State Financial Policies and College Student Persistence: A National Study

@article{Chen2011StateFP,
  title={State Financial Policies and College Student Persistence: A National Study},
  author={Rong Chen and Edward P. St. John},
  journal={The Journal of Higher Education},
  year={2011},
  volume={82},
  pages={629 - 660}
}
  • Rong Chen, E. John
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Education
  • The Journal of Higher Education
In the context of the privatization of higher education, this study examines the possible role of state finances in promoting equal educational opportunities. Through the combined use of a national representative database and a state finance database and the application of hierarchical generalized linear modeling methods, this study found that state funding of need-based aid was positively associated with college students' chances of persistence, while findings regarding state funding on non… 

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