ERIC Number: ED235724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Student Migration Into and Out of Connecticut: An Update. BHE Research Report, R-4-83.
Rickes, Persis C.; Presley, Jennifer B.
Information on the migration patterns of Connecticut undergraduate and graduate students, undergraduate transfer students, first-professional students, and unclassified students in fall 1981 are examined. In addition, comparative data for fall 1979 are provided. Findings include the following: in fall 1981, 28.5 percent of Connecticut residents who registered in colleges as first-time students at all levels enrolled in out-of-state institutions; 11,790 more first-time students left Connecticut than migrated into the state in 1981; first-professional students are most likely to pursue their studies outside of Connecticut; Massachusetts attracts the most students migrating out of Connecticut, followed by New York; 28.3 percent of all Connecticut first-time freshmen enrolled out of state; the number of first-time freshmen migrating into Connecticut rose 13.4 from 4,900 in 1979 to 5,557 in 1981, and the largest number came from New York, followed by Massachusetts; and the proportion of Connecticut high school graduates continuing immediately into higher education has increased to 60.7 percent in 1982 after dropping through the 1970s; of these students, the proportion choosing Connecticut institutions declined to 49.5 percent in 1980 and has since increased to 51.9 percent in 1982. (SW)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Geographic Distribution, Graduate Students, Higher Education, In State Students, Out of State Students, Place of Residence, Professional Education, School Location, Student Mobility, Undergraduate Students
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.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut