ERIC Number: ED209970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Residence and Migration of College Students. Fall 1979.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
The migration of students into and out of Virginia in the fall of 1979 was examined for first-time, full-time students enrolled as undergraduate (freshmen or transfers), first-professional, graduate, or unclassified. Overall, Virginia ranks eighth in the United States in terms of students migrating into the state. It is expected that between 1980 and 1985, Virginia's 18 to 21-year-old population will decrease by over 52,000 (12 percent) and that the number of public high school graduates will decrease by 11,000 (16 percent). The decline will affect the first-time freshmen enrollment, which in Virginia is 80 percent in-state students. The anticipated decline of 18-year-olds in Virginia is modest compared to the expected decline in states drawing large numbers of Virginia students. Out-of-state institutions operating in Virginia continue to enroll significant numbers of students (especially Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania), although several states are conducting recruitment programs to keep high school graduates in their home state institutions. In the fall of 1979, Virginia experienced a net in-migration of new students. If this trend continues, higher education in Virginia can expect to maintain enrollment levels at or better than national norms. It is suggested that if out-of-state student numbers decline, Virginia should begin a program designed to reduce the number of high school graduates who leave the Commonwealth for higher education. (CC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.