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National Center for Education Statistics

1Although the rows of this table are restricted to the United States, in order to calculate the number of students from each state or jurisdiction enrolled in a postsecondary institution, institutions in the other U.S. jurisdictions are included in this column. The other U.S. jurisdictions include American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

2The migration of students columns refer to students whose permanent address at the time of application to the institution is located in a different state or jurisdiction than the institution. These columns do not indicate a permanent change of address has occurred.

3Migration into the state or jurisdiction may include students who are nonresident aliens, who are from the other U.S. jurisdictions, or who reside outside the state or jurisdiction and are enrolled exclusively in online or distance education programs. Migration into the state or jurisdiction does not include individuals whose state or jurisdiction of residence is unknown.

4Net migration is the difference between the number of students entering the state or jurisdiction to attend school (into) and the number of students (residents) who leave the state or jurisdiction to attend school elsewhere (out of). A positive net migration indicates more students coming into the state or jurisdiction than leaving to attend school elsewhere.

NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe because they are federally funded and open to the public. State or jurisdiction of residence is defined as the state or jurisdiction identified by the student as his or her permanent address at the time of application to the institution. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary located at

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment component (final data).