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Dougherty, Kevin J.; Nienhusser, H. Kenny; Vega, Blanca E. – Review of Higher Education, 2010
Every year about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools. A major obstacle to their attending college is not being eligible for in-state tuition. Today, nine states permit it while four prohibit it. Even if the federal DREAM Act passes, state policy decisions will continue to strongly shape college opportunities for…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, High School Graduates, Barriers, College Attendance
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Li, Dai – Review of Higher Education, 2010
This study examines the bachelor's degree attainment among students who first matriculate in four-year institutions but who then transfer to other four-year institutions. It constitutes a contribution to the research that has primarily studied transferring students who start at two-year colleges. This study uses Heckman's two-step model to correct…
Descriptors: Transfer Students, College Attendance, College Transfer Students, Student Mobility
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Christakis, Michael N. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
State governors have the potential to impact their states' public higher education systems in a variety of very significant ways. The findings for the 33 governors included in this study suggest a great deal of variation in the extent of their authority and influence. Governors' composite ratings of formal authority and informal influence are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, State Officials, Influences