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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
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Benezet, Louis T. – College and University, 2019
This article discusses the conflict that arises between rising enrollments and meaningful college learning. The author highlights data on students' response to the college environment, and offers a number of innovative ideas for fostering intellectual growth among a more diverse student body. These include: early declaration of major; rethinking…
Descriptors: Conflict, College Students, College Environment, Student Diversity
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Gitter, Robert J.; MacDonald, Faith; Greenleaf, Daniel – College and University, 2018
The authors examined factors that affected the size of the freshman class at small liberal arts colleges after a decline of ten percent or more. Although top ranked national schools needed to do little, lesser ranked ones enjoyed a greater degree of recovery by offering larger amounts of financial aid and regional schools by awarding aid to more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Enrollment Trends, Liberal Arts
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Lehmann, Whitney – College and University, 2017
This study used an online questionnaire to survey first-time, non-transfer undergraduate freshmen students at the University of Miami to determine the perceived influence of electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) on their college search and choice compared to that of traditional word-of-mouth (WOM). In addition, eWOM's influence was examined during the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Search Strategies, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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Ortagus, Justin C. – College and University, 2016
Research has suggested that changes in rankings have an impact on admissions outcomes at colleges and universities. This study incorporates organization theory to explain these mechanisms and other external forces driving the pursuit of prestige in higher education. Beyond updating and replicating previous findings related to the impact of college…
Descriptors: Reputation, Regression (Statistics), Higher Education, Achievement Rating
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Ishitani, Terry T. – College and University, 2016
Coupled with the most recent national data set, this study investigated the college persistence behavior of first-generation students and found that they were most likely to withdraw from college during their second year. Moreover, this study unpacked the time-varying nature of academic and social integration. The effect of social integration on…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Ward, Terri; Jacobs, Jonathan; Thompson, Roger T. – College and University, 2016
The number of international students enrolling at U.S. higher education institutions has increased dramatically in the last 20 years. U.S. institutions welcome these students as they affirm their academic reputation and their claims to provide a global experience for domestic students. Is this student group being served effectively? The increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Wick, Michael R.; Kleine, Patricia A.; Nelson, Andrew J. – College and University, 2011
This article presents the development, testing, and application of an enrollment model. The model incorporates incoming freshman enrollment class size and historical persistence, transfer, and graduation rates to predict a six-year enrollment window and associated annual graduate production. The model predicts six-year enrollment to within 0.67…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Class Size
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Pugh, Susan L.; Johnson, David B. – College and University, 2011
Ultimately, making financial aid "freshman friendly" also makes financial aid "sophomore friendly," "junior friendly," and "senior friendly." Indiana University has in place an Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) model that includes focused financial aid packaging strategies complemented by unique contact…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, College Freshmen, Enrollment Management
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Weber, Jerome C. – College and University, 2009
What creates the "one-and-done" scenario is the National Basketball Association (NBA) rule that prohibits a player from graduating from high school and going directly to the NBA. The league's obviously cynical and self-interested rule prohibits a prospect from signing to play before at least one year has elapsed. In contrast, Major League…
Descriptors: High Schools, Team Sports, Youth, Talent
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Miller, Thomas E.; Herreid, Charlene H. – College and University, 2009
This is the fifth in a series of articles describing an attrition prediction and intervention project at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. The project was originally presented in the 83(2) issue (Miller 2007). The statistical model for predicting attrition was described in the 83(3) issue (Miller and Herreid 2008). The methods and…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), College Students, Higher Education, Student Attrition
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Miller, T. E.; Herreid, C. H. – College and University, 2008
This article presents a project intended to produce a model for predicting the risk of attrition of individual students enrolled at the University of South Florida. The project is premised upon the principle that college student attrition is as highly individual and personal as any other aspect of the college-going experience. Students make…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Attrition, Admission (School), Regression (Statistics)
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Luo, Mingchu; Williams, James E.; Vieweg, Bruce – College and University, 2007
This study examined the diverse patterns of interactive factors that influence transfer students' first-year retention at a midsize four-year university. The population for this study consisted of five cohorts totaling 1,713 full-time, degree-seeking transfer students. Sequential sets of logistic regression analyses on blocks of variables were…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Scholarships
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Nelson, C. Van; Leganza, Krystina K. – College and University, 2006
Gender was investigated along with other academic variables as predictors of success in entry-level freshman courses from liberal arts mathematics through calculus. The female students were more successful than the male students in all the courses, but gender became less significant as the sophistication level of the course increased. (Contains 16…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement, College Mathematics, College Freshmen
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Legutko, Robert S. – College and University, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the success of an alternate admission option for academically underprepared students. This study compared relevant enrollment, academic, and graduation data at various critical points in the academic careers of alternate admission option students with data from students who entered the college through…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Program Effectiveness, College Freshmen
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