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Foster, John M.; Fowles, Jacob – Research in Higher Education, 2018
A rich interdisciplinary literature exists exploring the determinants of state higher education funding policies. However, that work has collectively ignored an important finding from political economy literature: namely, that citizens' preferences regarding public spending are strongly influenced by the state's ethnic and racial context. Drawing…
Descriptors: State Aid, Higher Education, Funding Formulas, State Policy
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Kim, Jeongeun – Research in Higher Education, 2018
College rankings have become a powerful influence in higher education. While the determinants of educational quality are not clearly defined, college rankings designate an institution's standing in a numerical order based on quantifiable measurements that focus primarily on institutional resources. Previous research has identified the…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Institutional Characteristics, Classification, Educational Quality
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Carpenter, Dick M., II; Kaka, Sarah J.; Tygret, Jennifer A.; Cathcart, Katy – Research in Higher Education, 2018
This study examines the efficacy of a scholarship program designed to assist single parent, post-freshmen, full time undergraduate students and predictors of success among a sample of said students, where success is defined as progress toward completion, academic achievement, and degree completion. Results of fixed effects regression and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, One Parent Family, Undergraduate Students, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Park, Toby J.; Flores, Stella M.; Ryan, Christopher J., Jr. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Latinos have become the largest minority group in American postsecondary education, a majority of whom attend two- or four-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). However, little is known about labor market outcomes as result of attending these institutions. Using a unique student-level administrative database in Texas, and accounting for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Labor Market, Institutional Characteristics, Employment Opportunities
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Choi, Yool – Research in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores how student employment affects college persistence and how these effects differ by individual likelihood of participating in student employment. I analyze data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 using propensity score matching and stratification-multilevel analysis. This study finds that engaging in intense…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropouts
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Goos, Maarten; Salomons, Anna – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are widely used to measure teaching quality in higher education and compare it across different courses, teachers, departments and institutions. Indeed, SETs are of increasing importance for teacher promotion decisions, student course selection, as well as for auditing practices demonstrating institutional…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Witteveen, Dirk; Attewell, Paul – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Higher education in America is characterized by widespread access to college but low rates of completion, especially among undergraduates at less selective institutions. We analyze longitudinal transcript data to examine processes leading to graduation, using Hidden Markov modeling. We identify several latent states that are associated with…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis
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Johnson, Iryna Y.; Muse, William B. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Females are underrepresented in certain disciplines, which translates into their having less promising career outlooks and lower earnings. This study examines the effects of socio-economic status, academic performance, high school curriculum and involvement in extra-curricular activities, as well as self-efficacy for academic achievement on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Majors (Students), Engineering Education, State Universities
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Li, Amy Y. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Public colleges and universities depend heavily on state appropriations and legislatures must decide how much to fund higher education. This study applies punctuated equilibrium theory to characterize the distribution of annual changes in higher education appropriations and defines the threshold for a dramatic budget cut. Using data for the 50…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Budgeting, Retrenchment
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Kilgo, Cindy A.; Culver, K. C.; Young, Ryan L.; Paulsen, Michael B. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Our study uses data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education to interrogate the affinity disciplines hypothesis through students' perceptions of faculty use of six of Chickering and Gamson's ("AAHE Bull" 39(7):3-7, 1987) principles of good practice for undergraduate education. We created a proportional scale based on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Teacher Student Relationship
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Chen, Jin; Hossler, Don – Research in Higher Education, 2017
This study aims to understand the role of financial aid in college success of two-year beginning nontraditional students. By applying discrete time event history models with propensity score covariate adjustment to a nationally representative sample from BPS: 04/09, this study answers research questions centering around the effects of Pell Grants,…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
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Bowman, Nicholas A.; Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Riggers-Piehl, Tiffani A.; Hudson, Tara D. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
Atheists are often marginalized in discussions of religious and spiritual pluralism on college campuses and beyond. As with other minority worldview groups, atheists face challenges with hostile campus climates and misunderstanding of their views. The present study used a large, multi-institutional sample to explore predictors of non-atheist…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Minority Groups, Religion
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Kofoed, Michael S. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
In the United States, college students must complete the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA) to access federal aid. However, many eligible students do not apply and consequently forgo significant amounts of financial aid. If students have perfect information about aid eligibility, we would expect that all eligible students complete…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Eligibility, Statistical Analysis
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Schuck, Amie M. – Research in Higher Education, 2017
The goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of crime and discipline on graduation rates in higher education. Using national data on more than 1250 public and private non-profit institutions that were drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the results reveal that more violence on and around campus is associated with…
Descriptors: Crime, Discipline, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
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Childs, Stephen E.; Finnie, Ross; Martinello, Felice – Research in Higher Education, 2017
The Youth in Transition Survey is used to follow the postsecondary education (PSE) pathways and outcomes of Canadian youth over the mid 2000s. Students starting at community colleges and four year universities are analyzed separately. First program outcomes are reported, showing the proportions of students who leave their first programs but remain…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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