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Table 240. Total undergraduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, sex of student, and control and level of institution: Selected years, 1970 through 2011
Level and year Total Full-time Part-
time
Males Females Males Females Public Private
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Total Nonprofit For-profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Total, all
   levels
                         
1970 7,368,644 5,280,064 2,088,580 4,249,702 3,118,942 3,096,371 1,153,331 2,183,693 935,249 5,620,255 1,748,389 1,730,133 18,256
1975 9,679,455 6,168,396 3,511,059 5,257,005 4,422,450 3,459,328 1,797,677 2,709,068 1,713,382 7,826,032 1,853,423 1,814,844 38,579
                           
1980 10,475,055 6,361,744 4,113,311 5,000,177 5,474,878 3,226,857 1,773,320 3,134,887 2,339,991 8,441,955 2,033,100 1,926,703 106,397
1981 10,754,522 6,449,068 4,305,454 5,108,271 5,646,251 3,260,473 1,847,798 3,188,595 2,457,656 8,648,363 2,106,159 1,958,848 147,311
1982 10,825,062 6,483,805 4,341,257 5,170,494 5,654,568 3,299,436 1,871,058 3,184,369 2,470,199 8,713,073 2,111,989 1,939,389 172,600
1983 10,845,995 6,514,034 4,331,961 5,158,300 5,687,695 3,304,247 1,854,053 3,209,787 2,477,908 8,697,118 2,148,877 1,961,076 187,801
1984 10,618,071 6,347,653 4,270,418 5,006,813 5,611,258 3,194,930 1,811,883 3,152,723 2,458,535 8,493,491 2,124,580 1,940,310 184,270
                           
1985 10,596,674 6,319,592 4,277,082 4,962,080 5,634,594 3,156,446 1,805,634 3,163,146 2,471,448 8,477,125 2,119,549 1,928,996 190,553
1986 10,797,975 6,352,073 4,445,902 5,017,505 5,780,470 3,146,330 1,871,175 3,205,743 2,574,727 8,660,716 2,137,259 1,928,294 208,965
1987 11,046,235 6,462,549 4,583,686 5,068,457 5,977,778 3,163,676 1,904,781 3,298,873 2,678,905 8,918,589 2,127,646 1,939,942 187,704
1988 11,316,548 6,642,428 4,674,120 5,137,644 6,178,904 3,206,442 1,931,202 3,435,986 2,742,918 9,103,146 2,213,402
1989 11,742,531 6,840,696 4,901,835 5,310,990 6,431,541 3,278,647 2,032,343 3,562,049 2,869,492 9,487,742 2,254,789
                           
1990 11,959,106 6,976,030 4,983,076 5,379,759 6,579,347 3,336,535 2,043,224 3,639,495 2,939,852 9,709,596 2,249,510 2,043,407 206,103
1991 12,439,287 7,221,412 5,217,875 5,571,003 6,868,284 3,435,526 2,135,477 3,785,886 3,082,398 10,147,957 2,291,330 2,072,354 218,976
1992 12,537,700 7,244,442 5,293,258 5,582,936 6,954,764 3,424,739 2,158,197 3,819,703 3,135,061 10,216,297 2,321,403 2,101,721 219,682
1993 12,323,959 7,179,482 5,144,477 5,483,682 6,840,277 3,381,997 2,101,685 3,797,485 3,042,792 10,011,787 2,312,172 2,099,197 212,975
1994 12,262,608 7,168,706 5,093,902 5,422,113 6,840,495 3,341,591 2,080,522 3,827,115 3,013,380 9,945,128 2,317,480 2,100,465 217,015
                           
1995 12,231,719 7,145,268 5,086,451 5,401,130 6,830,589 3,296,610 2,104,520 3,848,658 2,981,931 9,903,626 2,328,093 2,104,693 223,400
1996 12,326,948 7,298,839 5,028,109 5,420,672 6,906,276 3,339,108 2,081,564 3,959,731 2,946,545 9,935,283 2,391,665 2,112,318 279,347
1997 12,450,587 7,418,598 5,031,989 5,468,532 6,982,055 3,379,597 2,088,935 4,039,001 2,943,054 10,007,479 2,443,108 2,139,824 303,284
1998 12,436,937 7,538,711 4,898,226 5,446,133 6,990,804 3,428,161 2,017,972 4,110,550 2,880,254 9,950,212 2,486,725 2,152,655 334,070
1999 12,739,445 7,753,548 4,985,897 5,584,234 7,155,211 3,524,586 2,059,648 4,228,962 2,926,249 10,174,228 2,565,217 2,185,290 379,927
                           
2000 13,155,393 7,922,926 5,232,467 5,778,268 7,377,125 3,588,246 2,190,022 4,334,680 3,042,445 10,539,322 2,616,071 2,213,180 402,891
2001 13,715,610 8,327,640 5,387,970 6,004,431 7,711,179 3,768,630 2,235,801 4,559,010 3,152,169 10,985,871 2,729,739 2,257,718 472,021
2002 14,257,077 8,734,252 5,522,825 6,192,390 8,064,687 3,934,168 2,258,222 4,800,084 3,264,603 11,432,855 2,824,222 2,306,091 518,131
2003 14,480,364 9,045,253 5,435,111 6,227,372 8,252,992 4,048,682 2,178,690 4,996,571 3,256,421 11,523,103 2,957,261 2,346,673 610,588
2004 14,780,630 9,284,336 5,496,294 6,340,048 8,440,582 4,140,628 2,199,420 5,143,708 3,296,874 11,650,580 3,130,050 2,389,366 740,684
                           
2005 14,963,964 9,446,430 5,517,534 6,408,871 8,555,093 4,200,863 2,208,008 5,245,567 3,309,526 11,697,730 3,266,234 2,418,368 847,866
2006 15,184,302 9,571,079 5,613,223 6,513,756 8,670,546 4,264,606 2,249,150 5,306,473 3,364,073 11,847,426 3,336,876 2,448,240 888,636
2007 15,603,771 9,840,978 5,762,793 6,727,600 8,876,171 4,396,868 2,330,732 5,444,110 3,432,061 12,137,583 3,466,188 2,470,327 995,861
2008 16,365,738 10,254,930 6,110,808 7,066,623 9,299,115 4,577,431 2,489,192 5,677,499 3,621,616 12,591,217 3,774,521 2,536,532 1,237,989
2009 17,565,320 11,143,499 6,421,821 7,595,481 9,969,839 4,976,727 2,618,754 6,166,772 3,803,067 13,386,593 4,178,727 2,593,361 1,585,366
                           
2010 18,078,672 11,451,568 6,627,104 7,835,163 10,243,509 5,117,497 2,717,666 6,334,071 3,909,438 13,704,290 4,374,382 2,653,404 1,720,978
2011 18,063,037 11,359,068 6,703,969 7,816,975 10,246,062 5,070,529 2,746,446 6,288,539 3,957,523 13,688,792 4,374,245 2,718,880 1,655,365
                           
2-year insti-
   tutions1 
                         
1970 2,318,956 1,228,909 1,090,047 1,374,426 944,530 771,298 603,128 457,611 486,919 2,194,983 123,973 113,299 10,674
1975 3,965,726 1,761,009 2,204,717 2,163,604 1,802,122 1,035,531 1,128,073 725,478 1,076,644 3,831,973 133,753 112,997 20,756
                           
1980 4,525,097 1,753,637 2,771,460 2,046,642 2,478,455 879,619 1,167,023 874,018 1,604,437 4,327,592 197,505 114,094 83,411
1981 4,715,403 1,795,858 2,919,545 2,124,136 2,591,267 897,657 1,226,479 898,201 1,693,066 4,479,900 235,503 119,166 116,337
1982 4,770,712 1,839,704 2,931,008 2,169,802 2,600,910 930,606 1,239,196 909,098 1,691,812 4,518,659 252,053 114,976 137,077
1983 4,723,466 1,826,801 2,896,665 2,131,109 2,592,357 914,704 1,216,405 912,097 1,680,260 4,459,330 264,136 116,293 147,843
1983 4,530,337 1,703,786 2,826,551 2,016,463 2,513,874 841,347 1,175,116 862,439 1,651,435 4,278,661 251,676 108,247 143,429
                           
1985 4,531,077 1,690,607 2,840,470 2,002,234 2,528,843 826,308 1,175,926 864,299 1,664,544 4,269,733 261,344 108,791 152,553
1986 4,679,548 1,696,261 2,983,287 2,060,932 2,618,616 824,551 1,236,381 871,710 1,746,906 4,413,691 265,857 101,498 164,359
1987 4,776,222 1,708,669 3,067,553 2,072,823 2,703,399 820,167 1,252,656 888,502 1,814,897 4,541,054 235,168 90,102 145,066
1988 4,875,155 1,743,592 3,131,563 2,089,689 2,785,466 818,593 1,271,096 924,999 1,860,467 4,615,487 259,668
1989 5,150,889 1,855,701 3,295,188 2,216,800 2,934,089 869,688 1,347,112 986,013 1,948,076 4,883,660 267,229
                           
1990 5,240,083 1,883,962 3,356,121 2,232,769 3,007,314 881,392 1,351,377 1,002,570 2,004,744 4,996,475 243,608 89,158 154,450
1991 5,651,900 2,074,530 3,577,370 2,401,910 3,249,990 961,397 1,440,513 1,113,133 2,136,857 5,404,815 247,085 89,289 157,796
1992 5,722,349 2,080,005 3,642,344 2,413,266 3,309,083 951,816 1,461,450 1,128,189 2,180,894 5,484,514 237,835 83,288 154,547
1993 5,565,561 2,043,319 3,522,242 2,345,396 3,220,165 928,216 1,417,180 1,115,103 2,105,062 5,337,022 228,539 86,357 142,182
1994 5,529,609 2,031,713 3,497,896 2,323,161 3,206,448 911,589 1,411,572 1,120,124 2,086,324 5,308,366 221,243 85,607 135,636
                           
1995 5,492,098 1,977,046 3,515,052 2,328,500 3,163,598 878,215 1,450,285 1,098,831 2,064,767 5,277,398 214,700 75,154 139,546
1996 5,562,780 2,072,215 3,490,565 2,358,792 3,203,988 916,452 1,442,340 1,155,763 2,048,225 5,314,038 248,742 75,253 173,489
1997 5,605,569 2,095,171 3,510,398 2,389,711 3,215,858 931,394 1,458,317 1,163,777 2,052,081 5,360,686 244,883 71,794 173,089
1998 5,489,314 2,085,906 3,403,408 2,333,334 3,155,980 936,421 1,396,913 1,149,485 2,006,495 5,245,963 243,351 65,870 177,481
1999 5,653,256 2,167,242 3,486,014 2,413,322 3,239,934 979,203 1,434,119 1,188,039 2,051,895 5,397,786 255,470 63,301 192,169
                           
2000 5,948,104 2,217,044 3,731,060 2,558,520 3,389,584 995,839 1,562,681 1,221,205 2,168,379 5,697,061 251,043 58,844 192,199
2001 6,250,529 2,374,490 3,876,039 2,675,193 3,575,336 1,066,281 1,608,912 1,308,209 2,267,127 5,996,651 253,878 47,549 206,329
2002 6,529,198 2,556,032 3,973,166 2,753,405 3,775,793 1,135,669 1,617,736 1,420,363 2,355,430 6,270,199 258,999 47,087 211,912
2003 6,493,862 2,650,337 3,843,525 2,689,928 3,803,934 1,162,555 1,527,373 1,487,782 2,316,152 6,208,885 284,977 43,868 241,109
2004 6,545,570 2,683,489 3,862,081 2,697,507 3,848,063 1,166,554 1,530,953 1,516,935 2,331,128 6,243,344 302,226 42,250 259,976
                           
2005 6,487,826 2,646,763 3,841,063 2,680,299 3,807,527 1,153,759 1,526,540 1,493,004 2,314,523 6,184,000 303,826 43,522 260,304
2006 6,518,291 2,643,222 3,875,069 2,704,654 3,813,637 1,159,800 1,544,854 1,483,422 2,330,215 6,224,871 293,420 39,156 254,264
2007 6,617,621 2,692,491 3,925,130 2,770,457 3,847,164 1,190,067 1,580,390 1,502,424 2,344,740 6,323,810 293,811 33,486 260,325
2008 6,971,105 2,832,110 4,138,995 2,935,793 4,035,312 1,249,832 1,685,961 1,582,278 2,453,034 6,640,071 331,034 35,351 295,683
2009 7,521,405 3,248,723 4,272,682 3,196,560 4,324,845 1,448,410 1,748,150 1,800,313 2,524,532 7,101,444 419,961 34,767 385,194
                           
2010 7,680,875 3,365,193 4,315,682 3,265,126 4,415,749 1,483,430 1,781,696 1,881,763 2,533,986 7,218,038 462,837 32,660 430,177
2011 7,499,982 3,160,036 4,339,946 3,171,654 4,328,328 1,388,345 1,783,309 1,771,691 2,556,637 7,062,467 437,515 39,864 397,651
                           
4-year insti-
   tutions
                         
1970 5,049,688 4,051,155 998,533 2,875,276 2,174,412 2,325,073 550,203 1,726,082 448,330 3,425,272 1,624,416 1,616,834 7,582
1975 5,713,729 4,407,387 1,306,342 3,093,401 2,620,328 2,423,797 669,604 1,983,590 636,738 3,994,059 1,719,670 1,701,847 17,823
                           
1980 5,949,958 4,608,107 1,341,851 2,953,535 2,996,423 2,347,238 606,297 2,260,869 735,554 4,114,363 1,835,595 1,812,609 22,986
1981 6,039,119 4,653,210 1,385,909 2,984,135 3,054,984 2,362,816 621,319 2,290,394 764,590 4,168,463 1,870,656 1,839,682 30,974
1982 6,054,350 4,644,101 1,410,249 3,000,692 3,053,658 2,368,830 631,862 2,275,271 778,387 4,194,414 1,859,936 1,824,413 35,523
1983 6,122,529 4,687,233 1,435,296 3,027,191 3,095,338 2,389,543 637,648 2,297,690 797,648 4,237,788 1,884,741 1,844,783 39,958
1983 6,087,734 4,643,867 1,443,867 2,990,350 3,097,384 2,353,583 636,767 2,290,284 807,100 4,214,830 1,872,904 1,832,063 40,841
                           
1985 6,065,597 4,628,985 1,436,612 2,959,846 3,105,751 2,330,138 629,708 2,298,847 806,904 4,207,392 1,858,205 1,820,205 38,000
1986 6,118,427 4,655,812 1,462,615 2,956,573 3,161,854 2,321,779 634,794 2,334,033 827,821 4,247,025 1,871,402 1,826,796 44,606
1987 6,270,013 4,753,880 1,516,133 2,995,634 3,274,379 2,343,509 652,125 2,410,371 864,008 4,377,535 1,892,478 1,849,840 42,638
1988 6,441,393 4,898,836 1,542,557 3,047,955 3,393,438 2,387,849 660,106 2,510,987 882,451 4,487,659 1,953,734
1989 6,591,642 4,984,995 1,606,647 3,094,190 3,497,452 2,408,959 685,231 2,576,036 921,416 4,604,082 1,987,560
                           
1990 6,719,023 5,092,068 1,626,955 3,146,990 3,572,033 2,455,143 691,847 2,636,925 935,108 4,713,121 2,005,902 1,954,249 51,653
1991 6,787,387 5,146,882 1,640,505 3,169,093 3,618,294 2,474,129 694,964 2,672,753 945,541 4,743,142 2,044,245 1,983,065 61,180
1992 6,815,351 5,164,437 1,650,914 3,169,670 3,645,681 2,472,923 696,747 2,691,514 954,167 4,731,783 2,083,568 2,018,433 65,135
1993 6,758,398 5,136,163 1,622,235 3,138,286 3,620,112 2,453,781 684,505 2,682,382 937,730 4,674,765 2,083,633 2,012,840 70,793
1994 6,732,999 5,136,993 1,596,006 3,098,952 3,634,047 2,430,002 668,950 2,706,991 927,056 4,636,762 2,096,237 2,014,858 81,379
                           
1995 6,739,621 5,168,222 1,571,399 3,072,630 3,666,991 2,418,395 654,235 2,749,827 917,164 4,626,228 2,113,393 2,029,539 83,854
1996 6,764,168 5,226,624 1,537,544 3,061,880 3,702,288 2,422,656 639,224 2,803,968 898,320 4,621,245 2,142,923 2,037,065 105,858
1997 6,845,018 5,323,427 1,521,591 3,078,821 3,766,197 2,448,203 630,618 2,875,224 890,973 4,646,793 2,198,225 2,068,030 130,195
1998 6,947,623 5,452,805 1,494,818 3,112,799 3,834,824 2,491,740 621,059 2,961,065 873,759 4,704,249 2,243,374 2,086,785 156,589
1999 7,086,189 5,586,306 1,499,883 3,170,912 3,915,277 2,545,383 625,529 3,040,923 874,354 4,776,442 2,309,747 2,121,989 187,758
                           
2000 7,207,289 5,705,882 1,501,407 3,219,748 3,987,541 2,592,407 627,341 3,113,475 874,066 4,842,261 2,365,028 2,154,336 210,692
2001 7,465,081 5,953,150 1,511,931 3,329,238 4,135,843 2,702,349 626,889 3,250,801 885,042 4,989,220 2,475,861 2,210,169 265,692
2002 7,727,879 6,178,220 1,549,659 3,438,985 4,288,894 2,798,499 640,486 3,379,721 909,173 5,162,656 2,565,223 2,259,004 306,219
2003 7,986,502 6,394,916 1,591,586 3,537,444 4,449,058 2,886,127 651,317 3,508,789 940,269 5,314,218 2,672,284 2,302,805 369,479
2004 8,235,060 6,600,847 1,634,213 3,642,541 4,592,519 2,974,074 668,467 3,626,773 965,746 5,407,236 2,827,824 2,347,116 480,708
                           
2005 8,476,138 6,799,667 1,676,471 3,728,572 4,747,566 3,047,104 681,468 3,752,563 995,003 5,513,730 2,962,408 2,374,846 587,562
2006 8,666,011 6,927,857 1,738,154 3,809,102 4,856,909 3,104,806 704,296 3,823,051 1,033,858 5,622,555 3,043,456 2,409,084 634,372
2007 8,986,150 7,148,487 1,837,663 3,957,143 5,029,007 3,206,801 750,342 3,941,686 1,087,321 5,813,773 3,172,377 2,436,841 735,536
2008 9,394,633 7,422,820 1,971,813 4,130,830 5,263,803 3,327,599 803,231 4,095,221 1,168,582 5,951,146 3,443,487 2,501,181 942,306
2009 10,043,915 7,894,776 2,149,139 4,398,921 5,644,994 3,528,317 870,604 4,366,459 1,278,535 6,285,149 3,758,766 2,558,594 1,200,172
                           
2010 10,397,797 8,086,375 2,311,422 4,570,037 5,827,760 3,634,067 935,970 4,452,308 1,375,452 6,486,252 3,911,545 2,620,744 1,290,801
2011 10,563,055 8,199,032 2,364,023 4,645,321 5,917,734 3,682,184 963,137 4,516,848 1,400,886 6,626,325 3,936,730 2,679,016 1,257,714
—Not available.
1 Beginning in 1980, 2-year institutions include schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
NOTE: Data include unclassified undergraduate students. 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.
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 through 1985; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2012, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared September 2012.)
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