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    Quote Originally Posted by Culpeper Hokie View Post
    I was researching some alumni numbers by state for a thread over on the football board and found some interesting numbers. These came from the Alumni Association's "Virginia Tech Magazine" Summer 2013 edition. Excluding Virginia, these are the top states (ie: over 1,000) by number of VT alumni:

    Maryland - 13,060
    North Carolina - 12,946
    California - 6,728
    Florida - 6,328
    Pennsylvania - 6,034
    Texas - 4,739
    Georgia - 4,464
    New Jersey - 3,817
    New York - 3,547
    Tennessee - 2,967
    Ohio - 2,366
    Colorado - 2,056
    West Virginia - 1,965
    Massachusetts - 1,852
    Washington (state) - 1,773
    Illinois - 1,579
    District of Columbia - 1,358
    Arizona - 1,212
    Connecticut - 1,179
    Alabama - 1,060
    Michigan - 1,018

    That distribution has a definite northeast flavor with 37,775 alumni coming from 11 northern states (including DC) that top 1,000 (MD,PA,NJ,NY,OH,WV,MA,IL,DC,CT,MI). Only 6 southern states have over 1,000 living alumni, for a total of 32,504 (NC,FL,TX,GA,TN,AL).

    The biggest surprise: California comes in at number 3, behind only Maryland and North Carolina.

    I would have to assume that the current student population is probably similarly distributed.

    I just thought these were interesting numbers in the context of conference affinity.
    Make that 13,059 for Maryland. I just moved back to Hokie Country after 27 years in Murrrahlan.

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    I agree with this. I think most of the CA based alums moved there for work, but are originally from the east coast.
    If alumni are moving to "non-traditional" states, then should VT start to think about scheduling series with schools from those states (as a recruiting tool)? Even if ithe series may not have a direct impact on the specific sport's program, I would think it would benefit the school as a whole. Also, it may lead to an increase in Hokie Club membership because alumni can watch the team play in their state.

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    Apologies! I inadvertantly left SC off of the list. They come in at 3,315, right between New York and Tennessee.

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    Big surprise is where is South Carolina on the list ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Culpeper Hokie View Post
    Apologies! I inadvertantly left SC off of the list. They come in at 3,315, right between New York and Tennessee.
    Yeah, that seems more like it. I would have thought both in terms of career moves and retirees the South Carolina would be attractive to Hokies.

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    Seems about right

    Quote Originally Posted by Culpeper Hokie View Post
    I was researching some alumni numbers by state for a thread over on the football board and found some interesting numbers. These came from the Alumni Association's "Virginia Tech Magazine" Summer 2013 edition. Excluding Virginia, these are the top states (ie: over 1,000) by number of VT alumni.
    Even 25 years ago, it seemed like a good majority of students were from NoVA, Maryland and NJ. And for the record, I count NoVA as the northeast too. With that statement, I wonder how many of the Virginia alumni are from NoVA versus the rest of the State.

    Always laughed at the NJ and PA guys that would complain about Tech's "southern" climate. They complained that it was as cold in Blacksburg as where they grew up.

    BTW...I wonder what percentage of Tech alumni are international. I also wonder what UVa, UNC, GT and Miami's matrices are like in comparison to Tech. I assume Duke is heavily slanted toward the NE States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamitous View Post
    Even 25 years ago, it seemed like a good majority of students were from NoVA, Maryland and NJ. And for the record, I count NoVA as the northeast too. With that statement, I wonder how many of the Virginia alumni are from NoVA versus the rest of the State.

    Always laughed at the NJ and PA guys that would complain about Tech's "southern" climate. They complained that it was as cold in Blacksburg as where they grew up.

    BTW...I wonder what percentage of Tech alumni are international. I also wonder what UVa, UNC, GT and Miami's matrices are like in comparison to Tech. I assume Duke is heavily slanted toward the NE States.
    Currently there are 110,906 living alumni in Virginia, so just under a third are in Northern VA. So 4 counties and 3 independent cities have a third of the alumni out of 95 counties and 35 independent cities in the state.

    As for international alumni, here is a map with the distribution. This was from 2007, so I'm sure the numbers are up from then. Looks like India and Canada have the highest representation, followed by the UK, Germany, France and China. Ha! France. How about that?

    http://www.alumni.vt.edu/international/map.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Culpeper Hokie View Post
    As for international alumni, here is a map with the distribution. This was from 2007, so I'm sure the numbers are up from then. Looks like India and Canada have the highest representation, followed by the UK, Germany, France and China. Ha! France. How about that?
    I guess Cheick Diakite never received his degree since Mali has zero alumni, but you did say the map was from 2007

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    I'm in Colo. There is a huge aerospace presence here ... also an engineer thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calamitous View Post
    I guess Cheick Diakite never received his degree since Mali has zero alumni, but you did say the map was from 2007
    Seriously? Cheicke Dikite went to VT?

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    There happen to be more than just engineers and agriculture graduating from Va Tech; its not like the seventies and sixties. For example in architecture, most graduates leave the state, due to the lack of leading architectural design firms.


    Quote Originally Posted by `lag View Post
    Seriously? Cheicke Dikite went to VT?

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