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Where do Wisconsin students go out of state to college?

by WISCAPE Staff | Sep 6, 2016

After reading a recent New York Times feature, “How Cuts to Public Universities Have Driven Students Out of State,” Nicholas Hillman, a WISCAPE faculty affiliate, decided to take a closer look at where Wisconsin students migrate to when they go out of state for college.

Using ​2014 IPEDS data, Hillman created an interactive map showing the flow of Wisconsin students to both public and private (non- and for-profit) colleges and universities outside of Wisconsin, showing both where they go and how many enroll at each college. 

Click the image below to view the interactive version.

WI_Migration


The map shows that the ​largest number of Wisconsin students that attend out-of-state colleges and universities ​go to schools in Minnesota. In 2014, 3,084 students from Wisconsin chose to attend school in Minnesota. 2,113 students attended a public institution (including 750 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), 852 students attended a private non-profit institution, and 119 students attended a private for-profit institution.

Of course, students ​choose to come to Wisconsin from other states ​too, and in fact, the state ​receives more students than it sends out, according to the New York Times. ​​And as many Wisconsin students leave for Minnesota schools, Minnesota is likewise the largest importer of college students to Wisconsin -- in 2014, 2,962 Minnesota freshmen enrolled at Wisconsin's public universities.

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