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Schulz, Scott Andrew; Lucido, Jerome A. – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2011
Nearly 40 years after the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act directed aid from institutions to students in an effort to enhance student choice and opportunity, the system of higher education continues to be widely stratified with regard to college degree attainment across family income levels and with regard to the distribution of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Enrollment Management
Wegner, Gregory R.; Thacker, Lloyd; Lucido, Jerome A.; Schulz, Scott Andrew – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2011
In January 2011, the University of Southern California Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice in conjunction with the Education Conservancy convened a national workshop--a unique experiment meant to consider "The Case for Change in College Admissions." Its 180 participants included university and college admissions officers…
Descriptors: College Admission, Leadership, Selective Admission, Equal Education
McDonough, Patricia; Calderone, Shannon – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2010
In the last forty years, federal and state financial aid policy has fundamentally shifted the way in which students and families finance college costs. Whereas grants once served an important function in equalizing college opportunity, loans are now considered a key lever against escalating postsecondary costs (McPherson and Shapiro, 1998). This…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Ethnic Groups, State Aid, Paying for College
Gross, Jacob P. K.; Torres, Vasti – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2010
Using a competing risks event history model this study explores the effects of differentiated forms of financial aid on the postsecondary enrollment patterns of Latino college students in Indiana. Much of the prior research on financial aid has employed cross-sectional methods, which assume that the effects of aid do not vary across time. This…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Outcomes of Education, Risk, Models
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Zhang, Yi – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2010
International student mobility is a rapidly growing and evolving phenomenon. During the 2008/09 academic year, the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 8% to a record high of 671,616 students with about 15% from mainland China. The model of college choice for Chinese students who are considering…
Descriptors: College Choice, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Universities
Johnson, Troy; Collins, Sarah – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2009
This study seeks to build on and contribute to research about the access to academic success of economically disadvantaged university students. The researchers aimed to answer the broad question, "How can a public university most effectively and efficiently facilitate the access to academic success and on-time degree completion of low-income…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Underachievement, Academic Persistence, Low Income Groups
Bastedo, Michael N.; Jaquette, Ozan; Harris, Nathan F. – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2009
Among scholars of social stratification, the most important question about expanding postsecondary education is whether it reduces inequality by creating opportunities for disadvantaged students or whether it increases inequality by concentrating opportunities among those already privileged (Shavit, 2007). This discussion is important because of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Background