ERIC Number: ED246811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Residence and Migration of College Students. Working Paper Series.
Christal, Melodie E.
Results from the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) 1979 Residence and Migration survey that are particularly relevant to higher education policy issues are discussed. Data are provided on the rankings of states by net in-migration and net out-migration of first-time freshmen, and the net migration of first-time freshmen, undergraduate transfer students, graduate students, and first-time professional students. Foreign student enrollments, enrollment by control and classification of institution, and changes in migration since 1949 are reported. Findings include the following: (1) since 1938, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and Connecticut have experienced substantial net losses of students to other states; (2) the top five ranked states for net in-migration of first-time freshmen students are North Carolina, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Arizona; (3) Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania heavily enroll out-of-state students in the private sector; (4) Arizona, California, and Texas heavily enroll students in the public sectors; and (5) in 1979, 87 percent of all first-time students remained in their home state to study. It is noted that residence and migration data are also useful at the institutional and intrastate level. (SW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Students, College Transfer Students, Foreign Students, Geographic Distribution, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, In State Students, National Surveys, Out of State Students, Place of Residence, Professional Education, Student Mobility
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Note: Report presented as part of the Project on Enrollment Analysis at the State Level. Some tables have small print. For earlier reports see ED 049 720 and ED 202 419.