Using institutional selection factors to develop recruiting profiles: Marketing small, private colleges and universities to prospective student athletes
The purpose of this study was to identify important college choice factors for entering freshmen student athletes at small, private higher education institutions that compete in an National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-member athletic conference representing small, private schools across the southeastern United States. Using Gabert, Hale, and Montalvo's (1999) Student-Athlete College Choice Profile, the study analyzed 23 factors in college selections of 247 freshmen student athletes. Findings showed playing opportunities and relationships with head coaches to be the top-rated factors, while significant differences between males and females and between major- and minor-sport athletes indicate that unique recruiting strategies for those groups may be necessary at small institutions.
College choice factors, College marketing to student-athletes, College selection, College selection factors, Entering freshmen, Freshmen, Freshmen student-athletes, Private colleges/universities, Prospective student-athletes, Recruitment strategy, Student recruitment, Student recruitment marketing, Student-athlete college selection, Student-athlete recruitment, Student-athletes
Johnson, Gary R., Colby Jubenville, and Benjamin Goss. "Using institutional selection factors to develop recruiting profiles: Marketing small, private colleges and universities to prospective student athletes." Journal of Marketing for Higher Education 19, no. 1 (2009): 1-25.
Journal of Marketing for Higher Education