Professional Tendencies Among Jewish Students in Colleges, Universities, and Profesional Schools

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1921

This paper details a study undertaken by the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, which gathered statistics concerning the number of Jewish students in American colleges, universities, and professional schools, according to the professional or vocational studies pursued. The paper's aim is to provide concrete information on present Jewish professional tendencies, and as such, it studied 106 of the most prominent educational institutions in the country with locations in or near Jewish population centers. The paper found that the Jewish enrollment in the institutions covered is 14,837, or 9.7 percent of the total registration. Furthermore, it discovered that for New York institutions, the proportion of Jewish students is 38.5 percent compared with a 25 percent representation in the general population. Moreover, these five branches of study, in the order mentioned, attract the largest number of Jewish students: Commerce and finance, medicine, engineering, law, and dentistry. The study also focuses on Jewish women, and found that of the total registration of Jewish female students, 32.1 percent are enrolled in departments of commerce and finance, 28.4 percent in schools of education, and 14 percent are in law schools.

Topic: Professional Development, Acculturation, Employment, Higher Education, Women, Study, Students, Jobs

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: Vol. 22

Page Number(s): 383-393

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Professional Tendencies Among Jewish Students in Colleges, Universities, and Profesional Schools. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1921: 383-393.


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