|12-month full-time-equivalent enrollment at Title IV institutions, by student level and institution sector: United States, academic year 2008-09|
|Private not-for-profit 4-year||3,233,360||2,369,536||863,824|
|Private not-for-profit 2-year||44,691||44,691||0|
|Private not-for-profit less-than-2-year||17,172||17,172||0|
|Private for-profit 4-year||1,225,408||1,008,144||217,264|
|Private for-profit 2-year||527,616||527,616||0|
|Private for-profit less-than-2-year||513,565||513,565||0|
1 A total of 305 institutions reported full-time-equivalent enrollment using the optional revised levels of study that eliminated the first-professional category. For these institutions, students formerly classified as first-professional students are now classified as graduate students and are included in this table. Students reported as first-professional by 247 institutions are not included in this table.
2 One 2-year institution reported full-time-equivalent enrollment in graduate-level courses.
NOTE: 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 1 undergraduate FTE and 36 graduate credit hours is considered 1 graduate FTE. For institutions following a semester, trimester, 4-1-4, or other academic year calendar system, 30 undergraduate credit hours is considered 1 undergraduate FTE and 24 graduate credit hours is considered 1 graduate FTE. For all calendar systems (both academic year-based systems and continuous enrollment systems), 900 undergraduate contact hours is considered 1 undergraduate FTE.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009, 12-Month Enrollment component.