The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Four: Special Aspects of the Census

By Lee Levinger

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

The author reports on the distribution of Jewish college students in 1934-35 with regard to sex and attendance at evening schools and summer schools. In the United States, 66.4% of Jewish students are men and 33.6% are women (as compared to 57.2% and 42.8% respectively among all students); however, in New York City, Jewish men and Jewish women study at much more equal rates. Jewish students tend to favor day sessions in colleges and universities except in New York City, where Columbia University attracts a large number of Jewish students to its night school. As well, summer school attendance is high among Jews outside of New York City but low within New York City, perhaps because of the relatively low percentage of Jewish schoolteachers in New York City.

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

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 41-53

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Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Four: Special Aspects of the Census. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 41-53.


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