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Table 343. Number of applications, admissions, and enrollees; their distribution across institutions accepting various percentages of applications; and SAT and ACT scores of enrollees, by control and level of institution: 2010-11
Application, admission, enrollment, and SAT and ACT score All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Not-for-profit For-profit
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Number of undergraduate institutions
   reporting application data1 
4,049 2,421 1,628 1,614 637 977 2,435 1,784 651 1,296 1,216 80 1,139 568 571
Percentage distribution of institutions
   by their acceptance of applications
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No application criteria 49.1 23.1 87.7 65.7 17.7 96.9 38.1 25.1 73.9 15.7 13.2 53.8 63.6 50.4 76.7
90 percent or more accepted 6.6 8.1 4.4 4.0 8.8 0.9 8.4 7.9 9.7 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.0 6.2 9.8
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 10.6 16.1 2.4 8.6 21.0 0.4 12.0 14.3 5.4 17.0 17.8 5.0 6.2 7.0 5.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 20.9 32.8 3.3 15.8 38.1 1.2 24.3 30.8 6.5 39.5 41.0 16.3 7.0 9.0 5.1
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 11.1 17.4 1.7 5.3 12.7 0.4 14.9 19.1 3.7 15.1 15.4 11.3 14.7 26.9 2.6
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 1.3 2.0 0.3 0.6 1.4 0.1 1.8 2.2 0.6 3.1 3.0 3.8 0.4 0.5 0.2
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.8 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.2
                               
Number of applications (in thousands) 8,174 8,057 117 4,473 4,405 68 3,701 3,652 49 3,479 3,467 12 222 185 37
Percentage distribution of applications
   by institutions' acceptance of
   applications
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No application criteria
90 percent or more accepted 4.0 3.5 35.3 5.6 5.2 35.0 2.0 1.6 35.7 1.4 1.3 22.1 11.6 5.9 39.9
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 14.7 14.8 10.3 17.1 17.3 2.9 11.8 11.7 20.5 11.2 11.3 2.2 21.3 20.3 26.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 45.7 45.8 39.3 48.4 48.4 48.1 42.5 42.7 27.1 43.3 43.3 52.7 29.0 31.0 19.1
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 26.1 26.4 9.7 24.3 24.5 6.2 28.4 28.6 14.5 27.8 27.8 19.5 37.4 42.3 13.0
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 7.1 7.1 5.0 4.2 4.2 7.8 10.5 10.6 1.1 11.1 11.1 3.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
Less than 10 percent accepted 2.4 2.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.0 4.8 4.9 1.1 5.1 5.1 # 0.2 0.0 1.5
                               
Number of admissions (in thousands) 4,612 4,527 85 2,706 2,658 48 1,906 1,869 37 1,769 1,762 8 136 107 29
Percentage distribution of admissions
   by institutions' acceptance of
   applications
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No application criteria
90 percent or more accepted 6.6 5.8 47.5 8.6 7.9 48.5 3.8 2.9 46.2 2.6 2.5 33.0 18.4 10.0 49.6
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 21.2 21.4 11.8 23.1 23.5 3.3 18.5 18.4 23.0 17.7 17.8 2.9 28.2 28.2 28.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 51.2 51.5 34.1 50.7 50.8 42.4 51.9 52.5 23.2 53.6 53.6 51.7 30.2 34.1 15.8
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 18.2 18.5 5.0 16.1 16.3 3.3 21.3 21.5 7.3 21.1 21.2 11.4 23.0 27.5 6.2
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.5 1.4 2.6 3.8 3.9 0.3 4.1 4.1 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.0 # # 0.2
                               
Number of enrollees (in thousands) 1,582 1,517 64 994 958 36 588 560 28 479 475 4 109 85 24
Percentage distribution of enrollees
   by institutions' acceptance of
   applications
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No application criteria
90 percent or more accepted 8.4 6.9 35.4 8.2 7.1 35.5 8.8 6.6 35.4 5.7 5.6 17.6 21.5 13.1 37.7
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 22.0 22.3 18.1 24.7 25.0 17.9 17.6 17.5 18.3 18.0 18.2 1.7 15.9 13.6 20.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 48.5 49.2 36.1 51.3 51.6 43.3 43.8 44.9 30.2 47.5 47.6 45.8 28.6 28.8 28.2
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 17.8 18.3 9.8 14.1 14.6 3.3 24.0 24.7 15.2 21.6 21.5 26.0 33.8 44.3 13.7
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 2.8 2.9 0.6 1.7 1.7 # 4.7 5.0 1.0 5.8 5.8 8.8 0.2 0.2 #
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.4 0.4 # # # 0.0 1.1 1.1 # 1.3 1.3 0.0 # 0.0 #
                               
SAT scores of enrollees                              
Critical reading, 25th percentile2  471 472 405 458 459 403 479 480 406 479 481 406 419 419
Critical reading, 75th percentile2  583 584 512 567 568 518 591 592 507 591 593 507 556 556
Mathematics, 25th percentile2  478 479 394 471 473 388 482 483 400 483 484 400 431 431
Mathematics, 75th percentile2  588 590 514 580 582 505 593 594 523 594 595 523 539 539
                               
ACT scores of enrollees                              
Composite, 25th percentile2  20.2 20.3 16.1 19.5 19.7 16.2 20.6 20.7 16.1 20.7 20.7 17.5 17.5 18.8
Composite, 75th percentile2  25.3 25.4 21.3 24.4 24.5 20.7 25.8 25.8 22.2 25.8 25.9 21.7 24.0 23.8
English, 25th percentile2  19.2 19.4 14.4 18.5 18.7 15.1 19.7 19.8 13.2 19.8 19.8 14.6 16.0 17.7
English, 75th percentile2  25.6 25.7 21.5 24.6 24.7 21.3 26.2 26.3 22.0 26.2 26.3 21.3 24.8 24.4
Mathematics, 25th percentile2  19.1 19.2 15.6 18.6 18.8 15.9 19.4 19.5 15.1 19.5 19.5 16.0 17.4 18.6
Mathematics, 75th percentile2  25.0 25.1 20.8 24.4 24.5 20.4 25.4 25.4 21.5 25.4 25.5 21.6 22.4 22.6
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Excludes institutions not enrolling first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The total on this table differs slightly from other counts of undergraduate institutions because approximately 3.8 percent of undergraduate institutions did not report application information.
2 Data are only for institutions that require test scores for admission. Relatively few 2-year institutions require test scores for admission. The SAT Critical reading and Mathematics scales range from 200 to 800. The ACT Composite, English, and Mathematics scales range from 1 to 36.
NOTE: 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), Fall 2010, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared August 2011.)
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