So You’re Going to College

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    About this time of year throughout North America, several million students make plans concerning where they would like to go to college in the fall. Most of them are graduating high school seniors, but an increasingly large number of them are students who switch from one campus to another, or young adults who have worked or served in the military for several years and now have decided to get more schooling.

    Among the vast number of college students around the world are an estimated 225,000 Latter-day Saint students.

    And the Latter-day Saint student has special interests.

    He wants to know how many fellow Latter-day Saint students he can expect to find at a school he is considering. He wants to know if he will have access to an Institute of religion so he can continue his study of the gospel and enjoy Mormon social life.

    He wants to know if he will attend a student ward or a regular ward or branch of the Church.

    With these things in mind, for many persons the following information may be helpful.

    1. We have listed here every college or locale at which a student has access to an institute of religion.

    2. We have listed the known number of Latter-day Saint students at the school (known to the office of the Church Commissioner of Education). It is estimated that there may be as many as twenty-five percent more Mormon students actually on some of the campuses.

    3. We have listed the locations of student wards and branches—those composed wholly of college students.

    But whichever school you choose, the major point to emphasize is that wherever you are, you are only a telephone call away from the Church. Look for the name of the Church in the telephone book. Each of us at baptism made important covenants with the Lord, and the boys took additional responsibility when they received the priesthood. Each of us is expected to use his free agency to hunt out the church. Sometimes it can’t find us, but we can always find it. One telephone call to the local bishop or branch president will mean a warm reception for you. Have a great collegiate experience!

    Statement of the First Presidency on College Attendance (January 20, 1970)

    “We have repeatedly urged that our young people seek further education after completing high school, and we now reaffirm this counsel. In so doing, we suggest that wherever possible they attend school in their own communities, particularly during their freshman and sophomore years.

    “To meet the need for religious instruction for our youth, we have established institutes of religion convenient to more than 200 junior colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. In these institutes our young people may receive religious training comparable with that received in Church schools and at the same time enjoy the benefits of living at home, at less expense, with the added advantages of the protection, guidance, and companionship of their families.”

    Symbols

    U = University (as in U of California or Stanford U)

    C = College (as in C of Marin or Cochise C)

    St =State (as in Arizona St U)

    JC =Junior College (as in Pima JC)

    Enrollment at Church Colleges

    Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)

    25,000

    Church College of Hawaii (Laie)

    1,300

    LDS Business College (Salt Lake City)

    800

    Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho)

    5,100

    Student wards and branches have been organized for students at the following schools (and nearby campuses):

    Arizona St U (Tempe)—4 wards

    Boise C (Idaho)—2 wards

    Brigham Young U (Provo, Utah)—97 wards (10 stakes)

    Church C of Hawaii (Laie)—3 wards

    C of Eastern Utah (Price)—1 ward

    Colorado St U (Fort Collins)—1 ward

    Dixie C (St. George, Utah)—3 wards

    East Arizona JC (St. Joseph)—1 ward

    Harvard (Boston) and nearby schools—2 wards

    Idaho St U (Pocatello)—6 wards (1 stake)

    Mesa Community C (Arizona)—1 ward

    Northern Arizona U (Flagstaff)—2 wards

    Oregon St U (Corvallis)—1 ward

    Ricks C (Rexburg, Idaho)—21 wards (2 stakes)

    Schools in Long Beach, California—1 branch

    Schools in Denver, Colorado—1 branch

    Schools in San Diego, California—1 branch

    Snow C (Ephraim, Utah)—3 wards

    Southern Utah St C (Cedar City)—5 wards (1 stake)

    Stanford U (Palo Alto, California)—2 wards

    U of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)—1 ward

    U of Arizona (Tucson)—3 wards

    U of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) and nearby schools—1 ward

    U of California at Berkeley—1 ward

    U of California at Los Angeles—1 ward

    U of California at Santa Barbara—1 branch

    U of Idaho (Moscow)—2 wards

    U of Montana (Missoula)—1 branch

    U of Nevada (Reno)—1 ward

    U of Oregon (Eugene)—1 ward

    U of Southern California (Los Angeles)—1 ward

    U of Utah (Salt Lake City) and nearby schools—18 wards (2 stakes)

    U of Washington (Seattle)—1 ward

    U of Wyoming (Laramie)—1 ward

    Utah St U (Logan)—20 wards (2 stakes)

    Utah Technical C (Salt Lake City)—1 ward

    Weber St C (Ogden, Utah)—9 wards (1 stake)

    Enrollment 1969–70 of LDS students in colleges and universities

    Location

    School

    LDS Students

    ALABAMA

    Auburn
    Huntsville
    Tuscaloosa

    Auburn U
    U of Alabama
    U of Alabama

    27
    10
    26

    ARIZONA

    Douglas
    Flagstaff
    Glendale
    Mesa
    Phoenix
    Prescott
    Scottsdale
    Signal Peak
    Tempe
    Thatcher
    Tucson
    Tucson
    Yuma

    Cochise C
    North Arizona U
    Glendale C
    Mesa Community C
    Phoenix C
    Prescott C
    Scottsdale Community C
    Signal Peak C
    Arizona St U
    East Arizona JC
    U of Arizona
    Pima JC
    Arizona Western C

    28
    318
    135
    1,385
    279
    10
    19
    26
    790
    268
    548
    16
    15

    CALIFORNIA

    Alta Loma
    Aptos
    Arcata
    Artesia
    Bakersfield
    Barstow
    Berkeley
    Blythe
    Campbell
    Chico
    Chula Vista
    Claremont
    Compton
    Costa Mesa
    Culver City
    Cupertino
    Cypress
    Davis
    Durham
    El Cajon
    Eureka
    Fremont
    Fresno
    Fresno
    Fullerton
    Fullerton
    Gardena
    Gilman Hot Springs
    Glendale
    Glendora
    Hayward

    Chaffey C
    Cabrillo C
    Humboldt St C
    Cerritos JC
    Bakersfield C
    Barstow C
    U of California
    Palo Verde JC
    West Valley C
    Chico St C
    Southwestern C
    Claremont C
    Compton C
    Orange Coast JC
    West Los Angeles C
    De Anza C
    Cypress C
    U of California
    Butte C
    Grossmont C
    C of the Redwoods
    Ohlone C
    Fresno City C
    Fresno St C
    California St at Fullerton
    Fullerton City C
    El Camino C
    Mt. San Jacinto C
    Glendale City C
    Citrus C
    Chabot C

    88
    16
    120
    150
    55
    15
    80
    13
    120
    83
    46
    27
    21
    130
    10
    50
    80
    111
    47
    101
    33
    45
    90
    96
    129
    171
    180
    13
    50
    80
    120

    Hayward
    Huntington Beach
    Irvine
    Kentfield
    Lancaster
    Long Beach
    Long Beach
    Long Beach
    Los Altos
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Marysville
    Merced
    Mesa
    Modesto
    Moorpark
    Napa
    Oakland
    Oceanside
    Orange
    Palo Alto
    Palm Desert
    Pasadena
    Pasadena

    Hayward St C
    Golden West C
    U of California
    C of Marin
    Antelope Valley C
    California St C at Dominguez Hills
    California St C at Long Beach
    Long Beach City C
    Foothill C
    C of the Canyons
    East Los Angeles C
    Los Angeles City C
    Los Angeles St C
    U of California at Los Angeles
    U of Southern California
    Yuba C
    Merced JC
    Mesa C
    Modesto JC
    Moorpark C
    Napa JC
    Mills C
    Mira Costa C
    Chapman C
    Stanford U
    C of the Desert
    California Institute of Technology
    Pasadena City C

    50
    35
    38
    18
    40
    8
    185
    170
    35
    12
    45
    80
    189
    500
    250
    121
    20
    73
    93
    28
    20
    5
    16
    8
    200
    23
    22
    79

    Pleasant Hill
    Pomona
    Porterville
    Redding
    Redlands
    Reedley
    Richmond
    Riverside
    Riverside
    Rocklin
    Rohnert Park
    Sacramento
    Sacramento
    Sacramento
    Sacramento
    San Bernardino
    San Bruno
    San Diego
    San Diego
    San Fernando
    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    San Jose
    San Jose

    Diablo Valley C
    California Polytechnic at Pomona
    Porterville C
    Shasta C
    U of Redlands
    Reedley C
    Contra Costa JC
    Riverside City C
    U of California at Riverside
    Sierra C
    Sonoma St C
    American River C
    Consumnes JC
    Sacramento City C
    Sacramento St C
    San Benardino Valley C
    Skyline C
    San Diego St C
    U of California at San Diego
    San Fernando Valley St C
    City C of San Francisco
    California Podiatry C
    San Francisco C Mortuary Science
    San Francisco St C
    U of California Medical C
    U of Pacific Dental School
    San Jose City C
    San Jose St C

    136
    64
    8
    115
    11
    15
    28
    88
    88
    92
    17
    205
    7
    254
    149
    93
    26
    157
    26
    130
    27
    21
    8
    12
    46
    33
    29
    205

    San Marcos
    San Mateo
    San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo
    Santa Ana
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Cruz
    Santa Maria
    Santa Monica
    Santa Rosa
    Stockton
    Stockton
    Susanville
    Taft
    Treasure Island
    Vallejo
    Van Nuys
    Ventura
    Visalia
    Walnut
    Whittier
    Whittier
    Wilmington
    Woodland Hills
    Woodside

    Palomar JC
    C of San Mateo
    California St Polytechnic C
    Cuesta C
    Santa Ana JC
    Santa Barbara City C
    U of California at Santa Barbara
    U of California
    Allen Hancock JC
    Santa Monica City C
    Santa Rosa JC
    San Joaquin Delta C
    U of Pacific
    Laseen C
    Taft C
    Treasure Island Institute
    Solano JC
    Los Angles Valley C
    Ventura City C
    C of the Sequoias
    Mt. San Antonio
    Rio Hondo C
    Whittier C
    Harbor C
    Pierce C
    El Canada C

    36
    90
    91
    14
    105
    12
    45
    12
    28
    60
    60
    85
    35
    16
    12
    45
    20
    111
    50
    32
    180
    153
    15
    72
    90
    28

    COLORADO

    Alamosa
    Boulder
    Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs
    Denver
    Durango
    Ft. Carson
    Ft. Collins
    Golden
    Grand Junction
    Greeley
    Gunnison
    Pueblo

    Adams St C
    U of Colorado
    Colorado U at Colorado Springs
    U.S. Air Force Academy
    Denver Metropolitan Institute
    Ft. Lewis C
    Ft Carson Army Base
    Colorado St U
    Colorado School of Mines
    Mesa C
    Colorado St Teachers C
    Western St C
    Southern Colorado St C

    74
    78
    40
    54
    117
    20
    50
    166
    11
    28
    56
    28
    45

    CONNECTICUT

    New Haven

    Yale U

    19

    FLORIDA

    Gainesville
    Jacksonville
    Pensacola
    Tallahassee

    U of Florida
    U of North Florida
    U of West Florida
    Florida St U

    45
    35
    20
    34

    GEORGIA

    Athens

    U of Georgia

    25

    HAWAII

    Honolulu

    U of Hawaii

    75

    IDAHO

    Boise
    Caldwell
    Coeur D’Alene
    Lewiston
    Moscow
    Pocatello
    Twin Falls

    Boise St C
    C of Idaho
    North Idaho JC
    Lewis & Clark Normal School
    U of Idaho
    Idaho St U
    C of Southern Idaho

    543
    24
    22
    22
    350
    4,609
    161

    ILLINOIS

    Carbondale
    Champaign
    Charleston
    Chicago
    Chicago
    Normal

    Southern Illinois U
    U of Illinois
    Eastern Illinois U
    U of Chicago
    Loyola Dental School
    Illinois St U

    4
    85
    10
    26
    20
    16

    INDIANA

    Bloomington
    LaFayette
    Terre Haute

    Indiana U
    Purdue U
    Indiana St U

    50
    50
    12

    IOWA

    Ames
    Davenport
    Iowa City

    Iowa St U
    Palmer JC
    U of Iowa

    32
    30
    26

    LOUISIANA

    Baton Rouge

    Louisiana St U

    8

    KANSAS

    Kaskell
    Lawrence

    Kaskell Indian Institute
    Kansas U

    51
    21

    KENTUCKY

    Bowling Green
    Lexington

    Western Kentucky U
    U of Kentucky

    18
    15

    MAINE

    Gorham
    Orono

    U of Maine
    U of Maine

    22
    12

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Boston
    Cambridge
    Cambridge
    Medford
    Wellesley

    Boston U
    Harvard U & Radcliff C
    Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
    Tufts U
    Wellesley C

    62
    113
    38
    13
    7

    MARYLAND

    Baltimore and College Park

    U of Maryland

    54

    MICHIGAN

    Ann Arbor
    Detroit
    East Lansing
    Kalamazoo

    U of Michigan
    Wayne St U
    Michigan St U
    Western Michigan U

    41
    30
    45
    9

    MINNESOTA

    Minneapolis

    U of Minnesota

    109

    MISSISSIPPI

    Biloxi
    Columbus
    Hattiesburg

    U of Mississippi
    Mississippi St U
    U of Southern Mississippi

    10
    10
    25

    MISSOURI

    Columbia

    U of Missouri

    80

    MONTANA

    Billings
    Bozeman
    Butte
    Dillon
    Missoula

    Eastern Montana C
    Montana St U
    Montana Technical C
    Western Montana St
    U of Montana

    90
    130
    20
    50
    119

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Durham
    Pembroke
    Raleigh

    Duke U
    Pembroke C
    North Carolina St U

    30
    6
    25

    NEW MEXICO

    Albuquerque
    Farmington
    Hobbs
    Las Cruces
    Portales
    Roswell
    Silver City

    U of New Mexico
    New Mexico St U
    New Mexico JC
    New Mexico St U
    Eastern New Mexico U
    Eastern New Mexico U
    Western New Mexico U

    174
    6
    12
    125
    36
    12
    27

    NEVADA

    Las Vegas
    Reno

    U of Nevada
    U of Nevada

    301
    160

    NEW JERSEY

    New Brunswick
    Princeton

    Rutgers U
    Princeton U

    9
    10

    NEW YORK

    Ithaca
    New York City
    Queens, Long Island
    Syracuse

    Cornell U
    Columbia U
    Queens C
    U of New York at Syracuse

    34
    36
    2
    12

    OHIO

    Columbus

    Ohio St U

    67

    OKLAHOMA

    Norman
    Stillwater

    U of Oklahoma
    Oklahoma St U

    76
    51

    OREGON

    Albany
    Ashland
    Bend
    Corvallis
    Eugene
    Eugene
    Forest Grove
    Gresham
    LaGrande
    McMinnville
    Monmouth
    North Bend
    Ontario
    Oregon City
    Pendleton
    Portland
    Portland
    Portland
    Salem

    Linn-Benton Community C
    Southern Oregon C
    Central Oregon Community C
    Oregon St U
    U of Oregon
    Lane Community C
    Pacific U
    Mt. Hood Community C
    Eastern Oregon C
    Linfield C
    Oregon C of Education
    Southwest Oregon Community C
    Treasure Valley Community C
    Clackamas Community C
    Blue Mountain Community C
    Portland Medical-Dental School
    Portland Community C
    Portland St C
    Willamette U

    11
    105
    25
    200
    160
    35
    30
    70
    90
    10
    48
    19
    97
    37
    25
    60
    50
    230
    13

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh

    U of Pennsylvania
    U of Pittsburgh

    16
    16

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Columbia

    U of South Carolina

    21

    TENNESSEE

    Knoxville
    Nashville

    U of Tennessee
    Vanderbilt U

    13
    5

    TEXAS

    Arlington
    Austin
    College Station
    Dallas
    Denton
    El Paso
    Houston
    Lubbock
    San Antonio

    U of Texas
    U of Texas
    Texas A&M U
    El Centro C
    North Texas C
    U of Texas
    U of Houston
    Texas Technical C
    San Antonio C

    42
    46
    45
    20
    12
    72
    75
    20
    22

    UTAH

    Cedar City
    Ephraim
    Logan
    Ogden
    Ogden
    Price
    Provo
    St. George
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City
    Salt Lake City

    Southern Utah St C
    Snow C
    Utah St U
    Weber St C
    Stevens Henager Business C
    C of Eastern Utah
    Utah Technical C
    Dixie C
    Holy Cross Nurses C
    LDS Business C
    Utah Technical C
    Stevens Henager Business C
    Westminster C
    U of Utah

    1,859
    1,039
    5,894
    4,703
    63
    942
    677
    1,230
    55
    1,342
    1,707
    574
    130
    11,300

    VIRGINIA

    Blacksburg and Radford
    Charlottesville

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Radford C
    U of Virginia

    18

    32

    WASH. D.C.

    Metropolitan Area

     

    7

    WASHINGTON

    Auburn
    Bellevue
    Bellingham
    Bremerton
    Cheney
    Edmonds
    Ellensburg
    Everett
    Longview
    Midway
    Moses Lake
    Mt. Vernon
    Pasco
    Pullman
    Seattle
    Seattle
    Seattle
    Spokane
    Tacoma
    Vancouver
    Walla Walla
    Yakima

    Green River Community C
    Bellevue Community C
    Western Washington St C
    Olympic Community C
    Eastern Washington St C
    Edmonds Community C
    Central Washington St C
    Everett Community C
    Lower Columbia C
    Highline Community C
    Big Bend Community C
    Skagit Valley C
    Columbia Basin C
    Washington St U
    U of Washington
    North Seattle Community C
    Shoreline Community C
    Spokane Falls Community C
    Tacoma Community C
    Clark C
    Whitman C
    Yakima Valley JC

    35
    5
    40
    13
    40
    12
    26
    18
    26
    35
    70
    22
    90
    160
    230
    6
    20
    63
    25
    50
    24
    45

    WISCONSIN

    Madison
    Plattville

    U of Wisconsin
    Wisconsin State U

    73
    5

    WEST VIRGINIA

    Barboursville
    Morgantown

    Marshall U
    West Virginia U

    15
    21

    WYOMING

    Casper
    Laramie
    Powell
    Riverton

    Casper C
    U of Wyoming
    Northwest Community C
    Central Wyoming C

    49
    284
    70
    11

    AUSTRALIA

    Adelaide, S. Australia
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Hurstville, N.S.W.
    Newcastle, N.S.W.
    Parramatta, N.S.W.

     

    17
    12
    10
    7
    13

    CANADA

    Burnaby, B.C.
    Calgary, Alta.
    Calgary, Alta.
    Calgary, Alta.
    Calgary, Alta.
    Calgary, Alta.
    Edmonton, Alta.
    Guelph, Ont.
    Halifax, N.S.
    Lethbridge, Alta.
    London, Ont.
    Saskatoon, Sask.
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Vancouver, B.C.

    Simon Fraser U
    Calgary Business C
    Calgary Nursing School
    Mt. Royal JC
    Southern Alberta Institute of Tech.
    U of Calgary
    U of Alberta
    U of Guelph
    St. Mary’s U and Nova Scotia Technical C
    U of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community C
    U of Western Ontario
    U of Saskatchewan
    U of British Columbia
    Vancouver area colleges

    9
    4
    20
    24
    36
    180
    214
    22
    7
    192
    33
    19
    85
    158

    ENGLAND

    London

     

    9

    MEXICO

     

    464

    NEW ZEALAND

    Auckland U
    Hamilton Waikato U

     

    10
    5

    URUGUAY

     

    38

    [maps] Illustrated by Jerry Pulsipher