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Table 306.10. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by level of enrollment, sex, attendance status, and race/ethnicity or nonresident alien status of student: Selected years, 1976 through 2017
Level of enrollment, sex, attendance status, and race/ethnicity or nonresident alien status of student Fall enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution of U.S. resident students (excludes nonresident aliens)
1976 1980 1990 2000 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 1976 1980 1990 2000 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
All students, total 10,985.6 12,086.8 13,818.6 15,312.3 21,019.4 20,644.5 20,376.7 20,209.1 19,988.2 19,846.9 19,765.6 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 9,076.1 9,833.0 10,722.5 10,462.1 12,720.8 11,982.2 11,589.4 11,239.3 10,939.2 10,716.6 10,510.8 84.3 83.5 79.9 70.8 62.6 60.3 59.3 58.3 57.6 56.9 56.0
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
1,690.8 1,948.8 2,704.7 4,321.5 7,591.0 7,878.7 7,947.1 8,052.0 8,066.7 8,132.2 8,254.1 15.7 16.5 20.1 29.2 37.4 39.7 40.7 41.7 42.4 43.1 44.0
Black 1,033.0 1,106.8 1,247.0 1,730.3 3,039.0 2,962.4 2,872.0 2,792.8 2,681.0 2,589.4 2,545.9 9.6 9.4 9.3 11.7 15.0 14.9 14.7 14.5 14.1 13.7 13.6
Hispanic 383.8 471.7 782.4 1,461.8 2,748.8 2,980.3 3,093.2 3,191.9 3,297.7 3,428.0 3,540.6 3.6 4.0 5.8 9.9 13.5 15.0 15.8 16.5 17.4 18.2 18.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 197.9 286.4 572.4 978.2 1,281.6 1,258.2 1,259.7 1,272.2 1,284.3 1,306.7 1,329.7 1.8 2.4 4.3 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.1
Asian --- --- --- --- 1,217.6 1,194.7 1,198.7 1,213.8 1,229.0 1,253.5 1,277.7 --- --- --- --- 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.8
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 64.0 63.5 61.0 58.5 55.3 53.2 52.0 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
76.1 83.9 102.8 151.2 196.2 173.0 162.2 152.9 146.1 142.3 137.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 325.4 504.8 560.0 642.2 657.6 665.8 700.2 --- --- --- --- 1.6 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.7
Nonresident alien1 218.7 305.0 391.5 528.7 707.7 783.6 840.2 917.8 982.3 998.1 1,000.7
                                             
Male 5,794.4 5,868.1 6,283.9 6,721.8 9,045.8 8,919.0 8,861.2 8,797.5 8,723.8 8,638.4 8,567.6 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,813.7 4,772.9 4,861.0 4,634.6 5,605.8 5,285.3 5,132.4 4,974.3 4,848.5 4,736.1 4,629.2 85.3 84.4 80.5 72.1 64.7 62.2 61.1 60.0 59.3 58.6 57.8
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
826.6 884.4 1,176.6 1,789.8 3,060.3 3,208.6 3,268.7 3,313.4 3,326.8 3,346.7 3,386.6 14.7 15.6 19.5 27.9 35.3 37.8 38.9 40.0 40.7 41.4 42.2
Black 469.9 463.7 484.7 635.3 1,089.0 1,079.1 1,064.9 1,035.1 998.9 959.5 940.9 8.3 8.2 8.0 9.9 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.5 12.2 11.9 11.7
Hispanic 209.7 231.6 353.9 627.1 1,157.6 1,254.6 1,307.7 1,348.2 1,389.2 1,439.3 1,477.4 3.7 4.1 5.9 9.8 13.4 14.8 15.6 16.3 17.0 17.8 18.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 108.4 151.3 294.9 465.9 600.6 593.1 594.3 599.1 602.9 610.1 618.5 1.9 2.7 4.9 7.3 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.7
Asian --- --- --- --- 572.1 564.7 567.1 573.0 577.8 586.4 595.3 --- --- --- --- 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.3 7.4
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 28.5 28.4 27.2 26.1 25.1 23.7 23.3 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
38.5 37.8 43.1 61.4 78.7 68.7 64.7 61.3 58.2 56.3 53.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 134.4 213.2 237.1 269.7 277.6 281.7 295.9 --- --- --- --- 1.6 2.5 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7
Nonresident alien1 154.1 210.8 246.3 297.3 379.6 425.1 460.1 509.9 548.6 555.6 551.8
                                             
Female 5,191.2 6,218.7 7,534.7 8,590.5 11,973.7 11,725.5 11,515.5 11,411.6 11,264.4 11,208.5 11,198.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,262.4 5,060.1 5,861.5 5,827.5 7,115.0 6,696.8 6,457.0 6,265.0 6,090.7 5,980.5 5,881.6 83.1 82.6 79.3 69.7 61.1 58.9 58.0 56.9 56.2 55.6 54.7
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
864.2 1,064.4 1,528.1 2,531.7 4,530.7 4,670.1 4,678.4 4,738.6 4,739.9 4,785.4 4,867.5 16.9 17.4 20.7 30.3 38.9 41.1 42.0 43.1 43.8 44.4 45.3
Black 563.1 643.0 762.3 1,095.0 1,949.9 1,883.3 1,807.1 1,757.7 1,682.1 1,630.0 1,605.0 11.0 10.5 10.3 13.1 16.7 16.6 16.2 16.0 15.5 15.1 14.9
Hispanic 174.1 240.1 428.5 834.7 1,591.2 1,725.7 1,785.5 1,843.7 1,908.5 1,988.7 2,063.2 3.4 3.9 5.8 10.0 13.7 15.2 16.0 16.8 17.6 18.5 19.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 89.4 135.2 277.5 512.3 681.0 665.1 665.4 673.1 681.5 696.6 711.2 1.7 2.2 3.8 6.1 5.8 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.6
Asian --- --- --- --- 645.5 630.0 631.6 640.7 651.3 667.1 682.5 --- --- --- --- 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.3
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 35.5 35.1 33.7 32.4 30.2 29.5 28.8 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
37.6 46.1 59.7 89.7 117.5 104.4 97.5 91.6 88.0 86.0 83.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 191.0 291.6 322.9 372.5 379.9 384.1 404.3 --- --- --- --- 1.6 2.6 2.9 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8
Nonresident alien1 64.6 94.2 145.2 231.4 328.0 358.5 380.1 407.9 433.7 442.5 448.9
                                             
Full-time 6,703.6 7,088.9 7,821.0 9,009.6 13,087.2 12,734.4 12,596.6 12,454.5 12,287.5 12,125.3 12,077.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 5,512.6 5,717.0 6,016.5 6,231.1 8,053.5 7,484.4 7,237.7 6,983.3 6,784.0 6,611.4 6,481.6 84.2 83.4 79.9 72.5 64.3 61.9 60.8 59.7 59.1 58.5 57.6
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
1,030.9 1,137.5 1,514.9 2,368.5 4,468.5 4,608.1 4,663.7 4,708.6 4,690.3 4,686.0 4,770.7 15.8 16.6 20.1 27.5 35.7 38.1 39.2 40.3 40.9 41.5 42.4
Black 659.2 685.6 718.3 982.6 1,811.3 1,719.9 1,669.0 1,600.4 1,537.3 1,469.5 1,452.5 10.1 10.0 9.5 11.4 14.5 14.2 14.0 13.7 13.4 13.0 12.9
Hispanic 211.1 247.0 394.7 710.3 1,501.0 1,631.7 1,701.8 1,747.9 1,786.2 1,843.3 1,915.2 3.2 3.6 5.2 8.3 12.0 13.5 14.3 14.9 15.6 16.3 17.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 117.7 162.0 347.4 591.2 820.8 814.6 821.2 832.1 843.8 857.4 871.5 1.8 2.4 4.6 6.9 6.6 6.7 6.9 7.1 7.4 7.6 7.7
Asian --- --- --- --- 783.0 777.7 785.5 798.1 812.2 826.9 842.0 --- --- --- --- 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.8 7.1 7.3 7.5
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 37.8 36.9 35.7 34.0 31.6 30.4 29.5 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
43.0 43.0 54.4 84.4 118.3 102.1 94.2 88.0 82.8 80.5 76.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 217.2 339.7 377.5 440.3 440.2 435.4 455.4 --- --- --- --- 1.7 2.8 3.2 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0
Nonresident alien1 160.0 234.4 289.6 410.0 565.2 641.9 695.2 762.6 813.2 827.9 825.0
                                             
Part-time 4,282.1 4,997.9 5,997.7 6,302.7 7,932.3 7,910.1 7,780.1 7,754.6 7,700.7 7,721.6 7,688.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 3,563.5 4,116.0 4,706.0 4,231.0 4,667.3 4,497.7 4,351.7 4,256.0 4,155.1 4,105.2 4,029.2 84.4 83.5 79.8 68.4 59.9 57.9 57.0 56.0 55.2 54.4 53.6
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
659.9 811.3 1,189.8 1,953.0 3,122.5 3,270.6 3,283.4 3,343.4 3,376.4 3,446.2 3,483.4 15.6 16.5 20.2 31.6 40.1 42.1 43.0 44.0 44.8 45.6 46.4
Black 373.8 421.2 528.7 747.7 1,227.7 1,242.5 1,203.0 1,192.5 1,143.7 1,119.9 1,093.5 8.9 8.5 9.0 12.1 15.8 16.0 15.8 15.7 15.2 14.8 14.6
Hispanic 172.7 224.8 387.7 751.5 1,247.9 1,348.6 1,391.4 1,444.0 1,511.5 1,584.7 1,625.4 4.1 4.6 6.6 12.2 16.0 17.4 18.2 19.0 20.1 21.0 21.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 80.2 124.4 225.1 387.1 460.8 443.7 438.5 440.2 440.5 449.3 458.3 1.9 2.5 3.8 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.1
Asian --- --- --- --- 434.6 417.0 413.2 415.7 416.9 426.5 435.7 --- --- --- --- 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.8
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 26.2 26.7 25.3 24.4 23.6 22.8 22.5 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
33.1 40.9 48.4 66.8 78.0 70.9 68.0 64.9 63.3 61.9 61.4 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 108.2 165.0 182.5 201.9 217.4 230.4 244.9 --- --- --- --- 1.4 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3
Nonresident alien1 58.7 70.6 101.8 118.7 142.5 141.7 145.0 155.2 169.1 170.2 175.7
                                             
Undergraduate, total 9,419.0 10,469.1 11,959.1 13,155.4 18,082.4 17,735.6 17,476.3 17,294.1 17,046.7 16,874.6 16,760.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 7,740.5 8,480.7 9,272.6 8,983.5 10,895.9 10,249.1 9,898.1 9,582.5 9,303.8 9,085.6 8,876.9 83.4 82.7 79.0 69.8 61.6 59.3 58.2 57.2 56.4 55.7 54.8
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
1,535.3 1,778.5 2,467.7 3,884.0 6,788.1 7,036.0 7,094.6 7,182.3 7,177.8 7,218.9 7,308.4 16.6 17.3 21.0 30.2 38.4 40.7 41.8 42.8 43.6 44.3 45.2
Black 943.4 1,018.8 1,147.2 1,548.9 2,677.1 2,593.2 2,504.7 2,426.7 2,316.5 2,226.4 2,180.5 10.2 9.9 9.8 12.0 15.1 15.0 14.7 14.5 14.1 13.7 13.5
Hispanic 352.9 433.1 724.6 1,351.0 2,551.0 2,767.7 2,872.2 2,962.4 3,055.0 3,168.3 3,265.6 3.8 4.2 6.2 10.5 14.4 16.0 16.9 17.7 18.5 19.4 20.2
Asian/Pacific Islander 169.3 248.7 500.5 845.5 1,087.3 1,062.8 1,064.5 1,074.9 1,084.0 1,100.3 1,114.9 1.8 2.4 4.3 6.6 6.1 6.1 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.7 6.9
Asian --- --- --- --- 1,029.8 1,006.2 1,010.3 1,022.9 1,034.8 1,053.2 1,068.8 --- --- --- --- 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.6
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 57.5 56.6 54.1 52.1 49.2 47.1 46.1 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
69.7 77.9 95.5 138.5 179.1 157.6 147.4 138.6 132.2 128.6 124.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 293.7 454.7 505.8 579.6 590.1 595.2 623.4 --- --- --- --- 1.7 2.6 3.0 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.9
Nonresident alien1 143.2 209.9 218.7 288.0 398.4 450.6 483.6 529.3 565.1 570.2 575.0
                                             
Male 4,896.8 4,997.4 5,379.8 5,778.3 7,836.3 7,714.9 7,660.1 7,586.3 7,502.3 7,416.9 7,347.4 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 4,052.2 4,054.9 4,184.4 4,010.1 4,861.0 4,572.7 4,438.9 4,299.0 4,188.1 4,087.0 3,987.8 84.4 83.5 79.6 71.3 63.7 61.2 60.0 58.9 58.2 57.5 56.7
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
748.2 802.7 1,069.3 1,618.0 2,773.8 2,905.0 2,962.7 3,000.4 3,007.0 3,020.2 3,049.9 15.6 16.5 20.4 28.7 36.3 38.8 40.0 41.1 41.8 42.5 43.3
Black 430.7 428.2 448.0 577.0 982.9 969.4 955.3 924.9 888.4 849.4 830.5 9.0 8.8 8.5 10.3 12.9 13.0 12.9 12.7 12.3 12.0 11.8
Hispanic 191.7 211.2 326.9 582.6 1,082.9 1,173.7 1,224.1 1,261.8 1,298.3 1,343.5 1,377.0 4.0 4.3 6.2 10.4 14.2 15.7 16.5 17.3 18.0 18.9 19.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 91.1 128.5 254.5 401.9 513.4 505.3 507.5 511.7 515.0 520.6 526.2 1.9 2.6 4.8 7.1 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.5
Asian --- --- --- --- 487.4 479.7 482.9 488.1 492.3 499.2 505.2 --- --- --- --- 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.2
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 26.0 25.6 24.5 23.5 22.7 21.4 21.0 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
34.8 34.8 39.9 56.4 72.3 63.0 59.4 56.1 53.2 51.5 49.2 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 122.3 193.6 216.6 245.9 252.1 255.2 266.9 --- --- --- --- 1.6 2.6 2.9 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8
Nonresident alien1 96.4 139.8 126.1 150.2 201.5 237.2 258.5 286.8 307.2 309.6 309.7
                                             
Female 4,522.1 5,471.7 6,579.3 7,377.1 10,246.1 10,020.7 9,816.2 9,707.8 9,544.4 9,457.8 9,412.9 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 3,688.3 4,425.8 5,088.2 4,973.3 6,035.0 5,676.3 5,459.2 5,283.5 5,115.7 4,998.6 4,889.1 82.4 81.9 78.4 68.7 60.1 57.9 56.9 55.8 55.1 54.3 53.4
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
787.0 975.8 1,398.5 2,266.0 4,014.3 4,131.0 4,131.8 4,181.9 4,170.8 4,198.7 4,258.5 17.6 18.1 21.6 31.3 39.9 42.1 43.1 44.2 44.9 45.7 46.6
Black 512.7 590.6 699.2 971.9 1,694.2 1,623.8 1,549.4 1,501.7 1,428.2 1,376.9 1,349.9 11.5 10.9 10.8 13.4 16.9 16.6 16.2 15.9 15.4 15.0 14.8
Hispanic 161.2 221.8 397.6 768.4 1,468.1 1,594.0 1,648.1 1,700.6 1,756.7 1,824.9 1,888.6 3.6 4.1 6.1 10.6 14.6 16.3 17.2 18.0 18.9 19.8 20.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 78.2 120.2 246.0 443.6 573.9 557.5 557.0 563.2 569.0 579.7 588.7 1.7 2.2 3.8 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.4
Asian --- --- --- --- 542.4 526.5 527.4 534.7 542.5 554.0 563.7 --- --- --- --- 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.0 6.2
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 31.5 31.0 29.6 28.5 26.5 25.7 25.1 --- --- --- --- 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
34.9 43.1 55.5 82.1 106.8 94.6 88.0 82.6 79.1 77.1 74.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 171.3 261.1 289.2 333.7 337.9 340.0 356.5 --- --- --- --- 1.7 2.7 3.0 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.9
Nonresident alien1 46.8 70.1 92.6 137.8 196.9 213.4 225.1 242.5 257.9 260.5 265.3
                                             
Postbaccalaureate,
   total
1,566.6 1,617.7 1,859.5 2,156.9 2,937.0 2,908.8 2,900.4 2,915.0 2,941.5 2,972.3 3,005.3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 1,335.6 1,352.4 1,449.8 1,478.6 1,824.9 1,733.1 1,691.3 1,656.7 1,635.4 1,631.0 1,633.9 89.6 88.8 86.0 77.2 69.4 67.3 66.5 65.6 64.8 64.1 63.3
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
155.5 170.3 237.0 437.5 802.8 842.8 852.5 869.7 888.9 913.3 945.7 10.4 11.2 14.0 22.8 30.6 32.7 33.5 34.4 35.2 35.9 36.7
Black 89.7 87.9 99.8 181.4 361.9 369.2 367.3 366.2 364.5 363.0 365.4 6.0 5.8 5.9 9.5 13.8 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.4 14.3 14.2
Hispanic 30.9 38.6 57.9 110.8 197.8 212.6 221.0 229.4 242.7 259.6 275.0 2.1 2.5 3.4 5.8 7.5 8.3 8.7 9.1 9.6 10.2 10.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 28.6 37.7 72.0 132.7 194.3 195.4 195.2 197.3 200.3 206.3 214.8 1.9 2.5 4.3 6.9 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.3
Asian --- --- --- --- 187.8 188.5 188.4 190.9 194.3 200.3 208.9 --- --- --- --- 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.1
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 6.5 6.9 6.8 6.4 6.1 6.1 5.9 --- --- --- --- 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
6.4 6.0 7.3 12.6 17.1 15.4 14.8 14.3 13.9 13.7 13.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 31.7 50.1 54.2 62.6 67.5 70.6 76.8 --- --- --- --- 1.2 1.9 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0
Nonresident alien1 75.5 95.1 172.7 240.7 309.3 333.0 356.5 388.5 417.2 428.0 425.7
                                             
Male 897.6 870.7 904.2 943.5 1,209.5 1,204.1 1,201.1 1,211.2 1,221.6 1,221.6 1,220.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 761.6 718.1 676.6 624.5 744.9 712.6 693.5 675.2 660.3 649.0 641.4 90.7 89.8 86.3 78.4 72.2 70.1 69.4 68.3 67.4 66.5 65.6
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
78.4 81.7 107.4 171.9 286.5 303.6 306.0 313.0 319.8 326.5 336.7 9.3 10.2 13.7 21.6 27.8 29.9 30.6 31.7 32.6 33.5 34.4
Black 39.2 35.5 36.7 58.3 106.1 109.7 109.6 110.2 110.5 110.0 110.4 4.7 4.4 4.7 7.3 10.3 10.8 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.3
Hispanic 18.1 20.4 27.0 44.5 74.7 80.9 83.6 86.4 90.9 95.8 100.4 2.2 2.5 3.4 5.6 7.2 8.0 8.4 8.7 9.3 9.8 10.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 17.4 22.8 40.4 64.0 87.2 87.8 86.9 87.4 87.8 89.5 92.3 2.1 2.8 5.2 8.0 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 9.0 9.2 9.4
Asian --- --- --- --- 84.7 85.0 84.2 84.9 85.5 87.2 90.1 --- --- --- --- 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.2
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 --- --- --- --- 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
3.7 3.0 3.2 5.0 6.4 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.0 4.8 4.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 12.0 19.6 20.6 23.7 25.5 26.5 29.1 --- --- --- --- 1.2 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 3.0
Nonresident alien1 57.7 71.0 120.2 147.1 178.2 187.9 201.6 223.0 241.4 246.0 242.1
                                             
Female 669.1 747.0 955.4 1,213.4 1,727.5 1,704.8 1,699.3 1,703.7 1,720.0 1,750.7 1,785.1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White 574.1 634.3 773.2 854.1 1,080.0 1,020.5 997.8 981.5 975.0 982.0 992.5 88.1 87.7 85.6 76.3 67.7 65.4 64.6 63.8 63.1 62.6 62.0
Total, selected
   races/ethnicities
77.2 88.6 129.6 265.7 516.4 539.1 546.5 556.8 569.2 586.8 608.9 11.9 12.3 14.4 23.7 32.3 34.6 35.4 36.2 36.9 37.4 38.0
Black 50.5 52.4 63.1 123.1 255.8 259.5 257.7 256.0 254.0 253.0 255.1 7.7 7.2 7.0 11.0 16.0 16.6 16.7 16.6 16.4 16.1 15.9
Hispanic 12.8 18.3 30.9 66.3 123.1 131.8 137.4 143.1 151.8 163.8 174.6 2.0 2.5 3.4 5.9 7.7 8.4 8.9 9.3 9.8 10.4 10.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.2 15.0 31.5 68.7 107.0 107.6 108.3 109.9 112.5 116.9 122.5 1.7 2.1 3.5 6.1 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.5 7.6
Asian --- --- --- --- 103.1 103.5 104.2 106.0 108.8 113.1 118.8 --- --- --- --- 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.4
Pacific Islander --- --- --- --- 3.9 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7 --- --- --- --- 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
American Indian/Alaska
   Native
2.7 3.0 4.1 7.6 10.7 9.8 9.5 9.0 8.9 8.9 9.0 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Two or more races --- --- --- --- 19.7 30.5 33.6 38.8 42.0 44.1 47.7 --- --- --- --- 1.2 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0
Nonresident alien1 17.8 24.1 52.5 93.6 131.1 145.1 155.0 165.5 175.8 182.0 183.6
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Race/ethnicity not collected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Because of underreporting and nonreporting of racial/ethnic data, some figures are slightly lower than corresponding data in other tables. 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1976 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 October 2018.)

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