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Title: The Determinants of College Matriculation in the United States
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1. Reber, Ricci L.
The Determinants of College Matriculation in the United States
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, American University, 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): College Cost; College Graduates; Debt/Borrowing; Educational Attainment; Financial Assistance; Geocoded Data; Post-Secondary Transcripts; Student Loans

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This dissertation measures the extent to which changes in student loan interest rates and information asymmetries affect the matriculation decisions of college students in the United States.

The fourth chapter uses longitudinal survey data to measure the effect of student loan interest rates on college matriculation. Relying on exogenous variation in real student loan interest rates across high school graduation cohorts to identify this effect, I find no statistically significant effect of student loan interest rates on the decision to matriculate immediately to a four-year institution.

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Reber, Ricci L. The Determinants of College Matriculation in the United States. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, American University, 2017.