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

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 221. Full-time-equivalent fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by control and state or jurisdiction: Selected years,1980 through 2006
State or jurisdiction Total Public Private
1980 1990 2000 2004 2005 2006 1990 2000 2006 1990 2000 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 8,819,013 9,983,436 11,267,025 13,000,994 13,200,790 13,403,097 7,557,982 8,266,932 9,503,558 2,425,454 3,000,093 3,899,539
Alabama 138,910 174,610 184,031 203,150 201,697 203,307 154,343 159,867 178,314 20,267 24,164 24,993
Alaska 10,073 18,496 17,787 20,160 19,858 19,626 17,087 16,808 18,782 1,409 979 844
Arizona 127,114 167,617 225,396 368,620 420,004 434,884 153,500 173,079 207,469 14,117 52,317 227,415
Arkansas 64,307 74,449 91,886 108,671 111,778 113,723 63,472 79,416 99,726 10,977 12,470 13,997
California 1,099,559 1,156,288 1,468,486 1,608,720 1,629,006 1,652,838 979,663 1,183,585 1,319,634 176,625 284,901 333,204
                         
Colorado 123,589 159,032 188,117 221,261 224,638 232,313 138,350 151,166 166,671 20,682 36,951 65,642
Connecticut 112,612 115,791 117,954 131,992 134,262 136,360 70,870 67,760 81,340 44,921 50,194 55,020
Delaware 26,284 31,612 34,057 38,514 39,866 39,860 26,059 27,366 30,533 5,553 6,691 9,327
District of Columbia 62,126 61,549 59,560 76,440 78,917 82,159 7,294 3,364 3,984 54,255 56,196 78,175
Florida 290,647 383,385 486,818 624,502 633,811 646,231 302,579 363,905 455,217 80,806 122,913 191,014
                         
Georgia 152,369 198,549 268,707 343,524 334,673 342,909 149,115 202,640 263,880 49,434 66,067 79,029
Hawaii 35,859 41,097 45,329 49,959 49,755 49,717 32,496 32,011 35,665 8,601 13,318 14,052
Idaho 33,938 41,275 52,353 61,683 62,459 62,436 31,408 40,932 45,074 9,867 11,421 17,362
Illinois 432,365 493,364 520,087 573,703 608,805 608,078 353,247 351,125 376,608 140,117 168,962 231,470
Indiana 193,445 222,835 250,998 287,320 291,994 297,688 168,984 184,113 211,281 53,851 66,885 86,407
                         
Iowa 120,083 138,565 152,505 171,328 177,588 183,281 95,772 106,480 114,931 42,793 46,025 68,350
Kansas 101,147 118,969 129,839 141,263 141,311 142,943 106,570 113,764 124,493 12,399 16,075 18,450
Kentucky 113,709 137,651 149,395 184,413 185,949 187,336 111,858 118,319 149,973 25,793 31,076 37,363
Louisiana 132,780 154,132 183,661 204,063 165,806 185,348 129,357 153,502 157,237 24,775 30,159 28,111
Maine 34,471 42,021 43,384 49,695 50,119 50,729 29,876 29,475 35,206 12,145 13,909 15,523
                         
Maryland 149,202 169,972 188,887 218,455 221,114 225,645 141,950 152,296 180,451 28,022 36,591 45,194
Massachusetts 315,937 320,299 327,984 351,157 356,390 362,906 130,962 126,424 138,249 189,337 201,560 224,657
Michigan 366,058 389,814 402,019 454,224 459,424 464,813 326,952 325,775 372,154 62,862 76,244 92,659
Minnesota 162,559 190,608 223,232 270,329 277,460 286,265 143,424 160,512 182,945 47,184 62,720 103,320
Mississippi 85,621 103,957 113,804 129,192 127,987 128,532 92,269 103,352 115,525 11,688 10,452 13,007
                         
Missouri 180,156 210,104 237,161 274,323 281,256 284,361 142,953 145,980 164,217 67,151 91,181 120,144
Montana 29,428 29,905 36,005 40,147 40,186 39,876 26,835 32,178 35,937 3,070 3,827 3,939
Nebraska 68,505 80,989 85,993 94,395 94,683 97,301 65,739 65,186 70,919 15,250 20,807 26,382
Nevada 22,467 33,814 52,577 71,681 75,448 75,314 33,392 48,099 65,397 422 4,478 9,917
New Hampshire 39,456 45,762 48,230 55,392 55,748 56,500 24,948 26,506 31,743 20,814 21,724 24,757
                         
New Jersey 218,838 221,468 245,447 281,732 283,103 288,830 174,324 190,816 226,108 47,144 54,631 62,722
New Mexico 43,722 59,517 77,415 90,885 90,896 90,980 57,870 69,320 81,962 1,647 8,095 9,018
New York 760,305 798,696 826,078 926,102 937,053 947,140 446,379 438,575 494,393 352,317 387,503 452,747
North Carolina 235,266 269,025 305,805 360,438 370,611 376,751 208,321 237,202 294,768 60,704 68,603 81,983
North Dakota 30,188 33,118 35,230 42,226 41,874 41,617 30,276 31,243 35,894 2,842 3,987 5,723
                         
Ohio 369,342 420,499 426,080 484,846 489,636 495,200 317,837 308,742 351,950 102,662 117,338 143,250
Oklahoma 115,701 128,203 136,833 162,024 161,599 159,419 108,933 114,783 133,566 19,270 22,050 25,853
Oregon 110,649 120,176 130,705 149,906 149,198 148,653 101,424 105,687 115,604 18,752 25,018 33,049
Pennsylvania 404,192 464,179 499,729 566,077 572,290 582,885 261,305 269,891 312,910 202,874 229,838 269,975
Rhode Island 50,628 60,168 59,639 65,794 67,090 67,796 28,804 26,617 29,475 31,364 33,022 38,321
                         
South Carolina 109,346 127,225 143,343 164,813 166,413 168,297 101,918 116,113 136,090 25,307 27,230 32,207
South Dakota 27,873 28,256 34,876 39,056 38,977 38,806 22,128 28,074 30,615 6,128 6,802 8,191
Tennessee 161,058 175,961 209,100 229,125 232,961 238,809 130,184 152,782 161,804 45,777 56,318 77,005
Texas 527,724 637,742 741,012 878,489 889,332 894,126 553,436 626,580 758,809 84,306 114,432 135,317
Utah 78,199 94,012 125,622 147,506 151,963 151,906 63,495 88,436 102,270 30,517 37,186 49,636
                         
Vermont 25,572 29,072 29,099 31,775 32,959 34,255 16,048 15,426 19,039 13,024 13,673 15,216
Virginia 199,549 251,708 277,270 316,516 328,949 341,246 202,285 220,283 256,230 49,423 56,987 85,016
Washington 194,440 189,521 236,609 259,263 262,055 261,437 160,889 198,653 217,165 28,632 37,956 44,272
West Virginia 60,394 68,235 72,962 82,375 83,498 84,220 59,229 62,140 71,610 9,006 10,822 12,610
Wisconsin 206,790 229,975 232,912 254,467 257,893 260,867 192,107 186,856 204,996 37,868 46,056 55,871
Wyoming 14,725 21,888 21,542 24,549 25,183 24,387 21,185 20,253 22,554 703 1,289 1,833
                         
U.S. Service Academies1  49,736 48,281 13,475 14,754 15,265 12,191 48,281 13,475 12,191 " " "
Other jurisdictions 117,637 140,954 166,039 166,039 193,263 193,263 55,908 73,576 70,054 85,046 92,463 123,209
American Samoa 824 952 214 1,018 1,038 1,081 952 214 1,081 0 0 0
Federated States of Micronesia 195 549 1,308 2,169 1,798 1,986 549 1,308 1,986 0 0 0
Guam 2,115 2,956 3,579 3,271 3,909 3,821 2,956 3,579 3,659 0 0 162
Marshall Islands 0 0 166 540 517 567 0 166 567 0 0 0
Northern Marianas 0 376 707 931 833 821 376 707 821 0 0 0
Palau 0 423 450 504 505 528 423 450 528 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 113,285 134,193 158,028 178,767 179,832 182,692 49,147 65,565 59,645 85,046 92,463 123,047
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,218 1,505 1,587 1,778 1,712 1,767 1,505 1,587 1,767 0 0 0
† Not applicable.
1 Data for 2000 and later years reflect substantial change 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" 1980 survey; 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 June 2008.)