The Review of Higher Education

The Review of Higher Education
Volume 29, Number 2, Winter 2006

CONTENTS

    Baird, Katherine.
  • The Political Economy of College Prepaid Tuition Plans
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    Subject Headings:
    • Prepaid tuition plans -- United States.
    Abstract:
      Rising tuition has led many states to offer college prepaid tuition plans. These plans are consistent with the trend in higher education policy toward meeting the needs of wealthier households. The paper argues that the public interest in these plans is hard to find; moreover, median voter theory suggests that prepaid tuition plans may have the unintended consequence of higher tuition inflation, thus making college less affordable for those least able to afford it
    Dowd, Alicia C.
    Grant, John L.
  • Equity and Efficiency of Community College Appropriations: The Role of Local Financing
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    Subject Headings:
    • Community colleges -- United States -- States -- Finance.
    Abstract:
      This study analyzes the equity of community college financing and demonstrates intrastate variations in appropriations to community colleges. The ratio of 90th to 10th percentile values ranges from 2.0 to 2.8 in half of the states analyzed, levels which are considered high in comparison to K-12 finance inequities. In 10 states with high revenue disparities, the direction of revenue deviations is more often progressive in state-funded than in local-share states, suggesting that the local role may undermine equity. This paper explores differences in economies of scale, geographic costs, and program costs as factors determining funding disparities.
    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
    Zhang, Liang, 1974-
    Levin, Jared M.
  • Crafting a Class: The Trade-Off between Merit Scholarships and Enrolling Lower-Income Students
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    Subject Headings:
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
    • Student aid -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This paper uses panel data for the 100 colleges and universities at which the largest number of National Merit Scholarship (NMS) winners enrolled in 2003 to test whether an expansion in the number of institutionally funded NMS winners at an institution is associated with a decline in the number of Pell Grant recipients at the institution. Our findings suggest a trade-off between enrolling institutionally sponsored NMS winners and enrolling Pell grant recipients and thus that institutions should focus on both student selectivity and socioeconomic diversity in crafting their classes.
    Shin, Jung-cheol.
    Milton, Sande.
  • Rethinking Tuition Effects on Enrollment in Public Four-year Colleges and Universities
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    Subject Headings:
    • Public universities and colleges -- United States -- Finance.
    • College attendance -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This study examined the effects of tuition on enrollment in public colleges and universities. The causal model included competitors' tuition, the wage premium for possessing a college degree, financial aid, and unemployment rate as additional independent variables. The data included institution- and state-level data information over five academic years (1998-2002). The definition of college enrollment for this inquiry was the number of first-time students, including only those from in-state. This study found that tuition level did not have an effect on the growth in enrollment. However, the tuition level of competing institutions and the wage premium to a college degree had positive and significant effects on college enrollment growth.

Book Reviews

    Ashby, Bill.
  • The Future of Higher Education: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Newman, Frank, 1927- Future of higher education: rhetoric, reality, and the risks of the market.
    • Couturier, Lara.
    • Scurry, Jamie.
    • Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
    Bastedo, Michael N.
  • The Uses of Institutional Culture: Strengthening Identification and Building Brand Equity in Higher Education (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Toma, J. Douglas. Uses of institutional culture: strengthening identification and building brand equity in higher education.
    • Dubrow, Greg.
    • Hartley, Matthew.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Public relations.
    Baum, Evan.
    Milem, Jeffrey.
  • Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kuh, George D. Student success in college: creating conditions that matter.
    • College student orientation -- United States.
    Burke, Joseph C.
  • Quality and Performance Excellence in Higher Education: Baldrige on Campus (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sorensen, Charles W. (Charles William), 1941-, ed. Quality and performance excellence in higher education: Baldrige on campus.
    • Furst-Bowe, Julie A., ed.
    • Moen, Diane M., ed.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration -- Case studies.
    Cooper, Diane L.
  • Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: Civil Rights and Student Affairs (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wolf-Wendel, Lisa. Reflecting back, looking forward: civil rights and student affairs.
    • College students -- Civil rights -- United States -- History.
    Fennell, Mary L.
  • Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sullivan, William M. Work and integrity: the crisis and promise of professionalism in America.
    • Professional ethics -- United States.
    Muhammad, Crystal Gafford.
  • African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Freeman, Kassie. African Americans and college choice: the influence of family and school.
    • African Americans -- Education (Higher)
    Oseguera, Leticia.
  • Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tierney, William G., ed. Preparing for college: nine elements of effective outreach.
    • Corwin, Zoë B., 1971-, ed.
    • Colyar, Julia E., 1969-, ed.
    • Educational equalization -- United States.
    Thelin, John R., 1947-
  • Speaking of Higher Education: The Academic's Book of Quotations (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Birnbaum, Robert. Speaking of higher education: the academic's book of quotations.
    • Education, Higher -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
    Twombly, Susan B.
    Christy-Dangermond, Samantha.
    Flaherty, Anne Guerin.
    Irungu, Jane.
    Giffin, Ryan.
  • Harvard Rules: The Struggle for the Soul of the World's Most Powerful University (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bradley, Richard, 1964- Harvard rules: the struggle for the soul of the world's most powerful university.
    • Harvard University -- History -- 20th century.
    Stein, Donald G.
  • Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Twitchell, James B., 1943- Branded nation: the marketing of megachurch, college inc., and museumworld.
    • Brand name products -- United States -- Marketing.
    Weiland, Steven.
  • Earning My Degree: Memoirs of an American University President (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gardner, David Pierpont, 1933- Earning my degree: memoirs of an American university president.
    • Gardner, David Pierpont, 1933-
    Yan, Fengqiao.
  • Asia's Educational Edge: Current Achievements in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and India (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Guo, Yugui, 1952- Asia's educational edge: current achievements in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and India.
    • Educational evaluation -- Asia -- Cross-cultural studies.
    Zumeta, William Mark.
  • Arenas of Entrepreneurship: Where Nonprofit and For-Profit Institutions Compete (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pusser, Brian, ed. Arenas of entrepreneurship: where nonprofit and for-profit institutions compete.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Business management.



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