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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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Introduction


Nearly all full-time, first-year undergraduates in both groups were satisfied with the social and extracurricular activities and the sports and recreation programs on their campus. Satisfaction with the academic experience was higher for full-time, first-year undergraduates with higher sticker prices than it was for those with sticker prices below $12,000 in public research universities. The three academic characteristics that full-time, first-year undergraduates with higher sticker prices were more likely to report as satisfactory than were those with sticker prices below $12,000 in public research universities included availability of courses, instructors’ ability and class size. Full-time, first-year undergraduates with sticker prices below $12,000 in public research universities were more likely to be satisfied with social life and the sports and recreation programs on-campus (94 and 96 percent, respectively) than were those with higher sticker prices (90 and 92 percent, respectively).


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