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Hurtado, Sylvia; And Others – 1996
A study investigated the college application behaviors of students from different racial/ethnic groups (Whites, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans) to understand differences in the college search and choice process. Data were drawn from two large national longitudinal studies, the National Education Longitudinal Study (1988)…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, College Applicants, College Choice
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Museus, Samuel D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Recent trends in the financing of higher education have increased the urgency of understanding how financial aid affects degree attainment among college students. Specifically, increased reliance on loans in the composition of financial aid packages renders it critical for policymakers and institutional leaders to understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Path Analysis, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1993
The Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) study followed a group of students who began their postsecondary education in the 1989-90 academic year. The follow-up in the spring of 1992 explored the persistence and degree attainment of these beginners (approximately 10,600 students). As expected, many initially enrolled for programs of less than 4…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Students, Asian American Students, Black Students