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Table 304.20. Total fall enrollment in private 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 2,152,753 2,639,501 2,973,920 3,559,503 5,877,267 5,759,811 5,554,432 5,415,361 5,261,064 5,205,443 -9.6
Alabama 16,052 20,632 22,650 26,527 60,523 59,266 58,039 55,509 53,014 52,751 -11.0
Alaska 908 735 2,041 1,394 2,496 2,202 4,439 2,944 1,084 1,055 -52.1
Arizona 2,304 8,682 15,935 57,968 426,895 377,236 319,749 289,446 246,686 224,839 -40.4
Arkansas 8,440 11,279 11,780 13,397 20,068 19,234 18,172 18,237 17,937 17,385 -9.6
California 133,716 191,250 214,030 328,937 491,536 492,454 529,350 485,152 471,853 467,207 -5.1
                       
Colorado 14,833 17,318 26,478 45,975 100,017 90,726 85,908 82,331 79,587 81,327 -10.4
Connecticut 51,309 61,844 59,048 60,216 72,190 76,706 79,625 79,900 80,665 81,444 6.2
Delaware 4,109 4,614 7,752 9,703 15,323 17,014 19,425 19,781 19,323 18,017 5.9
District of Columbia 64,964 72,775 67,561 67,190 86,152 84,674 84,938 88,854 88,453 91,470 8.0
Florida 46,075 77,542 99,005 150,772 334,751 349,813 315,390 289,180 278,479 273,439 -21.8
                       
Georgia 24,611 44,001 55,373 74,449 132,869 123,171 117,252 112,851 110,914 109,538 -11.1
Hawaii 3,599 5,740 10,708 15,603 17,983 18,161 16,453 13,576 12,425 12,451 -31.4
Idaho 7,495 8,527 10,566 11,843 20,997 29,227 42,147 48,770 49,129 56,011 91.6
Illinois 136,512 154,014 177,913 209,763 321,330 310,003 295,540 293,107 285,142 278,960 -10.0
Indiana 55,929 58,029 60,879 74,311 121,788 113,494 108,013 104,863 99,703 97,242 -14.3
                       
Iowa 40,512 42,995 52,681 53,966 204,086 187,631 112,622 104,101 95,438 90,527 -51.8
Kansas 14,270 14,618 14,616 19,992 29,226 29,941 43,206 40,462 35,662 34,106 13.9
Kentucky 21,351 28,182 30,757 36,368 61,379 58,033 51,154 49,814 49,631 56,232 -3.1
Louisiana 19,601 23,355 28,550 34,587 38,865 37,875 34,995 33,207 31,024 31,374 -17.2
Maine 8,729 11,386 15,686 17,811 21,503 22,540 23,396 24,311 24,353 24,812 10.1
                       
Maryland 30,619 30,129 38,917 49,948 68,188 63,993 60,441 60,376 59,917 60,567 -5.4
Massachusetts 187,682 234,650 231,798 237,894 283,211 285,941 284,847 288,269 287,257 290,119 1.5
Michigan 53,101 65,984 82,444 99,770 135,317 123,461 105,250 100,051 90,263 79,318 -35.8
Minnesota 30,221 44,312 54,578 74,828 189,273 179,371 174,253 174,279 169,554 163,581 -8.8
Mississippi 8,999 11,703 13,845 12,034 18,502 18,623 18,632 18,849 19,506 19,432 4.3
                       
Missouri 51,390 68,199 89,806 119,839 188,720 183,756 166,955 161,483 156,177 147,949 -19.5
Montana 2,775 3,999 4,011 4,853 5,051 4,921 4,918 4,864 4,656 4,640 -5.7
Nebraska 15,461 15,979 18,217 23,586 36,713 35,392 36,004 36,061 35,066 34,826 -1.6
Nevada 93 175 486 4,773 16,257 14,681 13,177 11,683 9,834 9,710 -33.9
New Hampshire 13,421 22,675 27,347 25,848 31,462 39,389 63,655 80,880 91,989 109,423 177.8
                       
New Jersey 70,748 74,582 62,685 69,024 85,836 83,509 84,892 84,037 84,287 84,440 1.1
New Mexico 3,666 3,552 2,097 9,289 11,708 9,632 7,935 6,905 5,569 4,214 -56.3
New York 357,042 429,098 431,402 459,978 581,651 587,410 577,122 576,163 572,759 562,782 -4.2
North Carolina 48,164 59,383 66,733 75,230 110,728 112,315 114,855 114,387 111,335 109,199 -2.8
North Dakota 1,303 2,360 3,188 4,234 7,999 6,313 5,756 5,643 6,239 6,175 -2.2
                       
Ohio 95,168 107,173 130,077 138,392 197,564 185,406 170,314 162,946 156,897 152,214 -17.9
Oklahoma 18,717 23,107 22,148 24,317 32,919 33,374 32,961 32,109 30,704 27,911 -16.4
Oregon 13,694 17,356 21,314 28,309 43,707 42,385 43,902 42,701 39,032 37,602 -11.3
Pennsylvania 178,062 215,217 260,582 270,292 371,717 351,460 336,785 327,641 319,336 316,346 -10.0
Rhode Island 20,371 31,817 35,923 36,992 41,886 40,748 40,734 40,972 41,979 41,748 2.5
                       
South Carolina 22,417 24,793 28,168 30,412 51,984 50,594 48,873 47,168 46,268 45,766 -9.5
South Dakota 6,703 8,433 7,612 8,364 13,791 11,873 9,829 9,410 9,378 8,990 -24.3
Tennessee 36,206 48,006 51,189 61,380 109,276 108,468 102,590 100,458 100,464 99,978 -7.8
Texas 76,703 87,839 99,123 137,439 201,754 192,464 190,624 191,348 182,293 182,131 -5.4
Utah 32,099 32,561 35,195 40,730 76,592 96,308 107,210 122,306 136,142 152,300 58.1
                       
Vermont 9,673 12,644 15,488 15,468 18,048 18,196 18,337 18,482 18,983 18,555 2.0
Virginia 28,636 34,004 62,156 68,113 168,918 178,955 178,552 175,542 167,998 164,963 -7.8
Washington 20,826 27,575 35,752 46,912 57,263 54,032 52,663 50,880 51,191 49,608 -8.2
West Virginia 11,790 10,745 10,682 11,752 56,327 69,165 69,210 64,555 61,509 59,068 -14.6
Wisconsin 31,684 33,907 46,245 57,442 82,922 76,322 72,198 68,005 63,417 61,237 -19.8
Wyoming 0 26 703 1,289 2,006 1,953 1,145 512 563 464 -76.2
                       
Other jurisdictions 20,557 77,057 98,374 110,169 180,521 181,575 178,121 167,757 160,417 154,987 -14.6
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 77 72 70 67 55 -28.6
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 98,374 110,169 180,436 181,498 178,049 167,687 160,350 154,932 -14.6
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
†Not applicable.
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.)

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