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Table 216. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2010
State or jurisdiction Fall 1970 Fall 1980 Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Percent change, 2005 to 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 8,580,887 12,096,895 13,818,637 15,312,289 17,487,475 17,758,870 18,248,128 19,102,814 20,427,711 21,016,126 20.2
Alabama 103,936 164,306 218,589 233,962 256,389 258,408 268,183 310,941 311,740 327,327 27.7
Alaska 9,471 21,296 29,833 27,953 30,231 29,853 30,616 30,717 32,406 33,653 11.3
Arizona 109,619 202,716 264,148 342,490 545,597 567,192 624,147 704,245 828,631 795,388 45.8
Arkansas 52,039 77,607 90,425 115,172 143,272 147,391 152,168 158,374 168,352 175,895 22.8
California 1,257,245 1,790,993 1,808,740 2,256,708 2,399,833 2,434,774 2,529,522 2,652,241 2,735,579 2,714,172 13.1
                       
Colorado 123,395 162,916 227,131 263,872 302,672 308,383 310,637 325,232 352,034 372,025 22.9
Connecticut 124,700 159,632 168,604 161,243 174,675 176,716 179,005 184,178 191,806 199,384 14.1
Delaware 25,260 32,939 42,004 43,897 51,612 51,238 52,343 53,088 55,174 55,731 8.0
District of Columbia 77,158 86,675 79,551 72,689 104,897 109,505 115,153 126,110 136,851 91,992 -12.3
Florida 235,525 411,891 588,086 707,684 872,662 885,651 913,793 972,699 1,053,221 1,125,469 29.0
                       
Georgia 126,511 184,159 251,786 346,204 426,650 435,403 453,711 476,581 532,493 568,723 33.3
Hawaii 36,562 47,181 56,436 60,182 67,083 66,893 66,601 70,104 74,809 78,073 16.4
Idaho 34,567 43,018 51,881 65,594 77,708 77,872 78,846 80,456 84,450 85,201 9.6
Illinois 452,146 644,245 729,246 743,918 832,967 830,676 837,018 859,242 900,824 906,889 8.9
Indiana 192,668 247,253 284,832 314,334 361,253 368,013 380,477 401,956 441,294 459,423 27.2
                       
Iowa 108,902 140,449 170,515 188,974 227,722 238,634 256,259 286,891 350,631 381,842 67.7
Kansas 102,485 136,605 163,733 179,968 191,752 193,146 194,102 198,991 210,843 214,859 12.1
Kentucky 98,591 143,066 177,852 188,341 244,969 248,914 258,213 257,583 277,907 291,102 18.8
Louisiana 120,728 160,058 186,840 223,800 197,713 224,147 224,754 236,375 251,853 263,638 33.3
Maine 34,134 43,264 57,186 58,473 65,551 66,149 67,173 67,796 70,170 72,985 11.3
                       
Maryland 149,607 225,526 259,700 273,745 314,151 319,460 327,597 338,914 358,941 377,967 20.3
Massachusetts 303,809 418,415 417,833 421,142 443,316 451,526 463,366 477,056 497,290 508,302 14.7
Michigan 392,726 520,131 569,803 567,631 626,751 634,489 643,279 652,799 686,049 698,125 11.4
Minnesota 160,788 206,691 253,789 293,445 361,701 375,899 392,393 411,055 442,281 465,336 28.7
Mississippi 73,967 102,364 122,883 137,389 150,457 151,137 155,232 160,441 173,136 178,197 18.4
                       
Missouri 183,930 234,421 289,899 321,348 374,445 377,098 384,366 396,409 424,944 444,695 18.8
Montana 30,062 35,177 35,876 42,240 47,850 47,501 47,371 47,840 51,588 53,312 11.4
Nebraska 66,915 89,488 112,831 112,117 121,236 124,500 127,378 130,458 138,645 144,682 19.3
Nevada 13,669 40,455 61,728 87,893 110,705 112,270 116,276 120,490 125,320 129,360 16.9
New Hampshire 29,400 46,794 59,510 61,718 69,893 70,669 70,724 71,739 74,234 75,594 8.2
                       
New Jersey 216,121 321,610 324,286 335,945 379,758 385,656 398,136 410,160 432,127 444,091 16.9
New Mexico 44,461 58,283 85,500 110,739 131,337 131,828 134,375 142,413 152,752 162,652 23.8
New York 806,479 992,237 1,048,286 1,043,395 1,152,081 1,160,364 1,172,811 1,234,858 1,289,604 1,305,595 13.3
North Carolina 171,925 287,537 352,138 404,652 484,392 495,633 502,330 528,977 568,865 586,042 21.0
North Dakota 31,495 34,069 37,878 40,248 49,389 49,519 49,945 51,327 54,433 56,903 15.2
                       
Ohio 376,267 489,145 557,690 549,553 616,350 619,942 630,497 653,585 711,095 744,947 20.9
Oklahoma 110,155 160,295 173,221 178,016 208,053 206,236 206,382 206,757 220,650 230,573 10.8
Oregon 122,177 157,458 165,741 183,065 200,033 197,594 202,928 220,474 243,412 250,331 25.1
Pennsylvania 411,044 507,716 604,060 609,521 692,340 707,132 725,397 740,288 778,123 803,593 16.1
Rhode Island 45,898 66,869 78,273 75,450 81,382 81,734 82,900 83,893 84,673 85,110 4.6
                       
South Carolina 69,518 132,476 159,302 185,931 210,444 212,422 217,755 230,695 246,667 257,293 22.3
South Dakota 30,639 32,761 34,208 43,221 48,768 48,931 49,747 50,444 53,342 58,370 19.7
Tennessee 135,103 204,581 226,238 263,910 283,070 290,530 297,785 307,610 332,918 351,988 24.3
Texas 442,225 701,391 901,437 1,033,973 1,240,707 1,252,709 1,269,098 1,327,148 1,447,868 1,536,858 23.9
Utah 81,687 93,987 121,303 163,776 200,691 202,151 203,679 217,224 236,590 252,107 25.6
                       
Vermont 22,209 30,628 36,398 35,489 39,915 41,095 42,191 42,946 44,975 45,572 14.2
Virginia 151,915 280,504 353,442 381,893 439,166 456,172 478,268 500,796 545,036 576,010 31.2
Washington 183,544 303,603 263,384 320,840 348,482 348,154 352,075 362,535 382,532 388,110 11.4
West Virginia 63,153 81,973 84,790 87,888 99,547 100,519 116,848 125,333 142,484 152,431 53.1
Wisconsin 202,058 269,086 299,774 307,179 335,258 340,158 343,747 352,875 373,228 383,986 14.5
Wyoming 15,220 21,147 31,326 30,004 35,334 34,693 35,246 35,936 37,093 38,298 8.4
                       
U.S. Service Academies1 17,079 49,808 48,692 13,475 15,265 12,191 15,285 15,539 15,748 15,925 4.3
                       
Other jurisdictions 67,237 137,749 164,618 194,633 223,165 226,175 226,849 236,167 243,792 264,237 18.4
American Samoa 0 976 1,219 297 1,579 1,607 1,767 1,806 2,189 2,193 38.9
Federated States of
   Micronesia
0 224 975 1,576 2,283 2,539 2,379 2,457 3,401 2,699 18.2
Guam 2,719 3,217 4,741 5,215 6,064 5,789 5,244 5,351 5,755 6,188 2.0
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 328 604 647 557 689 847 869 43.9
Northern Marianas 0 0 661 1,078 967 968 901 791 989 1,137 17.6
Palau 0 0 491 581 651 679 668 502 651 694 6.6
Puerto Rico 63,073 131,184 154,065 183,290 208,625 211,458 212,949 222,178 227,358 247,724 18.7
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 2,392 2,488 2,384 2,393 2,602 2,733 14.3
1 Data for 2000 and later years reflect a substantial reduction in the number of Department of Defense institutions included in the IPEDS survey.
NOTE: 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 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" surveys, 1970 and 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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