|Twelve-month full-time-equivalent enrollment at Title IV institutions, by student level and institution sector: United States, 2015–16|
|Institution sector||All students||Undergraduate||Graduate|
|Private nonprofit 4-year||3,440,959||2,596,623||844,336|
|Private nonprofit 2-year||62,768||62,768||0|
|Private nonprofit less-than-2-year||16,151||16,151||0|
|Private for-profit 4-year||931,518||717,498||214,020|
|Private for-profit 2-year||341,318||341,318||0|
|Private for-profit less-than-2-year||245,816||245,816||0|
NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. The four U.S. service academies that are not Title IV eligible are included in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe because they are federally funded and open to the public. Data in this table cover the period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment displayed in this table is calculated from institutions’ instructional activity over a 12-month period. For institutions following a quarter calendar system, 45 undergraduate credit hours is considered one undergraduate FTE and 36 graduate credit hours is considered one graduate FTE. For institutions following a semester, trimester, 4-1-4, or other academic year calendar system, 30 undergraduate credit hours is considered one undergraduate FTE and 24 graduate credit hours is considered one graduate FTE. For all calendar systems (both academic year-based systems and continuous enrollment systems), 900 undergraduate contact hours is considered one undergraduate FTE. Definitions for terms used in this table may be found in the IPEDS online glossary located at https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/VisGlossaryAll.aspx.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS, Fall 2016, 12-Month Enrollment component (final data).