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Table 199. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and level of institution: 1963 through 2010
Year All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
  4-year 2-year   4-year 2-year   4-year 2-year
Total Total Univer- sity Other 4-year Total Total Univer- sity Other 4-year Total Total Univer- sity Other 4-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15   16
19631  4,779,609 3,929,248 850,361 3,081,279 2,341,468 739,811 1,698,330 1,587,780 110,550  
19641  5,280,020 4,291,094 988,926 3,467,708 2,592,929 874,779 1,812,312 1,698,165 114,147  
19651  5,920,864 4,747,912 1,172,952 3,969,596 2,928,332 1,041,264 1,951,268 1,819,580 131,688  
19661 6,389,872 5,063,902 1,325,970 4,348,917 3,159,748 1,189,169 2,040,955 1,904,154 136,801  
1967 6,911,748 5,398,986 2,186,235 3,212,751 1,512,762 4,816,028 3,443,975 1,510,333 1,933,642 1,372,053 2,095,720 1,955,011 675,902 1,279,109 140,709  
1968 7,513,091 5,720,269 2,266,120 3,454,149 1,792,822 5,430,652 3,783,652 1,592,707 2,190,945 1,647,000 2,082,439 1,936,617 673,413 1,263,204 145,822  
1969 8,004,660 5,937,127 2,420,429 3,516,698 2,067,533 5,896,868 3,962,522 1,738,493 2,224,029 1,934,346 2,107,792 1,974,605 681,936 1,292,669 133,187  
                                 
1970 8,580,887 6,261,502 2,534,336 3,727,166 2,319,385 6,428,134 4,232,722 1,832,694 2,400,028 2,195,412 2,152,753 2,028,780 701,642 1,327,138 123,973  
1971 8,948,644 6,369,355 2,594,470 3,774,885 2,579,289 6,804,309 4,346,990 1,913,626 2,433,364 2,457,319 2,144,335 2,022,365 680,844 1,341,521 121,970  
1972 9,214,860 6,458,674 2,620,749 3,837,925 2,756,186 7,070,635 4,429,696 1,941,040 2,488,656 2,640,939 2,144,225 2,028,978 679,709 1,349,269 115,247  
1973 9,602,123 6,590,023 2,629,796 3,960,227 3,012,100 7,419,516 4,529,895 1,950,653 2,579,242 2,889,621 2,182,607 2,060,128 679,143 1,380,985 122,479  
1974 10,223,729 6,819,735 2,702,306 4,117,429 3,403,994 7,988,500 4,703,018 2,006,723 2,696,295 3,285,482 2,235,229 2,116,717 695,583 1,421,134 118,512  
                                 
1975 11,184,859 7,214,740 2,838,266 4,376,474 3,970,119 8,834,508 4,998,142 2,124,221 2,873,921 3,836,366 2,350,351 2,216,598 714,045 1,502,553 133,753  
1976 11,012,137 7,128,816 2,780,289 4,348,527 3,883,321 8,653,477 4,901,691 2,079,929 2,821,762 3,751,786 2,358,660 2,227,125 700,360 1,526,765 131,535  
1977 11,285,787 7,242,845 2,793,418 4,449,427 4,042,942 8,846,993 4,945,224 2,070,032 2,875,192 3,901,769 2,438,794 2,297,621 723,386 1,574,235 141,173  
1978 11,260,092 7,231,625 2,780,729 4,451,222 4,028,467 8,785,893 4,912,203 2,062,295 2,849,908 3,873,690 2,474,199 2,319,422 718,434 1,601,314 154,777  
1979 11,569,899 7,353,233 2,839,582 4,513,651 4,216,666 9,036,822 4,980,012 2,099,525 2,880,487 4,056,810 2,533,077 2,373,221 740,057 1,633,164 159,856  
                                 
1980 12,096,895 7,570,608 2,902,014 4,668,594 4,526,287 9,457,394 5,128,612 2,154,283 2,974,329 4,328,782 2,639,501 2,441,996 747,731 1,694,265 197,505 2 
1981 12,371,672 7,655,461 2,901,344 4,754,117 4,716,211 9,647,032 5,166,324 2,152,474 3,013,850 4,480,708 2,724,640 2,489,137 748,870 1,740,267 235,503 2 
1982 12,425,780 7,654,074 2,883,735 4,770,339 4,771,706 9,696,087 5,176,434 2,152,547 3,023,887 4,519,653 2,729,693 2,477,640 731,188 1,746,452 252,053 2 
1983 12,464,661 7,741,195 2,888,813 4,852,382 4,723,466 9,682,734 5,223,404 2,154,790 3,068,614 4,459,330 2,781,927 2,517,791 734,023 1,783,768 264,136  
1984 12,241,940 7,711,167 2,870,329 4,840,838 4,530,773 9,477,370 5,198,273 2,138,621 3,059,652 4,279,097 2,764,570 2,512,894 731,708 1,781,186 251,676  
                                 
1985 12,247,055 7,715,978 2,870,692 4,845,286 4,531,077 9,479,273 5,209,540 2,141,112 3,068,428 4,269,733 2,767,782 2,506,438 729,580 1,776,858 261,344  
1986 12,503,511 7,823,963 2,897,207 4,926,756 4,679,548 9,713,893 5,300,202 2,160,646 3,139,556 4,413,691 2,789,618 2,523,761 736,561 1,787,200 265,857 3 
1987 12,766,642 7,990,420 2,929,327 5,061,093 4,776,222 9,973,254 5,432,200 2,188,008 3,244,192 4,541,054 2,793,388 2,558,220 741,319 1,816,901 235,168 3 
1988 13,055,337 8,180,182 2,978,593 5,201,589 4,875,155 10,161,388 5,545,901 2,229,868 3,316,033 4,615,487 2,893,949 2,634,281 748,725 1,885,556 259,668  
1989 13,538,560 8,387,671 3,019,115 5,368,556 5,150,889 10,577,963 5,694,303 2,266,056 3,428,247 4,883,660 2,960,597 2,693,368 753,059 1,940,309 267,229  
                                 
1990 13,818,637 8,578,554 3,044,670 5,533,884 5,240,083 10,844,717 5,848,242 2,290,464 3,557,778 4,996,475 2,973,920 2,730,312 754,206 1,976,106 243,608  
1991 14,358,953 8,707,053 3,065,429 5,641,624 5,651,900 11,309,563 5,904,748 2,301,222 3,603,526 5,404,815 3,049,390 2,802,305 764,207 2,038,098 247,085  
1992 14,487,359 8,764,969 3,050,345 5,714,624 5,722,390 11,384,567 5,900,012 2,283,834 3,616,178 5,484,555 3,102,792 2,864,957 766,511 2,098,446 237,835  
1993 14,304,803 8,738,936 3,022,728 5,716,208 5,565,867 11,189,088 5,851,760 2,259,692 3,592,068 5,337,328 3,115,715 2,887,176 763,036 2,124,140 228,539  
1994 14,278,790 8,749,080 3,009,072 5,740,008 5,529,710 11,133,680 5,825,213 2,244,636 3,580,577 5,308,467 3,145,110 2,923,867 764,436 2,159,431 221,243  
                                 
1995 14,261,781 8,769,252 2,999,641 5,769,611 5,492,529 11,092,374 5,814,545 2,235,939 3,578,606 5,277,829 3,169,407 2,954,707 763,702 2,191,005 214,700  
1996 14,367,520 8,804,193 2,984,965 5,819,228 5,563,327 11,120,499 5,806,036 2,226,529 3,579,507 5,314,463 3,247,021 2,998,157 758,436 2,239,721 248,864  
1997 14,502,334 8,896,765 2,995,886 5,900,879 5,605,569 11,196,119 5,835,433 2,231,273 3,604,160 5,360,686 3,306,215 3,061,332 764,613 2,296,719 244,883  
1998 14,506,967 9,017,653 3,021,136 5,996,517 5,489,314 11,137,769 5,891,806 2,249,825 3,641,981 5,245,963 3,369,198 3,125,847 771,311 2,354,536 243,351  
1999 14,849,691 9,196,160 3,044,369 6,151,791 5,653,531 11,375,739 5,977,678 2,266,494 3,711,184 5,398,061 3,473,952 3,218,482 777,875 2,440,607 255,470  
                                 
2000 15,312,289 9,363,858 3,061,812 6,302,046 5,948,431 11,752,786 6,055,398 2,280,122 3,775,276 5,697,388 3,559,503 3,308,460 781,690 2,526,770 251,043  
2001 15,927,987 9,677,408 3,126,907 6,550,501 6,250,579 12,233,156 6,236,455 2,336,922 3,899,533 5,996,701 3,694,831 3,440,953 789,985 2,650,968 253,878  
2002 16,611,711 10,082,332 3,210,271 6,872,061 6,529,379 12,751,993 6,481,613 2,403,149 4,078,464 6,270,380 3,859,718 3,600,719 807,122 2,793,597 258,999  
2003 16,911,481 10,417,247 3,242,639 7,174,608 6,494,234 12,858,698 6,649,441 2,419,631 4,229,810 6,209,257 4,052,783 3,767,806 823,008 2,944,798 284,977  
2004 17,272,044 10,726,181 3,258,982 7,467,199 6,545,863 12,980,112 6,736,536 2,426,495 4,310,041 6,243,576 4,291,932 3,989,645 832,487 3,157,158 302,287  
                                 
2005 17,487,475 10,999,420 3,271,620 7,727,800 6,488,055 13,021,834 6,837,605 2,443,682 4,393,923 6,184,229 4,465,641 4,161,815 827,938 3,333,877 303,826  
2006 17,758,870 11,240,330 3,306,973 7,933,357 6,518,540 13,180,133 6,955,013 2,459,874 4,495,139 6,225,120 4,578,737 4,285,317 847,099 3,438,218 293,420  
2007 18,248,128 11,630,198 3,349,214 8,280,984 6,617,930 13,490,780 7,166,661 2,490,615 4,676,046 6,324,119 4,757,348 4,463,537 858,599 3,604,938 293,811  
2008 19,102,814 12,131,436 3,412,435 8,719,001 6,971,378 13,972,153 7,331,809 2,544,529 4,787,280 6,640,344 5,130,661 4,799,627 867,906 3,931,721 331,034  
2009 20,427,711 12,906,305 3,493,246 9,413,059 7,521,406 14,810,642 7,709,197 2,603,381 5,105,816 7,101,445 5,617,069 5,197,108 889,865 4,307,243 419,961  
2010 21,016,126 13,335,251 3,558,175 9,777,076 7,680,875 15,142,809 7,924,771 2,649,378 5,275,393 7,218,038 5,873,317 5,410,480 908,797 4,501,683 462,837  
—Not available.
1 Data for 2-year branch campuses of 4-year institutions are included with the 4-year institutions.
2 Large increases are due to the addition of schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
3 Because of imputation techniques, data are not consistent with figures for other years.
NOTE: 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.) A university is an institution of higher education consisting of a liberal arts college, a diverse graduate program, and usually two or more professional schools or faculties and empowered to confer degrees in various fields of study; for purposes of maintaining trend data in this publication, the selection of university institutions has not been revised since 1982. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1965; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education" surveys, 1966 through 1985; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared September 2011.)
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