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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 205. Total undergraduate fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, sex of student, and control of institution: 1967 through 2007

[In thousands]
Year Total Full-time Part-time Males Females Males Females Males Females
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Public Private Public Private
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1967 6,016 4,345 1,671 3,502 2,514 2,569 933 1,775 738 2,492 1,010 1,802 712
1968 6,476 4,740 1,735 3,781 2,695 2,810 971 1,930 764 2,787 994 1,995 700
1969 6,884 4,992 1,892 4,008 2,877 2,952 1,055 2,040 837 2,996 1,012 2,162 715
                           
1970 7,369 5,280 2,089 4,250 3,119 3,096 1,153 2,184 935 3,236 1,014 2,384 735
1971 7,744 5,513 2,231 4,418 3,326 3,201 1,217 2,312 1,015 3,427 991 2,581 746
1972 7,942 5,489 2,453 4,429 3,514 3,121 1,308 2,368 1,146 3,466 963 2,757 757
1973 8,260 5,579 2,681 4,538 3,722 3,134 1,403 2,444 1,278 3,580 958 2,943 779
1974 8,799 5,726 3,072 4,766 4,033 3,192 1,574 2,535 1,499 3,800 966 3,232 801
                           
1975 9,679 6,168 3,511 5,257 4,422 3,459 1,798 2,709 1,713 4,245 1,012 3,581 841
1976 9,435 6,033 3,401 4,906 4,528 3,244 1,662 2,789 1,739 3,951 955 3,669 859
1977 9,717 6,094 3,623 4,897 4,820 3,188 1,709 2,906 1,914 3,937 960 3,906 914
1978 9,684 5,963 3,722 4,761 4,923 3,069 1,692 2,894 2,029 3,812 949 3,975 948
1979 9,998 6,079 3,919 4,820 5,178 3,087 1,733 2,993 2,185 3,865 955 4,182 996
                           
1980 10,475 6,362 4,113 5,000 5,475 3,227 1,773 3,135 2,340 4,015 985 4,427 1,048
1981 10,755 6,449 4,305 5,108 5,646 3,260 1,848 3,189 2,458 4,090 1,018 4,558 1,088
1982 10,825 6,484 4,341 5,170 5,655 3,299 1,871 3,184 2,470 4,140 1,031 4,573 1,081
1983 10,846 6,514 4,332 5,158 5,688 3,304 1,854 3,210 2,478 4,117 1,042 4,580 1,107
1984 10,618 6,348 4,270 5,007 5,611 3,195 1,812 3,153 2,459 3,990 1,017 4,504 1,107
                           
1985 10,597 6,320 4,277 4,962 5,635 3,156 1,806 3,163 2,471 3,953 1,010 4,525 1,110
1986 10,798 6,352 4,446 5,018 5,780 3,146 1,871 3,206 2,575 4,002 1,015 4,658 1,122
1987 11,046 6,463 4,584 5,068 5,978 3,164 1,905 3,299 2,679 4,076 992 4,842 1,136
1988 11,317 6,642 4,674 5,138 6,179 3,206 1,931 3,436 2,743 4,113 1,024 4,990 1,189
1989 11,743 6,841 4,902 5,311 6,432 3,279 2,032 3,562 2,869 4,272 1,039 5,216 1,216
                           
1990 11,959 6,976 4,983 5,380 6,579 3,337 2,043 3,639 2,940 4,353 1,027 5,357 1,223
1991 12,439 7,221 5,218 5,571 6,868 3,436 2,135 3,786 3,082 4,531 1,040 5,617 1,251
1992 12,538 7,244 5,293 5,583 6,955 3,425 2,158 3,820 3,135 4,537 1,046 5,679 1,275
1993 12,324 7,179 5,144 5,484 6,840 3,382 2,102 3,797 3,043 4,447 1,036 5,565 1,276
1994 12,263 7,169 5,094 5,422 6,840 3,342 2,081 3,827 3,013 4,394 1,028 5,551 1,290
                           
1995 12,232 7,145 5,086 5,401 6,831 3,297 2,105 3,849 2,982 4,380 1,021 5,524 1,307
1996 12,327 7,299 5,028 5,421 6,906 3,339 2,082 3,960 2,947 4,383 1,038 5,553 1,354
1997 12,451 7,419 5,032 5,469 6,982 3,380 2,089 4,039 2,943 4,408 1,060 5,599 1,383
1998 12,437 7,539 4,898 5,446 6,991 3,428 2,018 4,111 2,880 4,361 1,085 5,589 1,402
1999 12,681 7,735 4,946 5,559 7,122 3,516 2,044 4,219 2,903 4,431 1,128 5,679 1,443
                           
2000 13,155 7,923 5,232 5,778 7,377 3,588 2,190 4,335 3,042 4,622 1,156 5,917 1,460
2001 13,716 8,328 5,388 6,004 7,711 3,769 2,236 4,559 3,152 4,804 1,200 6,182 1,529
2002 14,257 8,734 5,523 6,192 8,065 3,934 2,258 4,800 3,265 4,960 1,232 6,473 1,592
2003 14,480 9,045 5,435 6,227 8,253 4,049 2,179 4,997 3,256 4,956 1,271 6,567 1,686
2004 14,781 9,284 5,496 6,340 8,441 4,141 2,199 5,144 3,297 5,009 1,331 6,641 1,799
                           
2005 14,964 9,446 5,518 6,409 8,555 4,201 2,208 5,246 3,310 5,046 1,363 6,652 1,903
2006 15,184 9,571 5,613 6,514 8,671 4,265 2,249 5,306 3,364 5,134 1,380 6,714 1,957
2007 15,604 9,841 5,763 6,728 8,876 4,397 2,331 5,444 3,432 5,301 1,427 6,837 2,039
NOTE: Data include unclassified undergraduate students. 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.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1967 through 1985; and 1986 through 2007 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2008. (This table was prepared October 2008.)