Within State Transitions from 2-Year to 4-Year Public Institutions

39 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2002 Last revised: 26 Oct 2010

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Ronald G. Ehrenberg

ILR-Cornell University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Christopher L. Smith

Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Date Written: February 2002

Abstract

Within many large states there are multiple 2-year and 4-year public institutions. Our paper develops a methodology that can be used to help evaluate how well each 2-year public institution in a state is doing in preparing those of its students who transfer to 4-year public institutions to successfully complete their 4-year programs. Similarly, the methodology can be used to help evaluate how well each 4-year public institution is doing in graduating the those students from 2-year institutions who transfer to it. The methodology is illustrated using data provided by the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis of the State University of New York.

Suggested Citation

Ehrenberg, Ronald G. and Smith, Christopher L., Within State Transitions from 2-Year to 4-Year Public Institutions (February 2002). NBER Working Paper No. w8792. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=300754

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Christopher L. Smith

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