Abstract

This study examined how students' enrollment responses to college costs--in both college choice and persistence decisions--vary by social class. Findings revealed substantial class-based patterns of enrollment behavior in response to prematriculation perceptions of college costs and actual postmatriculation costs, consistently restricting postsecondary opportunities for lower-income relative to higher-income students.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 189-236
Launched on MUSE
2002-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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