Alternative student-based revenue streams for higher education institutions: A difference-in-difference analysis using guaranteed tuition policies

Jennifer A. Delaney, Tyler D. Kearney

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Abstract

This study considered the impact of state-level guaranteed tuition programs on alternative student-based revenue streams. It used a quasi-experimental, difference-in-difference methodology with a panel dataset of public four-year institutions from 2000-2012. Illinois’ 2004 “Truth-in-Tuition” law was used as the policy of interest and the treatment condition. Following the introduction of Illinois’ guaranteed tuition law, required fees and out-of-state tuition increased significantly at institutions subject to the law, but not the number or percent of out-of-state students. These results were robust to specifications with alternative comparison groups and the inclusion of state-specific linear time trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-769
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Higher Education
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • Difference-in-difference
  • Fees
  • Higher education
  • Out-of-state enrolment
  • Quasi-experimental
  • Tuition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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