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Table 306.50. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution, level of enrollment, and race/ethnicity of student: 2012
Level of enrollment and race/ethnicity of student Total, all insti- tutions Public institutions Nonprofit institutions For-profit institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
Total Research univer- sity, very high1 Research univer- sity, high2 Doctoral/ research univer- sity3 Master's4 Bacca- laureate5 Special
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Total Research univer- sity, very high1 Research univer- sity, high2 Doctoral/ research univer- sity3 Master's4 Bacca- laureate5 Special
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Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
  Fall enrollment Fall enrollment
All students, total 20,642,819 14,880,343 8,092,683 2,356,498 1,478,158 405,603 2,646,961 1,114,096 91,367 6,787,660 3,953,578 3,915,972 551,760 321,544 321,135 1,552,129 804,295 365,109 37,606 1,808,898 1,470,191 338,707
White 11,981,143 8,634,283 4,952,234 1,457,095 946,199 239,868 1,626,342 630,751 51,979 3,682,049 2,504,216 2,486,174 284,711 198,125 185,016 1,037,886 547,185 233,251 18,042 842,644 705,754 136,890
Black 2,962,140 1,937,002 922,619 150,761 149,831 97,670 346,336 171,071 6,950 1,014,383 493,692 482,856 32,326 31,476 39,513 213,302 126,775 39,464 10,836 531,446 440,217 91,229
Hispanic 2,979,443 2,365,856 1,007,783 225,126 175,644 36,047 351,379 212,715 6,872 1,358,073 335,619 330,744 44,775 26,838 39,806 141,068 54,686 23,571 4,875 277,968 194,797 83,171
Asian 1,195,578 901,054 516,088 234,082 71,780 10,043 146,991 41,451 11,741 384,966 237,392 235,861 75,586 21,296 24,191 60,988 22,032 31,768 1,531 57,132 44,726 12,406
Pacific Islander 63,609 41,446 19,013 4,906 2,761 366 6,000 4,860 120 22,433 10,243 10,073 598 798 813 4,513 1,977 1,374 170 11,920 9,681 2,239
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
172,923 131,745 61,308 11,853 11,180 1,691 19,651 9,123 7,810 70,437 22,464 21,594 1,528 1,390 1,437 8,441 4,495 4,303 870 18,714 15,096 3,618
Two or more races 505,092 370,400 206,319 65,787 36,653 8,008 67,696 26,456 1,719 164,081 89,275 88,735 16,378 7,462 7,734 30,901 17,801 8,459 540 45,417 37,929 7,488
Nonresident alien 782,891 498,557 407,319 206,888 84,110 11,910 82,566 17,669 4,176 91,238 260,677 259,935 95,858 34,159 22,625 55,030 29,344 22,919 742 23,657 21,991 1,666
                                             
Undergraduate 17,732,431 13,473,743 6,686,083 1,776,450 1,173,031 324,679 2,278,377 1,105,089 28,457 6,787,660 2,745,075 2,707,469 269,217 195,897 197,460 1,106,094 755,782 183,019 37,606 1,513,613 1,174,906 338,707
White 10,247,379 7,768,679 4,086,630 1,111,599 752,208 192,569 1,390,923 624,490 14,841 3,682,049 1,773,000 1,754,958 142,378 129,294 112,354 741,864 511,687 117,381 18,042 705,700 568,810 136,890
Black 2,592,844 1,807,074 792,691 119,207 125,638 80,488 295,919 169,919 1,520 1,014,383 358,539 347,703 16,637 16,497 23,948 147,934 120,509 22,178 10,836 427,231 336,002 91,229
Hispanic 2,766,058 2,260,410 902,337 190,757 152,559 29,356 315,396 212,208 2,061 1,358,073 251,444 246,569 27,578 16,507 27,516 109,403 52,287 13,278 4,875 254,204 171,033 83,171
Asian 1,006,462 815,732 430,766 193,197 58,182 7,495 129,300 41,020 1,572 384,966 146,053 144,522 43,763 13,473 15,331 40,507 20,421 11,027 1,531 44,677 32,271 12,406
Pacific Islander 56,692 39,238 16,805 3,954 2,269 308 5,413 4,810 51 22,433 7,394 7,224 211 507 528 3,389 1,863 726 170 10,060 7,821 2,239
American Indian/Alaska
    Native
157,493 123,925 53,488 9,081 9,386 1,319 17,181 9,066 7,455 70,437 17,448 16,578 843 908 830 6,285 4,174 3,538 870 16,120 12,502 3,618
Two or more races 455,026 346,734 182,653 55,511 31,606 6,835 61,812 26,260 629 164,081 68,270 67,730 10,570 5,377 5,625 24,596 17,184 4,378 540 40,022 32,534 7,488
Nonresident alien 450,477 311,951 220,713 93,144 41,183 6,309 62,433 17,316 328 91,238 122,927 122,185 27,237 13,334 11,328 32,116 27,657 10,513 742 15,599 13,933 1,666
                                             
Postbaccalaureate 2,910,388 1,406,600 1,406,600 580,048 305,127 80,924 368,584 9,007 62,910 1,208,503 1,208,503 282,543 125,647 123,675 446,035 48,513 182,090 295,285 295,285
White 1,733,764 865,604 865,604 345,496 193,991 47,299 235,419 6,261 37,138 731,216 731,216 142,333 68,831 72,662 296,022 35,498 115,870 136,944 136,944
Black 369,296 129,928 129,928 31,554 24,193 17,182 50,417 1,152 5,430 135,153 135,153 15,689 14,979 15,565 65,368 6,266 17,286 104,215 104,215
Hispanic 213,385 105,446 105,446 34,369 23,085 6,691 35,983 507 4,811 84,175 84,175 17,197 10,331 12,290 31,665 2,399 10,293 23,764 23,764
Asian 189,116 85,322 85,322 40,885 13,598 2,548 17,691 431 10,169 91,339 91,339 31,823 7,823 8,860 20,481 1,611 20,741 12,455 12,455
Pacific Islander 6,917 2,208 2,208 952 492 58 587 50 69 2,849 2,849 387 291 285 1,124 114 648 1,860 1,860
American Indian/Alaska
    Native
15,430 7,820 7,820 2,772 1,794 372 2,470 57 355 5,016 5,016 685 482 607 2,156 321 765 2,594 2,594
Two or more races 50,066 23,666 23,666 10,276 5,047 1,173 5,884 196 1,090 21,005 21,005 5,808 2,085 2,109 6,305 617 4,081 5,395 5,395
Nonresident alien 332,414 186,606 186,606 113,744 42,927 5,601 20,133 353 3,848 137,750 137,750 68,621 20,825 11,297 22,914 1,687 12,406 8,058 8,058
  Percentage distribution of U.S. residents Percentage distribution of U.S. residents
U.S. residents, total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 60.3 60.0 64.4 67.8 67.9 60.9 63.4 57.5 59.6 55.0 67.8 68.0 62.5 68.9 62.0 69.3 70.6 68.2 48.9 47.2 48.7 40.6
Black 14.9 13.5 12.0 7.0 10.7 24.8 13.5 15.6 8.0 15.1 13.4 13.2 7.1 11.0 13.2 14.2 16.4 11.5 29.4 29.8 30.4 27.1
Hispanic 15.0 16.5 13.1 10.5 12.6 9.2 13.7 19.4 7.9 20.3 9.1 9.0 9.8 9.3 13.3 9.4 7.1 6.9 13.2 15.6 13.5 24.7
Asian 6.0 6.3 6.7 10.9 5.1 2.6 5.7 3.8 13.5 5.7 6.4 6.5 16.6 7.4 8.1 4.1 2.8 9.3 4.2 3.2 3.1 3.7
Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8 9.0 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 2.4 1.0 1.0 1.1
Two or more races 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.1 2.6 2.0 2.6 2.4 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 3.6 2.6 2.6 2.1 2.3 2.5 1.5 2.5 2.6 2.2
                                             
Undergraduate 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 59.3 59.0 63.2 66.0 66.5 60.5 62.8 57.4 52.8 55.0 67.6 67.9 58.8 70.8 60.4 69.1 70.3 68.0 48.9 47.1 49.0 40.6
Black 15.0 13.7 12.3 7.1 11.1 25.3 13.4 15.6 5.4 15.1 13.7 13.4 6.9 9.0 12.9 13.8 16.6 12.9 29.4 28.5 28.9 27.1
Hispanic 16.0 17.2 14.0 11.3 13.5 9.2 14.2 19.5 7.3 20.3 9.6 9.5 11.4 9.0 14.8 10.2 7.2 7.7 13.2 17.0 14.7 24.7
Asian 5.8 6.2 6.7 11.5 5.1 2.4 5.8 3.8 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 18.1 7.4 8.2 3.8 2.8 6.4 4.2 3.0 2.8 3.7
Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7
American Indian/Alaska
    Native
0.9 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8 26.5 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.6 2.1 2.4 1.1 1.1 1.1
Two or more races 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.3 2.8 2.1 2.8 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.6 4.4 2.9 3.0 2.3 2.4 2.5 1.5 2.7 2.8 2.2
                                             
Postbaccalaureate 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 67.3 71.0 71.0 74.1 74.0 62.8 67.6 72.3 62.9 68.3 68.3 66.5 65.7 64.7 70.0 75.8 68.3 47.7 47.7
Black 14.3 10.6 10.6 6.8 9.2 22.8 14.5 13.3 9.2 12.6 12.6 7.3 14.3 13.9 15.4 13.4 10.2 36.3 36.3
Hispanic 8.3 8.6 8.6 7.4 8.8 8.9 10.3 5.9 8.1 7.9 7.9 8.0 9.9 10.9 7.5 5.1 6.1 8.3 8.3
Asian 7.3 7.0 7.0 8.8 5.2 3.4 5.1 5.0 17.2 8.5 8.5 14.9 7.5 7.9 4.8 3.4 12.2 4.3 4.3
Pacific Islander 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.6
American Indian/Alaska
    Native
0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.9
Two or more races 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.7 2.3 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.3 2.4 1.9 1.9
†Not applicable.
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 high levels 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 Four-year institutions that award degrees primarily in single fields of study, such as medicine, business, fine arts, theology, and engineering.
NOTE: 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/. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2013, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared November 2013.)
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