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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 172. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and type of institution: 1965 to 2002

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                     |                    All institutions               |                 Public institutions              |                 Private institutions
                     |___________________________________________________|__________________________________________________|________________________________________________
                     |          |             4-year           |         |          |             4-year          |         |         |           4-year          |
Year                 |    Total |______________________________|         |    Total |_____________________________|         |   Total |___________________________|
                     |          |    Total | Univer- |   Other |  2-year |          |   Total | Univer- |   Other |  2-year |         |   Total |Univer-|   Other |   2-year
                     |          |          |    sity |  4-year |         |          |         |    sity |  4-year |         |         |         |  sity |  4-year |
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1                    |        2 |        3 |       4 |       5 |       6 |        7 |       8 |       9 |      10 |      11 |      12 |      13 |    14 |      15 |       16
_____________________|__________|__________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|__________
Institutions of      |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
   higher education  |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1965\1\ .............| 5,920,864| 4,747,912|     --- |     --- |1,172,952| 3,969,596|2,928,332|     --- |     --- |1,041,264|1,951,268|1,819,580|   --- |     --- |   131,688
1966\1\ .............| 6,389,872| 5,063,902|     --- |     --- |1,325,970| 4,348,917|3,159,748|     --- |     --- |1,189,169|2,040,955|1,904,154|   --- |     --- |   136,801
1967\1\ .............| 6,911,748| 5,398,986|     --- |     --- |1,512,762| 4,816,028|3,443,975|     --- |     --- |1,372,053|2,095,720|1,955,011|   --- |     --- |   140,709
1968\1\ .............| 7,513,091| 5,720,795|     --- |     --- |1,792,296| 5,430,652|3,784,178|     --- |     --- |1,646,474|2,082,439|1,936,617|   --- |     --- |   145,822
1969 ................| 8,004,660| 5,937,127|     --- |     --- |2,067,533| 5,896,868|3,962,522|     --- |     --- |1,934,346|2,107,792|1,974,605|   --- |     --- |   133,187
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1970 ................| 8,580,887| 6,261,502|     --- |     --- |2,319,385| 6,428,134|4,232,722|     --- |     --- |2,195,412|2,152,753|2,028,780|   --- |     --- |   123,973
1971 ................| 8,948,644| 6,369,355|     --- |     --- |2,579,289| 6,804,309|4,346,990|     --- |     --- |2,457,319|2,144,335|2,022,365|   --- |     --- |   121,970
1972 ................| 9,214,820| 6,458,634|     --- |     --- |2,756,186| 7,070,635|4,429,696|     --- |     --- |2,640,939|2,144,185|2,028,938|   --- |     --- |   115,247
1973 ................| 9,602,123| 6,590,023|     --- |     --- |3,012,100| 7,419,516|4,529,895|     --- |     --- |2,889,621|2,182,607|2,060,128|   --- |     --- |   122,479
1974 ................|10,223,729| 6,819,735|     --- |     --- |3,403,994| 7,988,500|4,703,018|     --- |     --- |3,285,482|2,235,229|2,116,717|   --- |     --- |   118,512
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1975 ................|11,184,859| 7,214,740|2,838,266|4,376,474|3,970,119| 8,834,508|4,998,142|2,124,221|2,873,921|3,836,366|2,350,351|2,216,598|714,045|1,502,553|   133,753
1976 ................|11,012,137| 7,128,816|2,780,289|4,348,527|3,883,321| 8,653,477|4,901,691|2,079,929|2,821,762|3,751,786|2,358,660|2,227,125|700,360|1,526,765|   131,535
1977 ................|11,285,787| 7,242,845|2,793,418|4,449,427|4,042,942| 8,846,993|4,945,224|2,070,032|2,875,192|3,901,769|2,438,794|2,297,621|723,386|1,574,235|   141,173
1978 ................|11,260,092| 7,231,625|2,780,729|4,451,222|4,028,467| 8,785,893|4,912,203|2,062,295|2,849,908|3,873,690|2,474,199|2,319,422|718,434|1,601,314|   154,777
1979 ................|11,569,899| 7,353,233|2,839,582|4,513,651|4,216,666| 9,036,822|4,980,012|2,099,525|2,880,487|4,056,810|2,533,077|2,373,221|740,057|1,633,164|   159,856
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1980 ................|12,096,895| 7,570,608|2,902,014|4,668,594|4,526,287| 9,457,394|5,128,612|2,154,283|2,974,329|4,328,782|2,639,501|2,441,996|747,731|1,694,265|\2\197,505
1981 ................|12,371,672| 7,655,461|2,901,344|4,754,117|4,716,211| 9,647,032|5,166,324|2,152,474|3,013,850|4,480,708|2,724,640|2,489,137|748,870|1,740,267|\2\235,503
1982 ................|12,425,780| 7,654,074|2,883,735|4,770,339|4,771,706| 9,696,087|5,176,434|2,152,547|3,023,887|4,519,653|2,729,693|2,477,640|731,188|1,746,452|   252,053
1983 ................|12,464,661| 7,741,195|2,888,813|4,852,382|4,723,466| 9,682,734|5,223,404|2,154,790|3,068,614|4,459,330|2,781,927|2,517,791|734,023|1,783,768|   264,136
1984 ................|12,241,940| 7,711,167|2,870,329|4,840,838|4,530,773| 9,477,370|5,198,273|2,138,621|3,059,652|4,279,097|2,764,570|2,512,894|731,708|1,781,186|   251,676
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1985 ................|12,247,055| 7,715,978|2,870,692|4,845,286|4,531,077| 9,479,273|5,209,540|2,141,112|3,068,428|4,269,733|2,767,782|2,506,438|729,580|1,776,858|   261,344
1986 ................|12,503,511| 7,823,963|2,897,207|4,926,756|4,679,548| 9,713,893|5,300,202|2,160,646|3,139,556|4,413,691|2,789,618|2,523,761|736,561|1,787,200|\3\265,857
1987 ................|12,766,642| 7,990,420|2,929,327|5,061,093|4,776,222| 9,973,254|5,432,200|2,188,008|3,244,192|4,541,054|2,793,388|2,558,220|741,319|1,816,901|\3\235,168
1988 ................|13,055,337| 8,180,182|2,978,593|5,201,589|4,875,155|10,161,388|5,545,901|2,229,868|3,316,033|4,615,487|2,893,949|2,634,281|748,725|1,885,556|   259,668
1989 ................|13,538,560| 8,387,671|3,019,115|5,368,556|5,150,889|10,577,963|5,694,303|2,266,056|3,428,247|4,883,660|2,960,597|2,693,368|753,059|1,940,309|   267,229
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1990 ................|13,818,637| 8,578,554|3,044,670|5,533,884|5,240,083|10,844,717|5,848,242|2,290,464|3,557,778|4,996,475|2,973,920|2,730,312|754,206|1,976,106|   243,608
1991 ................|14,358,953| 8,707,053|3,065,429|5,641,624|5,651,900|11,309,563|5,904,748|2,301,222|3,603,526|5,404,815|3,049,390|2,802,305|764,207|2,038,098|   247,085
1992 ................|14,487,359| 8,764,969|3,050,345|5,714,624|5,722,390|11,384,567|5,900,012|2,283,834|3,616,178|5,484,555|3,102,792|2,864,957|766,511|2,098,446|   237,835
1993 ................|14,304,803| 8,738,936|3,022,728|5,716,208|5,565,867|11,189,088|5,851,760|2,259,692|3,592,068|5,337,328|3,115,715|2,887,176|763,036|2,124,140|   228,539
1994 ................|14,278,790| 8,749,080|3,009,072|5,740,008|5,529,710|11,133,680|5,825,213|2,244,636|3,580,577|5,308,467|3,145,110|2,923,867|764,436|2,159,431|   221,243
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1995 ................|14,261,781| 8,769,252|2,999,641|5,769,611|5,492,529|11,092,374|5,814,545|2,235,939|3,578,606|5,277,829|3,169,407|2,954,707|763,702|2,191,005|   214,700
1996 ................|14,300,255| 8,802,835|2,984,965|5,817,870|5,497,420|11,090,171|5,806,904|2,226,529|3,580,375|5,283,267|3,210,084|2,995,931|758,436|2,237,495|   214,153
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
Degree-granting      |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
   institutions      |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
1996 ................|14,367,520| 8,804,193|2,984,965|5,819,228|5,563,327|11,120,499|5,806,036|2,226,529|3,579,507|5,314,463|3,247,021|2,998,157|758,436|2,239,721|   248,864
1997 ................|14,502,334| 8,896,765|2,995,886|5,900,879|5,605,569|11,196,119|5,835,433|2,231,273|3,604,160|5,360,686|3,306,215|3,061,332|764,613|2,296,719|   244,883
1998 ................|14,506,967| 9,017,653|3,021,136|5,996,517|5,489,314|11,137,769|5,891,806|2,249,825|3,641,981|5,245,963|3,369,198|3,125,847|771,311|2,354,536|   243,351
1999\4\ .............|14,791,224| 9,198,525|3,044,369|6,154,156|5,592,699|11,309,399|5,969,950|2,266,494|3,703,456|5,339,449|3,481,825|3,228,575|777,875|2,450,700|   253,250
2000 ................|15,312,289| 9,363,858|3,061,812|6,302,046|5,948,431|11,752,786|6,055,398|2,280,122|3,775,276|5,697,388|3,559,503|3,308,460|781,690|2,526,770|   251,043
                     |          |          |         |         |         |          |         |         |         |         |         |         |       |         |
2001 ................|15,927,987| 9,677,408|3,126,907|6,550,501|6,250,579|12,233,156|6,236,455|2,336,922|3,899,533|5,996,701|3,694,831|3,440,953|789,985|2,650,968|   253,878
2002 ................|16,611,711|10,082,332|3,210,271|6,872,061|6,529,379|12,751,993|6,481,613|2,403,149|4,078,464|6,270,380|3,859,718|3,600,719|807,122|2,793,597|   258,999
_____________________|__________|__________|_________|_________|_________|__________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_______|_________|__________

---Not available.
\1\Data for 2-year branch campuses of 4-year institutions are included with the 4-year institutions.
\2\Large increases are due to the addition of schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.
\3\Because of imputation techniques, data are not consistent with figures for other years.
\4\Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)

NOTE: Institutions of higher education were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or recognized directly by the Secretary of Education. The new degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, except that it includes some additional institutions, primarily 2-year colleges, and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not award associate's or higher degrees. These degree-granting institutions participated in Title IV federal financial aid programs. (See guide to sources for details.)

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1965; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1966 through 1985; and 1986 through 2002 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2003. (This table was prepared September 2004.)