Three Essays on Postsecondary Education
Thompson, John C.
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Postsecondary education has numerous long-term impacts on those students who go on to pursue and complete it. In this work, I examine the impact of several policies which influence student’s entry into and matriculation through the postsecondary system of Texas. My first chapter looks at the impact of going to a flagship university for students who gain access to that school through an uncommon pathway. My second chapter examines the impact of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and its elimination of subsidized student loans for graduate students, on educational outcomes for graduate students. My third chapter looks at the impacts that graduate student instructors have on the students who take their courses.