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The effects of local colleges on the quality of college attended

Economics of Education Review Volume 23, Number 3 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper measures the effects of living near a “high quality” college on the college attended. If local colleges provide information about postsecondary education or role models for youth, they may generate “spillover” effects that increase the quality of the college attended, even for individuals who do not attend college locally. Using data from the High School and Beyond Survey, I find that living near a good public university significantly increases the quality of the college attended, but only for low-income individuals. This effect persists even when we restrict the sample to non-local college enrollees.


Do, C. The effects of local colleges on the quality of college attended. Economics of Education Review, 23(3), 249-257. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 2, 2020 from .

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