Information Concerning American Born Japanese Students Facing Evacuation, 8 April 1942, Correspondence Series, Nisei folder, Ernest H. Wilkins Collection, Oberlin College Archives.


UNVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
April 8, 1942

  1. Will you be free to continue your college education?
    179 students or 73% answered yes.
    29 students or 13% answered no.
    36 students or 14% did not know.
    Total 244
    Do you have adequate funds to continue college?
    71 students or 29% answered yes.
    119 students or 49% answered no.
    15 students or 6% answered partially.
    39 students or 16% did not know.
  2. What approximate funds do you have available to continue your college education?
    Out of the group of 244 students, 128 listed the amount of funds that they had available. The average amount available for these 128 students was $376.00.
    10 students had $1000.00 to $3000.00
    19 students had 500.000 to 1000.00
    36 students had 200.00 to 500.00
    32 students had 100.00 to 200.00
    17 students had less than 100.00
    14 students had an unknown or no amount of funds.
    Would you be able to continue your education if supplementary funds were available?
    163 students or 75% answered yes.
    9 students or 4% answered no.
    45 students or 21% did not know.
    What college would you like to attend?
    25 University of Minnesota
    20 Washington State
    16 University of Michigan
    13 University of Chicago
    11 University of Idaho
    6 University of Colorado
    5 Oberlin
    3 University of Montana
    2 Colorado School of Mines
    2 Northwestern
    2 University of Denver
    2 University of Ohio
    2 Whitman
    1 Iowa State
    1 University of Missouri
    13 Gave no preference
    20 Any school near evacuation or were undecided.
    73 Did not know what college they would like to attend.
    Religious Preferences of University of Washington Nisei
    60 Methodist
    36 Baptist
    24 Presbyterian
    26 Congregational
    23 Buddhist
    19 Episcopalian
    3 Catholic
    3 Protestant
    1 Lutheran
    1 Friends
    47 Undecided
    Departmental Preference of Japanese Students
    44 Economics and Business
    43 Engineering
    20 Pharmacy
    19 Chemistry
    18 Pre-Medical
    17 Home Economics
    11 Nursing
    10 Pre-Majors
    10 Sociology
    7 Oriental Studies
    5 English
    5 Political Science
    4 Architecture
    4 General Studies
    3 Bacteriology
    3 Fisheries
    2 Pre-Law
    2 Advertising
    2 Art
    2 Journalism
    2 Mining
    2 Music
    1 Botany
    1 History
    1 Language
    1 Library
    1 Mathematics
    1 Physics
    1 Pre-Education
    1 Forestry