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An analysis of student enrollment demand

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Economics of Education Review Volume 17, Number 1 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper analyzes the sensitivity of white and black enrollment yields to changes in real net cost at a large (21,000), urban, public university over a six year time period (1988–1993). Estimation is by GLS random effects and controls for a number of financial, academic, and qualitative variables. The major conclusion is that, while enrollment yields are generally insensitive to changes in net cost, sensitivity for blacks is roughly two-thirds higher than for whites. This would suggest that since minority students have been responding positively to financial aid, cuts in grant funding by state legislators or Congress may restrict minority access to higher education in the future. ["JEL" I21]


Wetzel, J., O'Toole, D. & Peterson, S. An analysis of student enrollment demand. Economics of Education Review, 17(1), 47-54. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 2, 2020 from .

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