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Tuition Rising, Chapter 4

Tuition Rising, Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Undergraduate and...

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Chapter 4: Undergraduate and Graduate Program Rankings Undergraduate Programs - before USNWR, colleges only worried about in which selectivity group they were placed - decrease in rankings will decrease # and quality of applicants as well as probability that applicants will enroll - factors and arbitrary weight change over time - 25% to academic reputation; Cornell ranks 6 th -8 th traditionally and thus, we WANT this measure of “performance” to stay in the rankings - 15% student selectivity (acceptance rate, top 10%, yield) - early-decision decrease acceptance rate and inc yield - inc pressure on high school seniors - 20% faculty resources (compensation, full-time, student/faculty ratio, class size (1-19), class size (50+) - cost of living adjustments - class size measures proportions of classes of given sizes, not proportion of students enrolled in classes of given sizes - ex) two classes, one with 2,000 students and one with 2 students = 50% less than 20 and 50% more than 20, yet 99.9% of students enrolled in a large class -
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