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ERIC Number: ED453739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-11
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Where College Students Live after They Graduate.
Perry, Kristin Keough
This report uses data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) to describe the residence and migration patterns of students who earned their baccalaureate degree in the 1992-1993 academic year. These students were interviewed in 1993 and again in 1994 and 1997. States were identified by level of attraction, with high attractor states identified as those that drew 40% or more of their students from out of state, and low attractor states those that attracted fewer than 40% of their students from out of state. More than three-quarters of the 1992-1993 bachelor's degree recipients graduated from a college or university in their own state of residence, and nearly 90% graduated from an institution in their own geographic region. States in New England enrolled a lower percentage of residents as students than did states in the Southwest, Far West, Great Lakes, and Southeast regions. States in New England also retained a lower percentage of graduates as residents 4 years after graduation than states in the Southwest and Far West regions. Students whose 1993 residence was in New England were more likely to have migrated to another region by 1997. High retention states that retained residents as students kept 63% of graduates as residents 4 years after graduation. About 84% of students who graduate from an in-state college in a high retainer state lived there 4 years later, and high-attractor states kept 17% of these out-of-state graduates as residents 4 years after graduation. Sixty-four percent of students who went to college out of state returned to their original state of residence 1 year after graduation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES)