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Table 304.21. Total fall enrollment in private nonprofit degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1980 through 2017
State or jurisdiction 1980 1990 2000 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Percent change, 2012 to 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
United States 2,527,787 2,760,227 3,109,419 3,854,482 3,951,388 3,971,390 3,997,249 4,065,891 4,078,956 4,106,477 3.9
Alabama 19,233 20,421 22,649 25,136 26,109 25,239 26,032 25,967 24,956 26,149 0.2
Alaska 735 1,647 908 732 715 764 693 621 660 625 -12.6
Arizona 2,949 7,184 11,092 8,817 9,187 9,150 9,854 9,606 9,802 9,935 8.1
Arkansas 9,557 10,078 12,640 16,654 17,152 16,919 16,995 17,554 17,446 17,009 -0.8
California 183,700 201,222 252,449 285,898 297,250 306,964 307,516 304,296 304,789 309,256 4.0
                       
Colorado 16,156 19,254 27,548 32,938 33,765 34,530 34,372 35,400 34,269 34,081 0.9
Connecticut 61,457 58,346 58,444 66,750 67,765 68,779 70,396 71,715 72,344 72,360 6.8
Delaware 4,614 7,752 9,703 14,833 16,627 18,245 19,090 19,455 19,022 17,697 6.4
District of Columbia 70,894 64,645 64,212 78,215 79,000 78,908 78,502 79,276 78,938 81,099 2.7
Florida 73,767 87,476 113,580 162,311 179,935 180,611 181,931 207,518 205,323 203,259 13.0
                       
Georgia 39,122 46,297 64,123 71,134 73,235 73,395 73,262 74,106 76,263 78,855 7.7
Hawaii 5,740 10,708 13,727 14,273 14,292 13,087 11,969 10,586 9,799 10,159 -28.9
Idaho 8,527 10,133 11,167 18,185 26,749 31,489 40,662 47,651 48,492 55,503 107.5
Illinois 147,269 165,669 184,856 227,482 227,880 224,127 222,651 221,310 218,283 215,251 -5.5
Indiana 54,641 56,929 67,307 88,928 88,916 88,834 90,580 90,752 91,604 89,985 1.2
                       
Iowa 42,693 51,851 51,625 57,430 56,221 56,283 56,114 54,078 53,475 52,870 -6.0
Kansas 14,618 14,518 19,522 25,212 26,004 26,693 26,057 25,249 23,058 22,910 -11.9
Kentucky 22,326 26,084 28,015 37,554 40,223 39,830 39,025 39,483 41,332 47,958 19.2
Louisiana 22,980 26,183 29,963 27,667 28,881 28,065 27,052 26,345 25,676 26,436 -8.5
Maine 10,258 14,348 16,837 19,578 21,121 21,329 21,394 22,424 22,737 23,468 11.1
                       
Maryland 30,035 38,557 46,529 54,894 54,917 53,856 52,822 53,063 53,881 54,647 -0.5
Massachusetts 234,007 231,232 236,050 275,565 278,907 280,088 280,138 284,065 284,513 287,987 3.3
Michigan 65,984 82,444 96,669 124,307 114,676 108,166 98,367 95,107 87,297 76,764 -33.1
Minnesota 42,292 51,502 62,870 73,504 71,446 71,366 71,004 70,666 70,356 70,653 -1.1
Mississippi 10,556 12,034 11,625 15,398 16,058 16,046 16,376 16,873 17,856 17,576 9.5
                       
Missouri 66,440 86,202 109,784 153,918 154,169 152,442 149,771 147,328 146,452 139,898 -9.3
Montana 3,482 4,011 4,853 5,051 4,921 4,926 4,918 4,864 4,621 4,603 -6.5
Nebraska 15,979 17,885 21,608 32,940 32,783 33,400 33,707 34,233 33,747 33,854 3.3
Nevada 175 339 586 3,370 3,421 3,546 3,762 4,214 4,057 4,266 24.7
New Hampshire 20,783 24,900 21,939 26,566 35,681 46,681 61,412 79,388 91,989 109,423 206.7
                       
New Jersey 73,757 59,011 62,049 75,980 74,391 73,483 73,908 73,636 73,822 73,693 -0.9
New Mexico 3,552 1,796 4,258 1,120 1,334 1,503 1,568 1,617 1,658 1,590 19.2
New York 407,101 406,510 424,379 526,357 535,236 533,749 528,729 530,798 530,938 524,187 -2.1
North Carolina 55,729 64,859 74,640 92,031 94,023 96,072 96,500 97,684 97,322 97,163 3.3
North Dakota 2,360 3,188 4,123 6,234 5,313 5,348 4,963 5,040 5,690 5,648 6.3
                       
Ohio 95,918 109,749 124,718 146,389 146,179 142,502 141,357 138,542 138,327 136,807 -6.4
Oklahoma 21,149 18,492 21,094 22,657 24,032 25,117 24,740 25,996 26,227 23,919 -0.5
Oregon 17,192 20,353 25,289 32,811 33,370 35,289 37,256 37,533 35,429 34,623 3.8
Pennsylvania 207,975 223,478 239,128 298,997 296,704 294,767 292,276 292,166 291,914 294,802 -0.6
Rhode Island 31,817 35,923 36,768 41,886 40,748 40,674 40,734 40,972 41,979 41,748 2.5
                       
South Carolina 21,868 26,734 29,655 35,089 34,601 34,195 34,552 34,606 35,106 34,137 -1.3
South Dakota 8,433 6,188 5,660 9,044 7,273 7,153 7,137 7,221 7,223 7,060 -2.9
Tennessee 44,711 47,344 55,809 77,764 82,816 83,912 83,412 83,352 84,426 84,459 2.0
Texas 86,001 92,672 120,123 131,485 136,187 136,077 137,171 140,057 142,266 142,736 4.8
Utah 32,561 34,387 35,986 61,310 81,270 85,599 100,548 117,009 131,527 147,610 81.6
                       
Vermont 12,644 15,488 15,131 17,433 17,679 17,222 17,915 18,103 18,683 18,411 4.1
Virginia 33,269 57,142 50,979 110,720 128,323 130,794 134,602 135,037 132,850 132,988 3.6
Washington 27,087 32,145 41,415 43,702 43,177 43,222 43,162 44,568 43,992 42,861 -0.7
West Virginia 10,440 9,822 9,800 12,952 7,683 8,505 8,679 8,665 8,809 8,583 11.7
Wisconsin 33,254 45,095 55,535 65,281 63,043 62,427 61,556 59,584 57,168 58,452 -7.3
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 22 60 512 563 464
                       
Other jurisdictions 70,702 164,618 194,633 137,375 138,661 134,587 131,649 127,194 122,016 118,286 -14.7
American Samoa 0 1,219 297 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Federated States of
Micronesia
0 975 1,576 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guam 0 4,741 5,215 85 77 79 72 70 67 55 -28.6
Marshall Islands 0 0 328 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Marianas 0 661 1,078 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Palau 0 491 581 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puerto Rico 70,702 154,065 183,290 137,290 138,584 134,508 131,577 127,124 121,949 118,231 -14.7
U.S. Virgin Islands 0 2,466 2,268 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" survey, 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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