement with Neumark and Troske on the extent and depth of the current employment situation, they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Labor Market, Employment
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Doss, D. Adrian; Troxel, Stacy; Sumrall, Bill – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This paper considered the case of a liberal arts institution of higher learning that is hoping to improve its market competitiveness through the addition of either a graduate certificate program in human resources or the addition of a full graduate degree in human resources. An examination of internal rate of return financial value capital…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Competition, Statistical Analysis, Institutional Advancement
BC Student Outcomes, 2017
Student feedback is essential to maintaining quality and relevance in the education system. Through surveying former students, BC Student Outcomes provides the information needed to help shape post-secondary education in British Columbia. Every year, BC Student Outcomes collects feedback from former students who took post-secondary programs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, College Students, Academic Degrees
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