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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2019
The decisions to go to college and where are life-altering. Accordingly, college choice theory has been a necessary framework for understanding access and destinations in postsecondary education. The author argues for the need to depart from framing college-going around "choice" and puts forth a timely and context-driven alternative to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, College Bound Students, Access to Education
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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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Mathis, Daniel; Tremblay, Christopher – College and University, 2010
For several decades, colleges have maintained an LGBT Web presence for currently enrolled students. These Web sites inform students about resources, services, events, and staff . They serve as a way to communicate a school's inclusivity and commitment to the LGBT population. Only recently have Web sites specifically targeted for the prospective…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Resource Centers, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Venegas, Kristan; Tierney, William – College and University, 2005
This article utilizes data from a two-year study of Latino urban high school students to understand more about the role of peers in college choice and access. Findings suggest that peers can support college goals.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Peer Influence, College Preparation, College Choice
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Kuh, George D.; And Others – College and University, 1984
Common quantitative measures used as indicators of institutional quality (library holdings, student faculty ratio, expenditures) may be less revealing than other factors (out-of-class student-faculty interaction, special living environments, the institution's informal organization, etc.). Admissions staff should have such information available for…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, College Role
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Dembowski, Frederick L. – College and University, 1980
A model of student college choice decision was formulated and empirically tested to be used as the basis to estimate the probability of whether a student would enter a particular college. Three components of the model were students' personal characteristics, the admissions process that the students experience, and college characteristics.…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making
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Kennedy, Eugene; Bateman, Mark – College and University, 1999
Using data from a national longitudinal survey, a study explored factors predisposing students from single- and two-parent families to pursue postsecondary education and identified implications for enrollment managers and researchers. Results indicate that, although parents play the most pivotal role for each group of students, mothers are of…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making
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Webb, Melvin W., II – College and University, 1988
A study of prospective engineering majors' college choice compared factors influencing those students with factors influencing other college-bound students; related college choice to student characteristics; and examined the time of major choice, principal influences on that decision, specialization preferences, and career objectives among this…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Engineering, Higher Education
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Tierney, Michael L. – College and University, 1984
Analysis of the joint submission of Scholastic Aptitude Test scores by 10,704 high school seniors shows that relatively few colleges compete with each other in local student markets. This suggests that state and institutional policies for adapting to demographically induced enrollment declines will be severely constrained by the competitive…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Choice
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Bateman, Mark; Hossler, Don – College and University, 1996
Compared development of postsecondary education plans of African American and White ninth graders, vs variables of the Hossler/Gallagher Three Phase Model of College Choice. Subjects were from 2,930 households with students attending 21 Indiana high schools. Results indicate the variables were more predictive for Whites than African Americans, and…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Administration, College Bound Students, College Choice
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Boatwright, Micheal A.; Ouimet, Judith A.; Middleton, Tracy – College and University, 1999
A study examined the relationship between the colleges students select initially to receive their college entrance examination scores (high-choice set) and their choice of institution to attend (college-of-enrollment). Data were drawn from records of 105,000 students taking the American College Testing (ACT) examination and enrolling in 1994. A…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations
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Matthews, Mabel Jones; Hadley, Thomas D. – College and University, 1993
A study investigated how 362 Ohio high school seniors perceived the quality of selected state universities in Ohio and how those perceptions affected their choice of colleges to which to apply. It is concluded that students do use perceived quality as a basis for application. Implications for practice and further research are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice
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Rickman, Charles A.; Green, Gary – College and University, 1993
A study of 393 Oklahoma National Merit Scholar semifinalists and 222 nonsemifinalists found the college choice criteria of the 2 groups differed somewhat and that academic excellence was more important to the former than the latter group. However, it was not shown that semifinalists used more objective criteria than nonsemifinalists. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Administration, College Bound Students, College Choice
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Sevier, Robert A. – College and University, 1993
A survey of 1,127 college-bound African-American high school juniors investigated what help they had in the college choice process, how they described their preferred kind of college, their most important college choice criteria, their life goals, their perceptions of minority recruitment strategies, and their most desired college academic and…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Black Students, College Administration, College Bound Students
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