ERIC Number: ED167038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Migration of College Students. Preliminary Analysis of Trends in College Student Migration.
Petersen, Richard J.; Smith, Carolyn R.
Data and a brief analysis of migration of college students are presented. Information is presented on: enrollment by control of institution and "origin" of student for 1958, 1963, 1968, and 1975; net migration of college students and percent of student residents remaining in home state institutions for these four years; residence and migration of all students in fall 1975 for all institutions, all publicly controlled institutions, and all privately controlled institutions; and residence and migration of first-time undergraduate students for all institutions for fall 1975. Data are also presented by type of school, level of institution, and level of enrollment for fall 1975, and data allow examination of state outmigration, inmigration, and net migration. Tables include the ratios of students remaining to students enrolled and to student residents. A greater percentage of students were enrolled in colleges in their home state than in previous years, but care must be taken in interpreting this finding since legal residence requirements have changed since the 1968 survey. Public institutions had a larger percentage of students who remained in the same state than did private institutions. Community colleges and other 2-year institutions enrolled a larger percentage of their students from within the state than did 4-year colleges and universities. Comparative data for males and females and data on foreign students are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, In State Students, Migration Patterns, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Mobility, Surveys, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Washington, DC 20202
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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