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Within State Transitions from 2-Year to 4-Year Public Institutions

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  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg
  • Christopher L. Smith

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Within many large states there are multiple 2-year and 4-year public institutions. Our paper develops a methodology that can be used to help evaluate how well each 2-year public institution in a state is doing in preparing those of its students who transfer to 4-year public institutions to successfully complete their 4-year programs. Similarly, the methodology can be used to help evaluate how well each 4-year public institution is doing in graduating the those students from 2-year institutions who transfer to it. The methodology is illustrated using data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis of the State University of New York.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 8792.

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Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Publication status: published as Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Christopher L. Smith. "Analyzing The Success Of Student Transitions From 2- To 4- Year Institutions Within A State," Economics of Education Review, 2004, v23(1,Feb), 11-28.
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