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Table 304.20. Total fall enrollment in private degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2016
State or jurisdiction 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 Percent change,
2011 to 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 2,152,753 2,639,501 2,973,920 3,559,503 5,877,267 5,894,287 5,629,829 5,554,432 5,415,361 5,258,042 -10.8
Alabama 16,052 20,632 22,650 26,527 60,523 59,826 57,521 58,039 55,509 53,014 -11.4
Alaska 908 735 2,041 1,394 2,496 2,774 3,290 4,439 2,944 1,094 -60.6
Arizona 2,304 8,682 15,935 57,968 426,895 430,858 339,229 319,749 289,446 246,684 -42.7
Arkansas 8,440 11,539 11,780 13,397 20,068 20,521 18,534 18,172 18,237 17,937 -12.6
California 133,716 191,155 214,030 328,937 491,536 510,177 489,810 529,350 485,152 471,174 -7.6
                       
Colorado 14,833 17,318 26,478 45,975 100,017 96,641 87,107 85,908 82,331 79,629 -17.6
Connecticut 51,309 61,844 59,048 60,216 72,190 75,151 77,935 79,625 79,900 80,666 7.3
Delaware 4,109 4,614 7,752 9,703 15,323 15,818 18,623 19,425 19,781 19,323 22.2
District of Columbia 64,964 72,775 67,561 67,190 86,152 84,933 83,910 84,938 88,854 88,453 4.1
Florida 46,075 77,542 99,005 150,772 334,751 345,960 330,012 315,390 289,180 278,448 -19.5
                       
Georgia 24,611 44,001 55,373 74,449 132,869 136,706 119,719 117,252 112,851 110,748 -19.0
Hawaii 3,599 3,912 10,708 15,603 17,983 18,676 17,493 16,453 13,576 12,440 -33.4
Idaho 7,495 8,527 10,566 11,843 20,997 24,389 33,134 42,147 48,770 49,129 101.4
Illinois 136,512 152,971 177,913 209,763 321,330 315,409 296,405 295,540 293,107 285,142 -9.6
Indiana 55,929 58,029 60,879 74,311 121,788 117,560 108,486 108,013 104,863 99,622 -15.3
                       
Iowa 40,512 42,995 52,681 53,966 204,086 193,655 171,094 112,622 104,101 95,438 -50.7
Kansas 14,270 14,618 14,616 19,992 29,226 30,187 31,780 43,206 40,462 34,131 13.1
Kentucky 21,351 28,182 30,757 36,368 61,379 60,339 54,601 51,154 49,814 49,641 -17.7
Louisiana 19,601 23,355 28,550 34,587 38,865 40,530 36,234 34,995 33,207 31,033 -23.4
Maine 8,729 11,386 15,686 17,811 21,503 22,044 22,810 23,396 24,311 24,353 10.5
                       
Maryland 30,619 30,475 38,917 49,948 68,188 65,714 62,134 60,441 60,376 59,917 -8.8
Massachusetts 187,682 234,650 231,798 237,894 283,211 281,540 285,711 284,847 288,269 287,258 2.0
Michigan 53,101 65,984 82,444 99,770 135,317 130,716 115,830 105,250 100,051 90,263 -30.9
Minnesota 30,221 44,312 54,578 74,828 189,273 183,545 175,197 174,253 174,279 169,554 -7.6
Mississippi 8,999 11,703 13,845 12,034 18,502 18,734 18,718 18,632 18,849 19,507 4.1
                       
Missouri 51,390 69,242 89,806 119,839 188,720 196,409 183,796 166,955 161,483 156,170 -20.5
Montana 2,775 3,999 4,011 4,853 5,051 5,130 4,926 4,918 4,864 4,656 -9.2
Nebraska 15,461 15,979 18,217 23,586 36,713 36,081 36,050 36,004 36,061 35,070 -2.8
Nevada 93 175 486 4,773 16,257 15,965 14,200 13,177 11,683 9,834 -38.4
New Hampshire 13,421 22,675 27,347 25,848 31,462 34,111 49,729 63,655 80,880 91,966 169.6
                       
New Jersey 70,748 74,582 62,685 69,024 85,836 84,292 84,117 84,892 84,037 84,287 #
New Mexico 3,666 3,206 2,097 9,289 11,708 11,040 9,074 7,935 6,905 5,569 -49.6
New York 357,042 428,986 431,402 459,978 581,651 586,162 584,173 577,122 576,163 572,759 -2.3
North Carolina 48,164 59,383 66,733 75,230 110,728 114,024 114,895 114,855 114,387 111,334 -2.4
North Dakota 1,303 2,360 3,188 4,234 7,999 6,904 6,312 5,756 5,643 6,239 -9.6
                       
Ohio 95,168 107,380 130,077 138,392 197,564 192,301 176,873 170,314 162,946 156,755 -18.5
Oklahoma 18,717 23,107 22,148 24,317 32,919 32,803 33,819 32,961 32,109 30,704 -6.4
Oregon 13,694 17,356 21,314 28,309 43,707 43,595 42,770 43,902 42,701 39,037 -10.5
Pennsylvania 178,062 215,217 260,582 270,292 371,717 359,625 345,725 336,785 327,641 319,425 -11.2
Rhode Island 20,371 31,817 35,923 36,992 41,886 41,393 40,674 40,734 40,972 41,979 1.4
                       
South Carolina 22,417 24,793 28,168 30,412 51,984 51,700 50,127 48,873 47,168 46,268 -10.5
South Dakota 6,703 8,433 7,612 8,364 13,791 12,170 10,857 9,829 9,410 9,380 -22.9
Tennessee 36,206 47,746 51,189 61,380 109,276 108,269 108,895 102,590 100,458 100,463 -7.2
Texas 76,703 87,839 99,123 137,439 201,754 197,379 191,789 190,624 191,348 182,285 -7.6
Utah 32,099 34,389 35,195 40,730 76,592 85,186 93,586 107,210 122,306 136,226 59.9
                       
Vermont 9,673 12,644 15,488 15,468 18,048 18,011 17,684 18,337 18,482 18,983 5.4
Virginia 28,636 34,004 62,156 68,113 168,918 175,384 177,840 178,552 175,542 168,015 -4.2
Washington 20,826 27,575 35,752 46,912 57,263 55,773 53,185 52,663 50,880 50,806 -8.9
West Virginia 11,790 10,745 10,682 11,752 56,327 66,713 67,172 69,210 64,555 61,254 -8.2
Wisconsin 31,684 33,907 46,245 57,442 82,922 79,740 74,760 72,198 68,005 63,417 -20.5
Wyoming 0 26 703 1,289 2,006 1,724 1,484 1,145 512 563 -67.3
                       
Other jurisdictions 20,557 77,057 98,374 110,169 180,521 188,231 176,407 178,121 167,757 160,454 -14.8
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Federated States of
      Micronesia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guam 0 0 0 0 85 86 79 72 70 67 -22.1
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Marianas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 20,557 77,057 98,374 110,169 180,436 188,145 176,328 178,049 167,687 160,387 -14.8
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Data through 1990 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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1970 and 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared January 2018.)

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