Student costs and enrollment in private, less than highly competitive, baccalaureate institutions

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dc.contributor Dyer, Beverly
dc.contributor Jolly, James L.
dc.contributor Jones, Jennifer
dc.contributor Kennamer, Mike
dc.contributor Urban, Wayne J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardy, David E. Davis, Dana Jeanette 2017-03-01T14:36:33Z 2017-03-01T14:36:33Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000437
dc.identifier.other Davis_alatus_0004D_10541
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Private, not-for-profit, Baccalaureate institutions have played an important role in the history of American higher education. These institutions have their beginnings in the traditional liberal arts institutions that were established for training clergy and community leaders. These institutions still play a vital role in the higher education landscape. This study explored the relationship between institutional characteristics, student cost, and enrollment in an effort to document the trends from 1988 to 2008 and to determine any predictive value based upon those trends. A study population that included private, not-for-profit, less than highly competitive institutions was examined and disaggregated into cohorts based upon geographic region, Carnegie 2005 Basic Classification, and HBCU status. The results of descriptive statistics and data analyses show that enrollments remained relatively stable among this sector of higher education while the costs increased. The characteristics shown to have the greatest impact on cost were being located in the Northeast region, being a Baccalaureate Arts and Sciences institution, and not having designation as an HBCU. Enrollments were slightly negatively correlated with the mean cost changes. Findings, conclusions and recommendations are discussed at the end of the study. By examining this sector of higher education, the researcher sought to gain a better understanding of the relationship among institutional characteristics, student cost, and enrollment. Increased knowledge of this sector of higher education can assist higher education professionals to be better prepared for institutional planning and public policy discussion.
dc.format.extent 159 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher Education
dc.title Student costs and enrollment in private, less than highly competitive, baccalaureate institutions
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Higher Education Administration The University of Alabama doctoral Ed.D.

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