Skip Navigation
Digest of Education Statistics
2004 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest


Table 222. Fall enrollment in degree-granting historically Black colleges and universities, by type and control of institution: 1976 to 2002

________________________________________________________________________________________
       |    Total |Type of institution|    Public institutions |   Private institutions
Year   |enrollment|___________________|________________________|________________________
       |          |   4-year | 2-year |  Total | 4-year |2-year|  Total | 4-year |2-year
_______|__________|__________|________|________|________|______|________|________|______
1      |        2 |        3 |      4 |      5 |      6 |    7 |      8 |      9 |   10
_______|__________|__________|________|________|________|______|________|________|______
1976 ..|   222,613|   206,676|  15,937| 156,836| 143,528|13,308|  65,777|  63,148| 2,629
1977 ..|   226,062|   209,898|  16,164| 158,823| 145,450|13,373|  67,239|  64,448| 2,791
1978 ..|   227,797|   211,651|  16,146| 163,237| 150,168|13,069|  64,560|  61,483| 3,077
1979 ..|   230,124|   214,147|  15,977| 166,315| 153,139|13,176|  63,809|  61,008| 2,801
1980 ..|   233,557|   218,009|  15,548| 168,217| 155,085|13,132|  65,340|  62,924| 2,416
       |          |          |        |        |        |      |        |        |
1981 ..|   232,460|   217,152|  15,308| 166,991| 154,269|12,722|  65,469|  62,883| 2,586
1982 ..|   228,371|   212,017|  16,354| 165,871| 151,472|14,399|  62,500|  60,545| 1,955
1983 ..|   234,446|   217,909|  16,537| 170,051| 155,665|14,386|  64,395|  62,244| 2,151
1984 ..|   227,519|   212,844|  14,675| 164,116| 151,289|12,827|  63,403|  61,555| 1,848
1985 ..|   225,801|   210,648|  15,153| 163,677| 150,002|13,675|  62,124|  60,646| 1,478
       |          |          |        |        |        |      |        |        |
1986 ..|   223,275|   207,231|  16,044| 162,048| 147,631|14,417|  61,227|  59,600| 1,627
1987 ..|   227,994|   211,654|  16,340| 165,486| 150,560|14,926|  62,508|  61,094| 1,414
1988 ..|   239,755|   223,250|  16,505| 173,672| 158,606|15,066|  66,083|  64,644| 1,439
1989 ..|   249,096|   232,890|  16,206| 181,151| 166,481|14,670|  67,945|  66,409| 1,536
1990 ..|   257,152|   240,497|  16,655| 187,046| 171,969|15,077|  70,106|  68,528| 1,578
       |          |          |        |        |        |      |        |        |
1991 ..|   269,335|   252,093|  17,242| 197,847| 182,204|15,643|  71,488|  69,889| 1,599
1992 ..|   279,541|   261,089|  18,452| 204,966| 188,143|16,823|  74,575|  72,946| 1,629
1993 ..|   282,856|   262,430|  20,426| 208,197| 189,032|19,165|  74,659|  73,398| 1,261
1994 ..|   280,071|   259,997|  20,074| 206,520| 187,735|18,785|  73,551|  72,262| 1,289
1995 ..|   278,725|   259,409|  19,316| 204,726| 186,278|18,448|  73,999|  73,131|   868
       |          |          |        |        |        |      |        |        |
1996 ..|   273,018|   253,654|  19,364| 200,569| 182,063|18,506|  72,449|  71,591|   858
1997 ..|   269,167|   248,860|  20,307| 194,674| 175,297|19,377|  74,493|  73,563|   930
1998 ..|   273,472|   248,931|  24,541| 198,603| 174,776|23,827|  74,869|  74,155|   714
1999 ..|   274,212|   249,169|  25,043| 199,704| 175,364|24,340|  74,508|  73,805|   703
2000 ..|   275,680|   250,710|  24,970| 199,725| 175,404|24,321|  75,955|  75,306|   649
       |          |          |        |        |        |      |        |        |
2001 ..|   289,985|   260,547|  29,438| 210,083| 181,346|28,737|  79,902|  79,201|   701
2002 ..|   299,041|   269,020|  30,021| 218,433| 189,183|29,250|  80,608|  79,837|   771
_______|__________|__________|________|________|________|______|________|________|______

NOTE: Data for 1976 to 1995 are for institutions of higher education. Institutions of higher education were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or directly recognized 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities," 1976 through 1985 surveys; 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 April 2005.)