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Gross, Jacob P. K.; Hossler, Don; Ziskin, Mary; Berry, Matthew S. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
The use of merit criteria in awarding institutional aid has grown considerably and, some argue, is supplanting need as the central factor in awarding aid. Concurrently, the accountability movement in higher education has placed greater emphasis on retention and graduation as indicators of institutional success and quality. In this context, this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Hossler, Don; DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian; Gonzalez Canche, Manuel S. – Review of Higher Education, 2015
Our study adds to prior work on Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars(TFCS) program by focusing on whether participating in--rather than completing--the program affects the likelihood of students going to college and where they initially enrolled. We first employ binary and multinomial logistic regression to obtain estimates of the impact of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, College Bound Students, Enrollment Influences, Regression (Statistics)
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Hamrick, Florence A.; Hossler, Don – Review of Higher Education, 1996
A survey of 297 college-bound high school seniors and parents examined techniques for gathering information about postsecondary education and institutions. Students were designated as "highly diversified" or "less diversified" searchers; background characteristics and information-gathering behaviors of each were identified. High diversification…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, College Bound Students, College Choice, Comparative Analysis
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Hossler, Don; Scalese-Love, Patrick – Review of Higher Education, 1989
A grounded meta-analytic technique for comparing organizational interventions derived from rational-based strategies (e.g., management-by-objectives, planned change) with organizational culture-based strategies (organizational culture, climate) is described. The method is seen as useful for integrating qualitative and quantitative research.…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Organizational Theories
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Gallagher, Karen S.; Hossler, Don – Review of Higher Education, 1987
Enrollment and graduation data may help to understand the development and vitality of graduate programs in higher education. Graduation statistics from higher education programs are analyzed. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Programs, Enrollment Trends, Females
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Hossler, Don; Maple, Sue – Review of Higher Education, 1993
A longitudinal study compared Indiana ninth graders (n=178) with and without postsecondary education plans. Results indicate decided and undecided students can be differentiated by the amount of time spent thinking about postsecondary options, amount of information received regarding those options, academic achievement, and student and parent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Choice, Decision Making, Educational Objectives