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Table 210. Total fall enrollment in private 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 2,152,753 2,639,501 2,973,920 3,559,503 3,694,831 3,859,718 4,052,783 4,291,932 4,465,641 4,578,737 28.6
Alabama 16,052 20,632 22,650 26,527 27,761 28,531 28,499 28,837 28,236 27,740 4.6
Alaska 908 735 2,041 1,394 1,206 1,232 1,214 1,354 1,365 1,258 -9.8
Arizona 2,304 8,682 15,935 57,968 72,311 94,109 125,088 172,951 224,732 235,751 306.7
Arkansas 8,440 11,539 11,780 13,397 13,332 13,863 14,030 14,426 15,155 15,984 19.3
California 133,716 191,155 214,030 328,937 336,908 352,918 361,867 386,762 391,678 387,209 17.7
                       
Colorado 14,833 17,318 26,478 45,975 46,477 48,603 52,541 61,606 68,163 76,482 66.4
Connecticut 51,309 61,844 59,048 60,216 60,961 62,084 62,161 62,421 62,970 64,240 6.7
Delaware 4,109 4,614 7,752 9,703 10,594 11,884 11,974 11,561 12,930 13,120 35.2
District of Columbia 64,964 72,775 67,561 67,190 81,663 85,411 89,873 94,600 99,302 103,736 54.4
Florida 46,075 77,542 99,005 150,772 164,633 174,325 196,324 216,808 223,663 233,743 55.0
                       
Georgia 24,611 44,001 55,373 74,449 77,883 80,424 81,050 98,304 84,638 89,265 19.9
Hawaii 3,599 3,912 10,708 15,603 16,085 17,205 17,165 16,656 16,926 16,903 8.3
Idaho 7,495 8,527 10,566 11,843 13,001 14,076 14,909 15,616 17,405 18,661 57.6
Illinois 136,512 152,971 177,913 209,763 214,164 222,529 230,678 237,808 277,818 277,899 32.5
Indiana 55,929 58,029 60,879 74,311 79,457 83,437 87,145 89,885 93,955 96,309 29.6
                       
Iowa 40,512 42,995 52,681 53,966 54,595 56,748 64,763 67,870 78,815 87,582 62.3
Kansas 14,270 14,618 14,616 19,992 20,770 20,308 20,922 21,441 21,433 22,615 13.1
Kentucky 21,351 28,182 30,757 36,368 36,490 36,971 39,269 42,106 43,390 44,716 23.0
Louisiana 19,601 23,355 28,550 34,587 34,081 34,593 36,614 38,083 16,670 31,593 -8.7
Maine 8,729 11,386 15,686 17,811 18,702 18,458 17,508 18,131 18,032 18,379 3.2
                       
Maryland 30,619 30,475 38,917 49,948 51,429 53,477 55,629 55,911 58,078 58,539 17.2
Massachusetts 187,682 234,650 231,798 237,894 238,180 243,350 246,768 251,372 255,021 259,362 9.0
Michigan 53,101 65,984 82,444 99,770 103,844 110,159 114,191 120,107 121,165 122,713 23.0
Minnesota 30,221 44,312 54,578 74,828 82,292 88,278 97,066 107,776 120,848 131,793 76.1
Mississippi 8,999 11,703 13,845 12,034 12,226 12,947 14,266 14,572 14,561 14,511 20.6
                       
Missouri 51,390 69,242 89,806 119,839 124,859 134,124 142,972 150,643 156,723 158,623 32.4
Montana 2,775 3,999 4,011 4,853 5,564 4,496 4,796 4,884 4,853 4,506 -7.2
Nebraska 15,461 15,979 18,217 23,586 24,178 24,626 26,079 27,858 28,055 30,014 27.3
Nevada 93 175 486 4,773 6,578 6,124 6,644 9,188 10,662 10,414 118.2
New Hampshire 13,421 22,675 27,347 25,848 27,807 27,565 28,284 29,521 28,886 29,139 12.7
                       
New Jersey 70,748 74,582 62,685 69,024 70,852 72,458 73,726 75,340 75,443 77,282 12.0
New Mexico 3,666 3,206 2,097 9,289 9,103 9,330 9,795 10,238 10,361 10,160 9.4
New York 357,042 428,986 431,402 459,978 473,187 496,514 512,190 518,333 525,859 524,579 14.0
North Carolina 48,164 59,383 66,733 75,230 77,100 79,474 80,717 83,566 87,637 89,565 19.1
North Dakota 1,303 2,360 3,188 4,234 4,283 4,666 5,019 6,258 6,581 6,570 55.2
                       
Ohio 95,168 107,380 130,077 138,392 143,958 146,258 153,030 159,857 163,349 166,980 20.7
Oklahoma 18,717 23,107 22,148 24,317 26,449 27,054 29,179 28,344 28,828 28,221 16.1
Oregon 13,694 17,356 21,314 28,309 28,733 30,867 32,657 34,610 36,281 37,535 32.6
Pennsylvania 178,062 215,217 260,582 270,292 276,349 284,440 294,867 304,255 312,069 318,881 18.0
Rhode Island 20,371 31,817 35,923 36,992 38,086 38,550 39,148 40,457 41,374 41,360 11.8
                       
South Carolina 22,417 24,793 28,168 30,412 32,929 34,444 35,708 36,524 35,758 36,007 18.4
South Dakota 6,703 8,433 7,612 8,364 8,224 9,991 17,637 11,110 11,220 10,903 30.4
Tennessee 36,206 47,746 51,189 61,380 63,838 67,697 80,911 78,151 82,676 85,474 39.3
Texas 76,703 87,839 99,123 137,439 140,852 145,820 139,464 157,271 159,372 158,570 15.4
Utah 32,099 34,389 35,195 40,730 43,255 43,154 43,180 49,142 51,731 53,923 32.4
                       
Vermont 9,673 12,644 15,488 15,468 15,871 15,299 15,088 15,659 15,825 16,710 8.0
Virginia 28,636 34,004 62,156 68,113 63,095 67,680 72,997 81,790 89,971 98,349 44.4
Washington 20,826 27,575 35,752 46,912 48,109 45,813 47,487 50,379 51,726 51,106 8.9
West Virginia 11,790 10,745 10,682 11,752 13,015 13,982 14,732 14,610 14,399 14,018 19.3
Wisconsin 31,684 33,907 46,245 57,442 57,962 61,433 62,933 64,622 66,330 67,912 18.2
Wyoming 0 26 703 1,289 1,550 1,939 2,029 2,358 2,723 1,833 42.2
Other jurisdictions 20,557 77,057 98,374 110,169 116,107 124,720 132,393 137,089 140,824 145,490 32.1
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Federated States of Micronesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guam 0 0 0 0 0 119 164 172 189 186
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Marianas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 20,557 77,057 98,374 110,169 115,257 124,601 132,229 136,917 140,635 145,304 31.9
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 850 0 0 0 0 0
†Not applicable.
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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