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Document Number: 6903

Estimating the Economic Impact of College Student Migration From Illinois - This paper examines the effects of the migration pattern of college students in the United States, particularly within Illinois. Some states send most of their best and brightest to in-state schools, while others send a larger portion out of state. A set of winning and losing states is created in the migration pattern and ensuing economic benefits that follow those workers that are highly educated. Illinois exports many more high school graduates to colleges in other states than it imports. This migration pattern is important because college students who attend college in other states are far less likely to live and work in their home state after graduation. Thus, when Illinois loses a college student, its ability to build a competitive workforce human capital is diminished. An executive summary is also available. (Ryan Smith and Andrew E. Wall, Illinois Education Research Council, 2006) ...

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