Interstate migration of students to professional schools
Geographical Bulletin - Gamma Theta Upsilon
Among the college student population, those attending professional schools are the most likely to cross state lines to attain a degree. The focus of the present investigation was threefold: first, to describe the components of the interstate migration system based on college student migration to professional schools; second, to determine the degree of association between those components; and third, to determine, to what extent, the number of professional schools and the variety of programs affects the net migration of students. Results indicated a lack of uniformity in professional school location and in the variety of professional programs offered. Net migration efficiency rates were most related to the ability of a state to retain students within a state's boundaries. The number of professional schools and variety of programs were not directly associated with net efficiency. However, the variety of professional programs explained 62% of the retention of resident students by states. -Author
Original Publication Date
Fryman, J. F., "Interstate migration of students to professional schools" (1990). Faculty Publications. 4624.