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COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS COLLEGES. Returns have been received from 296 institutions, and the statistics of 39 institutions have been taken from the Bureau's report of 1891-92, making a total of 335 colleges. The total number of instructors appearing in the statistical table is 2,010 and number of students 99,654. The total number of graduates is 13,565.

The students in the day schools in all the geographical divisions are largely in excess of the students in the evening schools. The total number of students reported in tho day schools is 81,018 and in the evening schools 18,606. It will be seen by these figures that tho day schools contain more than four times the number of students that the evening schools report.

The total number of students in the commercial course reported by all the geographical divisions is, male, 28,935; female, 9,398. The total number of students in the amanuensis course is, male, 8,279; female, 11,296. In the English course, male, 12,779; female, 5,304. In telegraphy, male, 1,218; female 381.

The total number of students in the commercial courses of colleges and secondary schools is 30,892.

NORTII ATLANTIC DIVISION.

This division reports 94 colleges, with a total of 604 instructors, 26,322 students, and 4,149 graduates. The number of male students is 17,968; the number of female students, 8,354. Tho percentage of male students to total number in the division is 68 per cent; of female students, 32 per cent. The number of graduates is 4,149, or 16 per cent of the total number reported. The day schools report 20,413, and the evening schools 6,009. The percentage of day-school pupils to total number is 78 per cent; of evening schools, 22 per cent. The total number of students in the commercial course is 8,763. The number of male students in the course is 5,909, or 33 per cent of the total number of students in the classified courses. The number of female students is 2,854, or 16 per cent of the total number in all the conrses. The total number of students in the amanuensis course is 5,946. The number of malo students in the course is 2,017, or 11 per cent of the total in all the courses. The number of female students is 3,929, or 22 per cent of the number of students in the

In the English courso in this division the males outnumber the females. The cause may be that the female students have had better educational advantages before entering the business college than the male students. The total number of students in this course is, males, 2,070; females, 741. The percentage of male students to total number in the classified course is 12 per cent; of female students, 4 per cent. The total number of students in telegraphy is, male, 165; female, 66. The percentage of malo students to total number in all the courses is 0.9 per cent; fomale students, 0.4 per cent.

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Sol'TIL ATLANTIC DIVISION.

This division reports 18 schools, 61 instructors, 4,004 students, and 531 graduates, or 13 per cent of all the students reported in this division. The number of male students is 3,049; female students, 955. Tho percentage of male students to the total number of students in the division is 76 per cent; female students, 24 per cent; number of students in the day schools, 3, 138; evening schools, 866. The percentage of day-school students to total number of students reported is 78 per cent; evening schools, 22 per cent. Tho total number of students in the commercial course is, male, 1,611; female, 351. The percentage of male students to total number of students in the courses is 37 per cent; of female students, 8 per cent. The total number of students in the amanuensis course is, male, 574; female, 387. The percentage of male students to total number of students in all the courses is 13 per cent; of female students, 9 per cent. In the English course the number of male students is 1,057; female students, 284. Tho percentage of male students to total number in all the courses is 21 per cent; of female students, 7 per cent. The number of male students in telegraphy is 82; female students, 7. The percentage of malo students to total number is 2 per cent; of femalo students, 0.2 per cent.

SOUTII CENTRAL DIVISION.

The number of schools reported by this division is 28; instructors, 147; students, 6,770. The number of graduates is 881. The percentagó of graduates to total number of students in the division is 13 per cent. The mumber of male students is 5,118; female students, 1,652. The percentage of male students to total number of students reported is 77 per cent; of female students. 23 per cent. The total number in the day schools is 5,932; in the ovening schools, 838. The percentage of students

in the day schools to total number of students is 86 per cent; of evening schools, 14 per cent. In the commercial course the number of male students is 2,287; female, 471. The percentage of male students to total number in the courses is 46 per cent; of female students, 10 per cent. In this division, as well as the South Atlantic division, the male students in the amanuensis course are in excess of the femalo students. The number of male students is 655; female students, 431. The percentago of male students to total number in the courses is 13 per cent; of female students, 9 per cent. In the English course the number of male students is 724; female students, 265. The percentage of male students to total number in the courses is 15 per cent; of fomale students, 5 per cent. In telegraphy there are 102 male and 18 female students. The percentage of male students is 2 per cent; of fernale students, 0.4 per cent.

NORTII CENTRAL DIVISIOX.

Fifty per cent of the total number of commercial colleges, instructors, and students reporting their statistics to this Bureau are in this division. The number of institutions reported is 167; the number of instructors, 972, and the number of students, 51,245. Malo students, 34,401; femalo students, 16,844. The percentage of male students to total number is 67 per cent; of female students, 33 per cent. The number of students reported in the classified courses is 39,504, or 11,741 less than the number reported as the total in the schools of this division. The number of students in the day schools is 42,605, and in tho evening schools 8,610. The percentage of day school students to total number of students is 83 per cent; of evening school students, 17 per cent. The number of male students in the commercial course is 15,475; the number of female students in this course is 4,504. Tho percentage of male stuients to total number of students in all the courses is 39 per cent; of female students, 11 per cent. The number of male students in the amanuensis course is 3,476; the number of female students, 4,986. The percentage of male students in this course is 9 per cent; of female students, 14 per cent. In the English course the number of male students is 7,181, and the number of female students 2,912. The percentage of male students to the total number of students in tho course is 18 per cent; of female students, 7 per cent. The number of students in telegraphy reported by the institutions of this division is 54 per cent of the total number reported for the United States. The commercial schools in the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa report more students in telegraphy than all other States reporting to the Bureau in this statistical table. The number of male students is 785; female students, 185. The percentage of male students to total number in the classified courses is 2 per cent; of female students, 0.5 per cent.

The number of graduates in this division is 6,301, and the percentage of graduatos to total number of students reported is 12 per cent.

WESTERY DIVISION.

The number of institutions in this division is 28; total number of instructors, 206 and total number of students, 11,313. The number of malo students is 7,506; female students, 3,807. The percentage of male students to total in the division is 66 per cent; of female students, 31 per cent. The number of graduates reported is 1,697, or 15 per cent of the total number of students. In the lay schools there are 8,960 students; in the evening schools, 2,353. The percentage of day students to total number is 79 per cent, and of evening schools, 21 per cent. The number of male students in the commercialis 3,653; female students, 1,418. The percentage of male students to total number of students in the courses is 33 per cent; of female students, 13 per cent. The number of students in the amanuensis course is, male, 1,515; female, 1,563. The percentage of male students to total number of students in the classified courses is 11 per cent; of female students, 14 per cent. The number of male students in the English course is, male, 1,774; female, 1,102. This division reports a larger number of female students in the study of telegraphy than male. Iu all other divisions the male students are largely in excess of the female. The number of wale students is 81; female students, 105.

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