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Table 305.40. Acceptance rates; number of applications, admissions, and enrollees; and enrollees’ SAT and ACT scores for degree-granting postsecondary institutions with first-year undergraduates, by control and level of institution: 2012-13
Acceptance rates, applications, admissions, enrollees, and SAT and
ACT scores
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 reporting
   application data1
4,264 2,585 1,679 1,579 646 933 2,685 1,939 746 1,335 1,242 93 1,350 697 653
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 51.0 26.4 88.9 65.0 17.8 97.6 42.8 29.3 77.9 16.5 13.8 51.6 68.8 56.8 81.6
90 percent or more accepted 6.2 7.7 3.9 2.8 5.9 0.6 8.2 8.3 7.9 8.8 9.0 5.4 7.6 7.0 8.3
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 12.0 17.8 2.9 9.4 22.4 0.3 13.5 16.3 6.2 15.3 15.9 6.5 11.7 16.9 6.1
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 21.5 33.7 2.8 16.1 37.9 1.0 24.7 32.2 5.1 40.3 41.9 19.4 9.3 15.1 3.1
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 7.6 11.7 1.3 6.1 14.4 0.3 8.5 10.8 2.5 14.8 14.9 14.0 2.3 3.6 0.9
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 1.3 2.1 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.1 1.8 2.4 0.3 3.4 3.5 2.2 0.2 0.4 0.0
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
                               
Number of applications (in thousands) 8,847 8,739 108 4,814 4,754 60 4,033 3,986 47 3,871 3,856 15 162 130 32
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 3.2 2.8 38.0 3.9 3.4 45.2 2.4 2.1 28.7 1.7 1.7 4.1 20.0 15.0 40.1
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 15.5 15.5 16.8 18.4 18.6 8.0 12.0 11.8 28.2 11.1 11.2 2.6 32.5 30.6 40.0
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 44.2 44.4 29.3 46.9 47.1 32.2 40.9 41.1 25.5 41.3 41.2 46.9 32.8 37.0 15.6
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 27.3 27.5 12.9 27.5 27.7 10.0 27.1 27.2 16.6 27.6 27.6 43.3 14.7 17.3 4.2
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 6.8 6.8 2.7 2.3 2.2 4.7 12.2 12.3 0.1 12.7 12.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0
Less than 10 percent accepted 3.0 3.0 0.4 1.0 1.0 0.0 5.3 5.4 0.9 5.6 5.6 2.9 # # 0.0
                               
Number of admissions (in thousands) 4,922 4,840 82 2,874 2,827 47 2,048 2,012 35 1,931 1,923 8 117 90 27
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 5.4 4.7 49.2 6.1 5.2 58.2 4.5 4.0 37.3 3.2 3.2 6.9 26.6 20.6 46.4
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 22.6 22.7 18.3 25.1 25.3 8.6 19.2 18.9 31.1 18.1 18.1 4.0 36.9 36.3 39.2
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 50.1 50.5 25.0 49.5 49.9 27.0 50.9 51.4 22.4 52.2 52.2 56.0 28.8 33.8 12.3
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 19.3 19.5 7.1 18.4 18.6 5.5 20.6 20.8 9.2 21.4 21.3 32.7 7.6 9.3 2.1
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 2.2 2.2 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.7 4.1 4.2 # 4.3 4.4 0.1 # # 0.0
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.4 0.4 # 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
                               
Number of enrollees (in thousands) 1,551 1,503 48 997 971 26 554 532 22 486 482 5 67 50 17
Percentage distribution of enrollees
     by institutions' acceptance of
     applications
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 98.7 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
No application criteria
90 percent or more accepted 7.1 5.9 44.3 7.3 6.2 48.4 6.9 5.6 39.5 4.5 4.5 9.8 23.9 15.9 47.5
75.0 to 89.9 percent accepted 22.7 22.8 20.9 24.8 25.1 12.9 19.0 18.5 30.5 16.6 16.7 5.1 36.2 35.8 37.4
50.0 to 74.9 percent accepted 48.8 49.4 27.8 49.9 50.4 32.1 46.7 47.6 22.7 48.8 48.7 60.4 30.9 37.2 12.5
25.0 to 49.9 percent accepted 17.7 18.0 6.1 16.8 17.1 5.3 19.2 19.7 7.1 20.6 20.6 23.9 8.9 11.1 2.6
10.0 to 24.9 percent accepted 2.8 2.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 # 6.3 6.6 # 7.2 7.3 0.1 # # 0.0
Less than 10 percent accepted 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.9 2.0 0.1 2.2 2.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
                               
SAT scores of enrollees                              
Critical reading, 25th percentile2 469 470 409 457 458 408 476 476 411 476 477 404 437 434
Critical reading, 75th percentile2 579 581 504 564 565 519 588 590 488 589 590 486 541 546
Mathematics, 25th percentile2 478 479 404 471 472 414 482 483 391 483 484 388 433 434
Mathematics, 75th percentile2 587 588 514 579 580 530 592 594 495 593 594 490 552 553
                               
ACT scores of enrollees                              
Composite, 25th percentile2 20.4 20.4 17.0 19.7 19.8 16.5 20.7 20.8 18.0 20.8 18.8 18.0 18.8 18.8
Composite, 75th percentile2 25.3 25.4 21.4 24.5 24.6 21.1 25.8 25.9 21.9 25.9 23.8 21.9 23.8 23.8
English, 25th percentile2 19.3 19.4 15.6 18.6 18.7 15.2 19.8 19.8 16.4 19.8 19.1 16.4 19.1 19.1
English, 75th percentile2 25.6 25.7 21.3 24.7 24.8 21.4 26.1 26.2 21.1 26.2 25.1 21.1 25.1 25.1
Mathematics, 25th percentile2 19.4 19.5 16.6 19.0 19.0 16.1 19.7 19.7 17.5 19.7 18.8 17.5 18.8 18.8
Mathematics, 75th percentile2 25.2 25.2 21.3 24.6 24.7 20.8 25.5 25.6 22.1 25.5 24.3 22.1 24.3 24.3
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 The total on this table differs slightly from other counts of institutions with first-year undergraduates because approximately 0.7 percent of these 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: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Excludes institutions not enrolling any first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. 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 2012, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared August 2013.)
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