Understanding how finances impact nonresident student college enrollment decisions: a mixed methods analysis

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Susan Davies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David Ayers

Abstract: The costs of American higher education continue to rise. This increase makes it difficult for students and parents to pay for college. It also presents difficulties for university administrators and leaders who must maintain enrollment and tuition revenues. Understanding how individual students respond to increases in net price by assessing their initial matriculation decision can help university administrators and policy makers understand the results of increasing college costs. This emergent sequential mixed methods study examines the price responsiveness of nonresident freshmen and transfer students admitted to a highly selective master's comprehensive university in the southeast. The findings are multi-faceted, illustrating that needy freshman students are most price-responsive and that the qualitative strand controls for omitted variable bias found in quantitative studies.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
College access, College choice, College cost, College enrollment, Financial aid, Mixed methods research
College choice $z United States
Students $z United States $x Economic conditions
Education, Higher $z United States $x Costs
College costs $z United States
College attendance $z United States $x Planning

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