Access to Four-Year Public Colleges and Degree Completion

  title={Access to Four-Year Public Colleges and Degree Completion},
  author={Joshua Goodman and Michael Hurwitz and Jonathan Smith},
  journal={Microeconomics: Intertemporal Consumer Choice \& Savings eJournal},
Does access to four-year colleges affect degree completion for students who would otherwise attend two-year colleges? Admission to Georgia’s four-year public sector requires minimum SAT scores. Regression discontinuity estimates show that access to this sector increases four-year college enrollment and college quality, largely by diverting students from two-year colleges. Access substantially increases bachelor’s degree completion rates for these relatively low-skilled students. SAT retaking… Expand
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