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Digest of Education Statistics: 2017
Digest of Education Statistics: 2017

NCES 2018-070
January 2018


Figure 12. Fall enrollment, degrees conferred, and total expenditures in degree-granting postsecondary institutions: 1960–61 through 2016–17

Figure 12. Fall enrollment, degrees conferred, and total expenditures in degree-granting postsecondary institutions: 1960–61 through 2016–17
NOTE: Expenditure data for the school year beginning in 2016 (2016–17) are estimated. Degree data for the school year beginning in 2016 are projected. Doctor’s degrees include Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1960 through 1965; Financial Statistics of Higher Education, 1959–60 through 1964–65; Earned Degrees Conferred, 1959–60 through 1964–65; Degrees Conferred Projection Model, 1980–81 through 2027–28; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education," "Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred," and "Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education" surveys, 1965–66 through 1985–86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:86–99), "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:87–99), and "Finance Survey" (IPEDS-F:FY87–99); IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2016, Completions component; and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment and Finance components.