The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Three: A Census of Jewish Students

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

The author summarizes and details the distribution of Jewish college students in 1934-35. Jewish students favor:

  1. universities and professional schools
  2. the larger institutions
  3. the public and privately endowed colleges.

They do not attend in large numbers

  1. teachers colleges and junior colleges,
  2. institutions of fewer than 1000 registered students, and
  3. Church-supported and Church-controlled colleges.

There are 113 institutions with at least 100 Jews; these institutions contain 36.5% of college students in the United States but 89.9% of all Jewish students. An additional 149 institutions have 25-100 Jews, and 580 have less than 25. There are 477 colleges with no Jewish students, representing nearly one-third of all American colleges.

Topic: College Organizations, Higher Education, Demography, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Study, Students

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 11-40

Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Copyright Information: Download for personal use; Distribute link freely

Bibliographic Information:
Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Three: A Census of Jewish Students. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 11-40.


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