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Table 315. Number and percentage of degree-granting institutions with first-year undergraduates using various selection criteria for admission, by type and control of institution: Selected years, 2000-01 through 2006-07
Selection criteria All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Not-for-profit For-profit
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  Number of institutions with first-year undergraduates
2000–01 3,717 2,034 1,683 1,647 580 1,067 2,070 1,454 616 1,383 1,247 136 687 207 480
2004–05 3,835 2,158 1,677 1,644 584 1,060 2,191 1,574 617 1,355 1,245 110 836 329 507
2005–06 3,880 2,198 1,682 1,638 588 1,050 2,242 1,610 632 1,351 1,240 111 891 370 521
2006–07 3,933 2,254 1,679 1,639 595 1,044 2,294 1,659 635 1,348 1,243 105 946 416 530
  Percent of institutions
Open admissions                              
2000–01 40.2 12.9 73.2 63.8 12.1 91.9 21.4 13.3 40.7 14.0 11.7 34.6 36.5 22.7 42.5
2004–05 44.3 17.1 79.3 66.1 13.2 95.2 27.9 18.5 52.0 15.0 12.8 40.0 48.9 40.1 54.6
2005–06 44.7 18.3 79.3 66.1 13.6 95.4 29.2 20.1 52.4 15.3 13.1 40.5 50.2 43.5 54.9
2006–07 44.7 19.5 78.6 66.0 14.1 95.5 29.6 21.5 50.9 15.7 13.7 40.0 49.4 44.7 53.0
                               
Some admission requirements1                              
2000–01 58.4 85.8 25.1 35.4 87.4 7.1 76.6 85.2 56.3 84.5 86.8 63.2 60.7 75.4 54.4
2004–05 54.6 82.3 19.0 33.8 86.6 4.6 70.2 80.7 43.6 84.5 86.8 58.2 47.1 57.4 40.4
2005–06 53.4 80.5 18.0 33.6 86.1 4.3 67.9 78.5 40.8 84.2 86.5 57.7 43.2 51.6 37.2
2006–07 52.6 78.7 17.5 33.9 85.7 4.3 66.0 76.3 39.2 83.5 85.7 57.1 41.1 48.1 35.7
                               
Secondary grades                              
2000–01 34.6 58.7 5.5 23.9 63.4 2.4 43.0 56.7 10.7 60.1 64.1 23.5 8.7 12.6 7.1
2004–05 34.4 57.7 4.4 25.4 67.8 2.1 41.1 54.0 8.3 62.3 65.5 25.5 6.8 10.3 4.5
2005–06 34.1 57.1 4.2 25.9 68.4 2.2 40.1 53.0 7.4 62.8 66.2 25.2 5.7 8.6 3.6
2006–07 33.8 56.2 3.8 26.2 68.7 2.0 39.2 51.7 6.6 62.9 66.2 23.8 5.5 8.4 3.2
                               
Secondary class rank                              
2000–01 13.7 24.3 1.0 10.9 30.3 0.3 16.0 21.9 2.3 23.2 25.1 5.9 1.6 2.4 1.3
2004–05 11.7 20.2 0.7 10.6 29.6 0.2 12.5 16.7 1.6 19.6 20.7 6.4 1.0 1.5 0.6
2005–06 11.3 19.4 0.7 10.4 28.7 0.2 11.9 16.0 1.6 19.3 20.5 6.3 0.7 0.8 0.6
2006–07 10.8 18.4 0.7 10.2 27.7 0.2 11.2 15.0 1.4 18.8 19.9 5.7 0.5 0.5 0.6
                               
Secondary school record                              
2000–01 45.8 70.3 16.2 29.4 72.9 5.8 58.7 69.2 34.1 73.2 75.5 52.2 29.5 30.9 29.0
2004–05 48.6 74.3 15.5 30.4 77.7 4.3 62.2 73.0 34.7 78.0 80.1 54.5 36.6 46.2 30.4
2005–06 48.5 73.3 15.9 30.8 78.2 4.2 61.4 71.6 35.4 77.6 79.7 55.0 36.7 44.3 31.3
2006–07 47.7 71.6 15.7 30.9 78.0 4.1 59.7 69.3 34.8 76.7 78.7 53.3 35.5 41.1 31.1
                               
College preparatory program                              
2000–01 15.5 27.3 1.2 16.2 44.0 1.1 14.9 20.7 1.3 22.1 24.1 4.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
2004–05 15.7 27.4 0.7 17.5 47.8 0.8 14.4 19.9 0.3 23.1 25.0 1.8 0.2 0.6 0.0
2005–06 15.2 26.4 0.6 17.4 47.1 0.8 13.6 18.8 0.3 22.4 24.3 1.8 0.2 0.5 0.0
2006–07 15.4 26.5 0.5 17.8 48.1 0.6 13.7 18.8 0.3 23.1 24.9 1.9 0.2 0.5 0.0
                               
Recommendations                              
2000–01 20.4 34.4 3.5 2.7 7.4 0.2 34.4 45.1 9.3 46.6 49.2 22.8 10.0 20.8 5.4
2004–05 19.3 32.5 2.4 2.9 7.9 0.2 31.7 41.7 6.2 48.9 51.5 20.0 3.7 4.6 3.2
2005–06 19.2 31.9 2.5 2.9 7.7 0.2 31.1 40.8 6.3 49.1 51.5 23.4 3.7 5.1 2.7
2006–07 18.3 30.5 2.0 2.6 6.7 0.2 29.6 39.1 4.9 49.0 51.2 22.9 1.9 2.6 1.3
                               
Demonstration of competencies2                              
2000–01 8.0 12.1 3.0 2.2 5.0 0.7 12.7 15.0 7.1 12.1 12.7 7.4 13.7 29.0 7.1
2004–05 6.9 9.5 3.5 2.3 5.8 0.3 10.4 10.9 9.1 9.9 10.0 8.2 11.2 14.3 9.3
2005–06 7.0 9.8 3.3 2.3 6.1 0.2 10.3 11.1 8.4 10.2 10.3 9.0 10.5 13.8 8.3
2006–07 6.3 9.2 2.3 2.0 5.4 0.1 9.3 10.5 6.0 9.5 9.6 8.6 9.0 13.5 5.5
                               
Test scores3                              
2000–01 47.2 72.5 16.7 33.2 83.4 5.8 58.5 68.2 35.6 70.3 73.4 41.9 34.6 36.7 33.8
2004–05 40.0 65.0 7.8 31.8 82.9 3.7 46.1 58.4 14.9 67.9 71.4 28.2 10.9 9.1 12.0
2005–06 36.5 62.5 2.6 31.1 82.3 2.4 40.5 55.2 3.0 65.7 70.5 12.6 2.2 4.1 1.0
2006–07 35.6 60.6 2.1 31.2 82.2 2.1 38.8 52.9 2.0 65.1 69.6 12.4 1.3 2.9 0.0
                               
TOEFL4                              
2000–01 43.4 71.2 9.9 30.2 77.4 4.6 54.0 68.7 19.2 66.2 70.1 30.9 29.3 60.4 15.8
2004–05 42.3 69.3 7.5 30.8 79.5 4.1 50.9 65.6 13.5 67.8 71.3 28.2 23.4 43.8 10.3
2005–06 41.5 67.9 7.1 31.0 79.3 3.9 49.3 63.8 12.3 67.0 70.6 27.0 22.4 41.1 9.2
2006–07 41.4 66.8 7.4 31.1 78.8 3.9 48.8 62.4 13.1 67.1 70.4 28.6 22.6 38.7 10.0
                               
No admission requirements, only
  recommendations for admission
                             
2000–01 1.4 1.2 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.9 1.9 1.5 2.9 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.8 1.9 3.1
2004–05 1.1 0.6 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.8 0.8 4.4 0.5 0.4 1.8 3.9 2.4 4.9
2005–06 1.8 1.1 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.9 1.4 6.8 0.5 0.4 1.8 6.6 4.9 7.9
2006–07 2.6 1.7 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.4 2.3 9.9 0.8 0.6 2.9 9.5 7.2 11.3
1 Many institutions have more than one admission requirement.
2 Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments).
3 Includes SAT, ACT, or other admission tests.
4 Test of English as a Foreign Language.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2000–01 through 2006–07 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Fall 2000 through Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)

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