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Table 206. Fall enrollment and number of degree-granting institutions, by control and affiliation of institution: Selected years, 1980 through 2010
Control and affiliation of institution Total enrollment Enrollment, fall 2010 Number of institutions1
Fall 1980 Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Total Full-time Part-time
Males Females Males Females Fall 1980 Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2009 Fall 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
All institutions 12,096,895 13,818,637 15,312,289 18,248,128 19,102,814 20,427,711 21,016,126 5,837,057 7,245,210 3,207,754 4,726,105 3,226 3,501 4,056 4,474 4,589
Public institutions 9,457,394 10,844,717 11,752,786 13,490,780 13,972,153 14,810,642 15,142,809 4,049,593 4,714,257 2,629,944 3,749,015 1,493 1,548 1,676 1,671 1,652
Federal 50,989 50,669 16,917 20,515 20,441 21,722 21,622 14,462 5,269 630 1,261 12 17 12 14 14
State (2) 7,181,380 9,548,090 11,096,629 11,452,186 12,104,170 12,366,422 3,496,733 4,086,515 1,967,717 2,815,457 (2) 978 1,355 1,350 1,331
Local (2) 3,508,941 2,078,090 2,185,618 2,302,730 2,478,076 2,541,036 482,149 556,145 625,659 877,083 (2) 523 277 261 261
Other public 9,406,405 103,727 109,689 188,018 196,796 206,674 213,729 56,249 66,328 35,938 55,214 1,481 30 32 46 46
                                 
Private institutions 2,639,501 2,973,920 3,559,503 4,757,348 5,130,661 5,617,069 5,873,317 1,787,464 2,530,953 577,810 977,090 1,733 1,953 2,380 2,803 2,937
Independent not-for-profit 1,521,614 1,474,818 1,577,242 1,839,639 1,888,905 1,953,136 1,995,440 677,838 815,529 200,313 301,760 795 709 729 734 736
For-profit 111,714 213,693 450,084 1,186,198 1,469,142 1,851,986 2,018,397 517,627 912,272 208,579 379,919 164 322 724 1,181 1,310
                                 
Religiously affiliated3 1,006,173 1,285,409 1,532,177 1,731,511 1,772,614 1,811,947 1,859,480 591,999 803,152 168,918 295,411 774 922 927 888 891
                                 
Advent Christian Church 143 1
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 1,091 88 34 1,317 1,366 1,485 1,536 807 657 39 33 3 1 1 3 3
African Methodist Episcopal 4,541 3,220 5,980 2,983 2,880 2,677 2,674 1,162 1,358 53 101 6 5 6 5 5
American Baptist 6,131 10,800 15,410 14,821 14,441 14,716 15,120 3,972 5,766 1,738 3,644 11 15 17 17 18
American Evangelical Lutheran Church 743 1,375 1,432 1,387 1,340 615 657 29 39 1 1 1
                                 
American Lutheran and Lutheran Church
      in America
3,092 1,460 3 1
American Lutheran 21,608 22 22 6 16 0 0 13 1 1
Assemblies of God Church 7,814 8,307 14,272 14,859 15,080 15,137 15,806 5,566 6,770 1,572 1,898 10 11 14 15 16
Baptist 38,231 99,510 107,610 142,145 153,525 165,848 174,481 53,214 67,041 22,556 31,670 33 69 68 72 69
Brethren Church 3,925 958 2,088 8,141 7,954 8,191 8,449 2,469 3,068 1,282 1,630 3 3 3 3 3
                                 
Brethren in Christ Church 1,301 2,239 2,797 1 1 1
Christian and Missionary Alliance
      Church
1,705 2,519 5,278 6,565 6,316 6,331 6,465 2,137 2,823 591 914 3 4 4 4 4
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 14,913 30,397 35,984 46,747 47,693 50,064 52,839 14,548 23,058 5,586 9,647 12 18 16 18 18
Christian Churches and Churches of
      Christ
1,342 2,263 7,277 9,236 9,005 9,263 10,128 3,963 3,923 1,180 1,062 7 8 18 18 18
Christian Methodist Episcopal 2,486 2,174 1,502 3,750 4,503 4,901 4,817 2,264 2,378 69 106 4 4 1 3 3
                                 
Christian Reformed Church 5,408 4,488 5,999 5,830 5,808 5,665 5,625 2,647 2,714 127 137 3 2 3 3 3
Church of Christ (Scientist) 2,773 2,557 6 8
Church of God of Prophecy 249 1
Church of God 6,082 5,627 12,540 15,278 15,977 15,117 16,731 4,987 7,397 1,950 2,397 9 9 7 7 7
Church of New Jerusalem 170 1
                                 
Church of the Brethren 8,482 4,463 4,187 5,549 5,620 5,861 6,154 2,378 3,088 260 428 6 5 4 5 5
Church of the Nazarene 11,716 10,779 16,661 21,048 20,863 21,389 21,144 6,589 9,836 1,731 2,988 10 9 12 10 10
Churches of Christ 9,343 14,611 30,140 33,755 34,368 34,996 35,538 11,992 14,679 3,380 5,487 9 19 19 17 17
Cumberland Presbyterian 594 746 1,112 2,433 2,688 3,247 4,652 1,880 1,205 774 793 2 2 2 2 2
Evangelical Congregational Church 80 88 148 168 158 159 153 28 22 66 37 1 1 1 1 1
                                 
Evangelical Covenant Church of America 1,401 1,035 2,387 3,200 3,244 3,186 3,233 766 1,116 417 934 1 1 1 1 1
Evangelical Free Church of America 833 2,355 4,022 3,121 3,021 3,106 2,926 851 693 840 542 1 2 3 2 2
Evangelical Lutheran Church 743 49,210 49,085 55,028 55,251 56,088 56,162 22,161 28,427 2,091 3,483 3 33 34 35 33
Free Methodist 5,543 5,902 7,323 9,699 11,774 12,090 12,270 3,264 6,055 843 2,108 5 3 4 5 5
Free Will Baptist Church 1,132 1,177 2,378 3,890 3,989 4,143 4,383 1,168 2,201 397 617 4 3 4 4 4
                                 
Friends United Meeting 1,109 1
Friends 5,157 5,844 10,898 13,479 13,285 13,786 13,876 4,691 6,183 1,192 1,810 5 6 8 7 7
General Conference Mennonite Church 820 1,243 1,059 2 2 1
Greek Orthodox 204 148 132 186 190 203 220 163 54 3 0 1 1 1 1 1
Interdenominational 1,254 11,103 9,788 23,776 23,161 23,038 30,140 10,332 13,025 3,410 3,373 4 17 14 26 29
                                 
Jewish 5,738 12,217 14,182 8,329 8,861 8,468 12,755 8,028 2,326 709 1,692 24 63 62 32 36
Latter-Day Saints 39,172 42,274 44,680 51,711 52,321 53,249 53,514 23,088 23,641 3,189 3,596 4 4 4 4 4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod 11,727 13,827 18,866 22,852 24,280 26,384 28,255 6,876 10,196 3,274 7,909 15 14 13 13 12
Lutheran Church in America 23,877 5,796 4,322 8,244 8,245 8,264 8,240 3,264 4,064 324 588 20 5 2 3 3
Mennonite Brethren Church 1,344 1,864 2,390 3,116 3,192 3,426 4,136 1,114 1,927 332 763 3 3 3 3 3
                                 
Mennonite Church 4,008 2,859 3,553 4,001 4,126 4,325 4,263 1,485 1,996 255 527 6 5 5 6 6
Missionary Church Inc. 487 699 1,647 2,097 2,075 2,165 2,152 569 986 198 399 1 1 1 1 1
Moravian Church 2,434 2,511 2,939 2,981 2,979 3,042 3,095 704 1,601 140 650 2 2 2 2 2
Multiple Protestant denominations 5,526 211 4,690 5,052 5,014 5,341 5,350 1,367 1,520 1,564 899 8 1 7 7 6
North American Baptist 155 124 121 117 125 120 40 24 34 22 1 1 1 1
                                 
Pentecostal Holiness Church 767 566 976 1,007 1,057 1,124 1,272 557 534 78 103 3 3 2 3 3
Presbyterian U.S.A. and United
      Presbyterian
47,144 77,700 78,950 82,161 82,508 84,691 85,692 31,259 43,638 3,435 7,360 57 70 64 58 58
Presbyterian Church in America 1,877 4,499 2,137 2,166 2,174 2,071 874 713 291 193 1 5 2 2
Protestant Episcopal 5,396 4,559 5,479 5,012 4,921 5,036 5,006 2,233 2,489 136 148 12 9 12 11 11
Protestant, other 4,072 38,136 30,116 11,636 15,803 16,207 13,361 4,405 5,019 1,933 2,004 11 44 34 23 22
                                 
Reformed Church in America 2,713 5,525 6,002 6,582 6,472 6,514 6,555 2,561 3,533 242 219 4 4 5 5 5
Reformed Episcopal Church 67 1
Reformed Presbyterian Church 2,014 1,556 2,355 2,868 2,901 2,949 2,982 1,206 1,248 302 226 4 2 2 3 3
Reorganized Latter-Day Saints Church 4,274 4,793 3,390 2 1 2
Roman Catholic 422,842 530,585 636,336 715,781 727,894 735,713 751,089 216,867 321,308 70,196 142,718 229 239 239 237 237
                                 
Russian Orthodox 47 38 106 80 88 79 60 49 3 6 2 1 1 1 1 1
Seventh-Day Adventists 19,168 15,771 19,223 23,402 23,880 24,818 25,430 8,098 10,820 2,194 4,318 11 11 13 14 14
Southern Baptist 85,281 49,493 54,275 43,041 45,026 46,689 49,882 13,616 19,451 6,671 10,144 54 29 32 22 22
Nondenominational 6,758 23,573 26,753 27,872 27,071 27,745 8,107 10,666 4,315 4,657 14 16 17 16
Unitarian Universalist 87 82 132 133 138 171 166 36 55 21 54 2 2 2 2 2
                                 
United Brethren Church 545 601 938 1,148 1,230 1,270 1,260 498 589 77 96 1 1 1 1 1
United Church of Christ 14,169 20,175 23,709 25,958 26,878 27,507 20,528 5,982 7,925 1,981 4,640 16 18 18 19 17
United Methodist 127,099 148,851 171,109 197,230 198,669 202,913 206,744 74,733 96,296 13,101 22,614 91 96 100 94 96
Wesleyan Church 3,583 5,311 11,128 19,886 20,568 20,492 20,670 6,594 11,670 928 1,478 5 4 4 6 6
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 808 931 1,660 1,518 1,595 1,603 1,677 695 817 97 68 1 3 2 2 2
                                 
Other religiously affiliated 462 5,743 2,534 8,295 8,146 8,041 8,526 2,474 3,887 719 1,446 1 9 4 10 13
—Not available.
1 Counts of institutions in this table may be lower than reported in other tables, because counts in this table include only institutions reporting separate enrollment data.
2 Included under "Other public."
3 Religious affiliation as reported by institution.
NOTE: Data through 1995 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Appendix A: Guide to Sources for details.)
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education" and "Institutional Characteristics" surveys, 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90) and "Institutional Characteristics Survey" (IPEDS-IC:90); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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