The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Characteristics of Postsecondary Institutions

In 2012–13, some 26 percent of 4-year institutions had open admission policies, 26 percent accepted three-quarters or more of their applicants, 34 percent accepted one-half to less than three-quarters of their applicants, and 14 percent accepted less than half of their applicants.

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Percentage distribution of 4-year degree-granting institutions with first-year undergraduates, by application acceptance rate: 2012–13

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).