ERIC Number: ED225486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Sweep to the South: Fact or Fallacy? SAIR Conference Paper.
Christal, Melodie E.
Current residence and migration patterns in states affiliated with the Southern Association of Institutional Research (SAIR) were studied, based on 1979-1980 data from the Higher Education General Information Survey (Residence and Migration of College Students, Fall 1979). The data cover first-time students by level, and full-time and part-time status, with attention directed to net migration by state for freshmen, undergraduate transfer students, graduate students, professional students, and foreign students. For each SAIR state, data are also provided on: first-time nonresidents enrolled by institutional type and public/private status; and resident students attending out-of-state institutions by type and control. Out-migration and in-migration ratios are employed to analyze student migration rates. It was found that most of the southern states enroll more out-of-state students in the public institutions, with the exceptions of Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Tennessee. Florida is the only state that has the majority of nonresidents enrolling in public 2-year institutions. Possible reasons for the 87 percent of first-time students remaining in their home state to study in 1979 are noted (e.g., costs and financial aid policies). Suggestions for other levels of analysis (institutional and intrastate) are also identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: SAIR Conference; United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (Birmingham, AL, October 28-29, 1982). Some tables may not reproduce well.