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Table 306.30. Fall enrollment of U.S. residents in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1976 through 2028
Year Enrollment (in thousands) Percentage distribution
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska
Native
Two or more races
Total Asian Pacific Islander Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1976 10,767 9,076 1,033 384 198 76 100.0 84.3 9.6 3.6 1.8 0.7
1980 11,782 9,833 1,107 472 286 84 100.0 83.5 9.4 4.0 2.4 0.7
1990 13,427 10,722 1,247 782 572 103 100.0 79.9 9.3 5.8 4.3 0.8
1994 13,823 10,427 1,449 1,046 774 127 100.0 75.4 10.5 7.6 5.6 0.9
1995 13,807 10,311 1,474 1,094 797 131 100.0 74.7 10.7 7.9 5.8 1.0
                                     
1996 13,901 10,264 1,506 1,166 828 138 100.0 73.8 10.8 8.4 6.0 1.0
1997 14,037 10,266 1,551 1,218 859 142 100.0 73.1 11.0 8.7 6.1 1.0
1998 14,063 10,179 1,583 1,257 900 144 100.0 72.4 11.3 8.9 6.4 1.0
1999 14,361 10,329 1,649 1,324 914 146 100.0 71.9 11.5 9.2 6.4 1.0
2000 14,784 10,462 1,730 1,462 978 151 100.0 70.8 11.7 9.9 6.6 1.0
                                     
2001 15,363 10,775 1,850 1,561 1,019 158 100.0 70.1 12.0 10.2 6.6 1.0
2002 16,021 11,140 1,979 1,662 1,074 166 100.0 69.5 12.4 10.4 6.7 1.0
2003 16,314 11,281 2,068 1,716 1,076 173 100.0 69.1 12.7 10.5 6.6 1.1
2004 16,682 11,423 2,165 1,810 1,109 176 100.0 68.5 13.0 10.8 6.6 1.1
2005 16,903 11,495 2,215 1,882 1,134 176 100.0 68.0 13.1 11.1 6.7 1.0
                                     
2006 17,158 11,568 2,280 1,964 1,165 181 100.0 67.4 13.3 11.4 6.8 1.1
2007 17,635 11,761 2,384 2,081 1,218 190 100.0 66.7 13.5 11.8 6.9 1.1
2008 18,421 12,075 2,580 2,271 1,303 193 100.0 65.5 14.0 12.3 7.1 1.0
2009 19,631 12,669 2,884 2,537 1,335 206 100.0 64.5 14.7 12.9 6.8 1.0
2010 20,312 12,721 3,039 2,749 1,282 1,218 64 196 325 100.0 62.6 15.0 13.5 6.3 6.0 0.3 1.0 1.6
                                     
2011 20,270 12,402 3,079 2,893 1,277 1,211 66 186 433 100.0 61.2 15.2 14.3 6.3 6.0 0.3 0.9 2.1
2012 19,861 11,982 2,962 2,980 1,258 1,195 64 173 505 100.0 60.3 14.9 15.0 6.3 6.0 0.3 0.9 2.5
2013 19,537 11,589 2,872 3,093 1,260 1,199 61 162 560 100.0 59.3 14.7 15.8 6.4 6.1 0.3 0.8 2.9
2014 19,291 11,239 2,793 3,192 1,272 1,214 58 153 642 100.0 58.3 14.5 16.5 6.6 6.3 0.3 0.8 3.3
2015 19,006 10,939 2,681 3,298 1,284 1,229 55 146 658 100.0 57.6 14.1 17.4 6.8 6.5 0.3 0.8 3.5
                                     
2016 18,849 10,717 2,589 3,428 1,307 1,253 53 142 666 100.0 56.9 13.7 18.2 6.9 6.7 0.3 0.8 3.5
2017 18,765 10,511 2,546 3,541 1,330 1,278 52 138 700 100.0 56.0 13.6 18.9 7.1 6.8 0.3 0.7 3.7
20181 18,815 10,525 2,610 3,542 1,300 135 702 100.0 55.9 13.9 18.8 6.9 0.7 3.7
20191 18,853 10,507 2,623 3,578 1,307 134 703 100.0 55.7 13.9 19.0 6.9 0.7 3.7
20201 18,844 10,434 2,636 3,628 1,309 133 703 100.0 55.4 14.0 19.3 6.9 0.7 3.7
                                     
20211 18,837 10,365 2,649 3,674 1,314 132 703 100.0 55.0 14.1 19.5 7.0 0.7 3.7
20221 18,834 10,303 2,658 3,717 1,320 132 703 100.0 54.7 14.1 19.7 7.0 0.7 3.7
20231 18,844 10,244 2,671 3,765 1,329 131 703 100.0 54.4 14.2 20.0 7.1 0.7 3.7
20241 18,868 10,193 2,684 3,817 1,340 130 704 100.0 54.0 14.2 20.2 7.1 0.7 3.7
20251 18,892 10,142 2,697 3,872 1,348 129 705 100.0 53.7 14.3 20.5 7.1 0.7 3.7
                                     
20261 18,928 10,090 2,716 3,933 1,354 128 706 100.0 53.3 14.4 20.8 7.2 0.7 3.7
20271 18,921 10,009 2,734 3,988 1,357 126 706 100.0 52.9 14.4 21.1 7.2 0.7 3.7
20281 18,886 9,913 2,748 4,036 1,359 125 705 100.0 52.5 14.5 21.4 7.2 0.7 3.7
—Not available.
1 Projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Prior to 2010, institutions were not required to report separate data on Asians, Pacific Islanders, and students of Two or more races. Projections for Asian and Pacific Islander enrollment are not available due to the limited amount of historical data available upon which to base a projection model. Data through 1995 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. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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, 1976 and 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90-99); IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2018, Fall Enrollment component; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions by Race/Ethnicity Projection Model, 1980 through 2028. (This table was prepared March 2019.)

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