Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Higher and Adult Education
This study examines the relationship between tuition increases, retention, and Pell Grant recipients attending college for the first time at 279 four-year public universities in the southeastern and southwestern regions of the United States. The data for this study was gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) using the tuition, retention, and Pell Grant information collected in the fall of those corresponding academic years. APearson moment correlation and linear regression analysis was used to find significance between the three variables. The study revealed that there was no significant interaction with student retention. However, the study did reveal a correlation in the number of students receiving the Pell Grant and the number of students retained at these institutions.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Karasek, Raymond N. III, "An Assessment of College Tuition Increases and Retention" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1541.