The crème de la crème: Stratification and accumulative advantage within us private research universities

Kelly O. Rosinger, Barrett J. Taylor, Sheila Slaughter

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Abstract

This chapter examines how changing field conditions for US private research universities relate to stratification and accumulation of economic and cultural capital at a handful of elite institutions. We used latent profile analysis to identify and describe subgroups of institutions by endowment holdings and enrollment demand, and drew on descriptive data to examine how levels of resources within these subgroups changed over time. Findings indicated that by restricting seats and recruiting high-scoring students, a small number of private research institutions maintained their position, using these gains along with growth in endowment investments to leverage additional resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigher Education Dynamics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages81-101
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameHigher Education Dynamics
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1571-0378
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1923

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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