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upper classmen, August 15; the latest registration date for freshmen and upper classmen was September 26. One institution had five days for registration; 1 had four and one-half; 6 had three; 19 had two; 1 had one and one-half; 20 had one day; and 1 had one-half day.

Holidays.The average number of holidays was 18.8 days for the year; the range was 10 to 28 days. Seven institutions had 10 to 14 holidays; 18 had 15 to 19; 10 had 20 to 24; and 6 had 25 to 29.

Number of days of instruction.—The average number of days of instruction was 185.8; the range was from 16242 to 232 days. (See Table 28.)

TABLE 27.—Number and per cent of land-grant institutions reporting allocation

of administrative duties 1927-28

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To advanced standing-

18 To graduate school.

8 As special students.

14
As visitors.

12
Registration:
General charge.

36
Preparation of blanks.

40 Assessment of fees.

15 Assignment to sections.

19
Approval of students' schedules. 5
Changes in students' schedules. 4

Collection of fees
Permanent records and transcripts:
Recording grades...

44
Recording absences.

17
Recording extension grades.

29
Recording discipline for absences. 24
Recording discipline foi conduct.. 27
Transcripts

42
Reports:
Grades to students.

42
Grades to parents.
Grades to high school superin-
tendents...

41
Statement of honorable dismissal.

40
Correspondence with prospective
students.

29
Advertising

4
Editorial work:
Catalogue.

10
Student directory

28
Circulars and bulletins.

7
Schedule of lectures and recita-
tions....

20
Examination schedule.

25 Minutes of faculty...

21 Minutes of discipline committee

8 Minutes of university council..

17
Commencement:

Checking candidates for degrees... 26
Checking honors...

25
Preparation of commencement
program..

18
Preparation of diplomas.

31
Recommendation of candidates

for degrees to faculty and board 15
Commencement procedure....

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TABLE 27.-Number and per cent of land-grant institutions reporting allocation

of administrative duties 1927-28—Continued

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General discipline.
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Athletics.
Debates and dramatics..

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TABLE 28.-Calendar of instruction, including registration period, closing date, recess periods, number of days of instruction, and number of

days and terms of the summer session

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TABLE 28.–Calendar of instruction, including registration period, closing date, recess periods, number of days of instruction, and number of

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Part V.-Alumni and Former Students

Thirty-seven thousand three hundred and forty-two alumni and other former students of the land-grant institutions contributed to this study by making reports upon a questionnaire form prepared for the purpose. These former students matriculated in 48 institutions during four periods, each of three academic years, 1889–1892, 1899–1902, 1909–1912, and 1919-1922. Matriculation records for these periods were furnished by the institutions participating in the study with two exceptions, Ohio State University and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. The total number of matriculants reported was 103,712. Distribution by years, number of institutions, and of those to whom the questionnaire was sent is shown in Table 1.

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Of the 76,785 questionnaires sent to matriculants, 7,344 could not be delivered by the Postal Service, thus leaving 69,441 that presumably reached the persons to whom they were addressed. Reports were received from 33,723, or 48.5 per cent, of the matriculants who probably received the questionnaire. In addition 3,619 reports were received from former students of Ohio State University and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, making a total of 37,342 cases for study.

Inasmuch as it has been possible to present only a small part of the information secured by means of the questionnaire, students who desire to carry the study further upon the basis of the original data may be interested to know that the questionnaires on file in the United States Office of Education contain information on the following items: State or county from which registered, year of matriculation, degree received, number of years in college if not a graduate, major division of registration, field of specialization, present residence, age at entrance to college, sex, marital status, number of children in school or graduated, nativity of father and mother, size of community in

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