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Hoyt, Jeff E.; Brown, Andrea B. – College and University, 2003
Examined the image and market position, competition, and market segments of Utah Valley State College, factors that influence student college choice. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Competition, Higher Education, Influences
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Hodges, Timothy D.; Barbuto, John E., Jr. – College and University, 2002
Sampled 49 students in a structured telephone interview to ascertain factors that are most instrumental to high school seniors when selecting postsecondary institutions. Found some differences between urban and rural students' influencing factors. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences
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Pratt, Phillip; Evans, David – College and University, 2002
Parents and matriculating students responded to identical survey items about the college selection process. Analysis of paired responses indicated that parent and student perceptions of the college selection process were too inconsistent to conclude that parents' information would be useful in understanding their children's decision to attend…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Sources
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Espinoza, Suzanne; Bradshaw, George; Hausman, Charles – College and University, 2002
Examined the attitudes of high school counselors toward one flagship university in a western state. Found that counselors rated the flagship institution more favorably on factors that they consider of lesser importance in college selection, and less favorably on factors that they consider more significant as they advise students. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Counselor Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, High Schools
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O'Neill, Kevin J.; George, Catherine C.; Willson, Victor L.; Courville, Troy G.; McGee, Jennifer L.; Amado, Alfred J.; Tanguma, Jesus; Walker, David L. – College and University, 2002
Explored why 30 percent of students admitted to graduate programs in Texas A & M University's College of Education did not register. Found that non-registrants selected universities to which they did not have to relocate or commute too far, and which responded promptly with acceptance decisions and financial aid offers. (EV)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Choice, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences
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Kingston, Paul William – College and University, 1984
Two aspects of recent trends in Black college attendance patterns are examined: the proportion of Blacks at various institution types and the distribution of Black students among institution types. Issues relating to institutional quality or reputation and Black enrollment are discussed. White enrollment data are included for comparison. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Attendance Patterns, Black Students
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Kuh, George D.; And Others – College and University, 1984
Common quantitative measures used as indicators of institutional quality (library holdings, student faculty ratio, expenditures) may be less revealing than other factors (out-of-class student-faculty interaction, special living environments, the institution's informal organization, etc.). Admissions staff should have such information available for…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, College Role
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Lolli, Anthony; Scannell, James – College and University, 1983
Institutional commitment, financial resources, and technical skills are essential components in meaningful, proactive marketing research. Some recently developed approaches and efforts illustrate the possibilities of such research. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Choice, Declining Enrollment, Financial Support
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Litten, Larry H.; Brodigan, David L. – College and University, 1982
Two thousand parents and 3,000 unrelated high school seniors were surveyed to learn their needs and preferences in getting information about colleges. Both groups have similar concerns: finances first, then academic factors. It is suggested that different media may be effective for sending different messages about institutions and programs. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Choice, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Information Dissemination
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Sharp, T. E. – College and University, 1982
The responsibility of the admissions office in recruiting and admitting foreign students includes providing adequate and accurate information about program availability, financial aid, costs, and academic requirements; providing special personnel for handling applications; considering providing English language training; and providing adequate…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admissions Officers, College Administration, College Applicants
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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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Kennedy, Eugene; Bateman, Mark – College and University, 1999
Using data from a national longitudinal survey, a study explored factors predisposing students from single- and two-parent families to pursue postsecondary education and identified implications for enrollment managers and researchers. Results indicate that, although parents play the most pivotal role for each group of students, mothers are of…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making
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Poock, Michael C. – College and University, 1999
A study investigated the factors influencing the decision of 180 doctoral students in higher-education administration to apply to their current institutions. Factors found particularly important to students of color included academic reputation and faculty friendliness, in addition to those factors rated as important by students in general. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, College Applicants, 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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