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ERIC Number: EJ1358071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2577-7270
EISSN: EISSN-2577-7289
Relationship between Alternative Revenue Strategies and Graduation Rates for U.S. Public Higher Education
Wekullo, Carolina
Higher Education Politics & Economics, v8 n1 p2-23 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 2012-2018 to examine how alternative revenue sources related to graduation rates by institution type and student race. The results show that the associations among alternative revenue sources and graduation rates varied by institution type and racial group. The results also showed that relying on alternative revenue other than state funding may negatively influence graduation rates for all student racial groups. The discussion and implications for practice are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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