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Abstract

What motivates students to attend an out-or-state school? To find out the answer, two groups of students were surveyed. One group was attending with the financial assistance of a scholarship designed to recruit out-of-state scholars. The second group included students who matriculated via the general admissions process. Information was also compared by gender. Students' perceptions of academic programs, campus climate, cost, and the influence of other people in their lives were examined. The overall academic program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UN-L), scholarships received, cost of tuition, and interest in a specific academic program were the major reasons why surveyed students chose to attend UN-L.

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