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

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 208. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2006
State or jurisdiction Fall 1970 Fall 1980 Fall 1990 Fall 2000 Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Percent change, 2000 to 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 8,580,887 12,096,895 13,818,637 15,312,289 15,927,987 16,611,711 16,911,481 17,272,044 17,487,475 17,758,870 16.0
Alabama 103,936 164,306 218,589 233,962 236,146 246,414 253,846 255,826 256,389 258,408 10.4
Alaska 9,471 21,296 29,833 27,953 27,756 29,546 31,035 30,869 30,231 29,853 6.8
Arizona 109,619 202,716 264,148 342,490 366,485 401,605 435,767 490,925 545,597 567,192 65.6
Arkansas 52,039 77,607 90,425 115,172 122,282 127,372 133,950 138,399 143,272 147,391 28.0
California 1,257,245 1,790,993 1,808,740 2,256,708 2,380,090 2,474,024 2,340,698 2,374,045 2,399,833 2,434,774 7.9
                       
Colorado 123,395 162,916 227,131 263,872 269,292 282,343 289,424 300,914 302,672 308,383 16.9
Connecticut 124,700 159,632 168,604 161,243 165,027 170,606 170,976 172,775 174,675 176,716 9.6
Delaware 25,260 32,939 42,004 43,897 47,104 49,228 49,595 49,804 51,612 51,238 16.7
District of Columbia 77,158 86,675 79,551 72,689 87,252 91,014 95,297 99,988 104,897 109,505 50.6
Florida 235,525 411,891 588,086 707,684 753,554 792,079 840,108 866,665 872,662 885,651 25.1
                       
Georgia 126,511 184,159 251,786 346,204 376,098 397,604 411,102 434,283 426,650 435,403 25.8
Hawaii 36,562 47,181 56,436 60,182 62,079 65,368 67,481 67,225 67,083 66,893 11.2
Idaho 34,567 43,018 51,881 65,594 69,674 72,072 75,390 76,311 77,708 77,872 18.7
Illinois 452,146 644,245 729,246 743,918 748,444 776,622 796,815 801,401 832,967 830,676 11.7
Indiana 192,668 247,253 284,832 314,334 338,715 342,064 350,102 356,801 361,253 368,013 17.1
                       
Iowa 108,902 140,449 170,515 188,974 194,822 202,546 213,958 217,646 227,722 238,634 26.3
Kansas 102,485 136,605 163,733 179,968 184,943 188,049 190,306 191,590 191,752 193,146 7.3
Kentucky 98,591 143,066 177,852 188,341 214,839 225,489 235,743 240,097 244,969 248,914 32.2
Louisiana 120,728 160,058 186,840 223,800 228,871 232,140 244,537 246,301 197,713 224,147 0.2
Maine 34,134 43,264 57,186 58,473 61,127 63,308 64,222 65,415 65,551 66,149 13.1
                       
Maryland 149,607 225,526 259,700 273,745 288,224 300,269 307,613 312,493 314,151 319,460 16.7
Massachusetts 303,809 418,415 417,833 421,142 425,071 431,224 436,102 439,245 443,316 451,526 7.2
Michigan 392,726 520,131 569,803 567,631 585,998 605,835 616,012 620,980 626,751 634,489 11.8
Minnesota 160,788 206,691 253,789 293,445 308,233 323,791 339,597 349,021 361,701 375,899 28.1
Mississippi 73,967 102,364 122,883 137,389 137,882 147,077 148,584 152,115 150,457 151,137 10.0
                       
Missouri 183,930 234,421 289,899 321,348 331,580 348,146 359,749 365,204 374,775 377,098 17.3
Montana 30,062 35,177 35,876 42,240 44,932 45,111 47,240 47,173 47,850 47,501 12.5
Nebraska 66,915 89,488 112,831 112,117 113,817 116,737 119,511 121,053 121,236 124,500 11.0
Nevada 13,669 40,455 61,728 87,893 93,368 95,671 100,849 105,961 110,705 112,270 27.7
New Hampshire 29,400 46,794 59,510 61,718 65,031 68,523 69,608 70,163 69,893 70,669 14.5
                       
New Jersey 216,121 321,610 324,286 335,945 346,507 361,733 372,632 380,374 379,758 385,656 14.8
New Mexico 44,461 58,283 85,500 110,739 112,861 120,997 127,040 131,577 131,337 131,828 19.0
New York 806,479 992,237 1,048,286 1,043,395 1,057,794 1,107,270 1,126,085 1,141,525 1,152,081 1,160,364 11.2
North Carolina 171,925 287,537 352,138 404,652 427,784 447,335 464,437 472,709 484,392 495,633 22.5
North Dakota 31,495 34,069 37,878 40,248 42,843 45,800 48,402 49,533 49,389 49,519 23.0
                       
Ohio 376,267 489,145 557,690 549,553 569,223 587,996 603,399 614,234 616,350 619,942 12.8
Oklahoma 110,155 160,295 173,221 178,016 189,785 198,423 207,791 207,625 208,053 206,236 15.9
Oregon 122,177 157,458 165,741 183,065 191,378 204,565 198,786 199,985 200,033 197,594 7.9
Pennsylvania 411,044 507,716 604,060 609,521 630,299 654,826 676,121 688,780 692,340 707,132 16.0
Rhode Island 45,898 66,869 78,273 75,450 77,235 77,417 79,085 80,377 81,382 81,734 8.3
                       
South Carolina 69,518 132,476 159,302 185,931 191,590 202,007 207,601 208,910 210,444 212,422 14.2
South Dakota 30,639 32,761 34,208 43,221 45,534 47,751 55,816 48,708 48,768 48,931 13.2
Tennessee 135,103 204,581 226,238 263,910 258,534 261,899 276,999 278,055 283,070 290,530 10.1
Texas 442,225 701,391 901,437 1,033,973 1,076,678 1,152,369 1,175,336 1,229,197 1,240,707 1,252,709 21.2
Utah 81,687 93,987 121,303 163,776 177,045 178,932 183,462 194,324 200,691 202,151 23.4
                       
Vermont 22,209 30,628 36,398 35,489 36,351 36,537 37,695 38,639 39,915 41,095 15.8
Virginia 151,915 280,504 353,442 381,893 389,853 404,966 414,945 425,181 439,166 456,172 19.5
Washington 183,544 303,603 263,384 320,840 325,132 338,820 345,566 343,524 348,482 348,154 8.5
West Virginia 63,153 81,973 84,790 87,888 91,319 93,723 97,005 97,884 99,547 100,519 14.4
Wisconsin 202,058 269,086 299,774 307,179 315,850 329,443 329,738 331,506 335,258 340,158 10.7
Wyoming 15,220 21,147 31,326 30,004 31,095 32,605 33,695 33,955 35,334 34,693 15.6
                       
U.S. Service Academies1  17,079 49,808 48,692 13,475 14,561 14,420 14,628 14,754 15,265 12,191 -9.5
                       
Other jurisdictions 67,237 137,749 164,618 194,633 201,642 211,204 218,058 220,920 223,165 226,175 16.2
American Samoa 0 976 1,219 297 1,178 1,367 1,537 1,550 1,579 1,607 441.1
Federated States of Micronesia 0 224 975 1,576 2,243 2,173 2,558 2,608 2,283 2,539 61.1
Guam 2,719 3,217 4,741 5,215 4,869 5,157 4,710 4,642 6,064 5,789 11.0
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 328 220 224 601 623 604 647 97.3
Northern Marianas 0 0 661 1,078 982 1,299 1,237 1,101 967 968 -10.2
Palau 0 0 491 581 579 668 727 651 651 679 16.9
Puerto Rico 63,073 131,184 154,065 183,290 188,430 197,781 203,951 207,180 208,625 211,458 15.4
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 3,141 2,535 2,737 2,565 2,392 2,488 9.7
1 Data for 2000 and later years reflect substantial changes in survey coverage.
NOTE: Data through 1990 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, 1970 and 1980; and 1990 through 2006 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007. (This table was prepared May 2008.)