Comparing College Choice Factors in Student Athletes vs. Non-Student Athletes
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The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference between student athletes and non-student athletes’ factors for deciding to attend a small liberal arts college in Maryland. The students were given a survey to rate 10 factors as “very important, somewhat important, not important, and N/A” to their decision to attend the college. This study concluded that there was no difference in ratings for factors more general to the college, but factors that were more specific to the athletic department, showed to be much more important to the student athletes. Research in this area should continue, so the college is aware of what continues to bring both student athletes and non-student athletes to campus.