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Abioye, Alechia; Sasso, Pietro A. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2023
This phenomenological qualitative study used White racial consciousness theory to conceptualize racial attitude orientation and a novel asynchronous semi-structured interview protocol to explore how White undergraduate students contextualize their experiences with diversity on campus and institutional inclusion efforts. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, White Students, Racial Attitudes, Racism
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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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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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Ruiz, Berenice Andaluz; Cheng, Kai-Wei; Copeland Terrell, B. Cheree; Lewis, Kevin A.; Mattern, Maxwell C. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
Across the country, identity-based activist movements have impacted the mobilization of student activists on college campuses. This article focuses on students' construction of activism and their perceptions of support from administration, faculty, and staff. The researchers employed a constructivist framework and revealed four domains…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, College Faculty