The Relationship Between Economic Indicators and Texas Public Two-year College Enrollment
Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
Higher Education Leadership
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The researcher examined the relationship between economic variables and enrollment in Texas public 2-year colleges to determine the relationship between the Texas Leading Index, Texas Coincident Index, Texas unemployment rate, and enrollment in Texas public 2-year colleges for the years 1993–2014. All three variables were statistically significant in determining enrollment in Texas public 2-year colleges. The Texas Leading Index provides Texas public 2-year college administrators with data on potential changes in enrollment up to 7 months in advance. A 1-point increase in the Texas Leading Index was estimated to reduce enrollment in Texas public 2-year colleges by 1,853 students in 7 months. A 1-point increase in the Texas Coincident Index was estimated to reduce Texas public 2-year college enrollment by 4,410 students. A 1 percentage point increase in the rate of unemployment in Texas was estimated to increase enrollment in Texas public 2-year colleges by 19,360 students.
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Sawyer, Anthony Barrett, "The Relationship Between Economic Indicators and Texas Public Two-year College Enrollment" (2016). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 829.