Earning Your Cap: A Comprehensive Analysis of the University of Texas System's Coordinated Admissions Program

63 Pages Posted: 30 May 2017

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Rodney Andrews

University of Texas at Dallas

John Thompson

University of Texas at Dallas

Date Written: May 2017

Abstract

The competitive application process is the traditional path to gain access to selective public universities. There is little research on alternative pathways to gain access to selective public universities. In this manuscript, we use the fuzzy regression discontinuity design to study the impact of transferring to the University of Texas at Austin. We find that gaining access via this path has an impact on choice of major, financial aid, and earnings.

Suggested Citation

Andrews, Rodney and Thompson, John, Earning Your Cap: A Comprehensive Analysis of the University of Texas System's Coordinated Admissions Program (May 2017). NBER Working Paper No. w23442. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2976182

Rodney Andrews (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Dallas ( email )

John Thompson

University of Texas at Dallas ( email )

2601 North Floyd Road
Richardson, TX 75083
United States

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