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Goodman, Michael – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2022
College student government is a form of student involvement in higher education, and one that has evolved over time. But student government is not without politics, from legislating on campus to making statements on local, national, and international issues. This article illuminates data from a phenomenological study of nineteen former student…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, College Students, Student Government, Public Officials
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Wekullo, Carolina – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2022
State support for higher education has been volatile, prompting public universities to pursue alternative revenue sources to supplement state support. While dependence on alternative revenue sources has been raising, the relationship between these revenue sources and graduation rates has not been examined in depth. This study used panel data from…
Descriptors: State Aid, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Public Colleges
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Kopotic, Katherine; Mills, Jonathan N.; Rhinesmith, Evan – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
While the popularity of state-financed merit-based scholarships has increased since the 1980s, policymakers struggle to maintain these programs because of growing costs. Some have tried to manage this tradeoff through eligibility changes or award amounts; however, little empirical research exists on the effectiveness of these changes. We add to…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
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Hewitt, W. E. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
International and national university ranking exercises have attracted increasing criticism in recent years, as observers question the integrity of the methodologies employed, the influence of rankings on institutional decision making, and ultimately the utility of the exercise. At the same time, for stakeholders "per se" rankings can…
Descriptors: Reputation, Equal Education, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
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Borg, Mary; Beal, Mary; Stranahan, Harriet – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
This article uses a sample of 13,643 students attending a 4-year state university in Florida to estimate a selection-bias corrected quantile regression of loan debt at graduation. The study investigates whether the debt levels of students who received the Florida Bright Futures (FBF) scholarship are significantly different from the debt levels of…
Descriptors: Correlation, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial)
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Taylor, Z. W.; Weber, Karla; Holthaus, Gretchen – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
Since 2012, many Title IV institutions of higher education have sent their students debt letters to inform them of their outstanding loan amounts, estimated or real monthly payments, and other loan-related information. However, no extant research has analyzed whether these letters are written at an appropriate level for college students, nor has…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Content Analysis, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Student Loan Programs
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Nuckols, William L.; Bullington, Kim E.; Gregory, Dennis E. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This qualitative study explores the perceptions of value added to the lives of graduates who borrowed money to fund their college educations. Through the lens of cognitive dissonance theory, five themes emerged. Overall, the study participants agreed that the ability to take on student loans to fund their education was worth it, but on the other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, College Graduates, Psychological Patterns
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Bartel, Anna C. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
U.S. legislators recently brought back thirty-four tax programs from legislative limbo, extending them for three years. This includes the tuition and fee deduction, used by taxpayers to save on college expenses. This regressive tax policy flows heavily towards higher-income levels, with almost a third of the deduction going to those with incomes…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Finance Reform, Higher Education
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Hammond, Lindsey; Baser, Sean; Cassell, Alexander – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This two-way, fixed effects analysis examines the relationship between local appropriations and community college state governance structures while examining governance's moderating impact on state-level factors. We find that any type of state-level organization for community colleges does not impact local appropriations, and that in states with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Governance, Centralization
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Ali-Coleman, Khadijah Zakia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Community colleges in the United States have historically held a unique position within the system of higher education because of three characteristics. These characteristics include their doctrine of open access, their consistent affordability in comparison to other higher education options, and courses that are directly applicable to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Prediction
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Van De Walker, Dana; Slate, John R. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the Trump administration ban on individuals from 7 Muslim-majority countries (i.e., Executive Order 13769), influenced prospective international graduate applicants to two Texas institutions. Inferential statistical procedures revealed the presence of a statistically significant, sharp…
Descriptors: Presidents, Travel, College Applicants, Foreign Students
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Renbarger, Rachel – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Underrepresented students attain a lower proportion of graduate degrees in the United States (US), demonstrating inequity in higher education. The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program has been providing underrepresented students with supports to increase their ability to attain a graduate degree. A systematic literature review…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Hextrum, Kirsten – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
"Operation Varsity Blues" (OVB) indicted coaches and administrators from eight universities for accepting bribes in exchange for admitting fraudulent athletes. As part of the conspiracy parents paid university officials to admit students with little-to-no sport experience as college athletes. Court filings in the case contrasted OVB to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Deception, Ethics, College Athletics
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Berry, Matt; Inge, Brittany A.; Gross, Jacob P.; Colston, Jared; Bowers, Amanda M. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2018
Contextualizing the recent "Fisher v. University of Texas" ruling and how state institutions address diversity and affirmative action, the authors sought to determine how explicit institutions are being with regards to diversity strategic planning. The findings from a qualitative policy analysis determined that while 70% of State Higher…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Court Litigation, Affirmative Action
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Parlad̩, Lisa; Celestine, Thea R.; McMillian, Tanya K. РHigher Education Politics & Economics, 2018
This integrative analysis will assess the case study of Towson University and the renaming of campus buildings that do not align with the institution's mission regarding its "commitment to diversity and inclusion" ("Mission & Strategic Plan," 2017). The case study will be analyzed using the following organizational…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Universities, Institutional Mission, Organizational Theories
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