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

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 326. Number and percentage of degree-granting institutions with first-year undergraduates using various selection criteria for admission, by type and control of institution: Selected years, 2000–01 through 2007–08
Selection criteria All institutions Public institutions Private institutions
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Not-for-profit For-profit
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
  Number of institutions with first-year undergraduates
2000–01 3,717 2,034 1,683 1,647 580 1,067 2,070 1,454 616 1,383 1,247 136 687 207 480
2005–06 3,880 2,198 1,682 1,638 588 1,050 2,242 1,610 632 1,351 1,240 111 891 370 521
2006–07 3,933 2,254 1,679 1,639 595 1,044 2,294 1,659 635 1,348 1,243 105 946 416 530
2007–08 3,983 2,313 1,670 1,639 608 1,031 2,344 1,705 639 1,334 1,244 90 1,010 461 549
  Percent of institutions
Open admissions                              
2000–01 40.2 12.9 73.2 63.8 12.1 91.9 21.4 13.3 40.7 14.0 11.7 34.6 36.5 22.7 42.5
2005–06 44.7 18.3 79.3 66.1 13.6 95.4 29.2 20.1 52.4 15.3 13.1 40.5 50.2 43.5 54.9
2006–07 44.7 19.5 78.6 66.0 14.1 95.5 29.6 21.5 50.9 15.7 13.7 40.0 49.4 44.7 53.0
2007–08 44.5 19.5 79.2 65.7 14.5 95.9 29.7 21.3 52.1 15.3 13.3 42.2 48.7 42.7 53.7
                               
Some admission requirements1                              
2000–01 58.4 85.8 25.1 35.4 87.4 7.1 76.6 85.2 56.3 84.5 86.8 63.2 60.7 75.4 54.4
2005–06 53.4 80.5 18.0 33.6 86.1 4.3 67.9 78.5 40.8 84.2 86.5 57.7 43.2 51.6 37.2
2006–07 52.6 78.7 17.5 33.9 85.7 4.3 66.0 76.3 39.2 83.5 85.7 57.1 41.1 48.1 35.7
2007–08 52.6 78.8 16.3 34.1 85.4 3.9 65.5 76.4 36.3 83.9 86.1 53.3 41.2 50.3 33.5
                               
Secondary grades                              
2000–01 34.6 58.7 5.5 23.9 63.4 2.4 43.0 56.7 10.7 60.1 64.1 23.5 8.7 12.6 7.1
2005–06 34.1 57.1 4.2 25.9 68.4 2.2 40.1 53.0 7.4 62.8 66.2 25.2 5.7 8.6 3.6
2006–07 33.8 56.2 3.8 26.2 68.7 2.0 39.2 51.7 6.6 62.9 66.2 23.8 5.5 8.4 3.2
2007–08 34.2 56.3 3.6 26.7 68.8 1.9 39.4 51.8 6.3 65.1 67.8 27.8 5.5 8.9 2.7
                               
Secondary class rank                              
2000–01 13.7 24.3 1.0 10.9 30.3 0.3 16.0 21.9 2.3 23.2 25.1 5.9 1.6 2.4 1.3
2005–06 11.3 19.4 0.7 10.4 28.7 0.2 11.9 16.0 1.6 19.3 20.5 6.3 0.7 0.8 0.6
2006–07 10.8 18.4 0.7 10.2 27.7 0.2 11.2 15.0 1.4 18.8 19.9 5.7 0.5 0.5 0.6
2007–08 10.3 17.4 0.6 10.2 27.1 0.2 10.5 13.9 1.3 18.1 18.9 6.7 0.4 0.4 0.4
                               
Secondary school record                              
2000–01 45.8 70.3 16.2 29.4 72.9 5.8 58.7 69.2 34.1 73.2 75.5 52.2 29.5 30.9 29.0
2005–06 48.5 73.3 15.9 30.8 78.2 4.2 61.4 71.6 35.4 77.6 79.7 55.0 36.7 44.3 31.3
2006–07 47.7 71.6 15.7 30.9 78.0 4.1 59.7 69.3 34.8 76.7 78.7 53.3 35.5 41.1 31.1
2007–08 47.5 71.1 14.7 31.3 78.1 3.7 58.7 68.6 32.4 77.2 79.2 50.0 34.4 40.1 29.5
                               
College preparatory program                              
2000–01 15.5 27.3 1.2 16.2 44.0 1.1 14.9 20.7 1.3 22.1 24.1 4.4 0.4 0.5 0.4
2005–06 15.2 26.4 0.6 17.4 47.1 0.8 13.6 18.8 0.3 22.4 24.3 1.8 0.2 0.5 0.0
2006–07 15.4 26.5 0.5 17.8 48.1 0.6 13.7 18.8 0.3 23.1 24.9 1.9 0.2 0.5 0.0
2007–08 15.5 26.3 0.5 18.1 47.7 0.7 13.6 18.7 0.2 23.8 25.4 1.1 0.2 0.4 0.0
                               
Recommendations                              
2000–01 20.4 34.4 3.5 2.7 7.4 0.2 34.4 45.1 9.3 46.6 49.2 22.8 10.0 20.8 5.4
2005–06 19.2 31.9 2.5 2.9 7.7 0.2 31.1 40.8 6.3 49.1 51.5 23.4 3.7 5.1 2.7
2006–07 18.3 30.5 2.0 2.6 6.7 0.2 29.6 39.1 4.9 49.0 51.2 22.9 1.9 2.6 1.3
2007–08 18.0 29.5 2.1 2.6 6.7 0.2 28.8 37.6 5.2 49.0 50.6 25.6 2.1 2.4 1.8
                               
Demonstration of competencies2                              
2000–01 8.0 12.1 3.0 2.2 5.0 0.7 12.7 15.0 7.1 12.1 12.7 7.4 13.7 29.0 7.1
2005–06 7.0 9.8 3.3 2.3 6.1 0.2 10.3 11.1 8.4 10.2 10.3 9.0 10.5 13.8 8.3
2006–07 6.3 9.2 2.3 2.0 5.4 0.1 9.3 10.5 6.0 9.5 9.6 8.6 9.0 13.5 5.5
2007–08 6.1 8.7 2.5 1.8 4.8 0.1 9.0 10.1 6.3 9.4 9.3 11.1 8.5 12.1 5.5
                               
Test scores3                              
2000–01 47.2 72.5 16.7 33.2 83.4 5.8 58.5 68.2 35.6 70.3 73.4 41.9 34.6 36.7 33.8
2005–06 36.5 62.5 2.6 31.1 82.3 2.4 40.5 55.2 3.0 65.7 70.5 12.6 2.2 4.1 1.0
2006–07 35.6 60.6 2.1 31.2 82.2 2.1 38.8 52.9 2.0 65.1 69.6 12.4 1.3 2.9 0.0
2007–08 34.8 58.4 2.1 31.6 81.7 2.0 37.0 50.0 2.2 64.4 67.9 15.6 0.8 1.7 0.0
                               
TOEFL4                              
2000–01 43.4 71.2 9.9 30.2 77.4 4.6 54.0 68.7 19.2 66.2 70.1 30.9 29.3 60.4 15.8
2005–06 41.5 67.9 7.1 31.0 79.3 3.9 49.3 63.8 12.3 67.0 70.6 27.0 22.4 41.1 9.2
2006–07 41.4 66.8 7.4 31.1 78.8 3.9 48.8 62.4 13.1 67.1 70.4 28.6 22.6 38.7 10.0
2007–08 41.4 66.3 6.8 30.9 77.5 3.5 48.6 62.3 12.1 67.5 70.0 32.2 23.8 41.6 8.7
                               
No admission requirements, only recommendations
for admission
                             
2000–01 1.4 1.2 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.9 1.9 1.5 2.9 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.8 1.9 3.1
2005–06 1.8 1.1 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.9 1.4 6.8 0.5 0.4 1.8 6.6 4.9 7.9
2006–07 2.6 1.7 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.4 2.3 9.9 0.8 0.6 2.9 9.5 7.2 11.3
2007–08 2.9 1.7 4.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 4.8 2.3 11.6 0.8 0.6 4.4 10.1 6.9 12.8
1 Many institutions have more than one admission requirement.
2 Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assess­ment instruments).
3 Includes SAT, ACT, or other admission tests.
4 Test of English as a Foreign Language.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2000–01 through 2007–08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Fall 2000 through Fall 2007. (This table was prepared July 2008.)