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Table 267. Degree-granting institutions that have closed their doors, by control and type of institution: 1969–70 through 2007–08
Year All institutions Public Private
Total Not-for-profit For-profit
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Excluding branch campuses                              
1969–70 18 8 10 3 0 3 15 8 7
1970–71 32 9 23 9 0 9 23 9 14
1971–72 12 3 9 3 0 3 9 3 6
1972–73 19 12 7 2 0 2 17 12 5
1973–74 18 11 7 0 0 0 18 11 7
                               
1974–75 17 13 4 3 0 3 14 13 1
1975–76 8 6 2 2 1 1 6 5 1
1976–77 8 5 3 0 0 0 8 5 3
1977–78 12 9 3 0 0 0 12 9 3
1978–79 9 4 5 0 0 0 9 4 5
                               
1979–80 6 5 1 0 0 0 6 5 1
1980–81 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
1981–82 7 6 1 0 0 0 7 6 1
1982–83 7 4 3 0 0 0 7 4 3
1983–84 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
                               
1984–85 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1985–86 10 6 4 1 0 1 9 6 3
1986–87 and 1987–88 25 19 6 1 0 1 24 19 5
1988–89 14 6 8 0 0 0 14 6 8
1989–90 12 6 6 0 0 0 12 6 6
                               
1990–91 10 4 6 0 0 0 10 4 6
1991–92 10 7 3 0 0 0 10 7 3
Including branch campuses                              
1969–70 24 10 14 5 1 4 19 9 10
1970–71 35 10 25 11 0 11 24 10 14
1971–72 14 5 9 3 0 3 11 5 6
1972–73 21 12 9 4 0 4 17 12 5
1973–74 20 12 8 1 0 1 19 12 7
                               
1974–75 18 13 5 4 0 4 14 13 1
1975–76 9 7 2 2 1 1 7 6 1
1976–77 9 6 3 0 0 0 9 6 3
1977–78 12 9 3 0 0 0 12 9 3
1978–79 9 4 5 0 0 0 9 4 5
                               
1979–80 6 5 1 0 0 0 6 5 1
1980–81 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 3 1
1981–82 7 6 1 0 0 0 7 6 1
1982–83 7 4 3 0 0 0 7 4 3
1983–84 5 5 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
                               
1984–85 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
1985–86 12 8 4 1 1 0 11 7 4
1986–87 and 1987–88 26 19 7 1 0 1 25 19 6
1988–89 14 6 8 0 0 0 14 6 8
1989–90 19 8 11 0 0 0 19 8 11
                               
1990–91 18 6 12 0 0 0 18 6 12
1991–92 26 8 18 1 0 1 25 8 17
1992–93 24 6 18 0 0 0 24 6 18
1993–94 38 10 28 1 0 1 37 10 27
1994–95 15 8 7 2 0 2 13 8 5
                               
1995–96 21 8 13 1 1 0 20 7 13
1996–97 36 13 23 2 0 2 34 13 21
1997–98 5 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 5
1998–99 7 1 6 1 0 1 6 1 5
1999–2000 16 3 13 3 0 3 13 3 10
                               
2000–01 14 9 5 0 0 0 14 9 5
2001–02 15 2 13 0 0 0 15 2 13
2002–03 13 7 6 0 0 0 13 7 6
2003–04 13 6 7 0 0 0 13 6 7
2004–05 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
                               
2005–06 11 6 5 1 1 0 10 5 5 5 4 1 5 1 4
2006–07 13 4 9 0 0 0 13 4 9 6 4 2 7 0 7
2007–08 26 10 16 0 0 0 26 10 16 9 6 3 17 4 13
—Not available
NOTE: This table indicates the year by which the institution no longer operated (generally it closed at the end of or during the prior year). Data through 1995–96 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting insti-tutions 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, Education Directory, Higher Education, 1969–70 through 1974–75; Education Directory, Colleges and Universities, 1975–76 through 1983–84; 1982–83 Supplement to the Education Directory, Colleges and Universities; and 1986–87 through 2007–08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Institutional Characteristics Survey" (IPEDS-IC:86-99), and Spring 2000 through Spring 2008. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

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