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Table 231. Residence and migration of all freshmen students in degree-granting institutions who graduated from high school in the previous 12 months, by state or jurisdiction: Fall 2008
State or jurisdiction Total freshman enrollment in insti-tutions located in the state State residents enrolled in institutions Ratio of in-state students Migration of students
In any state1 In their
home state
To freshman enrollment (col. 4/ col. 2) To residents enrolled in any state (col. 4/ col. 3) Out of state (col. 3 - col. 4) Into state2  (col. 2 - col. 4) Net
(col. 8
- col. 7)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
United States 2,139,030 2,109,931 1,713,334   0.80 0.81 396,597 425,696 29,099
Alabama 36,788 30,616 27,732   0.75 0.91 2,884 9,056 6,172
Alaska 2,362 3,682 2,128   0.90 0.58 1,554 234 -1,320
Arizona 39,829 33,022 29,500   0.74 0.89 3,522 10,329 6,807
Arkansas 21,005 18,820 16,739   0.80 0.89 2,081 4,266 2,185
California 265,154 267,801 245,051   0.92 0.92 22,750 20,103 -2,647
                   
Colorado 30,428 30,445 23,182   0.76 0.76 7,263 7,246 -17
Connecticut 26,574 31,580 17,366   0.65 0.55 14,214 9,208 -5,006
Delaware 7,222 6,076 4,103   0.57 0.68 1,973 3,119 1,146
District of Columbia 8,659 2,680 562   0.06 0.21 2,118 8,097 5,979
Florida 102,980 98,630 87,156   0.85 0.88 11,474 15,824 4,350
                   
Georgia 60,585 63,374 52,821   0.87 0.83 10,553 7,764 -2,789
Hawaii 7,166 8,725 5,852   0.82 0.67 2,873 1,314 -1,559
Idaho 9,182 8,578 6,020   0.66 0.70 2,558 3,162 604
Illinois 75,307 86,277 61,481   0.82 0.71 24,796 13,826 -10,970
Indiana 52,185 43,803 38,509   0.74 0.88 5,294 13,676 8,382
                   
Iowa 29,294 23,682 20,267   0.69 0.86 3,415 9,027 5,612
Kansas 23,848 21,665 18,451   0.77 0.85 3,214 5,397 2,183
Kentucky 29,633 26,424 23,406   0.79 0.89 3,018 6,227 3,209
Louisiana 29,816 27,362 24,720   0.83 0.90 2,642 5,096 2,454
Maine 9,729 9,690 6,575   0.68 0.68 3,115 3,154 39
                   
Maryland 34,691 43,171 26,917   0.78 0.62 16,254 7,774 -8,480
Massachusetts 63,502 56,456 38,275   0.60 0.68 18,181 25,227 7,046
Michigan 72,752 74,115 65,885   0.91 0.89 8,230 6,867 -1,363
Minnesota 41,418 45,235 32,682   0.79 0.72 12,553 8,736 -3,817
Mississippi 24,024 21,786 20,182   0.84 0.93 1,604 3,842 2,238
                   
Missouri 43,544 41,421 34,488   0.79 0.83 6,933 9,056 2,123
Montana 6,640 6,272 4,789   0.72 0.76 1,483 1,851 368
Nebraska 14,864 14,531 11,883   0.80 0.82 2,648 2,981 333
Nevada 8,644 9,916 7,459   0.86 0.75 2,457 1,185 -1,272
New Hampshire 11,269 11,032 5,736   0.51 0.52 5,296 5,533 237
                   
New Jersey 49,249 77,068 44,863   0.91 0.58 32,205 4,386 -27,819
New Mexico 13,675 13,376 11,449   0.84 0.86 1,927 2,226 299
New York 154,976 153,009 123,387   0.80 0.81 29,622 31,589 1,967
North Carolina 65,329 58,670 52,578   0.80 0.90 6,092 12,751 6,659
North Dakota 6,705 4,732 3,392   0.51 0.72 1,340 3,313 1,973
                   
Ohio 83,283 83,895 70,330   0.84 0.84 13,565 12,953 -612
Oklahoma 24,984 22,212 19,635   0.79 0.88 2,577 5,349 2,772
Oregon 19,476 17,566 13,315   0.68 0.76 4,251 6,161 1,910
Pennsylvania 109,357 94,458 77,647   0.71 0.82 16,811 31,710 14,899
Rhode Island 13,756 8,040 5,288   0.38 0.66 2,752 8,468 5,716
                   
South Carolina 32,675 26,995 24,355   0.75 0.90 2,640 8,320 5,680
South Dakota 7,157 6,587 5,023   0.70 0.76 1,564 2,134 570
Tennessee 41,050 39,033 33,135   0.81 0.85 5,898 7,915 2,017
Texas 140,026 150,160 131,543   0.94 0.88 18,617 8,483 -10,134
Utah 22,386 17,259 15,817   0.71 0.92 1,442 6,569 5,127
                   
Vermont 6,800 4,416 1,955   0.29 0.44 2,461 4,845 2,384
Virginia 61,202 57,862 47,354   0.77 0.82 10,508 13,848 3,340
Washington 32,355 33,590 26,438   0.82 0.79 7,152 5,917 -1,235
West Virginia 14,651 10,682 9,474   0.65 0.89 1,208 5,177 3,969
Wisconsin 42,804 41,738 33,703   0.79 0.81 8,035 9,101 1,066
Wyoming 4,488 3,262 2,479   0.55 0.76 783 2,009 1,226
                   
U.S. Service Academies 3,552 257 3  -257 3,295 3,552
State unknown4 18,454   18,454 -18,454
                   
Other jurisdictions 37,206 38,264 36,965   0.99 0.97 1,299 241 -1,058
American Samoa 237 294 237   1.00 0.81 57 0 -57
Federated States of
   Micronesia
856 929 856   1.00 0.92 73 0 -73
Guam 553 623 490   0.89 0.79 133 63 -70
Marshall Islands 211 228 209   0.99 0.92 19 2 -17
Northern Marianas 77 97 65   0.84 0.67 32 12 -20
Palau 78 62 50   0.64 0.81 12 28 16
Puerto Rico 34,878 35,366 34,750   1.00 0.98 616 128 -488
U.S. Virgin Islands 316 665 308   0.97 0.46 357 8 -349
                   
Foreign countries 28,041   28,041 -28,041
Residence unknown  
†Not applicable.
1 Students residing in a particular state when admitted to an institution anywhere--either in their home state or another state.
2 Includes students coming to U.S. colleges from foreign countries and other jurisdictions.
3 Students whose residence is in the same state as the service academy.
4 Institution unable to determine student's home state.
NOTE: Includes all first-time postsecondary students who graduated from high school in the previous 12 months and were enrolled at reporting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2008 Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2009. (This table was prepared November 2009.)
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