Share of first year college students in the United States who enrolled in the state were they lived in Fall 2016
Share of U.S. students who enrolled in a college in their own state 2016
This statistic shows the share of first year college students who enrolled in institutions that were in the state where they already lived in 2016. In the fall of 2016, 78.5 percent of all first year students across the United States enrolled in colleges that were situated in the state where they lived.
Share of first year college students in the United States who enrolled in the state were they lived in Fall 2016
Share of students
Texas 94%
New York 92.1%
Alaska 92%
New Jersey 90.1%
California 88.9%
Georgia 87.1%
Louisiana 86.9%
North Carolina 86.8%
Illinois 86.3%
Tennessee 85.2%
Florida 84.7%
Massachusetts 84.1%
Connecticut 82%
Michigan 79.8%
New Mexico 79.3%
Ohio 79.3%
Washington 79.3%
United States 78.5%
Virginia 77.9%
Nevada 76.5%
Utah 76.1%
Missouri 76.1%
Nebraska 75.7%
Minnesota 74.2%
Pennsylvania 74%
Maryland 73.8%
Indiana 73.1%
Kentucky 72.9%
Colorado 72.8%
Wisconsin 71.8%
Arkansas 71.8%
Kansas 71.1%
Hawaii 70.8%
Oklahoma 70.1%
Idaho 69.2%
Maine 68%
West Virginia 62.5%
South Carolina 61.8%
Oregon 60.9%
Montana 60.3%
Alabama 59.6%
Arizona 57.9%
Iowa 57.6%
South Dakota 56.1%
Mississippi 53%
Rhode Island 52.9%
Wyoming 51.2%
New Hampshire 42.9%
North Dakota 40.1%
Delaware 36.8%
Vermont 33.4%
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fall 2016

Share of U.S. students who enrolled in a college in their own state 2016
This statistic shows the share of first year college students who enrolled in institutions that were in the state where they already lived in 2016. In the fall of 2016, 78.5 percent of all first year students across the United States enrolled in colleges that were situated in the state where they lived.
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