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Title:  Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation Rates, 2000 and 2003 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Description: This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2007 data collection, which included four components: Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation Rates, 2000 & 2003 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2006. These data were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. Findings include: In fall 2006, Title IV institutions in the United States enrolled a total of 18 million individual graduate and undergraduate students; 62 percent were enrolled in 4-year institutions, 37 percent in 2-year institutions, and 2 percent in less-than-2-year institutions. Graduation rates of bachelor's-seeking students at 4-year institutions were higher at private not-for-profit institutions than at public or private for-profit institutions (table 6). For example, the 4-year graduation rate of all bachelor's-seeking students was 50 percent at private not-for-profit institutions, 29 percent at public institutions, and 26 percent at private, for-profit institutions. During 2005-06 academic year, 75 percent of the 2.7 million full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates attending Title IV institutions located in the United States received financial aid.
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Cover Date: June 2008
Web Release: June 3, 2008
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2008173
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore,
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Postsecondary education
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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