|12-month full-time-equivalent enrollment at Title IV institutions, by student level and institution sector: United States, 2009-10|
|Private nonprofit 4-year||3,456,986||2,432,396||1,024,590|
|Private nonprofit 2-year||46,684||46,684||†|
|Private nonprofit less-than-2-year||16,745||16,745||†|
|Private for-profit 4-year||1,476,841||1,231,298||245,543|
|Private for-profit 2-year||644,772||644,772||†|
|Private for-profit less-than-2-year||396,030||396,030||†|
† Not applicable.
1 One 2-year institution reported full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment in graduate-level courses.
NOTE: Title IV institutions are those with a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs. Data in this table cover the period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 or September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010, as selected by the institution. The 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.uate FTE.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, 12-Month Enrollment component.