Faculty Publications

Title

Interstate migration of students to professional schools

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Geographical Bulletin - Gamma Theta Upsilon

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

89

Last Page

99

Abstract

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

1-1-1990

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