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Table 252. Fall enrollment in degree-granting historically Black colleges and universities, by type and control of institution: Selected years, 1976 through 2009
Year Total enrollment Males Females 4-year 2-year Public Private
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  All students
1976 222,613 104,669 117,944 206,676 15,937 156,836 143,528 13,308 65,777 63,148 2,629
1980 233,557 106,387 127,170 218,009 15,548 168,217 155,085 13,132 65,340 62,924 2,416
1981 232,460 106,033 126,427 217,152 15,308 166,991 154,269 12,722 65,469 62,883 2,586
1982 228,371 104,897 123,474 212,017 16,354 165,871 151,472 14,399 62,500 60,545 1,955
1983 234,446 106,884 127,562 217,909 16,537 170,051 155,665 14,386 64,395 62,244 2,151
                       
1984 227,519 102,823 124,696 212,844 14,675 164,116 151,289 12,827 63,403 61,555 1,848
1985 225,801 100,698 125,103 210,648 15,153 163,677 150,002 13,675 62,124 60,646 1,478
1986 223,275 97,523 125,752 207,231 16,044 162,048 147,631 14,417 61,227 59,600 1,627
1987 227,994 97,085 130,909 211,654 16,340 165,486 150,560 14,926 62,508 61,094 1,414
1988 239,755 100,561 139,194 223,250 16,505 173,672 158,606 15,066 66,083 64,644 1,439
                       
1989 249,096 102,484 146,612 232,890 16,206 181,151 166,481 14,670 67,945 66,409 1,536
1990 257,152 105,157 151,995 240,497 16,655 187,046 171,969 15,077 70,106 68,528 1,578
1991 269,335 110,442 158,893 252,093 17,242 197,847 182,204 15,643 71,488 69,889 1,599
1992 279,541 114,622 164,919 261,089 18,452 204,966 188,143 16,823 74,575 72,946 1,629
1993 282,856 116,397 166,459 262,430 20,426 208,197 189,032 19,165 74,659 73,398 1,261
                       
1994 280,071 114,006 166,065 259,997 20,074 206,520 187,735 18,785 73,551 72,262 1,289
1995 278,725 112,637 166,088 259,409 19,316 204,726 186,278 18,448 73,999 73,131 868
1996 273,018 109,498 163,520 253,654 19,364 200,569 182,063 18,506 72,449 71,591 858
1997 269,167 106,865 162,302 248,860 20,307 194,674 175,297 19,377 74,493 73,563 930
1998 273,472 108,752 164,720 248,931 24,541 198,603 174,776 23,827 74,869 74,155 714
                       
1999 274,212 108,398 165,814 249,169 25,043 199,704 175,364 24,340 74,508 73,805 703
2000 275,680 108,164 167,516 250,710 24,970 199,725 175,404 24,321 75,955 75,306 649
2001 289,985 112,874 177,111 260,547 29,438 210,083 181,346 28,737 79,902 79,201 701
2002 299,041 115,466 183,575 269,020 30,021 218,433 189,183 29,250 80,608 79,837 771
2003 306,727 117,795 188,932 274,326 32,401 228,096 196,077 32,019 78,631 78,249 382
                       
2004 308,939 118,129 190,810 276,136 32,803 231,179 198,810 32,369 77,760 77,326 434
2005 311,768 120,023 191,745 272,666 39,102 235,875 197,200 38,675 75,893 75,466 427
2006 308,774 118,865 189,909 272,770 36,004 234,505 198,676 35,829 74,269 74,094 175
2007 306,515 118,640 187,875 270,915 35,600 233,807 198,300 35,507 72,708 72,615 93
2008 313,491 121,873 191,618 274,568 38,923 235,824 197,025 38,799 77,667 77,543 124
2009 322,789 125,666 197,123 280,062 42,727 246,595 204,016 42,579 76,194 76,046 148
  Black students
1976 190,305 84,492 105,813 179,848 10,457 129,770 121,851 7,919 60,535 57,997 2,538
1980 190,989 81,818 109,171 181,237 9,752 131,661 124,236 7,425 59,328 57,001 2,327
1982 182,639 78,874 103,765 171,942 10,697 126,368 117,562 8,806 56,271 54,380 1,891
1984 180,803 76,819 103,984 171,401 9,402 124,445 116,845 7,600 56,358 54,556 1,802
1986 178,628 74,276 104,352 167,971 10,657 123,555 114,502 9,053 55,073 53,469 1,604
                       
1988 194,151 78,268 115,883 183,402 10,749 133,786 124,438 9,348 60,365 58,964 1,401
1990 208,682 82,897 125,785 198,237 10,445 144,204 134,924 9,280 64,478 63,313 1,165
1991 218,366 87,380 130,986 207,449 10,917 152,864 143,411 9,453 65,502 64,038 1,464
1992 228,963 91,949 137,014 217,614 11,349 159,585 149,754 9,831 69,378 67,860 1,518
1993 231,198 93,110 138,088 219,431 11,767 161,444 150,867 10,577 69,754 68,564 1,190
                       
1994 230,162 91,908 138,254 218,565 11,597 161,098 150,682 10,416 69,064 67,883 1,181
1995 229,418 91,132 138,286 218,379 11,039 159,925 149,661 10,264 69,493 68,718 775
1996 224,201 88,306 135,895 213,309 10,892 156,851 146,753 10,098 67,350 66,556 794
1997 222,331 86,641 135,690 210,741 11,590 153,039 142,326 10,713 69,292 68,415 877
1998 223,745 87,163 136,582 211,822 11,923 154,244 142,985 11,259 69,501 68,837 664
                       
1999 226,407 88,057 138,350 213,729 12,678 156,115 144,124 11,991 70,292 69,605 687
2000 227,239 87,319 139,920 215,172 12,067 156,706 145,277 11,429 70,533 69,895 638
2001 238,638 90,718 147,920 224,417 14,221 164,354 150,831 13,523 74,284 73,586 698
2002 247,292 93,538 153,754 231,834 15,458 172,203 157,507 14,696 75,089 74,327 762
2003 253,257 95,703 157,554 236,753 16,504 180,104 163,977 16,127 73,153 72,776 377
                       
2004 257,545 96,750 160,795 241,030 16,515 184,708 168,619 16,089 72,837 72,411 426
2005 256,584 96,891 159,693 238,030 18,554 186,047 167,916 18,131 70,537 70,114 423
2006 255,150 96,508 158,642 238,446 16,704 185,894 169,365 16,529 69,256 69,081 175
2007 253,415 96,313 157,102 236,885 16,530 185,344 168,906 16,438 68,071 67,979 92
2008 258,403 98,634 159,769 240,133 18,270 186,446 168,299 18,147 71,957 71,834 123
2009 264,090 100,550 163,540 243,954 20,136 194,088 174,099 19,989 70,002 69,855 147
NOTE: Historically Black colleges and universities are degree-granting institutions established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating Black Americans. Federal regulations, 20 U.S. Code, Section 1061 (2), allow for certain exceptions to the founding date. Data through 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. (See Appendix A: Guide to Sources for details.)
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities," 1976 through 1985 surveys; and 1986 through 2009 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2010. (This table was prepared October 2010.)
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