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Table 217. Total fall enrollment in public degree-granting institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2010
State or jurisdiction Fall 1970 Fall 1980 Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Percent change, 2005 to 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 6,428,134 9,457,394 10,844,717 11,752,786 13,021,834 13,180,133 13,490,780 13,972,153 14,810,642 15,142,809 16.3
Alabama 87,884 143,674 195,939 207,435 228,153 230,668 237,632 245,040 260,277 267,083 17.1
Alaska 8,563 20,561 27,792 26,559 28,866 28,595 29,381 29,167 30,493 32,303 11.9
Arizona 107,315 194,034 248,213 284,522 320,865 331,441 332,154 331,310 350,435 366,976 14.4
Arkansas 43,599 66,068 78,645 101,775 128,117 131,407 135,525 140,706 149,474 155,780 21.6
California 1,123,529 1,599,838 1,594,710 1,927,771 2,008,155 2,047,565 2,136,087 2,239,487 2,289,470 2,223,648 10.7
                       
Colorado 108,562 145,598 200,653 217,897 234,509 231,901 227,984 235,265 255,438 269,407 14.9
Connecticut 73,391 97,788 109,556 101,027 111,705 112,476 114,072 118,694 123,211 127,194 13.9
Delaware 21,151 28,325 34,252 34,194 38,682 38,118 39,092 38,952 40,428 40,408 4.5
District of Columbia 12,194 13,900 11,990 5,499 5,595 5,769 5,608 5,584 5,253 5,840 4.4
Florida 189,450 334,349 489,081 556,912 648,999 651,908 683,328 709,593 759,479 790,027 21.7
                       
Georgia 101,900 140,158 196,413 271,755 342,012 346,138 359,883 376,468 418,037 436,109 27.5
Hawaii 32,963 43,269 45,728 44,579 50,157 49,990 50,454 53,526 57,945 60,090 19.8
Idaho 27,072 34,491 41,315 53,751 60,303 59,211 60,526 61,190 63,261 64,204 6.5
Illinois 315,634 491,274 551,333 534,155 555,149 552,777 550,940 560,411 588,741 585,515 5.5
Indiana 136,739 189,224 223,953 240,023 267,298 271,704 278,951 296,950 325,072 337,705 26.3
                       
Iowa 68,390 97,454 117,834 135,008 148,907 151,052 154,644 157,019 170,870 177,781 19.4
Kansas 88,215 121,987 149,117 159,976 170,319 170,531 170,054 172,640 182,736 185,623 9.0
Kentucky 77,240 114,884 147,095 151,973 201,579 204,198 211,234 208,970 221,508 229,725 14.0
Louisiana 101,127 136,703 158,290 189,213 181,043 192,554 193,316 203,098 215,511 224,811 24.2
Maine 25,405 31,878 41,500 40,662 47,519 47,770 48,357 48,191 49,668 51,482 8.3
                       
Maryland 118,988 195,051 220,783 223,797 256,073 260,921 269,719 280,603 298,185 309,779 21.0
Massachusetts 116,127 183,765 186,035 183,248 188,295 192,164 198,700 205,820 218,999 224,493 19.2
Michigan 339,625 454,147 487,359 467,861 505,586 511,776 519,449 528,040 553,022 562,444 11.2
Minnesota 130,567 162,379 199,211 218,617 240,853 244,106 250,397 256,633 270,336 276,176 14.7
Mississippi 64,968 90,661 109,038 125,355 135,896 136,626 139,931 144,224 155,517 159,695 17.5
                       
Missouri 132,540 165,179 200,093 201,509 217,722 218,475 223,155 228,737 245,568 256,119 17.6
Montana 27,287 31,178 31,865 37,387 42,997 42,995 42,857 43,565 46,653 48,261 12.2
Nebraska 51,454 73,509 94,614 88,531 93,181 94,486 96,680 99,593 104,149 107,980 15.9
Nevada 13,576 40,280 61,242 83,120 100,043 101,856 104,797 108,559 112,397 113,103 13.1
New Hampshire 15,979 24,119 32,163 35,870 41,007 41,530 41,982 42,192 43,507 44,072 7.5
                       
New Jersey 145,373 247,028 261,601 266,921 304,315 308,374 318,296 328,838 348,934 358,256 17.7
New Mexico 40,795 55,077 83,403 101,450 120,976 121,668 124,773 132,983 143,101 150,856 24.7
New York 449,437 563,251 616,884 583,417 626,222 635,785 652,428 675,892 712,466 723,500 15.5
North Carolina 123,761 228,154 285,405 329,422 396,755 406,068 410,746 434,976 470,239 475,598 19.9
North Dakota 30,192 31,709 34,690 36,014 42,808 42,949 43,016 44,268 46,727 48,904 14.2
                       
Ohio 281,099 381,765 427,613 411,161 453,001 452,962 460,240 475,521 522,002 547,551 20.9
Oklahoma 91,438 137,188 151,073 153,699 179,225 178,015 177,643 178,253 189,953 197,642 10.3
Oregon 108,483 140,102 144,427 154,756 163,752 160,059 165,260 181,515 201,246 208,002 27.0
Pennsylvania 232,982 292,499 343,478 339,229 380,271 388,251 396,774 404,976 425,979 432,889 13.8
Rhode Island 25,527 35,052 42,350 38,458 40,008 40,374 41,503 42,601 43,409 43,224 8.0
                       
South Carolina 47,101 107,683 131,134 155,519 174,686 176,415 180,479 187,253 200,204 205,080 17.4
South Dakota 23,936 24,328 26,596 34,857 37,548 38,028 38,917 39,743 41,674 44,569 18.7
Tennessee 98,897 156,835 175,049 202,530 200,394 205,056 208,524 214,140 231,741 242,486 21.0
Texas 365,522 613,552 802,314 896,534 1,081,335 1,094,139 1,109,666 1,163,132 1,258,841 1,334,885 23.4
Utah 49,588 59,598 86,108 123,046 148,960 148,228 147,982 158,037 170,921 178,599 19.9
                       
Vermont 12,536 17,984 20,910 20,021 24,090 24,385 24,829 25,552 27,028 27,524 14.3
Virginia 123,279 246,500 291,286 313,780 349,195 357,823 370,486 383,121 401,093 409,004 17.1
Washington 162,718 276,028 227,632 273,928 296,756 297,048 301,793 312,071 328,391 330,874 11.5
West Virginia 51,363 71,228 74,108 76,136 85,148 86,501 87,838 88,695 94,533 96,104 12.9
Wisconsin 170,374 235,179 253,529 249,737 268,928 272,246 273,708 280,394 295,090 301,212 12.0
Wyoming 15,220 21,121 30,623 28,715 32,611 32,860 33,705 34,426 35,682 36,292 11.3
                       
U.S. Service Academies1  17,079 49,808 48,692 13,475 15,265 12,191 15,285 15,539 15,748 15,925 4.3
                       
Other jurisdictions 46,680 60,692 66,244 84,464 82,341 80,685 80,958 82,424 87,030 83,719 1.7
American Samoa 0 976 1,219 297 1,579 1,607 1,767 1,806 2,189 2,193 38.9
Federated States of
   Micronesia
0 224 975 1,576 2,283 2,539 2,379 2,457 3,401 2,699 18.2
Guam 2,719 3,217 4,741 5,215 5,875 5,603 5,077 5,202 5,661 6,103 3.9
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 328 604 647 557 689 847 869 43.9
Northern Marianas 0 0 661 1,078 967 968 901 791 989 1,137 17.6
Palau 0 0 491 581 651 679 668 502 651 694 6.6
Puerto Rico 42,516 54,127 55,691 73,121 67,990 66,154 67,225 68,584 70,690 67,291 -1.0
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 2,392 2,488 2,384 2,393 2,602 2,733 14.3
1 Data for 2000 and later years reflect a substantial reduction in the number of Department of Defense institutions included in the IPEDS survey.
NOTE: Data through 1990 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 Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1970 and 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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