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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.

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1. Maine
2. New Hampshire...
3. Vermont
4. Massachusetts
5. Rhode Island
6. Connecticut
7. New York..
8. New Jersey.
9. Pennsylvania..

Totals and general ratios

SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISIOX.
1. Delaware
2. Maryland
3. District of Columbia
4. Virginia.
5. West Virginia.
6. North Carolina.
7. South Carolina
8. Georgia
9. Florida..

Totals and general ratios....

NORTUERN CENTRAL DIVISION.
1. Ohio
2. Indiana
3. Illinois
4. Michigan..
5. Wisconsin.
6. Minnesota..
7. Iowa.
8. Missouri
9. Dakota
10. Nebraska
11. Kansas..

Totals and general ratios

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TABLE 36.- A general view of the relative number of classical and scientific students in

American colleges and universities, &c.—Continued.

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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.

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and the Mechanic Arts, Hanover, N. H.
University of Vermont and Stato Agricult-

ural College, Burlington, Vt.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt
Norwich University, Northfield, Vt
Amberst College, Amherst, Mass.
Boston College, Boston, Mass.....
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Arts), Boson, Mass.d
Harvard Cullege, Cambridge, Mas3
Tufts College, College Hill, Mass.
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass
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herst, Mass.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Boston, Mass.
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Trinity College, Hartford, Cond
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn..
Yale College, New Haven, Coun
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St. Bonaventure's College, Allegans, NY.
St. Stevens's Colloge. Annondal, NY
Wells College (female), Anrora, N. Y
Brooklyn Colleginto anel Polytechnic In-

stitute, Brooklyn, NY.

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a The statistics of the College of Agriculture (Massa-

chusetts Agricultural College) and of the School of
all Sciences have not been included on account of the
duplication that would result in the first case and ina-
bility to properly classify the students in the second.

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52 e Junior and senior students in scientific course included

in number given as classical students. f All departments.

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