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Table 248. Number of degree-granting institutions and enrollment in these institutions, by enrollment size, control, and level of institution: Fall 2010
Control and level 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 4,589 442 623 748 957 670 555 366 141 87
Research university, very high1 99 0 0 0 3 1 8 19 33 35
Research university, high2 102 0 0 0 1 6 16 40 25 14
Doctoral/research university3 81 0 1 3 6 12 20 27 9 3
Master's4  646 4 9 20 106 196 188 96 17 10
Baccalaureate5 890 21 60 200 385 147 42 22 5 8
Specialized institutions6  1,046 268 288 248 164 57 13 7 1 0
2-year 1,725 149 265 277 292 251 268 155 51 17
                     
Public 1,652 5 32 58 260 371 428 299 126 73
Research university, very high1 66 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 27 32
Research university, high2 75 0 0 0 0 1 9 31 21 13
Doctoral/research university3 27 0 0 0 0 1 3 17 6 0
Master's4  261 0 0 1 6 42 113 76 17 6
Baccalaureate5 203 1 0 16 57 70 34 16 4 5
Specialized institutions6  46 1 8 8 14 13 2 0 0 0
Medical or other health 31 1 3 4 9 12 2 0 0 0
Other specialized 15 0 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 0
2-year 974 3 24 33 181 243 267 155 51 17
                     
Private 2,937 437 591 690 697 299 127 67 15 14
Research university, very high1 33 0 0 0 1 0 8 15 6 3
Research university, high2 27 0 0 0 1 5 7 9 4 1
Doctoral/research university3 54 0 1 3 6 11 17 10 3 3
Master's4  385 4 9 19 100 154 75 20 0 4
Baccalaureate5 687 20 60 184 328 77 8 6 1 3
Specialized institutions6  1,000 267 280 240 150 44 11 7 1 0
Art, music, or design 133 14 29 34 40 12 0 4 0 0
Business and management 183 24 55 49 30 14 7 3 1 0
Engineering or technology 149 10 41 70 21 5 2 0 0 0
Medical or other health 177 47 47 39 34 9 1 0 0 0
Theological 296 165 91 28 10 1 1 0 0 0
Other specialized 62 7 17 20 15 3 0 0 0 0
2-year 751 146 241 244 111 8 1 0 0 0
                     
Enrollment in institutions                    
Total 21,016,126 49,404 210,542 543,551 1,570,359 2,387,984 3,926,938 5,112,239 3,491,462 3,723,647
Research university, very high1 2,584,933 0 0 0 5,325 3,944 57,076 265,972 842,631 1,409,985
Research university, high2 1,860,387 0 0 0 2,265 22,021 117,985 601,806 619,845 496,465
Doctoral/research university3 1,184,647 0 223 2,498 10,959 44,971 154,057 349,431 227,630 394,878
Master's4  4,319,845 549 3,357 15,538 193,975 691,593 1,313,158 1,316,242 404,528 380,905
Baccalaureate5 2,423,721 2,042 23,141 152,156 623,978 498,114 279,706 329,921 132,313 382,350
Specialized institutions6  961,718 29,442 94,467 177,064 252,775 194,738 83,404 100,240 29,588 0
2-year 7,680,875 17,371 89,354 196,295 481,082 932,603 1,921,552 2,148,627 1,234,927 659,064
                     
Public 15,142,809 625 11,032 44,606 462,990 1,368,241 3,084,985 4,210,900 3,125,233 2,834,197
Research university, very high1 2,071,510 0 0 0 3,150 3,944 0 65,426 702,425 1,296,565
Research university, high2 1,533,590 0 0 0 0 2,682 69,143 477,994 521,147 462,624
Doctoral/research university3 421,511 0 0 0 0 4,362 26,408 238,351 152,390 0
Master's4  2,654,459 0 0 795 11,865 158,342 830,400 1,041,844 404,528 206,685
Baccalaureate5 1,150,190 143 0 13,647 96,321 252,222 230,124 238,658 109,816 209,259
Specialized institutions6  93,511 52 2,591 6,373 27,558 43,775 13,162 0 0 0
Medical or other health 73,948 52 978 3,199 17,591 38,966 13,162 0 0 0
Other specialized 19,563 0 1,613 3,174 9,967 4,809 0 0 0 0
2-year 7,218,038 430 8,441 23,791 324,096 902,914 1,915,748 2,148,627 1,234,927 659,064
                     
Private 5,873,317 48,779 199,510 498,945 1,107,369 1,019,743 841,953 901,339 366,229 889,450
Research university, very high1 513,423 0 0 0 2,175 0 57,076 200,546 140,206 113,420
Research university, high2 326,797 0 0 0 2,265 19,339 48,842 123,812 98,698 33,841
Doctoral/research university3 763,136 0 223 2,498 10,959 40,609 127,649 111,080 75,240 394,878
Master's4  1,665,386 549 3,357 14,743 182,110 533,251 482,758 274,398 0 174,220
Baccalaureate5 1,273,531 1,899 23,141 138,509 527,657 245,892 49,582 91,263 22,497 173,091
Specialized institutions6  868,207 29,390 91,876 170,691 225,217 150,963 70,242 100,240 29,588 0
Art, music, or design 202,899 1,689 9,851 24,346 65,357 43,457 0 58,199 0 0
Business and management 265,403 2,930 18,272 35,669 45,239 47,911 43,753 42,041 29,588 0
Engineering or technology 124,268 1,203 14,270 48,106 30,415 16,993 13,281 0 0 0
Medical or other health 135,906 5,344 15,738 28,608 49,196 30,018 7,002 0 0 0
Theological 87,924 17,417 27,389 19,835 14,072 3,005 6,206 0 0 0
Other specialized 51,807 807 6,356 14,127 20,938 9,579 0 0 0 0
2-year 462,837 16,941 80,913 172,504 156,986 29,689 5,804 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://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/resources/.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2011, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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