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CLASSIFIC:TIOy or COLLEGIATE STUDENTS.
The developnicnt of science courses and the extension of optional coursos are interesting features of recent college history. The relation of these courses to each other and to the entire undergraduate work is shown in the following summary by geographical sections.
Two sets of ratios are here tabulated. The first set shows the ratios of the classical and of the scientific students to the whole nuwber of collegiate students. The second set sbows the ratio of classical students, of scientific students, and of students reported under both leads to the whole number of classified students, which is presumably the whole number of students proparing for bachelors degrees. TABLE 36.- A general riew of the relative number of classical and scientific students in
American colleges and universities for 1885–'36.
Totals and general ratios
SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISIOX.
Totals and general ratios....
NORTUERN CENTRAL DIVISION.
Totals and general ratios
TABLE 36.- A general view of the relative number of classical and scientific students in
American colleges and universities, &c.—Continued.
RATIO OF COLLEGE STUDENTS TO POPULATION. From the comparison of the number of students in the college course reported from each geographical section with the total population of each section it appears that in the North Atlantic division there is one college student for every 1,286 inhabitants; in the South Atlantic division there is one for every 1,600 inhabitants; in the Northern Central division there is one for every 1,273 inhabitants; in the Southern Cen. tral division there is one for every 1,532" inhabitants, and in the Western division there is one for every 1,031 inhabitants. COMPARATIVE STATISTICS OF ATTENDANCE ON CLASSICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COURSE
FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. The following table shows the attendance for the last five years on the classical and scientific courses of colleges and universities, and at institutions wholly devoted to scientific instruction, as reported to this Office from the States of the North Atlantic division and from certain individual institutions in other sections.
The section specified was selected as not only answering best the requirement of completeness of statistics, but as the next to the inost populous, though the smallest. Unable, from the magnitude of the work, to give in this report the attendance at the insti. tutions of the whole country with the same exhaustive fulness, the Office has confined itself to giving the statistics of a few institutions of each of the other geographical sections, selecting those that have reported most fully.
TABLE 37.-Attendance on the regular courses of the colleges and scientific schools of the States of the North Atlantic division, as reported annually to the
Bureau of Education for tho five years last past.
66 Chandler Scientific De
New Hampshire Collego of Agriculture
and the Mechanic Arts, Hanover, N. H.
ural College, Burlington, Vt.
Arts), Boson, Mass.d
dustrial Science, Worcester, Magg.
stitute, Brooklyn, NY.
46 | Rutgers Scientific School.
21 13 6
114 152 168 153
133 120 116 a39 (*)
chusetts Agricultural College) and of the School of
89 Pardee Scientific Departo
52 e Junior and senior students in scientific course included
in number given as classical students. f All departments.