The attendance at American universities and colleges for the present collegiate year exceeds past records in all except a few instances, according to a detailed report on 140 approved institutions in the current issue of "School and Society," written by Mr. Raymond Walters, dean of Swarth more College. The increase over last year in full-time regular students was two per cent; in total enrollment (including summer school and part-time students) the increase was 14 per cent.
The measure in which attendance has soared since the war is shown in statistics of 29 typical universities which now have 56 per cent more full-time students than in 1918 and 87 per cent more in grand total enrollment.
The largest institution in the United States in number of full-time regular students is the University of California, with 14,061. Columbia University is second with 10,308, Illinois third with 9,286, Michigan fourth with 8,703 and Minnesota fifth with 8,586. Harvard is ninth on this list, with 6,060 students.
Counting all resident students, full-time, part-time and summer school, Columbia leads with a grand total enrollment of 27,339. California is second with 20,983. Next in order are the University of Pennsylvania with 14,534, College of the City of New York with 14,067 and New York University, with 12,336. On this list Harvard is thirteenth, with 8,683 students.