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Bista, Krishna; Dagley, Amy – College and University, 2015
This paper examines how international students obtain information about college in the United States when they are in their home countries. The findings reveal that the majority of students visit university websites to obtain information regarding various programs. Students also receive scholarships and/or assistantships from the university,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Decision Making, Trend Analysis, Foreign Students
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McCoy, Amy – College and University, 2012
On-campus admissions events are the secret weapon that colleges and universities use to convince students to apply and enroll. On-campus events vary depending on the size, location, and type of institution; they include campus visitations, open houses, preview days, scholarship events, admitted student events, and summer yield events. These events…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Choice, Student Recruitment, Enrollment
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Jacob, Stacy A. – College and University, 2011
In 1976 and again in 1995, several brave women chose to enroll at--and thereby to "gender integrate"--America's military colleges. In 1976, women were admitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies after an Act of Congress changed a law so as to allow for their matriculation. Beginning in 1995, women were admitted to state-supported…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Jones, Willis A. – College and University, 2009
This study examines the impact of fielding a successful college football team on institutional popularity using a dependent variable (admissions yield) and an independent variable (bowl game television rating) which have been unexamined in previous research on this topic. The findings suggest that college football success is correlated with a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation
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Somers, Patricia; Tucciarone, Kristy; Austin, Jan; Keene, Barbara; Packnett, Gwen Deloach; Stoll, Laura – College and University, 2006
Movies are a pervasive cultural influence on the lives of young men and women. One only has to utter the words, "double secret probation" to a college audience to understand the extent of this influence. Yet the large body of research in film does not draw on higher education research. We explore how college choice and adolescent development…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Adolescent Attitudes, College Students, Higher Education
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Govan, George V.; Patrick, Sondra; Yen, Cherng-Jyn – College and University, 2006
This study examined how high school seniors construct decision-making strategies for choosing a college to attend. To comprehend their decision-making strategies, we chose to examine this process through the theoretical lens of bounded rationality, which brings to light the complexity in constructing a college choice decision-making strategy…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, High School Seniors, College Choice
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Pope, Myron L.; Fermin, Baranda – College and University, 2003
Examines the predisposition stage (Hossler and Gallagher, 1987) of the college choice process, especially in relation to minority students. Found that parents and friends play a significant role in college choice; for African American and Hispanic students, institutions' promotional materials, and religious and civic organizations, also influenced…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Attendance, College Choice, Decision Making
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Christiansen, Douglas L.; Davidson, Cheryl J.; Roper, Carolyn D.; Sprinkles, M. Christine; Thomas, James C. – College and University, 2003
Surveyed high school juniors and seniors about the type of information prospective college students would like to see on college Web sites. Gathered information on preferences as they relate to stage in the college selection process and on the importance of the supporting Web pages of various departments. (EV)
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Choice, Higher Education, Student Surveys
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Hoyt, Jeff E.; Brown, Andrea B. – College and University, 2003
Examined the image and market position, competition, and market segments of Utah Valley State College, factors that influence student college choice. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Competition, Higher Education, Influences
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Hodges, Timothy D.; Barbuto, John E., Jr. – College and University, 2002
Sampled 49 students in a structured telephone interview to ascertain factors that are most instrumental to high school seniors when selecting postsecondary institutions. Found some differences between urban and rural students' influencing factors. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences
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Pratt, Phillip; Evans, David – College and University, 2002
Parents and matriculating students responded to identical survey items about the college selection process. Analysis of paired responses indicated that parent and student perceptions of the college selection process were too inconsistent to conclude that parents' information would be useful in understanding their children's decision to attend…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Sources
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Espinoza, Suzanne; Bradshaw, George; Hausman, Charles – College and University, 2002
Examined the attitudes of high school counselors toward one flagship university in a western state. Found that counselors rated the flagship institution more favorably on factors that they consider of lesser importance in college selection, and less favorably on factors that they consider more significant as they advise students. (EV)
Descriptors: College Choice, Counselor Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, High Schools
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O'Neill, Kevin J.; George, Catherine C.; Willson, Victor L.; Courville, Troy G.; McGee, Jennifer L.; Amado, Alfred J.; Tanguma, Jesus; Walker, David L. – College and University, 2002
Explored why 30 percent of students admitted to graduate programs in Texas A & M University's College of Education did not register. Found that non-registrants selected universities to which they did not have to relocate or commute too far, and which responded promptly with acceptance decisions and financial aid offers. (EV)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Choice, Decision Making, Enrollment Influences