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Table 209. Total fall enrollment in public 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 6,428,134 9,457,394 10,844,717 11,752,786 12,233,156 12,751,993 12,858,698 12,980,112 13,021,834 13,180,133 12.1
Alabama 87,884 143,674 195,939 207,435 208,385 217,883 225,347 226,989 228,153 230,668 11.2
Alaska 8,563 20,561 27,792 26,559 26,550 28,314 29,821 29,515 28,866 28,595 7.7
Arizona 107,315 194,034 248,213 284,522 294,174 307,496 310,679 317,974 320,865 331,441 16.5
Arkansas 43,599 66,068 78,645 101,775 108,950 113,509 119,920 123,973 128,117 131,407 29.1
California 1,123,529 1,599,838 1,594,710 1,927,771 2,043,182 2,121,106 1,978,831 1,987,283 2,008,155 2,047,565 6.2
                       
Colorado 108,562 145,598 200,653 217,897 222,815 233,740 236,883 239,308 234,509 231,901 6.4
Connecticut 73,391 97,788 109,556 101,027 104,066 108,522 108,815 110,354 111,705 112,476 11.3
Delaware 21,151 28,325 34,252 34,194 36,510 37,344 37,621 38,243 38,682 38,118 11.5
District of Columbia 12,194 13,900 11,990 5,499 5,589 5,603 5,424 5,388 5,595 5,769 4.9
Florida 189,450 334,349 489,081 556,912 588,921 617,754 643,784 649,857 648,999 651,908 17.1
                       
Georgia 101,900 140,158 196,413 271,755 298,215 317,180 330,052 335,979 342,012 346,138 27.4
Hawaii 32,963 43,269 45,728 44,579 45,994 48,163 50,316 50,569 50,157 49,990 12.1
Idaho 27,072 34,491 41,315 53,751 56,673 57,996 60,481 60,695 60,303 59,211 10.2
Illinois 315,634 491,274 551,333 534,155 534,280 554,093 566,137 563,593 555,149 552,777 3.5
Indiana 136,739 189,224 223,953 240,023 259,258 258,627 262,957 266,916 267,298 271,704 13.2
                       
Iowa 68,390 97,454 117,834 135,008 140,227 145,798 149,195 149,776 148,907 151,052 11.9
Kansas 88,215 121,987 149,117 159,976 164,173 167,741 169,384 170,149 170,319 170,531 6.6
Kentucky 77,240 114,884 147,095 151,973 178,349 188,518 196,474 197,991 201,579 204,198 34.4
Louisiana 101,127 136,703 158,290 189,213 194,790 197,547 207,923 208,218 181,043 192,554 1.8
Maine 25,405 31,878 41,500 40,662 42,425 44,850 46,714 47,284 47,519 47,770 17.5
                       
Maryland 118,988 195,051 220,783 223,797 236,795 246,792 251,984 256,582 256,073 260,921 16.6
Massachusetts 116,127 183,765 186,035 183,248 186,891 187,874 189,334 187,873 188,295 192,164 4.9
Michigan 339,625 454,147 487,359 467,861 482,154 495,676 501,821 500,873 505,586 511,776 9.4
Minnesota 130,567 162,379 199,211 218,617 225,941 235,513 242,531 241,245 240,853 244,106 11.7
Mississippi 64,968 90,661 109,038 125,355 125,656 134,130 134,318 137,543 135,896 136,626 9.0
                       
Missouri 132,540 165,179 200,093 201,509 206,721 214,022 216,777 214,561 217,722 218,475 8.4
Montana 27,287 31,178 31,865 37,387 39,368 40,615 42,444 42,289 42,997 42,995 15.0
Nebraska 51,454 73,509 94,614 88,531 89,639 92,111 93,432 93,195 93,181 94,486 6.7
Nevada 13,576 40,280 61,242 83,120 86,790 89,547 94,205 96,773 100,043 101,856 22.5
New Hampshire 15,979 24,119 32,163 35,870 37,224 40,958 41,324 40,642 41,007 41,530 15.8
                       
New Jersey 145,373 247,028 261,601 266,921 275,655 289,275 298,906 305,034 304,315 308,374 15.5
New Mexico 40,795 55,077 83,403 101,450 103,758 111,667 117,245 121,339 120,976 121,668 19.9
New York 449,437 563,251 616,884 583,417 584,607 610,756 613,895 623,192 626,222 635,785 9.0
North Carolina 123,761 228,154 285,405 329,422 350,684 367,861 383,720 389,143 396,755 406,068 23.3
North Dakota 30,192 31,709 34,690 36,014 38,560 41,134 43,383 43,275 42,808 42,949 19.3
                       
Ohio 281,099 381,765 427,613 411,161 425,265 441,738 450,369 454,377 453,001 452,962 10.2
Oklahoma 91,438 137,188 151,073 153,699 163,336 171,369 178,612 179,281 179,225 178,015 15.8
Oregon 108,483 140,102 144,427 154,756 162,645 173,698 166,129 165,375 163,752 160,059 3.4
Pennsylvania 232,982 292,499 343,478 339,229 353,950 370,386 381,254 384,525 380,271 388,251 14.5
Rhode Island 25,527 35,052 42,350 38,458 39,149 38,867 39,937 39,920 40,008 40,374 5.0
                       
South Carolina 47,101 107,683 131,134 155,519 158,661 167,563 171,893 172,386 174,686 176,415 13.4
South Dakota 23,936 24,328 26,596 34,857 37,310 37,760 38,179 37,598 37,548 38,028 9.1
Tennessee 98,897 156,835 175,049 202,530 194,696 194,202 196,088 199,904 200,394 205,056 1.2
Texas 365,522 613,552 802,314 896,534 935,826 1,006,549 1,035,872 1,071,926 1,081,335 1,094,139 22.0
Utah 49,588 59,598 86,108 123,046 133,790 135,778 140,282 145,182 148,960 148,228 20.5
                       
Vermont 12,536 17,984 20,910 20,021 20,480 21,238 22,607 22,980 24,090 24,385 21.8
Virginia 123,279 246,500 291,286 313,780 326,758 337,286 341,948 343,391 349,195 357,823 14.0
Washington 162,718 276,028 227,632 273,928 277,023 293,007 298,079 293,145 296,756 297,048 8.4
West Virginia 51,363 71,228 74,108 76,136 78,304 79,741 82,273 83,274 85,148 86,501 13.6
Wisconsin 170,374 235,179 253,529 249,737 257,888 268,010 266,805 266,884 268,928 272,246 9.0
Wyoming 15,220 21,121 30,623 28,715 29,545 30,666 31,666 31,597 32.611 32,860 14.4
                       
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 46,680 60,692 66,244 84,464 85,535 86,484 85,665 83,831 82,341 80,685 -4.5
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 5,038 4,546 4,470 5,875 5,603 7.4
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 42,516 54,127 55,691 73,121 73,173 73,180 71,722 70,263 67,990 66,154 -9.5
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 2,291 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.)

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