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Table 227. Full-time-equivalent fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and level of institution: 1967 through 2010
Year All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
Total Not-for-profit For-profit Total Not-for-profit For-profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1967 5,499,360 4,448,302 1,051,058 3,777,701 2,850,432 927,269 1,721,659 1,597,870 123,789  
1968 5,977,768 4,729,522 1,248,246 4,248,639 3,128,057 1,120,582 1,729,129 1,601,465 127,664  
1969 6,333,357 4,899,034 1,434,323 4,577,353 3,259,323 1,318,030 1,756,004 1,639,711 116,293  
                             
1970 6,737,819 5,145,422 1,592,397 4,953,144 3,468,569 1,484,575 1,784,675 1,676,853 107,822  
1971 7,148,558 5,357,647 1,790,911 5,344,402 3,660,626 1,683,776 1,804,156 1,697,021 107,135  
1972 7,253,757 5,406,833 1,846,924 5,452,854 3,706,238 1,746,616 1,800,903 1,700,595 100,308  
1973 7,453,463 5,439,230 2,014,233 5,629,563 3,721,037 1,908,526 1,823,900 1,718,193 105,707  
1974 7,805,452 5,606,247 2,199,205 5,944,799 3,847,543 2,097,256 1,860,653 1,758,704 101,949  
                             
1975 8,479,698 5,900,408 2,579,290 6,522,319 4,056,502 2,465,817 1,957,379 1,843,906 113,473  
1976 8,312,502 5,848,001 2,464,501 6,349,903 3,998,450 2,351,453 1,962,599 1,849,551 113,048  
1977 8,415,339 5,935,076 2,480,263 6,396,476 4,039,071 2,357,405 2,018,863 1,896,005 122,858  
1978 8,348,482 5,932,357 2,416,125 6,279,199 3,996,126 2,283,073 2,069,283 1,936,231 133,052  
1979 8,487,317 6,016,072 2,471,245 6,392,617 4,059,304 2,333,313 2,094,700 1,956,768 137,932  
                             
1980 8,819,013 6,161,372 2,657,641 6,642,294 4,158,267 2,484,027 2,176,719 2,003,105 173,614 1 
1981 9,014,521 6,249,847 2,764,674 6,781,300 4,208,506 2,572,794 2,233,221 2,041,341 191,880 1 
1982 9,091,648 6,248,923 2,842,725 6,850,589 4,220,648 2,629,941 2,241,059 2,028,275 212,784 1 
1983 9,166,398 6,325,222 2,841,176 6,881,479 4,265,807 2,615,672 2,284,919 2,059,415 225,504  
1984 8,951,695 6,292,711 2,658,984 6,684,664 4,237,895 2,446,769 2,267,031 2,054,816 212,215  
                             
1985 8,943,433 6,294,339 2,649,094 6,667,781 4,239,622 2,428,159 2,275,652 2,054,717 220,935  
1986 9,064,165 6,360,325 2,703,842 6,778,045 4,295,494 2,482,551 2,286,122 2,064,831 221,291 2 
1987 9,229,736 6,486,504 2,743,230 6,937,690 4,395,728 2,541,961 2,292,045 2,090,776 201,269 2 
1988 9,464,271 6,664,146 2,800,125 7,096,905 4,505,774 2,591,131 2,367,366 2,158,372 208,994  
1989 9,780,881 6,813,602 2,967,279 7,371,590 4,619,828 2,751,762 2,409,291 2,193,774 215,517  
                             
1990 9,983,436 6,968,008 3,015,428 7,557,982 4,740,049 2,817,933 2,425,454 2,227,959 2,177,668 50,291 197,495   72,785 124,710
1991 10,360,606 7,081,454 3,279,152 7,862,845 4,795,704 3,067,141 2,497,761 2,285,750 2,223,463 62,287 212,011   72,545 139,466
1992 10,436,776 7,129,379 3,307,397 7,911,701 4,797,884 3,113,817 2,525,075 2,331,495 2,267,373 64,122 193,580   66,647 126,933
1993 10,351,415 7,120,921 3,230,494 7,812,394 4,765,983 3,046,411 2,539,021 2,354,938 2,282,643 72,295 184,083   70,469 113,614
1994 10,348,072 7,137,341 3,210,731 7,784,396 4,749,524 3,034,872 2,563,676 2,387,817 2,301,063 86,754 175,859   69,578 106,281
                             
1995 10,334,956 7,172,844 3,162,112 7,751,815 4,757,223 2,994,592 2,583,141 2,415,621 2,328,730 86,891 167,520   62,416 105,104
1996 10,481,886 7,234,541 3,247,345 7,794,895 4,767,117 3,027,778 2,686,991 2,467,424 2,353,561 113,863 219,567   63,954 155,613
1997 10,615,028 7,338,794 3,276,234 7,869,764 4,813,849 3,055,915 2,745,264 2,524,945 2,389,627 135,318 220,319   61,761 158,558
1998 10,698,775 7,467,828 3,230,947 7,880,135 4,868,857 3,011,278 2,818,640 2,598,971 2,436,188 162,783 219,669   56,834 162,835
19993 10,974,519 7,634,247 3,340,272 8,059,240 4,949,851 3,109,389 2,915,279 2,684,396 2,488,140 196,256 230,883   53,956 176,927
                             
2000 11,267,025 7,795,139 3,471,886 8,266,932 5,025,588 3,241,344 3,000,093 2,769,551 2,549,676 219,875 230,542   51,503 179,039
2001 11,765,945 8,087,980 3,677,965 8,639,154 5,194,035 3,445,119 3,126,791 2,893,945 2,612,833 281,112 232,846   41,037 191,809
2002 12,331,319 8,439,064 3,892,255 9,061,411 5,406,283 3,655,128 3,269,908 3,032,781 2,699,702 333,079 237,127   40,110 197,017
2003 12,687,597 8,744,188 3,943,409 9,240,724 5,557,680 3,683,044 3,446,873 3,186,508 2,776,850 409,658 260,365   36,815 223,550
2004 13,000,994 9,018,024 3,982,970 9,348,081 5,640,650 3,707,431 3,652,913 3,377,374 2,837,251 540,123 275,539   34,202 241,337
                             
2005 13,200,790 9,261,634 3,939,156 9,390,216 5,728,327 3,661,889 3,810,574 3,533,307 2,878,354 654,953 277,267   34,729 242,538
2006 13,403,097 9,456,166 3,946,931 9,503,558 5,824,768 3,678,790 3,899,539 3,631,398 2,936,172 695,226 268,141   31,203 236,938
2007 13,782,702 9,769,560 4,013,142 9,739,709 5,994,230 3,745,479 4,042,993 3,775,330 2,993,729 781,601 267,663   26,134 241,529
2008 14,394,238 10,169,454 4,224,784 10,061,812 6,139,525 3,922,287 4,332,426 4,029,929 3,060,308 969,621 302,497   28,065 274,432
2009 15,495,892 10,809,494 4,686,398 10,750,132 6,452,407 4,297,725 4,745,760 4,357,087 3,149,743 1,207,344 388,673   27,959 360,714
2010 15,943,343 11,126,152 4,817,191 11,020,752 6,636,175 4,384,577 4,922,591 4,489,977 3,235,803 1,254,174 432,614   26,896 405,718
—Not available.
1 Large increases are due to the addition of schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
2 Because of imputation techniques, data are not consistent with figures for other years.
3 Revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Full-time-equivalent enrollment is the full-time enrollment, plus the full-time equivalent of the part-time students. 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 Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1969 through 1985; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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