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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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Heitzman, Amy Claire; Somers, Patricia – College and University, 2015
Since the end of the military draft in 1973, women have entered military service in greater numbers: Women currently account for 16 percent of active-duty service personnel; by 2035, they will account for 15 percent of the total veteran population (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics 2011). The profile of female veterans differs…
Descriptors: Veterans, Females, Profiles, College Choice
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Mattern, Krista D.; Woo, Sang Eun; Hossler, Don; Wyatt, Jeffrey – College and University, 2010
Admissions committee members often speak of "it" as an important consideration during the admissions process; however, empirical evidence documenting the efficacy of "it" as a basis for admission is scarce. The purpose of this research was to test the validity of student-institution it as a significant predictor of college success--specifically,…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Predictor Variables
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Anderson, Joan L. – College and University, 2006
Data from graduate student applications at a large Western university were used to determine which factors were the best predictors of success in graduate school, as defined by cumulative graduate grade point average. Two statistical models were employed and compared: artificial neural networking and simultaneous multiple regression. Both models…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Grade Point Average, Predictor Variables, Success
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Dembowski, Frederick L. – College and University, 1980
A model of student college choice decision was formulated and empirically tested to be used as the basis to estimate the probability of whether a student would enter a particular college. Three components of the model were students' personal characteristics, the admissions process that the students experience, and college characteristics.…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making
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Fincher, Cameron – College and University, 1979
Admission policies and academic standards are seen as two problem areas. The changes in admission policies and educational standards are examined and their impact upon each other is discussed along with the meaning of standards, adaptive instruction, academic placement and exemption, testing and grading practices, program assessment, etc. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Choice
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Olson, Carol – College and University, 1992
Two studies of variables influencing graduate students' consideration and choice of school found positive association with university personnel was a prime enrollment motivator. Students' decision process has changed over time. Evidence suggests students prefer an institution that is "user-friendly," affordable, and committed to quality. Cost and…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, Costs, Educational Quality
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Cooper, Stephen – College and University, 1991
A survey concerning U.S. students abroad found American institutions have expanded overseas offerings, and student participation has increased significantly. Most students enroll in programs sponsored by their own institutions, and most choose western Europe. The typical student is a female junior liberal arts or humanities major. Other findings…
Descriptors: College Choice, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Distribution
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Smith, Kerry – College and University, 1990
This study was initiated to determine whether factors pertinent to the choices of four-year students apply to, and are predictive of, the decisions of two-year students, or whether alternative models of choice are needed. Students completed a questionnaire which asked for information about their characteristics and college decisions. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Colleges, Community Colleges
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Kirk, James J. – College and University, 1990
A survey of 204 graduate students at a small regional university concerning choice of major, personal and occupational history, vocational preferences, and self-monitoring behaviors found students chose majors based on program quality and career opportunities. Results suggest recruitment of older students could be enhanced through attention to…
Descriptors: Careers, College Choice, Decision Making, Educational Quality
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Malaney, Gary D. – College and University, 1987
A study of the graduate school choice process of new graduate students at one large midwestern research university shows how student attitudes vary across gender, ethnicity, citizenship, age, and enrollment status. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, Decision Making, Doctoral Programs
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Webb, Melvin W., II – College and University, 1988
A study of prospective engineering majors' college choice compared factors influencing those students with factors influencing other college-bound students; related college choice to student characteristics; and examined the time of major choice, principal influences on that decision, specialization preferences, and career objectives among this…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Engineering, Higher Education
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Brody, Linda E.; And Others – College and University, 1988
A study investigated the freshman year experience of exceptionally able students entering colleges at least two years early. Academic achievement and social adjustment were considered in relation to college type, student residence at home or away from home, degree and beginning of academic acceleration, and student adjustment mechanisms. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Students, Age Differences
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King, Kathleen Piker; And Others – College and University, 1986
A study of the major influences in the college choice of Mount Union College's freshmen focused on students' state of residence, intended major, year in which the college choice process began, sources of information about the college, and the campus visit. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Choice, College Faculty, Decision Making