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PEDAR: Executive Summary Undergraduates with Higher Sticker Prices
Introduction
Student Characteristics
Finances
Influences
Academic Differences
Satisfaction
Persistence
Conclusion
Research Methodology
References
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Persistence


Multivariate analysis techniques were used to find that full-time, first-year undergraduates with higher sticker prices were more likely to persist in their first year than were those with sticker prices below $12,000 in public research universities. Further, the multivariate statistical techniques found that student characteristics did not explain the difference in persistence. Persistence is defined as attending full-time at the same campus for at least eight months during the year.

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