Acceso y Deserción en las Universidades. Alternativas De Financiamiento

Translated title of the contribution: Access and Dropout in Universities. Financing Alternatives

Elvis Roberto Sinchi Nacipucha, Gliceria Petrona Gomez Ceballos

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Currently, the dynamics of access to universities in Ecuador is growing. Since the implementation of the Organic Law of Higher Education, changes have been introduced that favor this process and influence the increase in quality; however, barriers continue to exist; the purpose of this article is to analyze the causes that hinder access and provoke desertion and the financing alternatives that could contribute to mitigate them. We mainly used the induction-deduction method, gathering information from primary and secondary sources; for this purpose, a sample was selected based on the population of students of the universities located in Cuenca (6854). The size amounts to 364 and the questionnaire technique was applied to 383 students; the information was complemented with interviews and documentary review. The main results validate the causes of the problem, which are the high cost of tuition and the loss of subjects, and identify ways to reduce desertion, it is evident that these are few and not very diverse, which is aggravated by the lack of knowledge of students about the benefits offered by these institutions; in response to this, it is proposed to establish policies linked to the increase of these alternatives and improve the communication process between the various institutions that offer financial services and / or scholarships to students.
Translated title of the contributionAccess and Dropout in Universities. Financing Alternatives
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)274-287
Number of pages14
Issue number13
StatePublished - 31 Dec 2018


  • Access
  • Barriers
  • Credits
  • Dropout
  • Scholarships
  • University

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 111A Education


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