Executive Summary



Introduction to College Choice

College Access Versus College Choice

Historical Perspectives on College Choice

Intended Audience


Organization of the Monograph

Current Trends in College Choice Research

Access and Equity in College Choice

Utility of Comprehensive College Choice Models in the Twenty-First Century

Preparation for College

Increased Policy Focus

Chapter Summary

College Choice as a Comprehensive Process

Hossler and Gallagher's College Choice Model

Hossler and Gallagher's Model in Recent Research

Critiques of Hossler and Gallagher's Model

Emerging College Choice Models

Alternative Lenses for Viewing the College Choice Process

Chapter Summary

College Choice for Lower Socioeconomic Students

Issues of Access for Lower Socioeconomic Students

Linking Bourdieu to College Choice

Chapter Summary

College Choice Processes for Students of Color

Research Related to the College Choice Processes of Students of Color

Chapter Summary

College Preparation Programs

College Preparation and Access Programs

Essential Components of College Preparation: A Review of Several Current Programs

Measuring Up: Comparing Existing Programs with the Essential Components Framework

Chapter Summary

Implications and Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research

Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research from 1989

Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research from the Current Research



Name Index

Subject Index

About the Author