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How Your School Affects Where You Live

Monday, January 14, 2019

Where do graduates move after college? Ivy League grads move to the big cities. Community college grads stay close to home. But what about everyone else?

Your choice of college affects not only your academic career, but also where you live after graduation. We recently partnered with The Wall Street Journal to publish research on which U.S. cities draw the most college graduates. Hint: the big cities tend to dominate, but not always.

Now we want to consider some new questions. Where are the graduates of each school moving? How far do they tend to migrate from their alma mater? Does the type of institution affect these movement patterns?

Let’s turn to the data.

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