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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 311.15. Number and percentage of students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by distance education participation, location of student, level of enrollment, and control and level of institution: Fall 2012 and fall 2013
Year, level of enrollment, and control and level of institution Number of students Percent of students
Total No distance education courses Taking any distance education course(s) Total No distance educa-tion courses Taking any distance education course(s)
Total, any distance education course(s) At least one, but not all, of student's courses Exclusively distance education courses,
by location of student
Total, any distance education course(s) At least one, but not all, of student's courses Exclusively distance education courses,
by location of student
Total Same state Different state State not known Outside of the United States Location unknown Total Same state Differ-ent state State not known Outside of the United States Location unknown
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Fall 2012                                        
All students,
     total
20,642,819 15,198,118 5,444,701 2,806,048 2,638,653 1,336,873 1,176,009 36,779 33,561 55,431 100.0 73.6 26.4 13.6 12.8 6.5 5.7 0.2 0.2 0.3
                                         
Public 14,880,343 11,227,331 3,653,012 2,405,021 1,247,991 1,031,658 145,655 23,173 13,277 34,228 100.0 75.5 24.5 16.2 8.4 6.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.2
Private                                        
Nonprofit 3,953,578 3,226,385 727,193 259,696 467,497 183,450 253,173 9,050 7,378 14,446 100.0 81.6 18.4 6.6 11.8 4.6 6.4 0.2 0.2 0.4
For-profit 1,808,898 744,402 1,064,496 141,331 923,165 121,765 777,181 4,556 12,906 6,757 100.0 41.2 58.8 7.8 51.0 6.7 43.0 0.3 0.7 0.4
                                         
Fall 2013                                        
All students,
     total
20,375,789 14,853,595 5,522,194 2,862,991 2,659,203 1,388,195 1,119,577 30,244 35,767 85,420 100.0 72.9 27.1 14.1 13.1 6.8 5.5 0.1 0.2 0.4
                                         
4-year 13,407,050 9,790,774 3,616,276 1,638,507 1,977,769 778,853 1,074,387 12,905 31,867 79,757 100.0 73.0 27.0 12.2 14.8 5.8 8.0 0.1 0.2 0.6
2-year 6,968,739 5,062,821 1,905,918 1,224,484 681,434 609,342 45,190 17,339 3,900 5,663 100.0 72.7 27.3 17.6 9.8 8.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Public 14,745,558 11,001,316 3,744,242 2,462,362 1,281,880 1,065,214 159,637 24,401 12,718 19,910 100.0 74.6 25.4 16.7 8.7 7.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
4-year 8,120,417 6,244,659 1,875,758 1,255,372 620,386 462,008 128,232 7,062 8,834 14,250 100.0 76.9 23.1 15.5 7.6 5.7 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.2
2-year 6,625,141 4,756,657 1,868,484 1,206,990 661,494 603,206 31,405 17,339 3,884 5,660 100.0 71.8 28.2 18.2 10.0 9.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1
                                         
Private                                        
Nonprofit 3,974,004 3,178,594 795,410 275,020 520,390 205,897 289,967 2,349 9,435 12,742 100.0 80.0 20.0 6.9 13.1 5.2 7.3 0.1 0.2 0.3
4-year 3,941,806 3,148,416 793,390 273,802 519,588 205,493 289,569 2,349 9,435 12,742 100.0 79.9 20.1 6.9 13.2 5.2 7.3 0.1 0.2 0.3
2-year 32,198 30,178 2,020 1,218 802 404 398 0 0 0 100.0 93.7 6.3 3.8 2.5 1.3 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
For-profit 1,656,227 673,685 982,542 125,609 856,933 117,084 669,973 3,494 13,614 52,768 100.0 40.7 59.3 7.6 51.7 7.1 40.5 0.2 0.8 3.2
4-year 1,344,827 397,699 947,128 109,333 837,795 111,352 656,586 3,494 13,598 52,765 100.0 29.6 70.4 8.1 62.3 8.3 48.8 0.3 1.0 3.9
2-year 311,400 275,986 35,414 16,276 19,138 5,732 13,387 0 16 3 100.0 88.6 11.4 5.2 6.1 1.8 4.3 0.0 # #
                                         
Undergraduate 17,474,835 12,847,210 4,627,625 2,645,183 1,982,442 1,114,983 757,448 26,211 21,105 62,695 100.0 73.5 26.5 15.1 11.3 6.4 4.3 0.1 0.1 0.4
                                         
4-year 10,506,096 7,784,389 2,721,707 1,420,699 1,301,008 505,641 712,258 8,872 17,205 57,032 100.0 74.1 25.9 13.5 12.4 4.8 6.8 0.1 0.2 0.5
2-year 6,968,739 5,062,821 1,905,918 1,224,484 681,434 609,342 45,190 17,339 3,900 5,663 100.0 72.7 27.3 17.6 9.8 8.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1
                                         
Public 13,347,002 9,949,253 3,397,749 2,337,560 1,060,189 916,864 96,899 22,988 8,958 14,480 100.0 74.5 25.5 17.5 7.9 6.9 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1
4-year 6,721,861 5,192,596 1,529,265 1,130,570 398,695 313,658 65,494 5,649 5,074 8,820 100.0 77.2 22.8 16.8 5.9 4.7 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
2-year 6,625,141 4,756,657 1,868,484 1,206,990 661,494 603,206 31,405 17,339 3,884 5,660 100.0 71.8 28.2 18.2 10.0 9.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1
                                         
Private                                        
Nonprofit 2,757,447 2,271,597 485,850 194,886 290,964 108,191 169,663 758 4,655 7,697 100.0 82.4 17.6 7.1 10.6 3.9 6.2 # 0.2 0.3
4-year 2,725,249 2,241,419 483,830 193,668 290,162 107,787 169,265 758 4,655 7,697 100.0 82.2 17.8 7.1 10.6 4.0 6.2 # 0.2 0.3
2-year 32,198 30,178 2,020 1,218 802 404 398 0 0 0 100.0 93.7 6.3 3.8 2.5 1.3 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
For-profit 1,370,386 626,360 744,026 112,737 631,289 89,928 490,886 2,465 7,492 40,518 100.0 45.7 54.3 8.2 46.1 6.6 35.8 0.2 0.5 3.0
4-year 1,058,986 350,374 708,612 96,461 612,151 84,196 477,499 2,465 7,476 40,515 100.0 33.1 66.9 9.1 57.8 8.0 45.1 0.2 0.7 3.8
2-year 311,400 275,986 35,414 16,276 19,138 5,732 13,387 0 16 3 100.0 88.6 11.4 5.2 6.1 1.8 4.3 0.0 # #
                                         
Postbaccalaureate 2,900,954 2,006,385 894,569 217,808 676,761 273,212 362,129 4,033 14,662 22,725 100.0 69.2 30.8 7.5 23.3 9.4 12.5 0.1 0.5 0.8
                                         
Public 1,398,556 1,052,063 346,493 124,802 221,691 148,350 62,738 1,413 3,760 5,430 100.0 75.2 24.8 8.9 15.9 10.6 4.5 0.1 0.3 0.4
Private                                        
Nonprofit 1,216,557 906,997 309,560 80,134 229,426 97,706 120,304 1,591 4,780 5,045 100.0 74.6 25.4 6.6 18.9 8.0 9.9 0.1 0.4 0.4
For-profit 285,841 47,325 238,516 12,872 225,644 27,156 179,087 1,029 6,122 12,250 100.0 16.6 83.4 4.5 78.9 9.5 62.7 0.4 2.1 4.3
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared December 2014.)