Understanding the Influence of the Financial Context of Institutions on Student Persistence at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
- The Journal of Higher Education
- The Ohio State University Press
- Volume 77, Number 2, March/April 2006
- pp. 353-375
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Using resource dependency theory as a conceptual framework, this study explores the relationship between the financial context of four-year institutions and student persistence. This research reveals that student persistence is positively related to the percent of revenue derived from tuition and negatively related to percent of expenditures on administration.