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Wiese, Michael D. – College and University, 1990
This study investigated how cultural forces influence college choice at Olivet Nazarene University (Illinois), an institution seeking strategic guidance in light of the threat of contracting enrollment. The use of "local-cosmopolitan" dichotomy allowed researchers to determine an individual's pattern of social participation and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Admission, College Choice, College Students
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Oteri, Lisa A.; Malaney, Gary D. – College and University, 1990
A survey of 784 minority group applicants to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst who were accepted but did not enroll indicates that prospective students are very aware of racial incidents on campus and made college choice decisions based in part on that information. Black students were particularly affected. (MSE)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Applicants, College Choice, College Environment
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Milo, Katherine; And Others – College and University, 1989
After an unusual amount of negative publicity, California State University at Chico surveyed 500 freshmen and 250 junior transfer students and 500 students admitted but not enrolled concerning their perceptions of the publicity and reasons for attending or not attending. Results suggest the publicity had little influence. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Higher Education
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Iba, Debra L.; And Others – College and University, 1988
A study examined the probability that students would apply to or attend Southwest Missouri State University without a freshman no-need scholarship, prospective students' awareness of these and other scholarships, the relative importance students attach to the scholarship, and the recruiting potential of the scholarship in various amounts. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Higher Education
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Welki, Aandrew M.; Navratil, Frank J. – College and University, 1987
A theoretical model of decision-making was used to determine the influence of perceived differences in 27 institutional characteristics on college applicants' final college choice, using data from an annual survey by John Carroll University. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Applicants, College Choice, Decision Making
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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
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Williams, Terry E. – College and University, 1986
The concept of student-institution fit includes much more than institutional searches for students with predetermined characteristics based on the characteristics of graduates. It requires a broad interactionist perspective, links with an institution-wide student retention plan, realistic information dissemination, and response to existing…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Admission, College Choice, Expectation
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Fenske, Robert H.; Boyd, Joseph D. – College and University, 1971
Descriptors: College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Martin, C. D. – College and University, 1996
A University of South Australia study investigated the relationship between perceptions of the university's research program and prospective students' decision to enroll. Freshmen (n=774) in 1994 at all six campuses were surveyed. Results indicate that among 13 college choice factors, quality of research program was ranked fifth, after career…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Choice, College Freshmen
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Garza-Lubeck, Maria; Chavkin, Nancy Feyl – College and University, 1988
A survey of Hispanic parents in high-minority, low-income areas of six southern states gathered information on parent feelings toward parent involvement in education, similarities and differences between parents and educators concerning aspects of parent involvement, and recommended action to involve parents in the Hispanic student's college…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Choice, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Bogen, Judith R. – College and University, 1982
A Student Retention Committee was formed at the University of Oregon in 1979 to identify probable causes of attrition and to suggest corrective action. A number of existing supportive programs and factors were found, and suggestions included directing greater resources to nontraditional students, in both admissions outreach and campus support…
Descriptors: College Choice, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Liberal Arts
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Lay, Robert; Maguire, John – College and University, 1980
A study of 2,500 Boston College applicants accepted for fall 1977 revealed information about the college's applicant pool and drawing power that can be of assistance in policymaking and student recruitment. It also revealed information about application overlap and competition with other institutions in the same market. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Competition
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Huddleston, Thomas, Jr.; Karr, Mary Beth – College and University, 1982
A method used at Bradley University to assess the institution's public image consisted of a series of paired descriptive phrases through which potential students could compare the school with their ideal college in academic factors, location, size, campus, costs, and career placement. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Choice, Evaluation Methods, Expectation, Higher Education
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Cibik, Margaret A. – College and University, 1982
A survey of a sampling of college-bound high school seniors in Arizona was undertaken to determine students' information needs for college choice. Items, including institutional, student, and program characteristics, are ranked in order of perceived importance. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Day, Higher Education
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Maguire, John; Lay, Robert – College and University, 1981
A survey of 2,500 applicants accepted at Boston College in 1977 is used to develop two statistical models of student decision making for college choice. One model focuses on the decision-making process and the other on institutional image, and the two are compared. The results of the two models guide institutional policy in different directions.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making, Higher Education
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