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Understanding the college choice of disadvantaged students / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa, editors.

Contributor(s): Cabrera, Alberto F | La Nasa, Steven M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New directions for institutional research: no. 107.Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000Description: 112 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.ISBN: 078795439X; 9780787954390.Subject(s): College choice -- United States | College students -- Economic conditions | College students -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 378.73 Also issued online.
Contents:
Understanding the college-choice process / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Three critical tasks America's disadvantaged face on their path to college / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Overcoming the tasks on the path to college for America's disadvantaged / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Transition to college : what helps at-risk students and students whose parents did not attend college / Susan P. Choy ... [et al.] -- Racial and ethnic group differences in college enrollment decisions / Laura W. Perna -- Preparing America's disadvantaged for college : programs that increase college opportunity / Watson Scott Swail -- Using national educational longitudinal study data to examine the transition to college / Lutz Berkner.
Review: "This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research synthesizes the literature on college choice and then highlights college enrollment patterns and decisions for specific subpopulations, including lower socio-economic status, at-risk, first-time, and minority students. The chapters not only describe disparity among subpopulations but also highlight the factors, programs, and assistance that tend to improve and encourage college enrollment. The authors suggest viable programs and intervention strategies to promote access. This volume is relevant to campus administrators, institutional researchers, enrollment management professionals, and others with concern for access and opportunity to higher education."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Fall 2000."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Understanding the college-choice process / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Three critical tasks America's disadvantaged face on their path to college / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Overcoming the tasks on the path to college for America's disadvantaged / Alberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa -- Transition to college : what helps at-risk students and students whose parents did not attend college / Susan P. Choy ... [et al.] -- Racial and ethnic group differences in college enrollment decisions / Laura W. Perna -- Preparing America's disadvantaged for college : programs that increase college opportunity / Watson Scott Swail -- Using national educational longitudinal study data to examine the transition to college / Lutz Berkner.

Also issued online.

"This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research synthesizes the literature on college choice and then highlights college enrollment patterns and decisions for specific subpopulations, including lower socio-economic status, at-risk, first-time, and minority students. The chapters not only describe disparity among subpopulations but also highlight the factors, programs, and assistance that tend to improve and encourage college enrollment. The authors suggest viable programs and intervention strategies to promote access. This volume is relevant to campus administrators, institutional researchers, enrollment management professionals, and others with concern for access and opportunity to higher education."--BOOK JACKET.

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ALBERTO F. CABRERA is associate professor and senior researcher with the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. STEVEN M. LA NASA is a graduate research assistant and doctoral candidate with the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University.

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