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Table 317.50. Degree-granting postsecondary institutions that have closed their doors, by control and level of institution: 1969-70 through 2013-14
Year All institutions Public Private
Total Nonprofit 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
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 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 26 8 18 1 0 1 25 8 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 23 6 17 0 0 0 23 6 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 38 11 27 1 0 1 37 11 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994-95 15 8 7 2 0 2 13 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
                               
1995-96 21 8 13 1 1 0 20 7 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 36 13 23 2 0 2 34 13 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 5 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 7 1 6 1 0 1 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999-2000 16 3 13 3 0 3 13 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
                               
2000-01 14 9 5 0 0 0 14 9 5 8 8 0 6 1 5
2001-02 14 2 12 0 0 0 14 2 12 1 1 0 13 1 12
2002-03 13 7 6 0 0 0 13 7 6 6 6 0 7 1 6
2003-04 12 5 7 0 0 0 12 5 7 8 5 3 4 0 4
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
2008-09 16 6 10 0 0 0 16 6 10 6 5 1 10 1 9
2009-10 17 11 6 0 0 0 17 11 6 9 9 0 8 2 6
                               
2010-11 20 9 11 0 0 0 20 9 11 7 6 1 13 3 10
2011-12 10 5 5 4 0 4 6 5 1 2 2 0 4 3 1
2012-13 21 3 18 1 1 0 20 2 18 4 2 2 16 0 16
2013-14 20 8 12 1 1 0 19 7 12 4 3 1 15 4 11
—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 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.
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 1985-86; 1982-83 Supplement to the Education Directory, Colleges and Universities; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Institutional Characteristics Survey" (IPEDS-IC:86-99); and IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2013, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared June 2015.)

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