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Reynolds, Gary L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
Over the past thirty years, considerable research has been conducted to understand the issues that affect a student's choice of a higher education institution. Past research has focused on understanding the phases of the decision process and the personal, financial, and environmental factors that influence institutional choice. Many of these…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, College Choice, College Students
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Alexander, F. King – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2003
Compared the willingness of states to invest in higher education and institutional sectors by studying state expenditures and fiscal tax effort. Findings show significant disparities in the ways states finance higher education and its sectors. Poorer states tend to exert more tax effort in public higher education, while wealthier states are less…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Income
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Serban, Andreea M. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
A 1996 survey of state policymakers and public college representatives in states with performance funding (Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee) is presented. Although differences exist across states in a number of areas, findings challenge the assumption of an irreconcilable gap between…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Legislators
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Dunn, John A., Jr. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
A 1991 survey of 125 public universities, private research and doctoral universities, private comprehensive, and private liberal arts/other colleges investigated the type of institutional cost containment measures taken in fiscal 1992 and nonfaculty and faculty personnel and salary actions during that period. Results illustrate the effects of…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Faculty, Employment Practices