McGill's out of province students...

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Subject: McGill's out of province students...
Is it possible such a large % of McGill students are out of province because Quebec students (for whatever reason) don´t want to go to McGill? According to the stats, fewer and fewer young people in Quebec are pursuing post-secondary education at all:

University enrolment by province
1997/98 2002/03 2003/04 1997/98 to 2003/04 2002/03 to 2003/04
% change1
Canada2 822,800 933,900 990,400 20.4 6.1
Newfoundland and Labrador 15,800 16,900 17,600 11.1 3.8
Prince Edward Island 2,900 3,600 3,900 31.5 8.3
Nova Scotia 37,100 41,900 44,800 20.7 6.9
New Brunswick 22,700 24,700 25,600 12.7 3.7
Quebec 232,100 250,800 260,100 12.0 3.7
Ontario 303,400 360,300 394,700 30.1 9.6
Manitoba 30,800 35,200 38,000 23.4 8.2
Saskatchewan 31,200 34,300 34,600 10.7 0.9
Alberta 71,400 83,400 86,300 20.8 3.4
British Columbia 75,300 82,900 85,000 12.9 2.5

Full-time student
Canada 573,100 675,500 735,600 28.4 8.9
Newfoundland and Labrador 13,100 14,000 14,400 10.1 3.5
Prince Edward Island 2,500 3,000 3,300 32.6 10.1
Nova Scotia 30,100 33,900 36,200 20.5 6.9
New Brunswick 18,500 19,900 21,100 14.2 6.2
Quebec 131,100 153,300 161,800 23.4 5.5
Ontario 227,200 275,500 313,700 38.1 13.8
Manitoba 21,000 25,200 27,800 32.4 10.4
Saskatchewan 23,900 25,900 26,500 11.0 2.1
Alberta 52,800 62,900 65,000 23.1 3.4
British Columbia 53,000 61,900 65,800 24.0 6.2

Part-time student
Canada 249,700 258,400 254,800 2.0 -1.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,700 3,000 3,100 15.7 5.2
Prince Edward Island 500 600 600 25.7 -0.7
Nova Scotia 7,000 8,000 8,500 21.7 6.7
New Brunswick 4,200 4,800 4,400 6.0 -7.0
Quebec 101,000 97,500 98,300 -2.7 0.8
Ontario 76,300 84,800 81,100 6.3 -4.4
Manitoba 9,800 9,900 10,200 4.1 2.6
Saskatchewan 7,400 8,300 8,100 9.7 -3.0
Alberta 18,600 20,600 21,300 14.4 3.5
British Columbia 22,300 21,000 19,200 -13.7 -8.4

(stats from http://www.uwfit.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=100&)

...I thought this might be due to age demographics in Quebec but their median age is just about average:

Median age by province and territory, 2001 Census

Nova Scotia: 38.8
Quebec: 38.8
New Brunswick: 38.6
British Columbia: 38.4
Newfoundland and Labrador: 38.4
Prince Edward Island: 37.7
Ontario: 37.2
Manitoba: 36.8
Saskatchewan: 36.7
Yukon: 36.1
Alberta: 35.0
Northwest Territories: 30.1
Nunavut: 22.1
CANADA: 37.6

(http://www.answers.com/topic/demographics-of-canada)

So what does McGill´s out of province % really mean?

[08-07-2006,17:34]
Anonymous
(in reply to: McGill's out of province students...)
nothing, uoft is better
[08-07-2006,18:14]
Anonymous
(in reply to: McGill's out of province students...)
UofT is Canada´s number 1
[08-07-2006,20:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: McGill's out of province students...)
Very bad reasoning... With this reasoning, you can claim anything even though that thing is absolutely illogical. You can claim a glass is not a glass, just becase the French do not call it a glass, for ex.
[09-07-2006,00:35]
Anonymous
(in reply to: McGill's out of province students...)
are you talking about the original post? because stats showing fewer Quebec students going to university than other provinces are a good explanation for why Quebec´s anglo universities have more out of province. don´t use the glass analogy, find a problem with the statistics if you don´t agree with them.
[09-07-2006,18:17]
Anonymous



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