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Table 226. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity, sex, attendance status, and level of student: Selected years, 1976 through 2007
Race/ethnicity, sex, attendance
status, and level of student
Fall enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution of students
1976 1980 1990 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 1976 1980 1990 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All students, total 10,985.6 12,086.8 13,818.6 15,312.3 16,611.7 16,911.5 17,272.0 17,487.5 17,758.9 18,248.1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 9,076.1 9,833.0 10,722.5 10,462.1 11,140.2 11,280.9 11,422.8 11,495.4 11,572.4 11,756.2 82.6 81.4 77.6 68.3 67.1 66.7 66.1 65.7 65.2 64.4
Total minority 1,690.8 1,948.8 2,704.7 4,321.5 4,880.5 5,032.9 5,259.1 5,407.2 5,590.6 5,867.4 15.4 16.1 19.6 28.2 29.4 29.8 30.4 30.9 31.5 32.2
Black 1,033.0 1,106.8 1,247.0 1,730.3 1,978.7 2,068.4 2,164.7 2,214.6 2,279.6 2,383.4 9.4 9.2 9.0 11.3 11.9 12.2 12.5 12.7 12.8 13.1
Hispanic 383.8 471.7 782.4 1,461.8 1,661.7 1,716.3 1,809.6 1,882.0 1,964.3 2,076.2 3.5 3.9 5.7 9.5 10.0 10.1 10.5 10.8 11.1 11.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 197.9 286.4 572.4 978.2 1,074.2 1,075.6 1,108.7 1,134.4 1,165.5 1,217.9 1.8 2.4 4.1 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 76.1 83.9 102.8 151.2 165.9 172.6 176.1 176.3 181.1 190.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Nonresident alien 218.7 305.0 391.5 528.7 590.9 597.7 590.2 584.8 595.9 624.5 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.4
                                         
Male 5,794.4 5,868.1 6,283.9 6,721.8 7,202.1 7,260.3 7,387.3 7,455.9 7,574.8 7,815.9 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,813.7 4,772.9 4,861.0 4,634.6 4,897.9 4,929.8 4,988.0 5,007.2 5,046.2 5,146.1 83.1 81.3 77.4 68.9 68.0 67.9 67.5 67.2 66.6 65.8
Total minority 826.6 884.4 1,176.6 1,789.8 1,977.2 2,005.3 2,083.7 2,139.2 2,212.6 2,336.6 14.3 15.1 18.7 26.6 27.5 27.6 28.2 28.7 29.2 29.9
Black 469.9 463.7 484.7 635.3 708.6 730.7 758.4 774.1 795.4 838.1 8.1 7.9 7.7 9.5 9.8 10.1 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.7
Hispanic 209.7 231.6 353.9 627.1 699.0 709.3 745.1 774.6 810.0 861.6 3.6 3.9 5.6 9.3 9.7 9.8 10.1 10.4 10.7 11.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 108.4 151.3 294.9 465.9 503.9 498.2 511.6 522.0 536.0 562.5 1.9 2.6 4.7 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 38.5 37.8 43.1 61.4 65.7 67.1 68.6 68.4 71.2 74.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0
Nonresident alien 154.1 210.8 246.3 297.3 327.0 325.2 315.6 309.5 316.1 333.2 2.7 3.6 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3
                                         
Female 5,191.2 6,218.7 7,534.7 8,590.5 9,409.6 9,651.2 9,884.8 10,031.6 10,184.1 10,432.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,262.4 5,060.1 5,861.5 5,827.5 6,242.3 6,351.2 6,434.8 6,488.2 6,526.2 6,610.1 82.1 81.4 77.8 67.8 66.3 65.8 65.1 64.7 64.1 63.4
Total minority 864.2 1,064.4 1,528.1 2,531.7 2,903.3 3,027.5 3,175.4 3,268.0 3,378.0 3,530.9 16.6 17.1 20.3 29.5 30.9 31.4 32.1 32.6 33.2 33.8
Black 563.1 643.0 762.3 1,095.0 1,270.2 1,337.7 1,406.3 1,440.4 1,484.2 1,545.3 10.8 10.3 10.1 12.7 13.5 13.9 14.2 14.4 14.6 14.8
Hispanic 174.1 240.1 428.5 834.7 962.7 1,006.9 1,064.5 1,107.3 1,154.3 1,214.5 3.4 3.9 5.7 9.7 10.2 10.4 10.8 11.0 11.3 11.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 89.4 135.2 277.5 512.3 570.2 577.4 597.1 612.4 629.5 655.4 1.7 2.2 3.7 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 37.6 46.1 59.7 89.7 100.2 105.5 107.5 107.9 110.0 115.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Nonresident alien 64.6 94.2 145.2 231.4 263.9 272.5 274.6 275.3 279.8 291.2 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8
                                         
Full-time 6,703.6 7,088.9 7,821.0 9,009.6 9,946.4 10,326.1 10,610.2 10,797.0 10,957.3 11,269.9 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 5,512.6 5,717.0 6,016.5 6,231.1 6,764.2 6,982.0 7,129.1 7,220.5 7,267.3 7,394.2 82.2 80.6 76.9 69.2 68.0 67.6 67.2 66.9 66.3 65.6
Total minority 1,030.9 1,137.5 1,514.9 2,368.5 2,721.8 2,872.6 3,015.4 3,117.1 3,221.9 3,382.0 15.4 16.0 19.4 26.3 27.4 27.8 28.4 28.9 29.4 30.0
Black 659.2 685.6 718.3 982.6 1,144.2 1,218.4 1,282.8 1,321.7 1,354.8 1,416.1 9.8 9.7 9.2 10.9 11.5 11.8 12.1 12.2 12.4 12.6
Hispanic 211.1 247.0 394.7 710.3 825.1 882.2 936.6 979.7 1,023.8 1,082.9 3.1 3.5 5.0 7.9 8.3 8.5 8.8 9.1 9.3 9.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 117.7 162.0 347.4 591.2 657.4 670.5 691.4 710.1 735.4 770.0 1.8 2.3 4.4 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 43.0 43.0 54.4 84.4 95.1 101.4 104.6 105.6 107.9 113.0 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Nonresident alien 160.0 234.4 289.6 410.0 460.4 471.6 465.6 459.4 468.0 493.7 2.4 3.3 3.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4
                                         
Part-time 4,282.1 4,997.9 5,997.7 6,302.7 6,665.4 6,585.3 6,661.9 6,690.5 6,801.6 6,978.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 3,563.5 4,116.0 4,706.0 4,231.0 4,376.0 4,298.9 4,293.6 4,274.9 4,305.1 4,362.1 83.2 82.4 78.5 67.1 65.7 65.3 64.5 63.9 63.3 62.5
Total minority 659.9 811.3 1,189.8 1,953.0 2,158.7 2,160.3 2,243.7 2,290.1 2,368.6 2,485.4 15.4 16.2 19.8 31.0 32.4 32.8 33.7 34.2 34.8 35.6
Black 373.8 421.2 528.7 747.7 834.6 849.9 881.8 892.9 924.8 967.2 8.7 8.4 8.8 11.9 12.5 12.9 13.2 13.3 13.6 13.9
Hispanic 172.7 224.8 387.7 751.5 836.6 834.0 873.0 902.2 940.5 993.2 4.0 4.5 6.5 11.9 12.6 12.7 13.1 13.5 13.8 14.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 80.2 124.4 225.1 387.1 416.8 405.1 417.3 424.3 430.1 447.9 1.9 2.5 3.8 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 33.1 40.9 48.4 66.8 70.8 71.3 71.6 70.7 73.2 77.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Nonresident alien 58.7 70.6 101.8 118.7 130.6 126.1 124.6 125.5 127.8 130.8 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
Undergraduate, total 9,419.0 10,469.1 11,959.1 13,155.4 14,257.1 14,480.4 14,780.6 14,964.0 15,184.3 15,603.8 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 7,740.5 8,480.7 9,272.6 8,983.5 9,564.9 9,664.6 9,771.3 9,828.6 9,885.4 10,046.6 82.2 81.0 77.5 68.3 67.1 66.7 66.1 65.7 65.1 64.4
Total minority 1,535.3 1,778.5 2,467.7 3,884.0 4,376.2 4,498.4 4,695.5 4,820.7 4,977.9 5,221.9 16.3 17.0 20.6 29.5 30.7 31.1 31.8 32.2 32.8 33.5
Black 943.4 1,018.8 1,147.2 1,548.9 1,763.8 1,838.0 1,918.5 1,955.4 2,005.7 2,092.6 10.0 9.7 9.6 11.8 12.4 12.7 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.4
Hispanic 352.9 433.1 724.6 1,351.0 1,533.3 1,579.8 1,666.9 1,733.6 1,810.1 1,915.9 3.7 4.1 6.1 10.3 10.8 10.9 11.3 11.6 11.9 12.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 169.3 248.7 500.5 845.5 927.4 922.7 949.9 971.4 997.9 1,042.1 1.8 2.4 4.2 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 69.7 77.9 95.5 138.5 151.7 157.8 160.3 160.4 164.2 171.3 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Nonresident alien 143.2 209.9 218.7 288.0 316.0 317.3 313.8 314.7 321.0 335.3 1.5 2.0 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
                                         
Male 4,896.8 4,997.4 5,379.8 5,778.3 6,192.4 6,227.4 6,340.0 6,408.9 6,513.8 6,727.6 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,052.2 4,054.9 4,184.4 4,010.1 4,245.6 4,263.1 4,309.9 4,330.4 4,364.6 4,455.9 82.8 81.1 77.8 69.4 68.6 68.5 68.0 67.6 67.0 66.2
Total minority 748.2 802.7 1,069.3 1,618.0 1,787.1 1,806.5 1,877.0 1,926.6 1,993.3 2,107.5 15.3 16.1 19.9 28.0 28.9 29.0 29.6 30.1 30.6 31.3
Black 430.7 428.2 448.0 577.0 642.2 660.4 684.7 697.5 715.7 754.1 8.8 8.6 8.3 10.0 10.4 10.6 10.8 10.9 11.0 11.2
Hispanic 191.7 211.2 326.9 582.6 649.2 656.8 690.5 718.5 752.0 802.0 3.9 4.2 6.1 10.1 10.5 10.5 10.9 11.2 11.5 11.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 91.1 128.5 254.5 401.9 435.4 427.9 439.1 448.1 460.6 483.6 1.9 2.6 4.7 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 34.8 34.8 39.9 56.4 60.3 61.5 62.7 62.5 65.0 67.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Nonresident alien 96.4 139.8 126.1 150.2 159.7 157.7 153.1 151.8 155.9 164.2 2.0 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
                                         
Female 4,522.1 5,471.7 6,579.3 7,377.1 8,064.7 8,253.0 8,440.6 8,555.1 8,670.5 8,876.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 3,688.3 4,425.8 5,088.2 4,973.3 5,319.3 5,401.5 5,461.4 5,498.2 5,520.9 5,590.6 81.6 80.9 77.3 67.4 66.0 65.4 64.7 64.3 63.7 63.0
Total minority 787.0 975.8 1,398.5 2,266.0 2,589.1 2,691.8 2,818.5 2,894.0 2,984.5 3,114.4 17.4 17.8 21.3 30.7 32.1 32.6 33.4 33.8 34.4 35.1
Black 512.7 590.6 699.2 971.9 1,121.6 1,177.7 1,233.8 1,257.8 1,290.0 1,338.5 11.3 10.8 10.6 13.2 13.9 14.3 14.6 14.7 14.9 15.1
Hispanic 161.2 221.8 397.6 768.4 884.1 923.0 976.3 1,015.0 1,058.1 1,113.9 3.6 4.1 6.0 10.4 11.0 11.2 11.6 11.9 12.2 12.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 78.2 120.2 246.0 443.6 492.0 494.8 510.8 523.2 537.3 558.5 1.7 2.2 3.7 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 34.9 43.1 55.5 82.1 91.4 96.3 97.6 98.0 99.2 103.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2
Nonresident alien 46.8 70.1 92.6 137.8 156.3 159.6 160.7 162.9 165.2 171.2 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
Graduate, total 1,322.5 1,340.9 1,586.2 1,850.3 2,035.7 2,101.9 2,156.9 2,186.5 2,231.1 2,293.6 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 1,115.6 1,104.7 1,228.4 1,258.5 1,348.0 1,381.9 1,413.3 1,428.7 1,445.3 1,465.0 84.4 82.4 77.4 68.0 66.2 65.7 65.5 65.3 64.8 63.9
Total minority 134.5 144.0 190.5 359.4 421.0 448.1 475.4 495.7 519.4 548.3 10.2 10.7 12.0 19.4 20.7 21.3 22.0 22.7 23.3 23.9
Black 78.5 75.1 83.9 157.9 189.6 204.5 220.4 233.2 247.2 263.5 5.9 5.6 5.3 8.5 9.3 9.7 10.2 10.7 11.1 11.5
Hispanic 26.4 32.1 47.2 95.4 112.3 119.6 125.8 130.7 135.8 140.9 2.0 2.4 3.0 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.5 31.6 53.2 95.8 107.1 111.5 115.9 118.4 121.9 127.8 1.9 2.4 3.4 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 5.1 5.2 6.2 10.3 11.9 12.5 13.4 13.4 14.5 16.1 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7
Nonresident alien 72.4 92.2 167.3 232.3 266.6 272.0 268.1 262.1 266.4 280.3 5.5 6.9 10.5 12.6 13.1 12.9 12.4 12.0 11.9 12.2
                                         
Male 707.9 672.2 737.4 779.6 846.8 866.5 878.8 877.2 887.3 910.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 589.1 538.5 538.8 502.6 531.6 543.0 552.9 551.2 553.3 559.7 83.2 80.1 73.1 64.5 62.8 62.7 62.9 62.8 62.4 61.5
Total minority 63.7 65.0 82.1 135.1 152.7 160.8 168.0 172.7 178.3 186.2 9.0 9.7 11.1 17.3 18.0 18.6 19.1 19.7 20.1 20.5
Black 32.0 28.2 29.3 48.9 56.7 60.5 63.9 66.7 69.4 73.5 4.5 4.2 4.0 6.3 6.7 7.0 7.3 7.6 7.8 8.1
Hispanic 14.6 15.7 20.6 36.5 41.7 44.3 46.2 47.5 49.0 50.2 2.1 2.3 2.8 4.7 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 14.4 18.6 29.7 45.8 50.0 51.4 53.1 53.8 54.9 57.2 2.0 2.8 4.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 2.7 2.5 2.6 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Nonresident alien 55.1 68.7 116.4 142.0 162.5 162.7 157.9 153.3 155.7 164.5 7.8 10.2 15.8 18.2 19.2 18.8 18.0 17.5 17.5 18.1
                                         
Female 614.6 668.7 848.8 1,070.7 1,188.8 1,235.3 1,278.1 1,309.3 1,343.9 1,383.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 526.5 566.2 689.5 756.0 816.4 838.8 860.4 877.5 892.0 905.3 85.7 84.7 81.2 70.6 68.7 67.9 67.3 67.0 66.4 65.4
Total minority 70.8 79.0 108.3 224.4 268.3 287.3 307.5 323.0 341.1 362.1 11.5 11.8 12.8 21.0 22.6 23.3 24.1 24.7 25.4 26.2
Black 46.5 46.9 54.6 109.0 132.9 143.9 156.4 166.4 177.7 190.0 7.6 7.0 6.4 10.2 11.2 11.7 12.2 12.7 13.2 13.7
Hispanic 11.8 16.4 26.6 58.8 70.6 75.2 79.5 83.2 86.8 90.7 1.9 2.4 3.1 5.5 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.1 13.0 23.6 50.0 57.1 60.1 62.8 64.6 67.0 70.6 1.6 1.9 2.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1
American Indian/Alaska Native 2.4 2.7 3.6 6.5 7.7 8.1 8.7 8.7 9.5 10.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8
Nonresident alien 17.3 23.5 50.9 90.3 104.1 109.2 110.2 108.8 110.8 115.9 2.8 3.5 6.0 8.4 8.8 8.8 8.6 8.3 8.2 8.4
First-professional, total 244.1 276.8 273.4 306.6 319.0 329.2 334.5 337.0 343.4 350.8 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 220.0 247.7 221.5 220.1 227.4 234.4 238.2 238.1 241.7 244.7 90.1 89.5 81.0 71.8 71.3 71.2 71.2 70.7 70.4 69.8
Total minority 21.1 26.3 46.5 78.1 83.3 86.4 88.1 90.8 93.4 97.3 8.6 9.5 17.0 25.5 26.1 26.3 26.3 27.0 27.2 27.7
Black 11.2 12.8 15.9 23.5 25.3 25.9 25.9 26.0 26.8 27.3 4.6 4.6 5.8 7.7 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8
Hispanic 4.5 6.5 10.7 15.4 16.1 16.9 17.0 17.7 18.4 19.3 1.9 2.4 3.9 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1 6.1 18.7 36.8 39.6 41.3 42.9 44.6 45.7 48.0 1.7 2.2 6.8 12.0 12.4 12.6 12.8 13.2 13.3 13.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.3 0.8 1.1 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Nonresident alien 3.1 2.9 5.4 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.2 8.1 8.4 8.8 1.3 1.0 2.0 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5
                                         
Male 189.6 198.5 166.8 163.9 162.9 166.4 168.4 169.8 173.8 178.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 172.4 179.5 137.8 122.0 120.7 123.6 125.2 125.6 128.3 130.5 90.9 90.5 82.6 74.4 74.1 74.3 74.3 74.0 73.8 73.3
Total minority 14.7 16.7 25.3 36.8 37.4 38.0 38.7 39.8 40.9 42.9 7.7 8.4 15.1 22.4 22.9 22.9 23.0 23.4 23.6 24.1
Black 7.2 7.4 7.4 9.5 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 10.3 10.5 3.8 3.7 4.4 5.8 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.9
Hispanic 3.5 4.6 6.4 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.6 8.9 9.4 1.8 2.3 3.8 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.9 4.1 10.8 18.1 18.5 18.8 19.4 20.1 20.5 21.7 1.5 2.1 6.5 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.5 11.9 11.8 12.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.0 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Nonresident alien 2.5 2.3 3.8 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.6 1.3 1.1 2.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6
                                         
Female 54.5 78.4 106.6 142.7 156.1 162.9 166.1 167.2 169.6 172.8 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 47.6 68.1 83.7 98.1 106.6 110.8 113.0 112.5 113.3 114.2 87.3 86.9 78.5 68.7 68.3 68.0 68.0 67.3 66.8 66.1
Total minority 6.4 9.6 21.3 41.3 46.0 48.4 49.4 51.0 52.4 54.4 11.7 12.3 20.0 28.9 29.4 29.7 29.8 30.5 30.9 31.5
Black 3.9 5.5 8.5 14.0 15.6 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.5 16.8 7.2 7.0 8.0 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7
Hispanic 1.0 1.9 4.3 7.4 8.0 8.7 8.6 9.1 9.5 10.0 1.9 2.4 4.0 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.6 5.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.1 2.0 7.9 18.7 21.2 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.2 26.4 2.1 2.6 7.4 13.1 13.5 13.8 14.1 14.6 14.8 15.3
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2 0.3 0.5 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8
Nonresident alien 0.5 0.6 1.6 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.9 4.2 1.0 0.8 1.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.4
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Because of underreporting and nonreporting of racial/ethnic data, some figures are slightly lower than corresponding data in other tables. 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 Guide to Sources for details.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 and 1980; and 1990 through 2007 Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2008. (This table was prepared October 2008.)
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