Year

2017

Series

Upjohn Institute working paper ; 15-229

DOI

10.17848/wp15-229

Abstract

We estimate the effects on postsecondary education outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise, a generous, place-based college scholarship. We identify Promise effects using difference-in-differences, comparing eligible to ineligible graduates before and after the Promise’s initiation. According to our estimates, the Promise significantly increases college enrollment, college credits attempted, and credential attainment. Stronger effects occur for women.

Issue Date

June 2015; Revised December 2017

Sponsorship

William T. Grant Foundation

Subject Areas

EDUCATION; Postsecondary education; Postsecondary access; Promise scholarships

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Citation

Bartik, Timothy J., Brad Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska. 2017 " The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-229. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/wp15-229