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ERIC Number: ED514358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 112
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Committing to Keep Illinois Students In-State: Understanding College Choice, Student Migration Patterns, and Retention Strategies
Dean, Diane R.; Hunt, Erika L.; Smith, Ryan
Center for the Study of Education Policy
This report, sponsored by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University, presents in-depth multi-method research and analysis on what matters to Illinois students and their families when choosing a college, why so many students are leaving the state, where they are going, and what the state might do to encourage greater retention. The study shows that the highest concentrations of Illinois student migrants only go as far as adjacent states, accounting for nearly half of all student migrants. Their rationales behind this migration--detailed in this report--have implications for the affordability, quality, selectivity, distribution, capacity and marketing of Illinois colleges and universities. The report presents recommendations for the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Governor and Legislature, colleges and universities, and high school guidance counselors. Appended are: (1) Independent Variables Used in Migration Trend Analysis, IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System); (2) Institutional Characteristics of Colleges and Universities Enrolling the Highest Numbers of IL Student Migrants, Fall 2004 Freshman Class; and (3) Type, Size and Selectivity of Colleges and Universities Enrolling the Highest Numbers of IL Student Migrants, Fall 2004 Freshman Class. (Contains 13 figures, 3 tables and 11 notes.) [This study was supported by a Higher Education Cooperative Act grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.]
Center for the Study of Education Policy. Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, College of Education, Illinois State University, 320 DeGarmo Hall, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; e-mail: edpolicyctr@ilstu.edu; Web site: http://www.centereducationpolicy.ilstu.edu/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State University, Center for the Study of Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Illinois