ERIC Number: ED208784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Geographic and Institutional Origin of Arkansas College Students, Fall 1980.
Information on the geographic and institutional origins of students at Arkansas state and independent colleges and universities in the fall 1980 are presented in the first analytic report on these topics. Geographic origin is the legal residence of a student when admitted to an institution, and the institutional origin of undergraduate transfer students, graduate students, and first professional students is the institution a student attended prior to enrollment at the current institution. With two exceptions, all of the state four-year institutions drew most of their first-time entering students from surrounding counties. At least three percent of the students were attracted from the surrounding counties and smaller proportions of students were attracted from out of state. The community colleges and Southern Arkansas University, El Dorado Branch, drew intensely from a small group of counties. They drew three percent or more of the high school graduates from only one to six counties, but these accounted for more than 75 percent of their first-time entering enrollment. Generally, the independent four-year institutions attracted three percent of the high school graduates from fewer Arkansas counties, but drew more heavily from other Arkansas counties and from other states. However, out-of-state students at independent colleges ranged from eight percent to 77 percent. When the data are arranged by county to show approximate percentages of higher education, wide variations among the counties are revealed. Most state institutions attracted the largest numbers of entering graduate and first professional students from their own graduates while the smaller graduate programs at the independent institutions attracted students from other institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Demography, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, In State Students, Out of State Students, Place of Residence, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility
Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 1301 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Higher Education, Little Rock.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print.