ERIC Number: ED418651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Residence and Migration of First-Time Freshmen Enrolled in Degree-Granting Institutions: Fall 1996. E.D. Tabs.
This report presents detailed tabulations of data on the residence and migration of first-time freshmen enrolled in degree-granting institutions in the Fall of 1996 based on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's Fall Enrollment survey. Tables are presented by state, control (public/private), and level of institution, for all first-time freshmen and, separately, for first-time freshmen who had graduated from high school in the previous 12 months. Of the 2.2 million first-time freshmen, almost 17.1 percent migrated between states: that is, they enrolled in a degree-granting postsecondary institution in a state different from the student's state of residence. Out-migration rates varied considerably from a low of 6.4 percent in California to a high of 55.2 percent in the District of Columbia. In-migration accounted for 85 percent of the District of Columbia's total enrollment of first-time freshmen and in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont over half their first-time freshmen were from out of state. First-time freshmen who had graduated in the previous 12 months comprised about 70 percent of all freshmen. Overall, the migration patterns of first-time freshmen were found to be relatively stable since 1992. Other data showed that almost 23 percent of first-time freshmen were enrolled in private colleges. Appended are technical data on the survey and student migration data for nonprofit institutions. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.