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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2020
Janet Marling is the Executive Director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), which is housed at the University of North Georgia. NISTS was established in 2002 at the University of North Texas and later moved to its present location in 2012. During this time, NISTS has grown into one of the largest national…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Higher Education, Equal Education, Community Colleges
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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2019
The decisions to go to college and where are life-altering. Accordingly, college choice theory has been a necessary framework for understanding access and destinations in postsecondary education. The author argues for the need to depart from framing college-going around "choice" and puts forth a timely and context-driven alternative to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, College Bound Students, Access to Education
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Kranzow, Jeannine – College and University, 2019
There has been a substantial increase in the number of graduate students enrolling at higher education institutions in the United States (McFarland et al. 2017). For practitioners and researchers serving in roles that support graduate student success, it is important to have an understanding of current enrollment data and trends as well as the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, College Choice
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Schulz, Hannah; Taylor, Alexander; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2019
Critical languages refers to less commonly taught languages that the U.S. State Department has deemed necessary for U.S. national defense (Department of Defense 2000). In the current era of globalization and growing interconnectedness, the need for proficient speakers of critical languages has become increasingly urgent. While many foreign…
Descriptors: College Choice, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages, National Security
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Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon – College and University, 2019
Transfer students are an important population in higher education, and this has prompted a significant amount of research on their completion and success. Yet research on transfer student college choice and factors involved in the decision-making process remains fairly limited. Using a case study approach, the current research aims to identify and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
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Andini, Veena; Rao, Sandeep – College and University, 2018
In India, universities often study the broad characteristics of students who migrate to their state for educational purposes. This provides them with opportunities to collaborate with the state government in order to introduce education policies that can influence future students' migration decisions. While studies already exist that focus on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Choice, Out of State Students, Probability
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Lehmann, Whitney – College and University, 2017
This study used an online questionnaire to survey first-time, non-transfer undergraduate freshmen students at the University of Miami to determine the perceived influence of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) on their college search and choice compared to that of traditional word-of-mouth (WOM). In addition, eWOM's influence was examined during the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Search Strategies, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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Tucciarone, Kristy – College and University, 2016
This study investigates how universities can increase the effectiveness of the search process by featuring in their advertisements expert and celebrity endorsers who attended the institution. How can universities gain the attention of prospective students using the star power of experts and celebrities? Experts and celebrities promoting a…
Descriptors: Reputation, Advertising, Student Recruitment, High School Students