Access to higher education: does distance impact students' intentions to attend university?


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Author: Cooper, Grant; Baglin, James; Strathdee, Rob


The purpose of this study was to investigate if, net of other factors, distance is a predictor of students' intentions to attend university. This report contributes to the existing literature in a number of ways. In phase one, internet-based mapping software is used to create a continuous measure (e.g. kilometres) of students' distance from a university as opposed to a relatively limited number of discrete categories (e.g. metro, remote). Continuous measures may increase understanding of how factors, such as geographical location, impact participation and access to higher education. In...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Disadvantaged; Participation; Higher education; Demographics

Keywords: Access to education and training; Barrier; Remote; Rural; Urban; Decision making; Aspirations

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Perth, Western Australia: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, 2017

Physical description: 43 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 127.765

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