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Published by Jossey-Bass Publishers in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • College choice -- United States.,
  • College students -- Economic conditions.,
  • College students -- Social conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlberto F. Cabrera, Steven M. La Nasa, editors.
SeriesNew directions for institutional research., no. 107
ContributionsCabrera, Alberto F. editor., La Nasa, Steven M. editor.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLB2350.5 .U53 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3968078M
ISBN 10078795439X
LC Control Number2001274153
OCLC/WorldCa45593912

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