ERIC Number: ED248777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Geographic Distribution of Athabasca University Students. Institutional Studies Report No. 3.
Data and analysis of the geographic distribution of students attending Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada, are presented. Attention is directed to student distribution by: Alberta census division, Alberta municipality, urban-rural area, and province and territory. Measurement of student representation is based on the extent to which Athabasca University draws its students evenly or unevenly from various geographic areas in comparison to Canadian population distribution. Data for 1981-1982 and trends since 1978-1979 are covered. The following trends appear to be continuing for 1981-1982: (1) growth of the student population excells for Alberta (30 percent); (2) there has been no significant increase in the student population outside Alberta; (3) almost half of the student body is from Edmonton or Calgary: and (4) Fort McMurray remains the best represented major urban center in Alberta, even with a slowdown in its rate of student population growth. The student population of Athabasca University has remained about 70 percent from urban areas and 30 percent from rural areas. The southern part of Alberta was the least represented area at the university. Based on the trends, it is suggested that Athabasca University should consolidate and improve its representation in major urban centers of Alberta. Definitions of terms are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Place of Residence, Rural Population, Trend Analysis, Urban Population
Athabasca University, Office of Institutional Studies, 12352-149 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5V 1G9 Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Athabasca Univ., Edmonton (Alberta). Office of Institutional Studies.