College Participation Rates:
Import/Export Ratio of College-Going Students

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Residence and Migration of College-Going Students


Number of first-time freshmen imported from other states/Number of first-time freshmen attending college out-of-state (import/export ratio). 1—imports and exports are the same, >1—import more than export, <1—export more than import. These data include all first-time freshmen – not just those attending directly out of high school.


The U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Residence and Migration of All Freshmen in Degree-Granting Institutions.

Data Availability/Discussion

Data are reported for 1994 to most recent—biennially. See the source listed for more data and information.