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Table 201. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by level of enrollment, sex, attendance status, and age of student: 2007 and 2009
Attendance status and age of student Fall 2007 Fall 2009
All levels All levels Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate
Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
All students 18,248,128 7,815,914 10,432,214 20,427,711 8,769,504 11,658,207 17,565,320 7,595,481 9,969,839 2,862,391 1,174,023 1,688,368
Under 18 668,426 277,582 390,844 757,239 314,150 443,089 756,952 314,045 442,907 287 105 182
18 and 19 3,963,371 1,794,001 2,169,370 4,300,248 1,946,838 2,353,410 4,298,311 1,946,160 2,352,151 1,937 678 1,259
20 and 21 3,642,872 1,647,492 1,995,380 4,003,222 1,814,622 2,188,600 3,971,829 1,802,523 2,169,306 31,393 12,099 19,294
22 to 24 3,009,713 1,381,504 1,628,209 3,315,227 1,520,388 1,794,839 2,725,760 1,282,572 1,443,188 589,467 237,816 351,651
25 to 29 2,550,482 1,091,510 1,458,972 2,961,851 1,277,580 1,684,271 2,044,157 881,057 1,163,100 917,694 396,523 521,171
30 to 34 1,365,912 551,208 814,704 1,635,355 663,459 971,896 1,177,534 457,992 719,542 457,821 205,467 252,354
35 to 39 980,818 368,814 612,004 1,128,666 426,387 702,279 841,719 305,628 536,091 286,947 120,759 166,188
40 to 49 1,266,171 423,603 842,568 1,449,671 498,553 951,118 1,097,374 371,599 725,775 352,297 126,954 225,343
50 to 64 627,603 208,067 419,536 734,572 247,034 487,538 536,289 184,110 352,179 198,283 62,924 135,359
65 and over 77,379 31,040 46,339 69,844 29,251 40,593 61,650 25,505 36,145 8,194 3,746 4,448
Age unknown 95,381 41,093 54,288 71,816 31,242 40,574 53,745 24,290 29,455 18,071 6,952 11,119
                         
Full-time 11,269,892 5,029,444 6,240,448 12,722,782 5,670,644 7,052,138 11,143,499 4,976,727 6,166,772 1,579,283 693,917 885,366
Under 18 171,784 69,033 102,751 177,445 71,603 105,842 177,332 71,566 105,766 113 37 76
18 and 19 3,383,318 1,522,297 1,861,021 3,640,621 1,636,522 2,004,099 3,638,867 1,635,905 2,002,962 1,754 617 1,137
20 and 21 2,964,697 1,346,897 1,617,800 3,249,604 1,477,485 1,772,119 3,221,556 1,466,453 1,755,103 28,048 11,032 17,016
22 to 24 1,986,776 949,700 1,037,076 2,198,573 1,047,143 1,151,430 1,737,688 855,243 882,445 460,885 191,900 268,985
25 to 29 1,284,698 584,798 699,900 1,540,444 705,203 835,241 980,396 444,069 536,327 560,048 261,134 298,914
30 to 34 565,710 235,321 330,389 725,901 304,439 421,462 505,141 197,344 307,797 220,760 107,095 113,665
35 to 39 347,864 130,397 217,467 447,946 169,775 278,171 332,217 118,170 214,047 115,729 51,605 64,124
40 to 49 380,043 125,982 254,061 501,869 173,301 328,568 379,205 126,766 252,439 122,664 46,535 76,129
50 to 64 145,757 47,812 97,945 207,365 70,665 136,700 145,838 50,045 95,793 61,527 20,620 40,907
65 and over 4,868 2,260 2,608 6,642 2,871 3,771 4,378 1,853 2,525 2,264 1,018 1,246
Age unknown 34,377 14,947 19,430 26,372 11,637 14,735 20,881 9,313 11,568 5,491 2,324 3,167
                         
Part-time 6,978,236 2,786,470 4,191,766 7,704,929 3,098,860 4,606,069 6,421,821 2,618,754 3,803,067 1,283,108 480,106 803,002
Under 18 496,642 208,549 288,093 579,794 242,547 337,247 579,620 242,479 337,141 174 68 106
18 and 19 580,053 271,704 308,349 659,627 310,316 349,311 659,444 310,255 349,189 183 61 122
20 and 21 678,175 300,595 377,580 753,618 337,137 416,481 750,273 336,070 414,203 3,345 1,067 2,278
22 to 24 1,022,937 431,804 591,133 1,116,654 473,245 643,409 988,072 427,329 560,743 128,582 45,916 82,666
25 to 29 1,265,784 506,712 759,072 1,421,407 572,377 849,030 1,063,761 436,988 626,773 357,646 135,389 222,257
30 to 34 800,202 315,887 484,315 909,454 359,020 550,434 672,393 260,648 411,745 237,061 98,372 138,689
35 to 39 632,954 238,417 394,537 680,720 256,612 424,108 509,502 187,458 322,044 171,218 69,154 102,064
40 to 49 886,128 297,621 588,507 947,802 325,252 622,550 718,169 244,833 473,336 229,633 80,419 149,214
50 to 64 481,846 160,255 321,591 527,207 176,369 350,838 390,451 134,065 256,386 136,756 42,304 94,452
65 and over 72,511 28,780 43,731 63,202 26,380 36,822 57,272 23,652 33,620 5,930 2,728 3,202
Age unknown 61,004 26,146 34,858 45,444 19,605 25,839 32,864 14,977 17,887 12,580 4,628 7,952
  Percentage distribution
All students 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 4.3 4.1 4.4 # # #
18 and 19 21.7 23.0 20.8 21.1 22.2 20.2 24.5 25.6 23.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
20 and 21 20.0 21.1 19.1 19.6 20.7 18.8 22.6 23.7 21.8 1.1 1.0 1.1
22 to 24 16.5 17.7 15.6 16.2 17.3 15.4 15.5 16.9 14.5 20.6 20.3 20.8
25 to 29 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.5 14.6 14.4 11.6 11.6 11.7 32.1 33.8 30.9
30 to 34 7.5 7.1 7.8 8.0 7.6 8.3 6.7 6.0 7.2 16.0 17.5 14.9
35 to 39 5.4 4.7 5.9 5.5 4.9 6.0 4.8 4.0 5.4 10.0 10.3 9.8
40 to 49 6.9 5.4 8.1 7.1 5.7 8.2 6.2 4.9 7.3 12.3 10.8 13.3
50 to 64 3.4 2.7 4.0 3.6 2.8 4.2 3.1 2.4 3.5 6.9 5.4 8.0
65 and over 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Age unknown 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.7
                         
Full-time 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.7 # # #
18 and 19 30.0 30.3 29.8 28.6 28.9 28.4 32.7 32.9 32.5 0.1 0.1 0.1
20 and 21 26.3 26.8 25.9 25.5 26.1 25.1 28.9 29.5 28.5 1.8 1.6 1.9
22 to 24 17.6 18.9 16.6 17.3 18.5 16.3 15.6 17.2 14.3 29.2 27.7 30.4
25 to 29 11.4 11.6 11.2 12.1 12.4 11.8 8.8 8.9 8.7 35.5 37.6 33.8
30 to 34 5.0 4.7 5.3 5.7 5.4 6.0 4.5 4.0 5.0 14.0 15.4 12.8
35 to 39 3.1 2.6 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.9 3.0 2.4 3.5 7.3 7.4 7.2
40 to 49 3.4 2.5 4.1 3.9 3.1 4.7 3.4 2.5 4.1 7.8 6.7 8.6
50 to 64 1.3 1.0 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.9 1.3 1.0 1.6 3.9 3.0 4.6
65 and over # # # 0.1 0.1 0.1 # # # 0.1 0.1 0.1
Age unknown 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4
                         
Part-time 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 7.1 7.5 6.9 7.5 7.8 7.3 9.0 9.3 8.9 # # #
18 and 19 8.3 9.8 7.4 8.6 10.0 7.6 10.3 11.8 9.2 # # #
20 and 21 9.7 10.8 9.0 9.8 10.9 9.0 11.7 12.8 10.9 0.3 0.2 0.3
22 to 24 14.7 15.5 14.1 14.5 15.3 14.0 15.4 16.3 14.7 10.0 9.6 10.3
25 to 29 18.1 18.2 18.1 18.4 18.5 18.4 16.6 16.7 16.5 27.9 28.2 27.7
30 to 34 11.5 11.3 11.6 11.8 11.6 12.0 10.5 10.0 10.8 18.5 20.5 17.3
35 to 39 9.1 8.6 9.4 8.8 8.3 9.2 7.9 7.2 8.5 13.3 14.4 12.7
40 to 49 12.7 10.7 14.0 12.3 10.5 13.5 11.2 9.3 12.4 17.9 16.8 18.6
50 to 64 6.9 5.8 7.7 6.8 5.7 7.6 6.1 5.1 6.7 10.7 8.8 11.8
65 and over 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.4
Age unknown 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2008 and 2010, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared September 2010.)
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