Pascarella and Terenzini, two of the most cited researchers in higher education, provide a wealth of information on the impact of college on students. Both volumes of How College Affects Students (published in 1991 and 2005, respectively) cover a variety of critically important student outcomes such as, cognitive and intellectual growth, psychosocial change, moral development, and career and economic impacts of college. This book is one of the most cited and well-known works in the fields of higher education and student affairs.
If you want to know about the empirical evidence on important student outcomes, there is no better book to reference. This book does not cover anecdotal conclusions about the impact of college on students - it only reviews what is known scientifically about how college affects students. A MUST READ for all higher education professionals.
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