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CHAPTER XLII.

STATISTICS OF COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS SCHOOLS.

In the 341 business schools represented in this report there were 1,764 instructors and 77,746 students. The total number of graduates in the commercial course was 11,728, and in the amanuensis course 8,862. The number of students in the day course was 63,481, or 82 per cent of the whole number, and the number in the evening course was 14,265, or 19 per cent of the whole number. It will be seen by the above figures that the day schools contain more than four times the number of students that are reported in the evening schools. The number of students in the various courses of study was as follows:

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The total number of students in the commercial and business courses of universities and colleges, normal schools, private high schools and academies, and public high schools was 56,002, and in the commercial course of business schools was 37,929, making a total of commercial students in all the schools in the United States as reported to this Bureau of 93,931.

The North Atlantic Division reported 103 schools with a total of 607 instructors and 27,689 students. There were 4,232 graduates in the commercial course and 3,694 in the amanuensis course. The number of male students was 17,797, and the number of female students was 9,892. The day schools reported 21,444 and the evening schools 6,245. The number of students in the commercial course was 12,878; in the amanuensis course, 8,710; in the English course, 3,352; and in telegraphy, 269.

The South Atlantic Division reported 22 schools, 121 instructors, 5,468 students, and 833 graduates in the commercial course and 581 in the amanuensis course. The number of male students was 3,775 and female students 1,693. The number of students in the commercial course was 2,540; in the amanuensis course, 1,688; in the English course, 1,325; and in telegraphy, 68.

The South Central Division reported 28 schools, 145 instructors, and 6,294 students. The total number of graduates in the commercial course was 1,404 and in the amanuensis course 499. In the commercial course the number of students was 3,732; in the amanuensis course, 1,726; in the English course, 1,490; and in telegraphy, 171. The total number of students in the day schools was 5,494 and in the evening schools 800. ED 97 -142

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The North Central Division reported 47 per cent of the total number of schools, 42 per cent of the total number of instructors, and 40 per cent of the total number of students represented. The number of institutions was 160, the number of instructors 733, and the number of students 31,229. The male students numbered 20,750 and the femalo students 10,479. The number of students in the day schools was 26,016 and in the evening schools 5,213. The number of students in the commercial course was 14,901; in the amanuensis course, 8,954; in the English course, 5,493; and in telegraphy, 565.

The Western Division reported 28 schools, 158 instructors, and 7,066 students. The number of students in tho day schools was 6,018 and in the ovening schools 1,048. The number of graduates in the commercial course was 1,041, and in the amanuensis course 513. The number of students in the commercial course 3,875; in the amanuesis course, 2,061; in the English course, 1,661; and in telegraphy, 135.

In the Education Report for 1895–96, Chapter XV, was reprinted a valuable report, maile luy Prof. Edmund J. James, Ph. D., to the American Bankers' Association, on the subject of Commercial Education in Europe, particularly in Austria, France, and Germany. The report gives in minute details the courses of study in many of the leading institutions, in which many of the proprietors of business schools in the Unitel States have already found suggestions of great value. In the first volume of the present Report, Chapter VI is devoted to commercial education in Europe. It deals particularly with the history and present status of commercial schools in Germany, Austria, England, Switzerland, Franco, Belgium, and Italy. These tivo chapters are commended to the carefnl perusal of all educators who are interested in the improvement of commercial schools in this country.

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