ERIC Number: ED180327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Interstate Migration of College Students. AAHE-ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents, December 1979.
The current trends in college student migration and implications for higher education are discussed. Declining trends in interstate migration are rapidly limiting institutional diversity by increasing the homogeneity of student bodies. Diversity of experience and education has been noted as fostering and strengthening individual, institutional, and societal goals for higher education. Some data on migration trends are presented. A student eligible for state aid is probably less likely to attend an out-of-state institution unless the available aid is probable. Unlike most federal programs, only seven states and the District of Columbia presently allow the use of state student aid program funds to be portable. Until more portability exists in state student aid programs, the present trend toward home-state attendance will continue. Issues that support existing trends in migration are: (1) tuition and fees for out-of-state residents continue to rise at rates faster than those for state residents; (2) state student financial aid programs continue to expand, supported with federal matching funds, though these still tend to be limited to state residents; and (3) federal programs support access and choice while state programs provide access for state residents with less concern for opportunities beyond state borders. Reciprocal tuition agreements between states, student exchange programs coordinated by regional state compacts, and applications of marketing approaches to student recruitment are examples of interstate policies concerning migration. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College Choice, Federal Aid, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, In State Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Migration Patterns, Out of State Students, Regional Cooperation, Residence Requirements, State Aid, State Colleges, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.