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

NCES 2016-014
December 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 2013 and fall 2014
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 Loca-tion 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 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
                                         
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
Private 5,630,231 3,852,279 1,777,952 400,629 1,377,323 322,981 959,940 5,843 23,049 65,510 100.0 68.4 31.6 7.1 24.5 5.7 17.0 0.1 0.4 1.2
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
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
                                         
Fall 2014                                        
All students,
      total
20,207,369 14,456,952 5,750,417 2,926,083 2,824,334 1,510,779 1,154,608 31,676 37,071 90,200 100.0 71.5 28.5 14.5 14.0 7.5 5.7 0.2 0.2 0.4
                                         
4-year 13,492,884 9,614,081 3,878,803 1,765,814 2,112,989 869,143 1,104,141 20,991 34,111 84,603 100.0 71.3 28.7 13.1 15.7 6.4 8.2 0.2 0.3 0.6
2-year 6,714,485 4,842,871 1,871,614 1,160,269 711,345 641,636 50,467 10,685 2,960 5,597 100.0 72.1 27.9 17.3 10.6 9.6 0.8 0.2 # 0.1
                                         
Public 14,655,015 10,759,400 3,895,615 2,513,718 1,381,897 1,155,511 189,713 9,343 12,291 15,039 100.0 73.4 26.6 17.2 9.4 7.9 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
4-year 8,257,250 6,193,691 2,063,559 1,371,848 691,711 519,288 144,035 6,490 9,349 12,549 100.0 75.0 25.0 16.6 8.4 6.3 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.2
2-year 6,397,765 4,565,709 1,832,056 1,141,870 690,186 636,223 45,678 2,853 2,942 2,490 100.0 71.4 28.6 17.8 10.8 9.9 0.7 # # #
                                         
Private 5,552,354 3,697,552 1,854,802 412,365 1,442,437 355,268 964,895 22,333 24,780 75,161 100.0 66.6 33.4 7.4 26.0 6.4 17.4 0.4 0.4 1.4
Nonprofit 3,996,089 3,096,278 899,811 295,593 604,218 230,083 332,355 11,938 10,878 18,964 100.0 77.5 22.5 7.4 15.1 5.8 8.3 0.3 0.3 0.5
4-year 3,965,724 3,068,453 897,271 293,855 603,416 229,674 331,970 11,938 10,878 18,956 100.0 77.4 22.6 7.4 15.2 5.8 8.4 0.3 0.3 0.5
2-year 30,365 27,825 2,540 1,738 802 409 385 0 0 8 100.0 91.6 8.4 5.7 2.6 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 #
For-profit 1,556,265 601,274 954,991 116,772 838,219 125,185 632,540 10,395 13,902 56,197 100.0 38.6 61.4 7.5 53.9 8.0 40.6 0.7 0.9 3.6
4-year 1,269,910 351,937 917,973 100,111 817,862 120,181 628,136 2,563 13,884 53,098 100.0 27.7 72.3 7.9 64.4 9.5 49.5 0.2 1.1 4.2
2-year 286,355 249,337 37,018 16,661 20,357 5,004 4,404 7,832 18 3,099 100.0 87.1 12.9 5.8 7.1 1.7 1.5 2.7 # 1.1
                                         
Undergraduate 17,292,787 12,495,754 4,797,033 2,698,421 2,098,612 1,212,694 771,385 26,851 21,844 65,838 100.0 72.3 27.7 15.6 12.1 7.0 4.5 0.2 0.1 0.4
                                         
4-year 10,578,302 7,652,883 2,925,419 1,538,152 1,387,267 571,058 720,918 16,166 18,884 60,241 100.0 72.3 27.7 14.5 13.1 5.4 6.8 0.2 0.2 0.6
2-year 6,714,485 4,842,871 1,871,614 1,160,269 711,345 641,636 50,467 10,685 2,960 5,597 100.0 72.1 27.9 17.3 10.6 9.6 0.8 0.2 # 0.1
                                         
Public 13,244,837 9,720,733 3,524,104 2,385,617 1,138,487 993,049 120,767 6,421 8,360 9,890 100.0 73.4 26.6 18.0 8.6 7.5 0.9 # 0.1 0.1
4-year 6,847,072 5,155,024 1,692,048 1,243,747 448,301 356,826 75,089 3,568 5,418 7,400 100.0 75.3 24.7 18.2 6.5 5.2 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
2-year 6,397,765 4,565,709 1,832,056 1,141,870 690,186 636,223 45,678 2,853 2,942 2,490 100.0 71.4 28.6 17.8 10.8 9.9 0.7 # # #
                                         
Private 4,047,950 2,775,021 1,272,929 312,804 960,125 219,645 650,618 20,430 13,484 55,948 100.0 68.6 31.4 7.7 23.7 5.4 16.1 0.5 0.3 1.4
Nonprofit 2,771,341 2,215,678 555,663 208,322 347,341 122,516 197,209 10,793 5,530 11,293 100.0 79.9 20.1 7.5 12.5 4.4 7.1 0.4 0.2 0.4
4-year 2,740,976 2,187,853 553,123 206,584 346,539 122,107 196,824 10,793 5,530 11,285 100.0 79.8 20.2 7.5 12.6 4.5 7.2 0.4 0.2 0.4
2-year 30,365 27,825 2,540 1,738 802 409 385 0 0 8 100.0 91.6 8.4 5.7 2.6 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 #
For-profit 1,276,609 559,343 717,266 104,482 612,784 97,129 453,409 9,637 7,954 44,655 100.0 43.8 56.2 8.2 48.0 7.6 35.5 0.8 0.6 3.5
4-year 990,254 310,006 680,248 87,821 592,427 92,125 449,005 1,805 7,936 41,556 100.0 31.3 68.7 8.9 59.8 9.3 45.3 0.2 0.8 4.2
2-year 286,355 249,337 37,018 16,661 20,357 5,004 4,404 7,832 18 3,099 100.0 87.1 12.9 5.8 7.1 1.7 1.5 2.7 # 1.1
                                         
Postbaccalaureate 2,914,582 1,961,198 953,384 227,662 725,722 298,085 383,223 4,825 15,227 24,362 100.0 67.3 32.7 7.8 24.9 10.2 13.1 0.2 0.5 0.8
                                         
Public 1,410,178 1,038,667 371,511 128,101 243,410 162,462 68,946 2,922 3,931 5,149 100.0 73.7 26.3 9.1 17.3 11.5 4.9 0.2 0.3 0.4
Private 1,504,404 922,531 581,873 99,561 482,312 135,623 314,277 1,903 11,296 19,213 100.0 61.3 38.7 6.6 32.1 9.0 20.9 0.1 0.8 1.3
Nonprofit 1,224,748 880,600 344,148 87,271 256,877 107,567 135,146 1,145 5,348 7,671 100.0 71.9 28.1 7.1 21.0 8.8 11.0 0.1 0.4 0.6
For-profit 279,656 41,931 237,725 12,290 225,435 28,056 179,131 758 5,948 11,542 100.0 15.0 85.0 4.4 80.6 10.0 64.1 0.3 2.1 4.1
#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 2014 and Spring 2015, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared December 2015.)