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Digest of Education Statistics: 2015
Digest of Education Statistics: 2015

NCES 2016-014
December 2016


Table 311.10. Number and percentage distribution of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions, by level, disability status, and selected student characteristics: 2007-08 and 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected student characteristic Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate, 2011-12
2007-08 2011-12
All students Students with disabil-
ities1
Nondisabled
students
All students Students with disabil-
ities1
Nondisabled
students
All students Students with disabil-
ities1
Nondisabled
students
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number of students (in thousands) 20,511 (—) 2,243 (—) 18,268 (—) 23,055 (—) 2,563 (—) 20,493 (—) 3,682 (—) 195   (—) 3,487 (—)
                                       
Percentage distribution of students                                      
Total 100.0 (†) 10.9 (0.19) 89.1 (0.19) 100.0 (†) 11.1 (0.17) 88.9 (0.17) 100.0 (†) 5.3   (0.36) 94.7 (0.36)
                                       
Sex                                      
Male 100.0 (†) 10.9 (0.26) 89.1 (0.26) 100.0 (†) 11.3 (0.27) 88.7 (0.27) 100.0 (†) 4.8   (0.40) 95.2 (0.40)
Female 100.0 (†) 11.0 (0.23) 89.0 (0.23) 100.0 (†) 11.0 (0.23) 89.0 (0.23) 100.0 (†) 5.6   (0.50) 94.4 (0.50)
                                       
Race/ethnicity of student                                      
White 100.0 (†) 11.7 (0.23) 88.3 (0.23) 100.0 (†) 11.1 (0.24) 88.9 (0.24) 100.0 (†) 5.0   (0.39) 95.0 (0.39)
Black 100.0 (†) 9.9 (0.44) 90.1 (0.44) 100.0 (†) 12.2 (0.38) 87.8 (0.38) 100.0 (†) 6.9   (1.19) 93.1 (1.19)
Hispanic 100.0 (†) 9.4 (0.42) 90.6 (0.42) 100.0 (†) 10.4 (0.41) 89.7 (0.41) 100.0 (†) 6.4   (1.40) 93.7 (1.40)
Asian 100.0 (†) 8.0 (0.66) 92.0 (0.66) 100.0 (†) 8.0 (0.64) 92.0 (0.64) 100.0 (†) 4.3   (0.86) 95.7 (0.86)
Pacific Islander 100.0 (†) 7.6 (1.25) 92.4 (1.25) 100.0 (†) 14.9 (2.97) 85.1 (2.97) (†)   (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 (†) 10.0 (1.42) 90.0 (1.42) 100.0 (†) 14.4 (2.32) 85.6 (2.32) (†)   (†) (†)
Two or more races 100.0 (†) 13.5 (1.11) 86.5 (1.11) 100.0 (†) 13.6 (0.98) 86.4 (0.98) 100.0 (†) 6.4   (1.84) 93.6 (1.84)
Other 100.0 (†) 11.3 (2.63) 88.7 (2.63) (†) (†) (†) (†)   (†) (†)
                                       
Age                                      
15 to 23 100.0 (†) 9.8 (0.19) 90.2 (0.19) 100.0 (†) 9.0 (0.22) 91.0 (0.22) 100.0 (†) 3.9   (0.70) 96.1 (0.70)
24 to 29 100.0 (†) 12.8 (0.48) 87.2 (0.48) 100.0 (†) 11.3 (0.38) 88.7 (0.38) 100.0 (†) 4.6   (0.50) 95.4 (0.50)
30 or older 100.0 (†) 12.4 (0.39) 87.7 (0.39) 100.0 (†) 15.7 (0.44) 84.3 (0.44) 100.0 (†) 6.2   (0.57) 93.8 (0.57)
                                       
Attendance status                                      
Full-time, full-year 100.0 (†) 9.5 (0.19) 90.5 (0.19) 100.0 (†) 9.5 (0.22) 90.5 (0.22) 100.0 (†) 5.4   (0.47) 94.6 (0.47)
Part-time or part-year 100.0 (†) 11.7 (0.27) 88.3 (0.27) 100.0 (†) 12.1 (0.24) 87.9 (0.24) 100.0 (†) 5.3   (0.45) 94.7 (0.45)
                                       
Student housing status                                      
On-campus 100.0 (†) 8.6 (0.34) 91.4 (0.34) 100.0 (†) 8.6 (0.37) 91.4 (0.37) (†)   (†) (†)
Off-campus 100.0 (†) 11.4 (0.25) 88.6 (0.25) 100.0 (†) 11.8 (0.27) 88.2 (0.27) (†)   (†) (†)
With parents or relatives 100.0 (†) 11.2 (0.33) 88.8 (0.33) 100.0 (†) 11.3 (0.30) 88.7 (0.30) (†)   (†) (†)
Attended more than one institution 100.0 (†) 10.8 (0.43) 89.3 (0.43) 100.0 (†) 10.0 (0.42) 90.0 (0.42) (†)   (†) (†)
                                       
Dependency status                                      
Dependent 100.0 (†) 9.6 (0.19) 90.4 (0.19) 100.0 (†) 8.6 (0.21) 91.4 (0.21) (†)   (†) (†)
Independent, unmarried 100.0 (†) 14.1 (0.51) 85.9 (0.51) 100.0 (†) 14.3 (0.44) 85.7 (0.44) 100.0 (†) 5.6   (0.47) 94.4 (0.47)
Independent, married 100.0 (†) 12.0 (0.80) 88.0 (0.80) 100.0 (†) 13.3 (0.74) 86.7 (0.74) 100.0 (†) 4.2   (0.85) 95.8 (0.85)
Independent with dependents 100.0 (†) 11.5 (0.34) 88.5 (0.34) 100.0 (†) 13.1 (0.39) 86.9 (0.39) 100.0 (†) 5.3   (0.58) 94.7 (0.58)
                                       
Veteran status                                      
Veteran 100.0 (†) 15.0 (1.10) 85.0 (1.10) 100.0 (†) 20.6 (1.35) 79.4 (1.35) 100.0 (†) 7.9   (1.70) 92.1 (1.70)
Not veteran 100.0 (†) 10.8 (0.18) 89.2 (0.18) 100.0 (†) 10.8 (0.17) 89.3 (0.17) 100.0 (†) 5.2   (0.36) 94.8 (0.36)
                                       
Field of study                                      
Business/management 100.0 (†) 10.0 (0.43) 90.0 (0.43) 100.0 (†) 10.0 (0.42) 90.0 (0.42) 100.0 (†) 5.9   (1.60) 94.2 (1.60)
Education 100.0 (†) 10.0 (0.56) 90.0 (0.56) 100.0 (†) 10.1 (0.75) 89.9 (0.75) 100.0 (†) 5.6   (0.88) 94.4 (0.88)
Engineering/computer
     science/mathematics
100.0 (†) 10.6 (0.76) 89.4 (0.76) 100.0 (†) 10.6 (0.63) 89.4 (0.63) 100.0 (†) 4.8   (1.04) 95.2 (1.04)
Health 100.0 (†) 11.2 (0.45) 88.8 (0.45) 100.0 (†) 10.8 (0.38) 89.2 (0.38) 100.0 (†) 4.6   (0.68) 95.4 (0.68)
Humanities 100.0 (†) 12.2 (0.41) 87.8 (0.41) 100.0 (†) 12.2 (0.49) 87.8 (0.49) 100.0 (†) 5.9   (1.12) 94.1 (1.12)
Law (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 100.0 (†) 7.7   (1.17) 92.3 (1.17)
Life/physical sciences 100.0 (†) 9.8 (0.55) 90.2 (0.55) 100.0 (†) 9.2 (0.54) 90.8 (0.54) 100.0 (†) 3.8   (0.67) 96.2 (0.67)
Social/behavioral sciences 100.0 (†) 10.8 (0.65) 89.2 (0.65) 100.0 (†) 11.8 (0.76) 88.2 (0.76) 100.0 (†) 5.8   (0.79) 94.2 (0.79)
Vocational/technical 100.0 (†) 11.2 (0.99) 88.8 (0.99) 100.0 (†) 14.5 (1.09) 85.5 (1.09) (†)   (†) (†)
Undeclared 100.0 (†) 11.1 (0.56) 88.9 (0.56) 100.0 (†) 11.8 (0.91) 88.2 (0.91) 100.0 (†) 4.2 ! (1.72) 95.8 (1.72)
Other 100.0 (†) 11.2 (0.45) 88.8 (0.45) 100.0 (†) 11.8 (0.44) 88.2 (0.44) 100.0 (†) 4.8   (0.80) 95.2 (0.80)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Students with disabilities are those who reported that they had one or more of the following conditions: a specific learning disability, a visual impairment, hard of hearing, deafness, a speech impairment, an orthopedic impairment, or a health impairment.
NOTE: Data are based on a sample survey of students who enrolled at any time during the school year. Data exclude Puerto Rico. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007-08 and 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08 and NPSAS:12). (This table was prepared August 2014.)