Analysis of Some Statistics of Collegiate Education

Analysis of Some Statistics of Collegiate Education : A Paper Read Before the Trustees of Columbia College, New York, January 3, 1870 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Analysis of Some Statistics of Collegiate Education: A Paper Read Before the Trustees of Columbia College, New York, January 3, 1870 It will be shown in the course of the f)llowing inquiry, that the total number of students in attendance on the colleges of our country, bears usually a proportion to the white population, of about one individual to two thousand inhabitants. Assuming the correctness of this result, and taking the total white pcpu lation of the United States to be, in round numbers, we shall 'see' that there are about undergraduate students, in all, now under instruction in American colleges; or, upon an average, eighty students in each college. If there are any institutions, and there are some, whose numbers are largely in excess of this average, they enjoy this advantage at the expense of the rest and the fact, therefore, is, that the great majority of the so-called colleges have fewer than eighty students each. It is true that, in regard to many of them, this fact does not immediately appear from a cursory examination of their cata lognes. Still less is it apparent in a summary publication like that of Mr. Camp, referred to above, which presents only bare totals, without classification; for into such totals are brought together pupils in elementary schools, professional schools, prae tical schools, agricultural schools, scientific schools, and other institutions not at all collegiate in their character, which are more or less nearly connected with such colleges. There are not a few of this class whose principal attendance is made up of pupils pursuing what are commonly called preparatory studies. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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