A Promising Trend?: An Event History Analysis of Factors Associated With Establishing Single-Institution College Promise Programs

Jennifer A. Delaney, Elaine W. Leigh

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Abstract

Reducing the cost of college by awarding grants is often a policy lever to address affordability in higher education. Based on the share of family income needed to cover the net price of college, college affordability has declined in 45 states since 2008 (Institute for Research on Higher Education, 2016). In recent years, college promise programs have emerged as a policy innovation to address higher education affordability and increase attainment in local communities. Promise programs are distinctive for promoting the idea of “free college” in specific localities, often providing full tuition (and sometimes fees) using place-based eligibility criteria, such as
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImproving Research-Based Knowledge of College Promise Programs
EditorsLaura W Perna, Edward J Smith
PublisherAmerican Educational Research Association
Pages269-302
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9780935302776
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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