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Table 311.15. Number and percentage of students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by distance education participation, location of student, level of enrollment, and control and level of institution: Fall 2012
Level of
enrollment;
control and level
of institution
Number of students Percent of students
Total No distance education courses Taking any distance education course(s) Total No distance educa-tion courses Taking any distance education course(s)
Total, any distance education course(s) At least one, but not all, of student's courses Exclusively distance education courses,
by location of student
Total, any distance education course(s) At least one, but not all, of student's courses Exclusively distance education courses,
by location of student
Total Same state Different state State not known Outside of the United States Location unknown Total Same state Different state State not known Outside of the United States Location unknown
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All students                                        
Total 20,642,819 15,198,118 5,444,701 2,806,048 2,638,653 1,336,873 1,176,009 36,779 33,561 55,431 100.0 73.6 26.4 13.6 12.8 6.5 5.7 0.2 0.2 0.3
                                         
4-year 13,478,846 9,933,125 3,545,721 1,602,681 1,943,040 719,968 1,126,882 20,246 29,310 46,634 100.0 73.7 26.3 11.9 14.4 5.3 8.4 0.2 0.2 0.3
2-year 7,163,973 5,264,993 1,898,980 1,203,367 695,613 616,905 49,127 16,533 4,251 8,797 100.0 73.5 26.5 16.8 9.7 8.6 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Public 14,880,343 11,227,331 3,653,012 2,405,021 1,247,991 1,031,658 145,655 23,173 13,277 34,228 100.0 75.5 24.5 16.2 8.4 6.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.2
4-year 8,092,683 6,294,576 1,798,107 1,223,398 574,709 420,801 112,732 6,644 9,073 25,459 100.0 77.8 22.2 15.1 7.1 5.2 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
2-year 6,787,660 4,932,755 1,854,905 1,181,623 673,282 610,857 32,923 16,529 4,204 8,769 100.0 72.7 27.3 17.4 9.9 9.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Private                                        
Nonprofit 3,953,578 3,226,385 727,193 259,696 467,497 183,450 253,173 9,050 7,378 14,446 100.0 81.6 18.4 6.6 11.8 4.6 6.4 0.2 0.2 0.4
4-year 3,915,972 3,191,643 724,329 257,599 466,730 182,984 252,872 9,050 7,378 14,446 100.0 81.5 18.5 6.6 11.9 4.7 6.5 0.2 0.2 0.4
2-year 37,606 34,742 2,864 2,097 767 466 301 0 0 0 100.0 92.4 7.6 5.6 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
For-profit 1,808,898 744,402 1,064,496 141,331 923,165 121,765 777,181 4,556 12,906 6,757 100.0 41.2 58.8 7.8 51.0 6.7 43.0 0.3 0.7 0.4
4-year 1,470,191 446,906 1,023,285 121,684 901,601 116,183 761,278 4,552 12,859 6,729 100.0 30.4 69.6 8.3 61.3 7.9 51.8 0.3 0.9 0.5
2-year 338,707 297,496 41,211 19,647 21,564 5,582 15,903 4 47 28 100.0 87.8 12.2 5.8 6.4 1.6 4.7 # # #
                                         
Undergraduate                                        
Total 17,732,431 13,154,496 4,577,935 2,578,625 1,999,310 1,083,445 823,255 32,325 20,012 40,273 100.0 74.2 25.8 14.5 11.3 6.1 4.6 0.2 0.1 0.2
                                         
4-year 10,568,458 7,889,503 2,678,955 1,375,258 1,303,697 466,540 774,128 15,792 15,761 31,476 100.0 74.7 25.3 13.0 12.3 4.4 7.3 0.1 0.1 0.3
2-year 7,163,973 5,264,993 1,898,980 1,203,367 695,613 616,905 49,127 16,533 4,251 8,797 100.0 73.5 26.5 16.8 9.7 8.6 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Public 13,473,743 10,162,767 3,310,976 2,271,201 1,039,775 893,018 88,675 22,088 9,610 26,384 100.0 75.4 24.6 16.9 7.7 6.6 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.2
4-year 6,686,083 5,230,012 1,456,071 1,089,578 366,493 282,161 55,752 5,559 5,406 17,615 100.0 78.2 21.8 16.3 5.5 4.2 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.3
2-year 6,787,660 4,932,755 1,854,905 1,181,623 673,282 610,857 32,923 16,529 4,204 8,769 100.0 72.7 27.3 17.4 9.9 9.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Private                                        
Nonprofit 2,745,075 2,300,962 444,113 181,730 262,383 95,383 148,544 6,578 3,035 8,843 100.0 83.8 16.2 6.6 9.6 3.5 5.4 0.2 0.1 0.3
4-year 2,707,469 2,266,220 441,249 179,633 261,616 94,917 148,243 6,578 3,035 8,843 100.0 83.7 16.3 6.6 9.7 3.5 5.5 0.2 0.1 0.3
2-year 37,606 34,742 2,864 2,097 767 466 301 0 0 0 100.0 92.4 7.6 5.6 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
For-profit 1,513,613 690,767 822,846 125,694 697,152 95,044 586,036 3,659 7,367 5,046 100.0 45.6 54.4 8.3 46.1 6.3 38.7 0.2 0.5 0.3
4-year 1,174,906 393,271 781,635 106,047 675,588 89,462 570,133 3,655 7,320 5,018 100.0 33.5 66.5 9.0 57.5 7.6 48.5 0.3 0.6 0.4
2-year 338,707 297,496 41,211 19,647 21,564 5,582 15,903 4 47 28 100.0 87.8 12.2 5.8 6.4 1.6 4.7 # # #
                                         
Postbaccalaureate                                        
Total 2,910,388 2,043,622 866,766 227,423 639,343 253,428 352,754 4,454 13,549 15,158 100.0 70.2 29.8 7.8 22.0 8.7 12.1 0.2 0.5 0.5
                                         
Public 1,406,600 1,064,564 342,036 133,820 208,216 138,640 56,980 1,085 3,667 7,844 100.0 75.7 24.3 9.5 14.8 9.9 4.1 0.1 0.3 0.6
Private                                        
Nonprofit 1,208,503 925,423 283,080 77,966 205,114 88,067 104,629 2,472 4,343 5,603 100.0 76.6 23.4 6.5 17.0 7.3 8.7 0.2 0.4 0.5
For-profit 295,285 53,635 241,650 15,637 226,013 26,721 191,145 897 5,539 1,711 100.0 18.2 81.8 5.3 76.5 9.0 64.7 0.3 1.9 0.6
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
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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