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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 304.10. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2017
State or jurisdiction 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 Percent change, 2012 to 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 8,580,887 12,096,895 13,818,637 15,312,289 21,019,438 20,644,478 20,209,092 19,988,204 19,846,904 19,765,598 -4.3
Alabama 103,936 164,306 218,589 233,962 327,606 310,311 305,028 302,959 304,052 306,822 -1.1
Alaska 9,471 21,296 29,833 27,953 34,799 32,797 34,331 31,373 28,436 26,905 -18.0
Arizona 109,619 202,716 264,148 342,490 793,871 736,465 674,746 650,422 608,086 591,626 -19.7
Arkansas 52,039 77,347 90,425 115,172 175,848 176,458 169,571 168,402 167,235 164,082 -7.0
California 1,257,245 1,791,088 1,808,740 2,256,708 2,714,699 2,621,606 2,697,168 2,687,410 2,700,445 2,714,051 3.5
                       
Colorado 123,395 162,916 227,131 263,872 369,450 363,170 353,949 348,159 352,255 360,236 -0.8
Connecticut 124,700 159,632 168,604 161,243 199,384 201,658 201,928 199,666 198,010 197,534 -2.0
Delaware 25,260 32,939 42,004 43,897 55,258 58,127 60,437 60,392 61,139 60,338 3.8
District of Columbia 77,158 86,675 79,551 72,689 91,992 90,150 90,053 93,972 93,040 95,999 6.5
Florida 235,525 411,891 588,086 707,684 1,124,778 1,154,506 1,111,018 1,083,570 1,075,527 1,071,484 -7.2
                       
Georgia 126,511 184,159 251,786 346,204 568,916 545,360 530,963 530,711 533,073 538,124 -1.3
Hawaii 36,562 49,009 56,436 60,182 78,073 78,456 73,505 69,332 65,843 64,125 -18.3
Idaho 34,567 43,018 51,881 65,594 85,201 108,008 118,953 121,109 123,796 131,803 22.0
Illinois 452,146 645,288 729,246 743,918 906,845 866,893 825,002 802,211 777,720 757,002 -12.7
Indiana 192,668 247,253 284,832 314,334 459,493 447,263 436,455 426,364 419,284 398,804 -10.8
                       
Iowa 108,902 140,449 170,515 188,974 381,867 361,189 282,518 275,106 266,513 260,954 -27.8
Kansas 102,485 136,605 163,733 179,968 214,849 213,855 226,290 219,994 215,832 213,962 0.1
Kentucky 98,591 143,066 177,852 188,341 291,104 281,133 264,197 255,722 255,062 258,498 -8.1
Louisiana 120,728 160,058 186,840 223,800 263,676 258,846 245,938 245,305 239,278 242,065 -6.5
Maine 34,134 43,264 57,186 58,473 72,406 73,095 71,750 71,719 72,116 71,811 -1.8
                       
Maryland 149,607 225,180 259,700 273,745 377,967 374,496 365,597 364,225 366,809 364,207 -2.7
Massachusetts 303,809 418,415 417,833 421,142 507,753 514,119 511,060 510,512 505,722 503,508 -2.1
Michigan 392,726 520,131 569,803 567,631 697,765 663,703 619,962 601,462 583,034 558,053 -15.9
Minnesota 160,788 206,691 253,789 293,445 465,449 451,661 433,948 430,466 422,793 412,966 -8.6
Mississippi 73,967 102,364 122,883 137,389 179,995 176,618 170,724 174,183 172,588 171,751 -2.8
                       
Missouri 183,930 233,378 289,899 321,348 444,750 441,186 419,935 409,999 401,098 383,489 -13.1
Montana 30,062 35,177 35,876 42,240 53,282 53,254 51,942 50,799 50,918 50,642 -4.9
Nebraska 66,915 89,488 112,831 112,117 144,692 139,558 135,825 136,091 136,098 135,864 -2.6
Nevada 13,669 40,455 61,728 87,893 129,360 118,300 119,205 116,101 116,030 117,574 -0.6
New Hampshire 29,400 46,794 59,510 61,718 75,539 82,678 106,559 123,508 133,159 149,184 80.4
                       
New Jersey 216,121 321,610 324,286 335,945 444,092 439,966 436,249 423,759 421,386 419,037 -4.8
New Mexico 44,461 58,629 85,500 110,739 162,552 156,424 146,246 138,248 134,607 129,494 -17.2
New York 806,479 992,349 1,048,286 1,043,395 1,305,151 1,309,684 1,298,972 1,285,406 1,273,634 1,260,240 -3.8
North Carolina 171,925 287,537 352,138 404,652 585,792 578,265 569,955 562,442 561,415 563,831 -2.5
North Dakota 31,495 34,069 37,878 40,248 56,903 55,242 54,048 53,834 54,203 53,749 -2.7
                       
Ohio 376,267 488,938 557,690 549,553 745,115 710,379 680,558 664,623 658,043 649,687 -8.5
Oklahoma 110,155 160,295 173,221 178,016 230,560 228,492 215,410 211,117 208,333 202,051 -11.6
Oregon 122,177 157,458 165,741 183,065 251,708 254,926 245,547 240,649 236,851 229,936 -9.8
Pennsylvania 411,044 507,716 604,060 609,521 804,640 777,350 750,376 736,163 725,682 717,289 -7.7
Rhode Island 45,898 66,869 78,273 75,450 85,110 83,952 83,499 82,292 83,348 82,766 -1.4
                       
South Carolina 69,518 132,476 159,302 185,931 257,064 259,617 254,629 249,655 246,563 246,388 -5.1
South Dakota 30,639 32,761 34,208 43,221 58,360 56,058 53,961 53,664 53,683 53,620 -4.3
Tennessee 135,103 204,841 226,238 263,910 351,762 343,478 326,623 323,869 321,752 323,157 -5.9
Texas 442,225 701,391 901,437 1,033,973 1,535,864 1,544,524 1,556,288 1,579,614 1,605,498 1,630,516 5.6
Utah 81,687 92,159 121,303 163,776 255,653 267,309 274,926 292,995 311,450 332,334 24.3
                       
Vermont 22,209 30,628 36,398 35,489 45,572 44,697 43,980 43,865 44,719 43,855 -1.9
Virginia 151,915 280,504 353,442 381,893 577,922 588,708 577,911 569,752 557,444 554,212 -5.9
Washington 183,544 303,603 263,384 320,840 388,116 365,529 365,186 364,844 366,547 367,944 0.7
West Virginia 63,153 81,973 84,790 87,888 152,431 162,182 157,052 150,897 146,608 142,963 -11.9
Wisconsin 202,058 269,086 299,774 307,179 384,181 369,738 358,924 350,255 341,717 340,770 -7.8
Wyoming 15,220 21,147 31,326 30,004 38,298 37,812 35,461 34,205 33,365 33,015 -12.7
                       
U.S. Service Academies1 17,079 49,808 48,692 13,475 15,925 15,227 14,734 14,812 15,065 15,281 0.4
                       
Other jurisdictions 67,237 137,749 164,618 194,633 264,240 259,975 255,837 247,886 241,896 192,406 -26.0
American Samoa 0 976 1,219 297 2,193 1,795 1,276 1,285 1,253 1,095 -39.0
Federated States of
Micronesia
0 224 975 1,576 2,699 2,744 2,344 2,215 2,090 2,022 -26.3
Guam 2,719 3,217 4,741 5,215 6,188 5,955 6,488 6,395 6,084 6,027 1.2
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 328 869 1,123 1,087 995 978 1,032 -8.1
Northern Marianas 0 0 661 1,078 1,137 1,178 1,186 1,157 1,038 1,216 3.2
Palau 0 0 491 581 694 680 604 627 587 532 -21.8
Puerto Rico 63,073 131,184 154,065 183,290 247,727 244,077 240,572 232,891 227,496 178,312 -26.9
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 2,733 2,423 2,280 2,321 2,370 2,170 -10.4
1 Data for 2000 and later years reflect a substantial reduction in the number of Department of Defense institutions included in the IPEDS survey.
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 2018, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared December 2018.)