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Chicas-Mosier, Ana M.; Fogelman, Kaelyn J.; Peretz, Tal H. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
There is social and collaborative value in a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. Despite this, universities are slow to establish evidence-based fiscal initiatives to increase representation and retention. We review inequitable financial practices in American higher education, including in endowments, tuition and annual giving, athletics,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Diversity, Equal Education, Social Justice
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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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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