ERIC Number: ED222119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Freshman Migration Into and Out of Connecticut. BHE Reports, R-4 82.
Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Information on the migration patterns of Connecticut freshmen in fall 1979 and comparative data for fall 1981 are examined. Findings include the following: Connecticut ranked fourth among the states as a net exporter of freshmen; in 1979, 8,474 more freshmen left Connecticut to attend out-of-state institutions than migrated into Connecticut for higher education; of the 39,857 Connecticut residents who were freshmen in fall 1979, 33.6 percent enrolled in out-of-state institutions; of the freshmen migrating to out-of-state institutions in fall 1979, 77.6 percent were enrolled in independent institutions; Massachusetts enrolled the most Connecticut freshmen; of those out-of-state freshmen migrating into Connecticut in fall 1979, 86.2 percent were enrolled in independent institutions; the largest number of in-migrating students came from New York; the proportion of Connecticut high school graduates continuing immediately into higher education has increased from 55.4 percent in 1977 to 59.3 percent in 1981; high school graduates increasingly choose to attend out-of-state institutions; enrollment of out-of-state freshmen in Connecticut institutions increased 13.4 percent from 1979 to 1981; and Connecticut public institutions enrolled 517 more Connecticut high school graduates in fall 1981 than 1 year earlier, while all other types of higher education institutions enrolled slightly fewer than in fall 1980. The data do not include foreign students or students originating in U.S. territories. Brief comments are made regarding the relation of the high migration rate to Connecticut's economy, the quality of higher education available within the state, and the net cost of education. (SW)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Out of State Students, Place of Residence, School Location, Student Mobility, Trend Analysis
Connecticut Board of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.
Note: For a related document see HE 015 521. Some tables may not reproduce well due to small print.