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Table 373. Number and percentage of degree-granting institutions with first-year undergraduates using various selection criteria for admission, by control and level of institution: Selected years, 2000-01 through 2011-12
Selection criteria All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-
year
2-
year
Total 4-
year
2-
year
Total 4-
year
2-
year
Nonprofit 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 institutions with first-year undergraduates
2000-01 3,717 2,034 1,683 1,647 580 1,067 2,070 1,454 616 1,383 1,247 136 687 207 480
2005-06 3,880 2,198 1,682 1,638 588 1,050 2,242 1,610 632 1,351 1,240 111 891 370 521
2010-11 4,209 2,487 1,722 1,614 637 977 2,595 1,850 745 1,321 1,238 83 1,274 612 662
2011-12 4,284 2,556 1,728 1,606 640 966 2,678 1,916 762 1,338 1,244 94 1,340 672 668
  Percent of institutions
Open admissions                              
2000-01 40.2 12.9 73.2 63.8 12.1 91.9 21.4 13.3 40.7 14.0 11.7 34.6 36.5 22.7 42.5
2005-06 44.7 18.3 79.3 66.1 13.6 95.4 29.2 20.1 52.4 15.3 13.1 40.5 50.2 43.5 54.9
2010-11 47.2 22.5 82.9 65.7 17.7 96.9 35.8 24.2 64.6 15.4 13.0 51.8 56.8 46.7 66.2
2011-12 50.2 24.9 87.6 65.5 17.5 97.3 41.0 27.4 75.2 16.2 13.7 50.0 65.7 52.8 78.7
                               
Some admission requirements1                              
2000-01 58.4 85.8 25.1 35.4 87.4 7.1 76.6 85.2 56.3 84.5 86.8 63.2 60.7 75.4 54.4
2005-06 53.4 80.5 18.0 33.6 86.1 4.3 67.9 78.5 40.8 84.2 86.5 57.7 43.2 51.6 37.2
2010-11 50.1 75.6 13.3 34.3 82.3 3.1 59.9 73.3 26.7 84.3 86.7 48.2 34.7 46.2 24.0
2011-12 48.4 73.9 10.8 34.5 82.5 2.7 56.8 71.0 21.0 82.4 85.9 35.1 31.2 43.3 19.0
                               
Secondary grades                              
2000-01 34.6 58.7 5.5 23.9 63.4 2.4 43.0 56.7 10.7 60.1 64.1 23.5 8.7 12.6 7.1
2005-06 34.1 57.1 4.2 25.9 68.4 2.2 40.1 53.0 7.4 62.8 66.2 25.2 5.7 8.6 3.6
2010-11 33.3 54.2 3.2 27.8 67.8 1.7 36.7 49.5 5.1 66.0 68.7 26.5 6.4 10.6 2.4
2011-12 33.7 54.4 3.1 28.3 68.4 1.8 36.9 49.7 4.7 65.4 68.8 20.2 8.5 14.4 2.5
                               
Secondary class rank                              
2000-01 13.7 24.3 1.0 10.9 30.3 0.3 16.0 21.9 2.3 23.2 25.1 5.9 1.6 2.4 1.3
2005-06 11.3 19.4 0.7 10.4 28.7 0.2 11.9 16.0 1.6 19.3 20.5 6.3 0.7 0.8 0.6
2010-11 8.4 13.9 0.4 9.2 22.9 0.3 7.8 10.8 0.5 15.0 15.8 3.6 0.4 0.7 0.2
2011-12 8.7 14.2 0.5 9.1 22.3 0.3 8.4 11.5 0.7 14.3 15.2 3.2 2.5 4.6 0.3
                               
Secondary school record                              
2000-01 45.8 70.3 16.2 29.4 72.9 5.8 58.7 69.2 34.1 73.2 75.5 52.2 29.5 30.9 29.0
2005-06 48.5 73.3 15.9 30.8 78.2 4.2 61.4 71.6 35.4 77.6 79.7 55.0 36.7 44.3 31.3
2010-11 45.8 70.1 10.8 33.0 78.8 3.1 53.8 67.1 20.9 77.1 79.4 42.2 29.7 42.2 18.3
2011-12 44.6 68.8 8.9 32.9 78.6 2.7 51.6 65.5 16.7 75.6 79.0 30.9 27.6 40.5 14.7
                               
College preparatory program                              
2000-01 15.5 27.3 1.2 16.2 44.0 1.1 14.9 20.7 1.3 22.1 24.1 4.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
2005-06 15.2 26.4 0.6 17.4 47.1 0.8 13.6 18.8 0.3 22.4 24.3 1.8 0.2 0.5 0.0
2010-11 14.7 24.4 0.6 18.3 45.4 0.7 12.4 17.1 0.5 24.0 25.4 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
2011-12 14.4 23.8 0.5 18.6 45.6 0.7 11.9 16.5 0.1 23.8 25.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
                               
Recommendations                              
2000-01 20.4 34.4 3.5 2.7 7.4 0.2 34.4 45.1 9.3 46.6 49.2 22.8 10.0 20.8 5.4
2005-06 19.2 31.9 2.5 2.9 7.7 0.2 31.1 40.8 6.3 49.1 51.5 23.4 3.7 5.1 2.7
2010-11 18.1 29.2 2.1 3.3 8.3 0.1 27.2 36.3 4.7 51.6 53.3 25.3 2.0 2.0 2.1
2011-12 17.9 28.6 2.0 3.5 8.8 0.1 26.4 35.2 4.3 50.7 53.0 20.2 2.2 2.4 2.1
                               
Demonstration of competencies2                              
2000-01 8.0 12.1 3.0 2.2 5.0 0.7 12.7 15.0 7.1 12.1 12.7 7.4 13.7 29.0 7.1
2005-06 7.0 9.8 3.3 2.3 6.1 0.2 10.3 11.1 8.4 10.2 10.3 9.0 10.5 13.8 8.3
2010-11 5.8 8.0 2.5 1.8 4.6 0.0 8.2 9.2 5.8 8.9 8.8 9.6 7.6 10.1 5.3
2011-12 4.8 6.8 1.7 1.7 4.2 0.0 6.6 7.7 3.9 8.6 8.7 7.4 4.7 6.0 3.4
                               
Test scores3                              
2000-01 47.2 72.5 16.7 33.2 83.4 5.8 58.5 68.2 35.6 70.3 73.4 41.9 34.6 36.7 33.8
2005-06 36.5 62.5 2.6 31.1 82.3 2.4 40.5 55.2 3.0 65.7 70.5 12.6 2.2 4.1 1.0
2010-11 31.3 51.6 1.9 30.4 73.9 1.9 31.8 43.9 1.7 61.6 64.9 13.3 0.9 1.6 0.3
2011-12 30.2 49.7 1.4 30.8 74.5 1.8 29.9 41.4 1.0 59.0 62.9 7.4 0.8 1.5 0.1
                               
TOEFL4                              
2000-01 43.4 71.2 9.9 30.2 77.4 4.6 54.0 68.7 19.2 66.2 70.1 30.9 29.3 60.4 15.8
2005-06 41.5 67.9 7.1 31.0 79.3 3.9 49.3 63.8 12.3 67.0 70.6 27.0 22.4 41.1 9.2
2010-11 38.7 61.9 5.1 29.8 71.4 2.7 44.2 58.6 8.3 66.3 69.1 25.3 21.3 37.6 6.2
2011-12 37.6 60.3 4.1 29.7 71.1 2.3 42.4 56.7 6.3 65.2 68.7 18.1 19.6 34.5 4.6
                               
No admission requirements, only
    recommendations for admission
                             
2000-01 1.4 1.2 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.9 1.9 1.5 2.9 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.8 1.9 3.1
2005-06 1.8 1.1 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.9 1.4 6.8 0.5 0.4 1.8 6.6 4.9 7.9
2010-11 2.7 1.9 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 2.5 8.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 8.5 7.0 9.8
2011-12 1.4 1.2 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 1.6 3.8 1.4 0.4 14.9 3.1 3.9 2.2
1 Many institutions have more than one admission requirement.
2 Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments).
3 Includes SAT, ACT, or other admission tests.
4 Test of English as a Foreign Language.
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), Fall 2000 through Fall 2011, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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