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Table 210. Full-time-equivalent fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and type of institution: 1969 through 2005
Year All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1969 6,334,139 4,899,526 1,434,612 4,577,985 3,259,676 1,318,309 1,756,153 1,639,850 116,303  
1970 6,737,817 5,145,410 1,592,404 4,953,149 3,468,572 1,484,577 1,784,665 1,676,838 107,827  
1971 7,148,575 5,357,708 1,790,867 5,344,356 3,660,624 1,683,732 1,804,219 1,697,084 107,135  
1972 7,253,712 5,406,792 1,846,921 5,452,851 3,706,238 1,746,613 1,800,862 1,700,554 100,308  
1973 7,453,467 5,439,226 2,014,241 5,629,568 3,721,035 1,908,533 1,823,899 1,718,191 105,708  
1974 7,805,454 5,606,248 2,199,206 5,944,799 3,847,542 2,097,257 1,860,655 1,758,706 101,949  
                   
1975 8,479,688 5,900,403 2,579,285 6,522,310 4,056,500 2,465,810 1,957,378 1,843,903 113,475  
1976 8,312,502 5,848,001 2,464,501 6,349,903 3,998,450 2,351,453 1,962,599 1,849,551 113,048  
1977 8,415,339 5,935,076 2,480,263 6,396,476 4,039,071 2,357,405 2,018,863 1,896,005 122,858  
1978 8,348,482 5,932,357 2,416,125 6,279,199 3,996,126 2,283,073 2,069,283 1,936,231 133,052  
1979 8,487,317 6,016,072 2,471,245 6,392,617 4,059,304 2,333,313 2,094,700 1,956,768 137,932  
                   
1980 8,819,013 6,161,372 2,657,641 6,642,294 4,158,267 2,484,027 2,176,719 2,003,105 173,614 1 
1981 9,014,521 6,249,847 2,764,674 6,781,300 4,208,506 2,572,794 2,233,221 2,041,341 191,880 1 
1982 9,091,648 6,248,923 2,842,725 6,850,589 4,220,648 2,629,941 2,241,059 2,028,275 212,784  
1983 9,166,398 6,325,222 2,841,176 6,881,479 4,265,807 2,615,672 2,284,919 2,059,415 225,504  
1984 8,951,695 6,292,711 2,658,984 6,684,664 4,237,895 2,446,769 2,267,031 2,054,816 212,215  
                   
1985 8,943,433 6,294,339 2,649,094 6,667,781 4,239,622 2,428,159 2,275,652 2,054,717 220,935  
1986 9,064,165 6,360,325 2,703,842 6,778,045 4,295,494 2,482,551 2,286,122 2,064,831 221,291 2 
1987 9,229,736 6,486,504 2,743,230 6,937,690 4,395,728 2,541,961 2,292,045 2,090,776 201,269 2 
1988 9,464,271 6,664,146 2,800,125 7,096,905 4,505,774 2,591,131 2,367,366 2,158,372 208,994  
1989 9,780,881 6,813,602 2,967,279 7,371,590 4,619,828 2,751,762 2,409,291 2,193,774 215,517  
                   
1990 9,983,436 6,968,008 3,015,428 7,557,982 4,740,049 2,817,933 2,425,454 2,227,959 197,495  
1991 10,360,606 7,081,454 3,279,152 7,862,845 4,795,704 3,067,141 2,497,761 2,285,750 212,011  
1992 10,436,776 7,129,379 3,307,397 7,911,701 4,797,884 3,113,817 2,525,075 2,331,495 193,580  
1993 10,351,415 7,120,921 3,230,494 7,812,394 4,765,983 3,046,411 2,539,021 2,354,938 184,083  
1994 10,348,072 7,137,341 3,210,731 7,784,396 4,749,524 3,034,872 2,563,676 2,387,817 175,859  
                   
1995 10,334,956 7,172,844 3,162,112 7,751,815 4,757,223 2,994,592 2,583,141 2,415,621 167,520  
1996 10,481,886 7,234,541 3,247,345 7,794,895 4,767,117 3,027,778 2,686,991 2,467,424 219,567  
1997 10,615,028 7,338,794 3,276,234 7,869,764 4,813,849 3,055,915 2,745,264 2,524,945 220,319  
1998 10,698,775 7,467,828 3,230,947 7,880,135 4,868,857 3,011,278 2,818,640 2,598,971 219,669  
19993  10,943,609 7,638,976 3,304,633 8,020,074 4,944,554 3,075,520 2,923,535 2,694,422 229,113  
                   
2000 11,267,025 7,795,139 3,471,886 8,266,932 5,025,588 3,241,344 3,000,093 2,769,551 230,542  
2001 11,765,945 8,087,980 3,677,965 8,639,154 5,194,035 3,445,119 3,126,791 2,893,945 232,846  
2002 12,331,319 8,439,064 3,892,255 9,061,411 5,406,283 3,655,128 3,269,908 3,032,781 237,127  
20034  12,687,597 8,744,188 3,943,409 9,240,724 5,557,680 3,683,044 3,446,873 3,186,508 260,365  
2004 13,000,994 9,018,024 3,982,970 9,348,081 5,640,650 3,707,431 3,652,913 3,377,374 275,539  
2005 13,200,790 9,261,634 3,939,156 9,390,216 5,728,327 3,661,889 3,810,574 3,533,307 277,267  
1 Large increases are due to the addition of schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology in 1980 and 1981.
2 Because of imputation techniques, data are not consistent with figures for other years.
3 Data were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.)
4 Data revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Data through 1995 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Guide to Sources for details.)
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1969 through 1985; and 1986 through 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2006. (This table was prepared August 2007.)

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