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Table P100. Number and percentage distribution of Title IV postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution: United States, selected years 2000 through 2010

Control and level of institution 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
             
Total count, all postsecondary institutions 6,479 6,354 6,383 6,536 6,632 7,021
             
Public 4-year 626 632 640 644 653 679
Public 2-year 1,197 1,155 1,143 1,148 1,127 1,083
Public less-than-2-year 261 264 244 217 217 253
Private nonprofit 4-year 1,578 1,558 1,543 1,548 1,551 1,556
Private nonprofit 2-year 288 251 225 211 183 174
Private nonprofit less-than-2-year 84 112 107 89 75 82
Private for-profit 4-year 285 300 370 453 530 650
Private for-profit 2-year 811 764 793 844 893 1,018
Private for-profit less-than-2-year 1,349 1,318 1,318 1,382 1,403 1,526
             
             
Total percentage distribution,
all postsecondary institutions
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
             
Public 4-year 9.7 9.9 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7
Public 2-year 18.5 18.2 17.9 17.6 17.0 15.4
Public less-than-2-year 4.0 4.2 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.6
Private nonprofit 4-year 24.4 24.5 24.2 23.7 23.4 22.2
Private nonprofit 2-year 4.4 4.0 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.5
Private nonprofit less-than-2-year 1.3 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.2
Private for-profit 4-year 4.4 4.7 5.8 6.9 8.0 9.3
Private for-profit 2-year 12.5 12.0 12.4 12.9 13.5 14.5
Private for-profit less-than-2-year 20.8 20.7 20.6 21.1 21.2 21.7
NOTE: The variables used in this table are FIPS, PSET4FLG, and SECTOR. This table includes only Title IV, postsecondary institutions (PSET4FLG EQ 1 [EQ 1 or 3, after 2008] and 1 GE SECTOR LE 9) that are located in the United States (FIPS LT 57). Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institutions to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Institutional Characteristics (IC) Component, Selected years 2000 through 2010.
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