ERIC Number: ED431464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-10
Reference Count: N/A
Mobility of Graduates from Indiana Public Postsecondary Education. Working Paper.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This report addresses the extent to which graduates of Indiana's colleges and universities remain in Indiana, as opposed to moving to another state. Using public institution data from the Commission's Student Information System (SIS) and Driver's License data from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), staff tracked the 1990-91 degree recipients to find patterns of students remaining in the state following degree completion. The BMV data allows for a high "hit" rate for matching student data across a stable data source for determining whether a graduate is still in the state following graduation. Institutional scores indicate that the results reported here are not consistent with findings from published alumni analyses. The major findings include: (1) higher degree levels correlate with higher mobility, (2) Indiana residents who receive a degree from a public Indiana college or university tend to remain in the state after graduate, (3) the discipline areas that retain the highest proportion of Hoosier graduates are Trade and Industrial Arts, and Liberal Arts, and Education; while the disciplines that retain the smallest proportion are Engineering-related Studies and Language Arts; and (4) one in ten non-resident students who receive a postsecondary degree from a public Indiana college or university choose to remain in the state after graduation. Contains 6 figures and 16 tables. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Note: Discussion Item A on the agenda of the meeting of the Commission for Higher Education (November 10, 1995).