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Table 222. Total fall enrollment in all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV programs, by degree-granting status and control of institution: 1995 through 2011
Year All Title IV institutions1 Degree-granting institutions2 Non-degree-granting institutions3
Total Public Private Total Public Private Total Public Private
Nonprofit For-
profit
Total Nonprofit For-
profit
Non- profit For-
profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Enrollment
1995 14,836,338 11,312,491 2,977,794 546,053 14,261,781 11,092,374 3,169,407 2,929,044 240,363 574,557 220,117 48,750 305,690
1996 14,809,897 11,312,775 2,976,850 520,272 14,367,520 11,120,499 3,247,021 2,942,556 304,465 442,377 192,276 34,294 215,807
1997 14,900,416 11,370,755 3,012,106 517,555 14,502,334 11,196,119 3,306,215 2,977,614 328,601 398,082 174,636 34,492 188,954
1998 14,923,839 11,330,811 3,040,251 552,777 14,506,967 11,137,769 3,369,198 3,004,925 364,273 416,872 193,042 35,326 188,504
1999 15,262,888 11,556,731 3,088,233 617,924 14,849,691 11,375,739 3,473,952 3,055,029 418,923 413,197 180,992 33,204 199,001
                           
2000 15,701,409 11,891,450 3,137,108 672,851 15,312,289 11,752,786 3,559,503 3,109,419 450,084 389,120 138,664 27,689 222,767
2001 16,334,134 12,370,079 3,198,354 765,701 15,927,987 12,233,156 3,694,831 3,167,330 527,501 406,147 136,923 31,024 238,200
2002 17,035,027 12,883,071 3,299,094 852,862 16,611,711 12,751,993 3,859,718 3,265,476 594,242 423,316 131,078 33,618 258,620
2003 17,330,775 12,965,502 3,372,647 992,626 16,911,481 12,858,698 4,052,783 3,341,048 711,735 419,294 106,804 31,599 280,891
2004 17,710,798 13,081,358 3,440,559 1,188,881 17,272,044 12,980,112 4,291,932 3,411,685 880,247 438,754 101,246 28,874 308,634
                           
2005 17,921,804 13,115,177 3,484,013 1,322,614 17,487,475 13,021,834 4,465,641 3,454,692 1,010,949 434,329 93,343 29,321 311,665
2006 18,205,474 13,281,664 3,543,455 1,380,355 17,758,870 13,180,133 4,578,737 3,512,866 1,065,871 446,604 101,531 30,589 314,484
2007 18,671,084 13,595,849 3,595,207 1,480,028 18,248,128 13,490,780 4,757,348 3,571,150 1,186,198 422,956 105,069 24,057 293,830
2008 19,574,395 14,092,109 3,684,723 1,797,563 19,102,814 13,972,153 5,130,661 3,661,519 1,469,142 471,581 119,956 23,204 328,421
2009 20,966,826 14,936,382 3,791,418 2,239,026 20,427,711 14,810,642 5,617,069 3,765,083 1,851,986 539,115 125,740 26,335 387,040
                           
2010 21,588,124 15,280,273 3,881,906 2,425,945 21,016,126 15,142,809 5,873,317 3,854,920 2,018,397 571,998 137,464 26,986 407,548
2011 21,557,259 15,244,288 3,954,529 2,358,442 20,994,113 15,110,196 5,883,917 3,927,186 1,956,731 563,146 134,092 27,343 401,711
  Annual percentage change
1995 to 1996 -0.2 # # -4.7 0.7 0.3 2.4 0.5 26.7 -23.0 -12.6 -29.7 -29.4
1996 to 1997 0.6 0.5 1.2 -0.5 0.9 0.7 1.8 1.2 7.9 -10.0 -9.2 0.6 -12.4
1997 to 1998 0.2 -0.4 0.9 6.8 # -0.5 1.9 0.9 10.9 4.7 10.5 2.4 -0.2
1998 to 1999 2.3 2.0 1.6 11.8 2.4 2.1 3.1 1.7 15.0 -0.9 -6.2 -6.0 5.6
1999 to 2000 2.9 2.9 1.6 8.9 3.1 3.3 2.5 1.8 7.4 -5.8 -23.4 -16.6 11.9
                           
2000 to 2001 4.0 4.0 2.0 13.8 4.0 4.1 3.8 1.9 17.2 4.4 -1.3 12.0 6.9
2001 to 2002 4.3 4.1 3.1 11.4 4.3 4.2 4.5 3.1 12.7 4.2 -4.3 8.4 8.6
2002 to 2003 1.7 0.6 2.2 16.4 1.8 0.8 5.0 2.3 19.8 -1.0 -18.5 -6.0 8.6
2003 to 2004 2.2 0.9 2.0 19.8 2.1 0.9 5.9 2.1 23.7 4.6 -5.2 -8.6 9.9
2004 to 2005 1.2 0.3 1.3 11.2 1.2 0.3 4.0 1.3 14.8 -1.0 -7.8 1.5 1.0
                           
2005 to 2006 1.6 1.3 1.7 4.4 1.6 1.2 2.5 1.7 5.4 2.8 8.8 4.3 0.9
2006 to 2007 2.6 2.4 1.5 7.2 2.8 2.4 3.9 1.7 11.3 -5.3 3.5 -21.4 -6.6
2007 to 2008 4.8 3.7 2.5 21.5 4.7 3.6 7.8 2.5 23.9 11.5 14.2 -3.5 11.8
2008 to 2009 7.1 6.0 2.9 24.6 6.9 6.0 9.5 2.8 26.1 14.3 4.8 13.5 17.8
2009 to 2010 3.0 2.3 2.4 8.3 2.9 2.2 4.6 2.4 9.0 6.1 9.3 2.5 5.3
2010 to 2011 -0.1 -0.2 1.9 -2.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 1.9 -3.1 -1.5 -2.5 1.3 -1.4
#Rounds to zero.
1 Includes degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions.
2 Data for 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.
3 Data are for institutions that did not offer accredited 4-year or 2-year programs, but were participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes some institutions transitioning to higher level offerings, though still classified at a lower level.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:95-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2012, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared September 2012.)
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