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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|September 2004||Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities |
with Ronald G. Ehrenberg
in College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay For It, Caroline M. Hoxby, editor
|April 2003||Who Bears the Growing Cost of Science at Universities?|
with Ronald G. Ehrenberg, George H. Jakubson: w9627
Scientific research has come to dominate many American universities. Even with growing external support, increasingly the costs of scientific research are being funded out of internal university funds. Our paper explains why this is occuring, presents estimates of the magnitudes of start-up cost packages being provided to scientists and engineers and then uses panel data to estimate the impact of the growing cost of science on student/faculty ratios, faculty salaries and undergraduate tuition.We find that universities whose own expenditures on research are growing the most rapidly, ceteris paribus, have had the greatest increase in student faculty ratios and, in the private sector, higher tuition increases. Thus, undergraduate students bear part of the cost of increased institutional expen...
Published: Ehrenberg, R. and P. Stephan (eds.) Science and the University. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.
|February 2003||Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities|
with Ronald G. Ehrenberg: w9516
We address the determinants of resident and nonresident tuition and enrollment at public universities. A key explanatory variable is the share of out-of-state students enrolled under reciprocity agreements. We find that public universities use out-of-state enrollments primarily to augment student quality, not to make up for losses in state appropriations.In the main out-of-state enrollment levels are relatively insensitive to out-of-state tuition levels charged by institutions. Finally, we find no evidence that public universities increase their in-state or out-of-state tuition levels in response to increased federal or state financial aid for students.