Percentage distribution of U.S. citizen enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by institutional type and race/ethnicity: 2008
NOTE: Research institutions include those with a high level of research activity
or those that award at least 20 doctor's degrees per year. 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://www.carnegiefoundation.org/classifications/index.asp?key=798#related.
Other 4-year institutions include those that award at least 50 master's degrees
per year, those that primarily emphasize undergraduate education, and those that
award degrees primarily in single fields of study such as medicine, business, fine
arts, theology, and engineering.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2008 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2009.