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Table 244. Number of degree-granting institutions and enrollment in these institutions, by size, type, and control of institution: Fall 2009
Type and control 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 4,474 455 582 719 945 662 533 351 144 83
Research university, very high1 99 0 0 0 3 1 9 20 34 32
Research university, high2 102 0 0 0 1 6 16 41 25 13
Doctoral/research university3 80 0 1 3 7 13 21 23 9 3
Master's4  649 5 8 23 107 205 180 92 17 12
Baccalaureate5 883 24 65 197 394 137 36 18 6 6
Specialized institutions6  950 271 260 210 139 54 12 3 0 1
2-year 1,711 155 248 286 294 246 259 154 53 16
                     
Public 1,671 6 35 79 277 368 413 294 132 67
Research university, very high1 66 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 29 29
Research university, high2 75 0 0 0 0 1 9 31 22 12
Doctoral/research university3 27 0 0 0 0 1 5 15 6 0
Master's4  261 0 0 1 6 45 110 76 16 7
Baccalaureate5 197 1 0 17 61 68 28 13 6 3
Specialized institutions6  46 1 8 7 15 13 2 0 0 0
Medical or other health 31 1 3 4 9 12 2 0 0 0
Other specialized 15 0 5 3 6 1 0 0 0 0
2-year 999 4 27 54 193 239 259 154 53 16
                     
Private 2,803 449 547 640 668 294 120 57 12 16
Research university, very high1 33 0 0 0 1 0 9 15 5 3
Research university, high2 27 0 0 0 1 5 7 10 3 1
Doctoral/research university3 53 0 1 3 7 12 16 8 3 3
Master's4  388 5 8 22 101 160 70 16 1 5
Baccalaureate5 686 23 65 180 333 69 8 5 0 3
Specialized institutions6  904 270 252 203 124 41 10 3 0 1
Art, music, or design 127 16 30 28 38 11 2 2 0 0
Business and management 137 23 32 40 23 11 6 1 0 1
Engineering or technology 118 12 36 47 16 6 1 0 0 0
Medical or other health 168 49 45 39 26 9 0 0 0 0
Theological 288 160 90 28 8 1 1 0 0 0
Other specialized 66 10 19 21 13 3 0 0 0 0
2-year 712 151 221 232 101 7 0 0 0 0
                     
Enrollment in institutions                    
Total 20,427,711 51,522 197,125 522,691 1,552,330 2,357,099 3,761,159 4,854,250 3,552,599 3,578,936
Research university, very high1 2,549,735 0 0 0 5,237 3,895 65,700 289,062 876,218 1,309,623
Research university, high2 1,813,329 0 0 0 2,261 21,819 115,546 607,864 611,855 453,984
Doctoral/research university3 1,212,637 0 227 2,475 13,170 51,717 166,697 300,742 224,665 452,944
Master's4  4,279,308 585 2,899 17,890 195,437 721,803 1,255,297 1,250,617 401,564 433,216
Baccalaureate5 2,236,825 2,747 24,222 147,110 635,343 464,632 244,704 262,888 164,116 291,063
Specialized institutions6  814,471 29,380 85,159 151,025 213,910 183,220 79,316 41,537 0 30,924
2-year 7,521,406 18,810 84,618 204,191 486,972 910,013 1,833,899 2,101,540 1,274,181 607,182
                     
Public 14,810,642 687 11,731 59,960 495,090 1,352,683 2,946,038 4,083,673 3,258,805 2,601,975
Research university, very high1 2,048,560 0 0 0 3,107 3,895 0 83,401 758,722 1,199,435
Research university, high2 1,493,987 0 0 0 0 2,642 67,705 467,022 536,764 419,854
Doctoral/research university3 407,190 0 0 0 0 4,538 42,882 209,682 150,088 0
Master's4  2,626,164 0 0 948 11,533 168,349 801,275 1,032,209 374,934 236,916
Baccalaureate5 1,043,783 57 0 14,367 104,651 244,345 187,840 189,819 164,116 138,588
Specialized institutions6  89,513 51 2,585 5,188 27,559 41,693 12,437 0 0 0
Medical or other health 70,395 51 936 3,108 16,816 37,047 12,437 0 0 0
Other specialized 19,118 0 1,649 2,080 10,743 4,646 0 0 0 0
2-year 7,101,445 579 9,146 39,457 348,240 887,221 1,833,899 2,101,540 1,274,181 607,182
                     
Private 5,617,069 50,835 185,394 462,731 1,057,240 1,004,416 815,121 770,577 293,794 976,961
Research university, very high1 501,175 0 0 0 2,130 0 65,700 205,661 117,496 110,188
Research university, high2 319,342 0 0 0 2,261 19,177 47,841 140,842 75,091 34,130
Doctoral/research university3 805,447 0 227 2,475 13,170 47,179 123,815 91,060 74,577 452,944
Master's4  1,653,144 585 2,899 16,942 183,904 553,454 454,022 218,408 26,630 196,300
Baccalaureate5 1,193,042 2,690 24,222 132,743 530,692 220,287 56,864 73,069 0 152,475
Specialized institutions6  724,958 29,329 82,574 145,837 186,351 141,527 66,879 41,537 0 30,924
Art, music, or design 181,299 1,981 10,814 19,597 62,004 41,265 17,422 28,216 0 0
Business and management 191,738 2,554 9,925 28,629 33,080 36,041 37,264 13,321 0 30,924
Engineering or technology 99,189 1,452 12,956 33,370 23,167 22,039 6,205 0 0 0
Medical or other health 117,708 5,317 14,933 28,463 39,173 29,822 0 0 0 0
Theological 84,463 16,835 26,529 20,455 11,690 2,966 5,988 0 0 0
Other specialized 50,561 1,190 7,417 15,323 17,237 9,394 0 0 0 0
2-year 419,961 18,231 75,472 164,734 138,732 22,792 0 0 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://www.carnegiefoundation.org/classifications/index.asp?key=798#related.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2010. (This table was prepared October 2010.)
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