Philadelphia: brain drain no more

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 Graduating students are shown throwing their mortarboards in the air on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a 2012 ceremony. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Graduating students are shown throwing their mortarboards in the air on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a 2012 ceremony. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Philadelphia is doing a better job of retaining its college graduates than even Boston, long regarded as a college town with great success in holding on to recent grads.  That may be surprising to many who have decried our region’s “brain drain,” but not to Deborah Diamond. 

“What we’re seeing is an increase in what we call ‘non-native’ college students — those who come from outside the region to attend school here, explained Diamond, the president of CampusPhilly. “There’s a real increase in those students staying after they graduate.”

Diamond discussed the findings of CampusPhilly’s ten-year report with NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller.

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