Research in Higher Education

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 241–261

The Relationship Between Institutional Mission and Students' Involvement and Educational Outcomes


DOI: 10.1023/A:1022055829783

Cite this article as:
Pike, G.R., Kuh, G.D. & Gonyea, R.M. Research in Higher Education (2003) 44: 241. doi:10.1023/A:1022055829783


Although institutional characteristics are assumed to influence student learning and intellectual development, this link has not been confirmed empirically. This study examined whether institutional mission, as represented by Carnegie classification, is related to student learning and development. After controlling for student background characteristics, no meaningful differences were found in students' perceptions of the college environment, levels of academic and social involvement, integration of information, or educational outcomes by Carnegie classification.

student involvement educational outcomes assessment college effects 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary R. Pike
    • 1
  • George D. Kuh
    • 2
  • Robert M. Gonyea
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Missouri–ColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Indiana University–BloomingtonIndia

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