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Digest of Education Statistics: 2013
Digest of Education Statistics: 2013

NCES 2015-011
May 2015


Table 317.40. Number of degree-granting postsecondary institutions and enrollment in these institutions, by enrollment size, control, and level of institution: Fall 2012
Control and level of institution Number of institutions, by enrollment size of institution Enrollment, by enrollment size of institution
Total Under 200 200 to
499
500 to
999
1,000 to
2,499
2,500 to
4,999
5,000 to
9,999
10,000 to
19,999
20,000 to
29,999
30,000
or more
Total Under 200 200 to
499
500 to
999
1,000 to
2,499
2,500 to
4,999
5,000 to
9,999
10,000 to
19,999
20,000 to
29,999
30,000
or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Number of institutions                                        
Total 4,726 571 802 666 918 673 508 361 134 93 20,642,819 63,377 268,303 469,837 1,517,262 2,398,485 3,605,330 5,007,338 3,294,363 4,018,524
Research university, very high1 107 0 0 0 1 0 9 21 35 41 2,908,258 0 0 0 2,243 0 63,275 296,534 886,826 1,659,380
Research university, high2 98 0 0 0 1 3 14 43 26 11 1,799,702 0 0 0 2,261 11,759 106,418 640,655 659,397 379,212
Doctoral/research university3 88 1 1 1 13 14 22 25 8 3 1,095,092 108 343 742 22,399 51,593 161,590 322,420 193,532 342,365
Master's4 703 0 13 22 138 219 185 93 19 14 4,677,747 0 4,822 16,021 249,601 786,171 1,292,989 1,254,767 436,982 636,394
Baccalaureate5 853 21 80 195 366 133 32 14 3 9 2,082,735 2,799 30,001 144,221 597,764 452,722 220,085 212,021 76,616 346,506
Special-focus institutions6 1,177 345 366 239 156 52 11 8 0 0 915,312 37,607 119,683 165,766 235,422 174,250 72,534 110,050 0 0
2-year 1,700 204 342 209 243 252 235 157 43 15 7,163,973 22,863 113,454 143,087 407,572 921,990 1,688,439 2,170,891 1,041,010 654,667
                                         
Public 1,623 6 34 61 261 375 393 298 117 78 14,880,343 850 12,370 47,802 463,010 1,375,106 2,823,111 4,170,945 2,885,161 3,101,988
Research university, very high1 73 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 28 38 2,356,498 0 0 0 0 0 14,448 81,427 718,320 1,542,303
Research university, high2 73 0 0 0 0 0 7 34 22 10 1,478,158 0 0 0 0 0 56,543 518,446 558,366 344,803
Doctoral/research university3 28 0 0 0 1 1 4 16 6 0 405,603 0 0 0 2,255 3,807 31,759 220,303 147,479 0
Master's4 271 0 0 1 10 47 116 74 16 7 2,646,961 0 0 604 20,752 182,374 832,076 996,963 366,631 247,561
Baccalaureate5 198 0 1 19 58 70 27 13 2 8 1,114,096 0 414 15,621 98,513 251,725 186,506 195,308 53,355 312,654
Special-focus institutions6 46 1 8 9 13 13 2 0 0 0 91,367 169 2,754 7,483 24,639 42,982 13,340 0 0 0
Medical or other health 29 0 3 5 7 12 2 0 0 0 71,324 0 1,083 4,301 13,400 39,200 13,340 0 0 0
Other special focus 17 1 5 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 20,043 169 1,671 3,182 11,239 3,782 0 0 0 0
2-year 934 5 25 32 179 244 235 156 43 15 6,787,660 681 9,202 24,094 316,851 894,218 1,688,439 2,158,498 1,041,010 654,667
                                         
Private nonprofit 1,652 270 250 237 468 255 97 54 14 7 3,953,578 29,543 81,299 173,617 776,227 879,516 651,824 715,746 338,851 306,955
Research university, very high1 34 0 0 0 1 0 7 16 7 3 551,760 0 0 0 2,243 0 48,827 215,107 168,506 117,077
Research university, high2 25 0 0 0 1 3 7 9 4 1 321,544 0 0 0 2,261 11,759 49,875 122,209 101,031 34,409
Doctoral/research university3 48 1 1 0 6 13 16 9 2 0 321,135 108 343 0 11,134 47,786 113,594 102,117 46,053 0
Master's4 362 0 10 12 101 158 61 17 0 3 1,552,129 0 3,532 9,273 188,038 559,219 403,624 232,974 0 155,469
Baccalaureate5 514 14 40 113 284 59 2 1 1 0 804,295 1,819 14,988 83,943 464,289 188,608 10,674 16,713 23,261 0
Special-focus institutions6 572 221 158 96 69 22 4 2 0 0 365,109 23,522 49,217 69,451 98,919 72,144 25,230 26,626 0 0
Art, music, or design 60 11 16 18 11 3 0 1 0 0 61,769 1,011 5,377 12,774 18,830 12,713 0 11,064 0 0
Business and management 28 6 4 8 4 4 2 0 0 0 37,124 761 1,088 5,364 5,052 12,177 12,682 0 0 0
Engineering or technology 11 5 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 21,140 498 830 905 3,345 0 0 15,562 0 0
Medical or other health 135 23 40 29 31 11 1 0 0 0 120,932 2,646 13,152 21,700 42,715 34,709 6,010 0 0 0
Theological 296 170 85 27 11 2 1 0 0 0 91,124 17,953 25,117 19,209 15,809 6,498 6,538 0 0 0
Other special focus 42 6 11 13 10 2 0 0 0 0 33,020 653 3,653 9,499 13,168 6,047 0 0 0 0
2-year 97 34 41 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 37,606 4,094 13,219 10,950 9,343 0 0 0 0 0
                                         
Private for-profit 1,451 295 518 368 189 43 18 9 3 8 1,808,898 32,984 174,634 248,418 278,025 143,863 130,395 120,647 70,351 609,581
Doctoral/research university3 12 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 3 368,354 0 0 742 9,010 0 16,237 0 0 342,365
Master's4 70 0 3 9 27 14 8 2 3 4 478,657 0 1,290 6,144 40,811 44,578 57,289 24,830 70,351 233,364
Baccalaureate5 141 7 39 63 24 4 3 0 0 1 164,344 980 14,599 44,657 34,962 12,389 22,905 0 0 33,852
Special-focus institutions6 559 123 200 134 74 17 5 6 0 0 458,836 13,916 67,712 88,832 111,864 59,124 33,964 83,424 0 0
Art, music, or design 82 5 18 25 26 6 0 2 0 0 116,558 488 6,498 16,928 43,769 20,361 0 28,514 0 0
Business and management 238 63 89 41 28 10 4 3 0 0 212,135 7,473 29,048 29,389 39,748 35,294 28,171 43,012 0 0
Engineering or technology 157 26 76 49 5 0 1 0 0 0 73,207 2,933 26,479 30,730 7,272 0 5,793 0 0 0
Medical or other health 68 27 15 15 10 0 0 1 0 0 43,319 2,862 4,841 9,306 14,412 0 0 11,898 0 0
Other special focus 14 2 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 13,617 160 846 2,479 6,663 3,469 0 0 0 0
2-year 669 165 276 161 58 8 0 1 0 0 338,707 18,088 91,033 108,043 81,378 27,772 0 12,393 0 0
1 Research universities with a very high level of research activity.
2 Research universities with a high level of research activity.
3 Institutions that award at least 20 doctor's degrees per year, but did not have a high level of research activity.
4 Institutions that award at least 50 master's degrees per year.
5 Institutions that primarily emphasize undergraduate education. Also includes institutions classified as 4-year under the IPEDS system, which had been classified as 2-year in the Carnegie system because they primarily award associate's degrees.
6 Special-focus 4-year institutions award degrees primarily in single fields of study, such as medicine, business, fine arts, theology, and engineering.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Relative levels of research activity for research universities were determined by an analysis of research and development expenditures, science and engineering research staffing, and doctoral degrees conferred, by field. Further information on the research index ranking may be obtained from http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/resources/.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2013, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared May 2014.)