The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Seven: Home Residence of Jewish Students

By Lee Levinger

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

The author considers Jewish students studying away from home 1934-1935. The vast majority (94.73%) of all students attend college in the census area where they reside, and only 5.27% leave their area to study elsewhere. For the most part, Jewish students exhibit similar tendencies; however, fully half of all students who study away from home come from New York City, making New York Jewish students a marked feature of college life in the West and South. This is due to the "overcrowding" of Jews in New York that forces Jewish students to seek their education elsewhere, and this migration makes these students minorities in their out-of-state schools not only as Jews but also as New Yorkers. These patterns therefore have significant meaning for Jewish students around the country.

Topic: College Organizations, Residential Patterns, Migration, Higher Education, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Study, Students

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 91-100

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Seven: Home Residence of Jewish Students. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 91-100.


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