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Table 275. Number of degree-granting institutions and enrollment in these institutions, by enrollment size, control, and level of institution: Fall 2011
Control and level of institution Enrollment size
Total Under 200 200 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 to 2,499 2,500 to 4,999 5,000 to 9,999 10,000 to 19,999 20,000 to 29,999 30,000 or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number of institutions                    
Total 4,703 503 726 730 937 677 530 368 142 90
Research university, very high1 107 0 0 0 1 0 10 20 36 40
Research university, high2 98 0 0 0 1 3 15 43 25 11
Doctoral/research university3 88 1 1 3 8 16 25 23 8 3
Master's4 704 0 10 24 140 220 180 98 19 13
Baccalaureate5 850 22 66 202 370 129 34 16 4 7
Special-focus institutions6 1,119 308 327 260 153 52 12 6 1 0
2-year 1,737 172 322 241 264 257 254 162 49 16
                     
Public 1,649 8 31 57 263 375 410 305 124 76
Research university, very high1 73 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 29 37
Research university, high2 73 0 0 0 0 0 8 34 21 10
Doctoral/research university3 28 0 0 0 0 2 4 16 6 0
Master's4 270 0 0 1 10 49 112 76 16 6
Baccalaureate5 191 0 1 16 57 65 29 13 3 7
Special-focus institutions6 47 3 7 8 15 12 2 0 0 0
Medical or other health 30 1 3 4 9 11 2 0 0 0
Other special focus 17 2 4 4 6 1 0 0 0 0
2-year 967 5 23 32 181 247 253 161 49 16
                     
Private 3,054 495 695 673 674 302 120 63 18 14
Research university, very high1 34 0 0 0 1 0 8 15 7 3
Research university, high2 25 0 0 0 1 3 7 9 4 1
Doctoral/research university3 60 1 1 3 8 14 21 7 2 3
Master's4 434 0 10 23 130 171 68 22 3 7
Baccalaureate5 659 22 65 186 313 64 5 3 1 0
Special-focus institutions6 1,072 305 320 252 138 40 10 6 1 0
Art, music, or design 139 14 35 41 36 10 1 2 0 0
Business and management 237 53 80 53 27 14 6 3 1 0
Engineering or technology 158 20 57 67 12 1 0 1 0 0
Medical or other health 190 47 48 46 37 10 2 0 0 0
Theological 294 165 89 25 11 3 1 0 0 0
Other special focus 54 6 11 20 15 2 0 0 0 0
2-year 770 167 299 209 83 10 1 1 0 0
                     
Enrollment in institutions                    
Total 20,994,113 55,930 247,181 524,437 1,547,427 2,421,096 3,730,527 5,092,745 3,502,951 3,871,819
Research university, very high1 2,886,167 0 0 0 2,231 0 71,925 284,615 911,332 1,616,064
Research university, high2 1,795,088 0 0 0 2,177 11,488 116,300 650,885 638,076 376,162
Doctoral/research university3 1,149,435 92 226 2,103 14,341 56,006 190,763 297,390 195,286 393,228
Master's4 4,663,997 0 3,722 17,554 256,274 798,586 1,255,497 1,318,992 445,198 568,174
Baccalaureate5 2,072,153 2,733 24,708 148,546 600,635 437,043 224,436 242,100 108,284 283,668
Special-focus institutions6 927,291 32,754 107,857 185,027 234,686 174,627 83,033 86,763 22,544 0
2-year 7,499,982 20,351 110,668 171,207 437,083 943,346 1,788,573 2,212,000 1,182,231 634,523
                     
Public 15,110,196 1,145 11,460 44,414 461,951 1,378,926 2,916,946 4,250,443 3,067,982 2,976,929
Research university, very high1 2,341,040 0 0 0 0 0 14,411 80,213 744,712 1,501,704
Research university, high2 1,473,049 0 0 0 0 0 66,410 527,607 536,971 342,061
Doctoral/research university3 404,864 0 0 0 0 7,006 32,521 216,516 148,821 0
Master's4 2,638,999 0 0 691 19,425 191,002 810,170 1,030,238 372,500 214,973
Baccalaureate5 1,099,460 0 273 13,262 94,058 232,939 196,327 196,186 82,747 283,668
Special-focus institutions6 90,317 446 2,587 6,389 27,039 40,249 13,607 0 0 0
Medical or other health 70,196 52 1,060 3,241 16,138 36,098 13,607 0 0 0
Other special focus 20,121 394 1,527 3,148 10,901 4,151 0 0 0 0
2-year 7,062,467 699 8,600 24,072 321,429 907,730 1,783,500 2,199,683 1,182,231 634,523
                     
Private 5,883,917 54,785 235,721 480,023 1,085,476 1,042,170 813,581 842,302 434,969 894,890
Research university, very high1 545,127 0 0 0 2,231 0 57,514 204,402 166,620 114,360
Research university, high2 322,039 0 0 0 2,177 11,488 49,890 123,278 101,105 34,101
Doctoral/research university3 744,571 92 226 2,103 14,341 49,000 158,242 80,874 46,465 393,228
Master's4 2,024,998 0 3,722 16,863 236,849 607,584 445,327 288,754 72,698 353,201
Baccalaureate5 972,693 2,733 24,435 135,284 506,577 204,104 28,109 45,914 25,537 0
Special-focus institutions6 836,974 32,308 105,270 178,638 207,647 134,378 69,426 86,763 22,544 0
Art, music, or design 179,369 1,402 12,577 30,746 60,316 35,589 9,820 28,919 0 0
Business and management 259,816 6,005 26,251 36,991 38,642 46,906 39,953 42,524 22,544 0
Engineering or technology 105,779 2,407 20,923 45,678 17,800 3,651 0 15,320 0 0
Medical or other health 153,869 5,250 14,971 33,947 54,859 31,563 13,279 0 0 0
Theological 92,979 16,673 26,954 17,461 15,400 10,117 6,374 0 0 0
Other special focus 45,162 571 3,594 13,815 20,630 6,552 0 0 0 0
2-year 437,515 19,652 102,068 147,135 115,654 35,616 5,073 12,317 0 0
1 Research universities with a very high level of research activity.
2 Research universities with a high level of research activity.
3 Institutions that award at least 20 doctor's degrees per year, but did not have a high level of research activity.
4 Institutions that award at least 50 master's degrees per year.
5 Institutions that primarily emphasize undergraduate education. Also includes institutions classified as 4-year under the IPEDS system, which had been classified as 2-year in the Carnegie system because they primarily award associate's degrees.
6 Special-focus 4-year institutions award degrees primarily in single fields of study, such as medicine, business, fine arts, theology, and engineering.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Relative levels of research activity for research universities were determined by an analysis of research and development expenditures, science and engineering research staffing, and doctoral degrees conferred, by field. Further information on the research index ranking may be obtained from http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/resources/.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2012, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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