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Title:  Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2007; Graduation Rates, 2001 and 2004 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2007
Description: This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2008 data collection, which included four components: Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2007; Graduation Rates, 2001 & 2004 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2007. These data were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. Findings include:

In fall 2007, Title IV institutions in the United States enrolled a total of 18.7 million graduate and undergraduate students; 62 percent were enrolled in 4-year institutions, 36 percent were enrolled in 2-year institutions, and 2 percent were enrolled in less-than-2-year institutions.

Approximately 57 percent of full-time, first-time bachelor's or equivalent degree-seekers attending 4-year institutions completed a bachelor's or equivalent degree at the institution where they began their studies within 6 years.

During 2006-07 academic year, 73 percent of the 2.8 million full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates attending Title IV institutions located in the United States received financial aid.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: March 2009
Web Release: March 10, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009155
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Authors: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Scott A.Ginder
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Keywords:
Postsecondary education
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
 
 
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