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Table 303.50. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by level of enrollment, control and level of institution, attendance status, and age of student: 2015
Attendance status and age of student Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate
Total Public Private nonprofit Private for-profit Total Public Private non-profit Private for-profit
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
All students 17,046,673 13,150,823 6,926,519 6,224,304 2,822,122 2,772,113 50,009 1,073,728 848,580 225,148 2,941,531 1,422,020 1,243,769 275,742
Under 18 1,053,599 949,848 309,978 639,870 98,545 97,281 1,264 5,206 4,000 1,206 255 104 136 15
18 and 19 4,340,407 3,430,756 2,000,893 1,429,863 837,710 830,297 7,413 71,941 46,051 25,890 975 541 417 17
20 and 21 4,042,453 3,098,640 2,023,843 1,074,797 842,145 834,844 7,301 101,668 68,124 33,544 36,537 18,975 17,076 486
22 to 24 2,683,944 2,162,414 1,276,247 886,167 369,721 361,583 8,138 151,809 110,704 41,105 640,947 352,611 274,938 13,398
25 to 29 1,845,935 1,400,418 601,167 799,251 211,400 202,670 8,730 234,117 186,587 47,530 932,977 481,508 402,375 49,094
30 to 34 1,040,212 727,947 272,281 455,666 138,003 132,781 5,222 174,262 146,470 27,792 471,635 229,653 191,889 50,093
35 to 39 687,603 461,821 161,624 300,197 103,311 99,651 3,660 122,471 104,361 18,110 285,799 126,711 114,509 44,579
40 to 49 834,465 551,416 181,815 369,601 138,916 134,426 4,490 144,133 124,128 20,005 355,688 139,701 145,067 70,920
50 to 64 435,443 305,231 85,908 219,323 68,556 66,017 2,539 61,656 53,102 8,554 192,085 66,635 81,491 43,959
65 and over 54,499 46,733 9,746 36,987 4,067 3,895 172 3,699 3,319 380 12,184 4,544 4,952 2,688
Age unknown 28,113 15,599 3,017 12,582 9,748 8,668 1,080 2,766 1,734 1,032 12,449 1,037 10,919 493
                             
Full-time 10,603,030 7,553,748 5,280,979 2,272,769 2,298,326 2,262,299 36,027 750,956 549,068 201,888 1,684,482 800,198 746,941 137,343
Under 18 206,660 165,085 89,351 75,734 39,187 38,900 287 2,388 1,240 1,148 110 69 36 5
18 and 19 3,611,507 2,736,117 1,856,607 879,510 810,893 804,306 6,587 64,497 39,499 24,998 787 494 281 12
20 and 21 3,208,500 2,314,546 1,820,086 494,460 809,864 803,792 6,072 84,090 52,845 31,245 33,015 17,236 15,385 394
22 to 24 1,640,583 1,226,459 943,029 283,430 301,110 295,049 6,061 113,014 76,026 36,988 515,490 283,110 223,418 8,962
25 to 29 845,789 555,367 323,647 231,720 126,003 119,900 6,103 164,419 122,424 41,995 596,362 299,111 270,652 26,599
30 to 34 419,459 232,798 114,626 118,172 70,528 67,004 3,524 116,133 91,769 24,364 230,236 105,838 99,819 24,579
35 to 39 253,295 127,094 57,070 70,024 48,306 45,928 2,378 77,895 62,199 15,696 115,024 44,185 49,256 21,583
40 to 49 280,459 130,736 54,520 76,216 60,881 58,125 2,756 88,842 71,663 17,179 123,500 36,042 53,692 33,766
50 to 64 117,101 56,037 20,074 35,963 25,880 24,375 1,505 35,184 28,140 7,044 60,056 13,316 26,803 19,937
65 and over 7,162 3,492 1,102 2,390 1,037 923 114 2,633 2,332 301 3,394 635 1,575 1,184
Age unknown 12,515 6,017 867 5,150 4,637 3,997 640 1,861 931 930 6,508 162 6,024 322
                             
Part-time 6,443,643 5,597,075 1,645,540 3,951,535 523,796 509,814 13,982 322,772 299,512 23,260 1,257,049 621,822 496,828 138,399
Under 18 846,939 784,763 220,627 564,136 59,358 58,381 977 2,818 2,760 58 145 35 100 10
18 and 19 728,900 694,639 144,286 550,353 26,817 25,991 826 7,444 6,552 892 188 47 136 5
20 and 21 833,953 784,094 203,757 580,337 32,281 31,052 1,229 17,578 15,279 2,299 3,522 1,739 1,691 92
22 to 24 1,043,361 935,955 333,218 602,737 68,611 66,534 2,077 38,795 34,678 4,117 125,457 69,501 51,520 4,436
25 to 29 1,000,146 845,051 277,520 567,531 85,397 82,770 2,627 69,698 64,163 5,535 336,615 182,397 131,723 22,495
30 to 34 620,753 495,149 157,655 337,494 67,475 65,777 1,698 58,129 54,701 3,428 241,399 123,815 92,070 25,514
35 to 39 434,308 334,727 104,554 230,173 55,005 53,723 1,282 44,576 42,162 2,414 170,775 82,526 65,253 22,996
40 to 49 554,006 420,680 127,295 293,385 78,035 76,301 1,734 55,291 52,465 2,826 232,188 103,659 91,375 37,154
50 to 64 318,342 249,194 65,834 183,360 42,676 41,642 1,034 26,472 24,962 1,510 132,029 53,319 54,688 24,022
65 and over 47,337 43,241 8,644 34,597 3,030 2,972 58 1,066 987 79 8,790 3,909 3,377 1,504
Age unknown 15,598 9,582 2,150 7,432 5,111 4,671 440 905 803 102 5,941 875 4,895 171
  Percentage distribution
All students 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 6.2 7.2 4.5 10.3 3.5 3.5 2.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 # # # #
18 and 19 25.5 26.1 28.9 23.0 29.7 30.0 14.8 6.7 5.4 11.5 # # # #
20 and 21 23.7 23.6 29.2 17.3 29.8 30.1 14.6 9.5 8.0 14.9 1.2 1.3 1.4 0.2
22 to 24 15.7 16.4 18.4 14.2 13.1 13.0 16.3 14.1 13.0 18.3 21.8 24.8 22.1 4.9
25 to 29 10.8 10.6 8.7 12.8 7.5 7.3 17.5 21.8 22.0 21.1 31.7 33.9 32.4 17.8
30 to 34 6.1 5.5 3.9 7.3 4.9 4.8 10.4 16.2 17.3 12.3 16.0 16.1 15.4 18.2
35 to 39 4.0 3.5 2.3 4.8 3.7 3.6 7.3 11.4 12.3 8.0 9.7 8.9 9.2 16.2
40 to 49 4.9 4.2 2.6 5.9 4.9 4.8 9.0 13.4 14.6 8.9 12.1 9.8 11.7 25.7
50 to 64 2.6 2.3 1.2 3.5 2.4 2.4 5.1 5.7 6.3 3.8 6.5 4.7 6.6 15.9
65 and over 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.0
Age unknown 0.2 0.1 # 0.2 0.3 0.3 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.2
                             
Full-time 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 1.9 2.2 1.7 3.3 1.7 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.6 # # # #
18 and 19 34.1 36.2 35.2 38.7 35.3 35.6 18.3 8.6 7.2 12.4 # 0.1 # #
20 and 21 30.3 30.6 34.5 21.8 35.2 35.5 16.9 11.2 9.6 15.5 2.0 2.2 2.1 0.3
22 to 24 15.5 16.2 17.9 12.5 13.1 13.0 16.8 15.0 13.8 18.3 30.6 35.4 29.9 6.5
25 to 29 8.0 7.4 6.1 10.2 5.5 5.3 16.9 21.9 22.3 20.8 35.4 37.4 36.2 19.4
30 to 34 4.0 3.1 2.2 5.2 3.1 3.0 9.8 15.5 16.7 12.1 13.7 13.2 13.4 17.9
35 to 39 2.4 1.7 1.1 3.1 2.1 2.0 6.6 10.4 11.3 7.8 6.8 5.5 6.6 15.7
40 to 49 2.6 1.7 1.0 3.4 2.6 2.6 7.6 11.8 13.1 8.5 7.3 4.5 7.2 24.6
50 to 64 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.6 1.1 1.1 4.2 4.7 5.1 3.5 3.6 1.7 3.6 14.5
65 and over 0.1 # # 0.1 # # 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.9
Age unknown 0.1 0.1 # 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 # 0.8 0.2
                             
Part-time 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 13.1 14.0 13.4 14.3 11.3 11.5 7.0 0.9 0.9 0.2 # # # #
18 and 19 11.3 12.4 8.8 13.9 5.1 5.1 5.9 2.3 2.2 3.8 # # # #
20 and 21 12.9 14.0 12.4 14.7 6.2 6.1 8.8 5.4 5.1 9.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1
22 to 24 16.2 16.7 20.2 15.3 13.1 13.1 14.9 12.0 11.6 17.7 10.0 11.2 10.4 3.2
25 to 29 15.5 15.1 16.9 14.4 16.3 16.2 18.8 21.6 21.4 23.8 26.8 29.3 26.5 16.3
30 to 34 9.6 8.8 9.6 8.5 12.9 12.9 12.1 18.0 18.3 14.7 19.2 19.9 18.5 18.4
35 to 39 6.7 6.0 6.4 5.8 10.5 10.5 9.2 13.8 14.1 10.4 13.6 13.3 13.1 16.6
40 to 49 8.6 7.5 7.7 7.4 14.9 15.0 12.4 17.1 17.5 12.1 18.5 16.7 18.4 26.8
50 to 64 4.9 4.5 4.0 4.6 8.1 8.2 7.4 8.2 8.3 6.5 10.5 8.6 11.0 17.4
65 and over 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.1
Age unknown 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.0 0.9 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.1
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2016, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared March 2018.)

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