ERIC Number: ED541959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1926
Reference Count: 0
Residence and Migration of University and College Students. Bulletin, 1926, No. 11
Zook, George F.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In compiling the regular statistics of student enrollment at the universities and colleges of the country the Bureau of Education has followed the natural practice of classifying the attendance according to the States in which the respective higher educational institutions are located. In view of the apparent need for a comprehensive study of the residence and migration of college and university students, the Bureau compiled data for the year 1920-21 covering all types of institutions except teachers colleges, normal schools, and theological seminaries. These figures were published in the Bureau of Education Bulletin, 1922, No. 18. There was such general interest at that time in the results of this study that it was decided to undertake a subsequent study of similar character but more comprehensive in form. Accordingly, after considerable difficulty complete figures for the year 1922-23 have been compiled. In this revision the students have not only been separated by sexes, but they have been classified according to the major courses of study which they are pursuing. Hence the bureau's figures show not only the number of students, men and women, respectively, who live in each State in the Union, but also the ratio which they bear to the total population; and the extent to which they leave the State of their residence to secure a college education. The figures also show the number of students residing in each State who are enrolled in each of the major courses of study, and to what extent they remain at home in order to secure these courses of study. (Contains 40 tables and 2 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, College Students, Majors (Students), Males, Females, Statistical Surveys, School Surveys, National Surveys, Place of Residence, Student Mobility, In State Students, Out of State Students, College Choice, Enrollment, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Census Figures, Questionnaires, School Catalogs
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)