Measuring Attraction and Redistribution of Institution-Based Movements

Findings: Penn State draws more students that are closer to the university and come from higher income families. Alumni from large PA cities facing economic downturns return to those cities more often than those from Philadelphia or New Jersey.

Method: Applying clustering and socio-economic modelling statistical methods to measure changes in the Pennsylvania State University’s population draw and redistribution power from 1995-2015, focusing on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region.

Good For: If you want to know the geographic composition of Penn State students, which can be useful for marketing to under-represented areas or planning alumni events.

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