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Table 331.50. Aid status and sources of aid for full-time and part-time undergraduates, by control and level of institution: 2011–12 and 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Control and level of institution Number of
under-
graduates1
(in thousands)
Aid status (percent of students)
Nonaided Any aid2,3 Source of aid
Federal3 State Institu-
tional
Other2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  2011–12
Full-time, full-year                                      
students4                                      
                                       
All institutions 8,864 15.6   (0.36) 84.4   (0.36) 72.8   (0.51) 26.5   (0.48) 31.0   (0.45) 28.1   (0.36)
Public 5,997 19.6   (0.47) 80.4   (0.47) 68.4   (0.61) 30.2   (0.64) 22.0   (0.52) 24.3   (0.36)
4-year doctoral 2,893 16.1   (0.46) 83.9   (0.46) 70.9   (0.47) 31.2   (0.69) 32.2   (0.90) 28.1   (0.49)
Other 4-year 969 16.5   (0.93) 83.5   (0.93) 72.7   (1.34) 31.3   (1.36) 21.6   (1.32) 27.5   (0.90)
2-year 2,104 25.5   (1.03) 74.5   (1.03) 63.0   (1.24) 28.3   (1.31) 8.3   (0.54) 17.8   (0.57)
Less-than-2-year 31 28.4   (4.50) 71.6   (4.50) 67.8   (4.72) 18.2 ! (6.85)   (†) 18.9   (4.08)
                                       
Private, nonprofit 1,875 8.4   (0.55) 91.6   (0.55) 76.1   (0.75) 25.3   (0.87) 73.7   (0.97) 39.6   (0.96)
4-year doctoral 990 9.6   (0.84) 90.4   (0.84) 74.3   (0.94) 23.3   (1.29) 74.5   (1.29) 38.9   (1.50)
Other 4-year 849 6.9   (0.68) 93.1   (0.68) 78.0   (1.20) 28.0   (1.24) 74.3   (1.38) 40.5   (1.08)
Less-than-4-year 36 9.8 ! (4.12) 90.2   (4.12) 78.1   (5.04) 19.5 ! (7.60) 34.5 ! (11.90) 38.4   (4.24)
                                       
Private, for-profit 992 5.2   (0.46) 94.8   (0.46) 93.1   (0.51) 6.9   (0.70) 4.8   (0.72) 29.2   (0.89)
2-year and above 859 5.4   (0.53) 94.6   (0.53) 92.8   (0.59) 7.5   (0.78) 5.4   (0.83) 30.7   (0.96)
Less-than-2-year 133 4.1   (0.75) 95.9   (0.75) 95.2   (0.79)   (†)   (†) 19.3   (2.30)
                                       
Part-time or part-year                                      
students5                                      
                                       
All institutions 14,192 37.9   (1.05) 62.1   (1.05) 51.1   (1.10) 14.6   (0.51) 7.3   (0.27) 16.4   (0.34)
Public 10,929 44.0   (1.18) 56.0   (1.18) 44.5   (1.22) 16.7   (0.63) 5.6   (0.24) 13.4   (0.36)
4-year doctoral 1,875 33.9   (1.04) 66.1   (1.04) 53.4   (0.81) 15.1   (0.61) 13.4   (0.87) 20.7   (0.73)
Other 4-year 1,477 40.5   (1.46) 59.5   (1.46) 49.7   (1.66) 12.0   (0.74) 6.8   (0.80) 16.9   (0.94)
2-year 7,521 47.3   (1.36) 52.7   (1.36) 41.2   (1.39) 18.0   (0.87) 3.5   (0.25) 10.9   (0.39)
Less-than-2-year 56 29.8   (4.21) 70.2   (4.21) 60.3   (4.47) 19.7   (5.84) 3.1 ! (1.37) 9.2   (2.44)
                                       
Private, nonprofit 1,135 22.6   (1.47) 77.4   (1.47) 61.0   (1.61) 13.5   (1.28) 30.2   (1.95) 28.7   (1.58)
4-year doctoral 557 24.0   (1.87) 76.0   (1.87) 57.9   (2.12) 9.5   (1.49) 30.1   (2.15) 28.1   (2.61)
Other 4-year 527 20.8   (2.42) 79.2   (2.42) 64.0   (2.54) 18.6   (2.12) 32.3   (3.36) 30.2   (2.14)
Less-than-4-year 51 25.7   (4.47) 74.3   (4.47) 64.3   (3.22)   (†)   (†) 18.2   (4.18)
                                       
Private, for-profit 2,128 14.6   (1.02) 85.4   (1.02) 79.7   (0.83) 4.2   (0.52) 3.7   (0.71) 25.3   (1.09)
2-year and above 1,790 14.7   (1.20) 85.3   (1.20) 78.8   (0.97) 4.2   (0.49) 3.6   (0.68) 27.0   (1.22)
Less-than-2-year 337 14.1   (1.39) 85.9   (1.39) 84.6   (1.40)   (†)   (†) 16.3   (1.71)
  2015–16
Full-time, full-year                                      
students4                                      
                                       
All institutions 7,239 13.6   (0.26) 86.4   (0.26) 69.8   (0.33) 29.7   (0.44) 42.8   (0.45) 28.6   (0.36)
Public 5,023 16.0   (0.34) 84.0   (0.34) 67.7   (0.42) 34.1   (0.55) 32.7   (0.58) 25.8   (0.43)
4-year doctoral 2,849 13.3   (0.38) 86.7   (0.38) 69.4   (0.48) 34.0   (0.61) 42.8   (0.66) 29.0   (0.54)
Other 4-year 765 14.7   (0.78) 85.3   (0.78) 72.6   (0.98) 36.0   (1.61) 29.5   (1.76) 27.5   (1.39)
2-year 1,391 22.2   (0.79) 77.8   (0.79) 61.6   (0.85) 33.4   (1.07) 14.0   (1.22) 18.6   (0.77)
Less-than-2-year 19 18.0 ! (6.98) 82.0   (6.98) 67.0   (8.01) 12.5   (2.54) 23.1 ! (10.82) 9.2 ! (3.31)
                                       
Private, nonprofit 1,735 8.3   (0.48) 91.7   (0.48) 70.3   (0.61) 22.6   (0.73) 75.1   (0.82) 37.8   (0.81)
4-year doctoral 1,011 9.0   (0.62) 91.0   (0.62) 67.5   (0.89) 21.4   (0.99) 78.1   (1.07) 39.7   (1.07)
Other 4-year 684 7.1   (0.72) 92.9   (0.72) 73.7   (0.89) 25.1   (1.06) 73.7   (1.46) 36.3   (1.08)
Less-than-4-year 40 13.1   (2.20) 86.9   (2.20) 81.7   (3.76)   (†) 22.3 ! (11.17) 14.0 ! (6.88)
                                       
Private, for-profit 481 7.1   (0.59) 92.9   (0.59) 89.4   (0.71) 9.5   (1.01) 30.8   (3.37) 24.3   (0.91)
2-year and above 382 6.4   (0.65) 93.6   (0.65) 89.7   (0.77) 10.2   (1.15) 36.4   (3.98) 26.8   (1.14)
Less-than-2-year 99 9.5   (1.36) 90.5   (1.36) 88.6   (1.74) 7.2   (1.84) 9.1   (2.52) 14.6   (1.55)
                                       
Part-time or part-year                                      
students5                                      
                                       
All institutions 12,069 36.4   (0.33) 63.6   (0.33) 47.6   (0.26) 18.0   (0.34) 13.9   (0.31) 17.0   (0.30)
Public 9,468 41.5   (0.39) 58.5   (0.39) 42.0   (0.30) 20.1   (0.43) 9.8   (0.27) 14.9   (0.31)
4-year doctoral 1,825 27.6   (0.74) 72.4   (0.74) 55.5   (0.71) 20.7   (0.80) 24.6   (0.75) 22.2   (0.68)
Other 4-year 1,346 39.7   (1.33) 60.3   (1.33) 44.8   (1.25) 16.9   (0.94) 12.2   (0.93) 18.2   (0.81)
2-year 6,249 45.9   (0.54) 54.1   (0.54) 37.5   (0.38) 20.7   (0.62) 4.9   (0.29) 12.1   (0.40)
Less-than-2-year 48 33.3   (7.04) 66.7   (7.04) 38.4   (2.59) 10.8   (2.31) 23.0   (5.88) 10.8   (3.21)
                                       
Private, nonprofit 1,220 21.0   (0.82) 79.0   (0.82) 58.0   (1.03) 12.5   (0.76) 32.6   (1.28) 29.2   (1.19)
4-year doctoral 622 19.9   (1.27) 80.1   (1.27) 53.5   (1.58) 11.9   (0.97) 33.9   (1.89) 34.3   (1.80)
Other 4-year 540 22.1   (0.94) 77.9   (0.94) 61.6   (1.13) 12.8   (1.03) 33.5   (1.81) 24.2   (1.38)
Less-than-4-year 58 21.8   (4.07) 78.2   (4.07) 73.2   (4.47) 15.5 ! (7.70) 10.4   (2.15) 21.4   (5.96)
                                       
Private, for-profit 1,381 15.5   (0.48) 84.5   (0.48) 77.0   (0.59) 8.4   (0.75) 25.5   (1.30) 21.2   (0.78)
2-year and above 1,140 14.5   (0.54) 85.5   (0.54) 77.5   (0.67) 9.1   (0.88) 28.9   (1.52) 22.2   (0.70)
Less-than-2-year 240 20.3   (1.47) 79.7   (1.47) 74.6   (1.55) 5.4   (1.18) 9.4   (2.57) 16.5   (3.08)
† Not applicable.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Numbers of undergraduates may not equal figures reported in other tables, since these data are based on a sample survey of students who enrolled at any time during the academic year.
2 Includes students who reported that they were awarded aid but did not specify the source of the aid.
3 Includes Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense benefits.
4 Full-time, full-year undergraduates are those who were enrolled full time for 9 or more months at one or more institutions.
5 Part-time or part-year undergraduates include those who were enrolled part time for 9 or more months and those who were enrolled for less than 9 months either part time or full time.
NOTE: Data exclude students whose attendance status was not reported. Data include undergraduates in degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some students received multiple types of aid and aid from different sources. Data exclude Puerto Rico.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011-12 and 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12 and NPSAS:16). (This table was prepared July 2018.)

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