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Table 301.10. Enrollment, staff, and degrees/certificates conferred in degree-granting and non-degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and level of institution, sex of student, type of staff, and level of degree: Fall 2018 and 2017-18
Level of institution, sex of student, type of staff, and level of degree Total1 Degree-granting institutions Non-degree-granting institutions
Total Public Private Total Public Private
Total Nonprofit For-profit Total Nonprofit For-profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Enrollment, fall 2018                      
Total 20,008,434 19,645,918 14,529,264 5,116,654 4,134,244 982,410 362,516 110,417 252,099 13,360 238,739
4-year institutions 13,901,011 13,900,710 8,982,560 4,918,150 4,089,090 829,060 301 5 296 296 0
Males 5,991,066 5,990,993 4,005,748 1,985,245 1,711,257 273,988 73 2 71 71 0
Females 7,909,945 7,909,717 4,976,812 2,932,905 2,377,833 555,072 228 3 225 225 0

2-year institutions
5,849,184 5,745,208 5,546,704 198,504 45,154 153,350 103,976 57,824 46,152 5,468 40,684
Males 2,506,453 2,451,669 2,385,723 65,946 11,260 54,686 54,784 34,485 20,299 1,289 19,010
Females 3,342,731 3,293,539 3,160,981 132,558 33,894 98,664 49,192 23,339 25,853 4,179 21,674

Less-than-2-year institutions
258,239 258,239 52,588 205,651 7,596 198,055
Males 83,005 83,005 26,283 56,722 2,949 53,773
Females 175,234 175,234 26,305 148,929 4,647 144,282

Staff, fall 2018
                     
Total 3,983,860 3,923,374 2,586,155 1,337,219 1,221,378 115,841 60,486 22,262 38,224 3,052 35,172
Faculty (instruction/research/public
    service)
1,573,995 1,542,613 980,835 561,778 491,014 70,764 31,382 11,815 19,567 1,473 18,094
Instruction 1,454,136 1,422,754 905,307 517,447 446,789 70,658 31,382 11,815 19,567 1,473 18,094
Research 90,489 90,489 55,909 34,580 34,526 54
Public service 29,370 29,370 19,619 9,751 9,699 52
Graduate assistants 382,715 382,715 299,271 83,444 83,077 367
Librarians, curators, and archivists 41,637 41,495 24,166 17,329 16,470 859 142 41 101 43 58
Student and academic affairs and
    other education services
188,440 182,831 122,638 60,193 50,369 9,824 5,609 2,573 3,036 338 2,698
Management 268,530 262,919 152,673 110,246 101,042 9,204 5,611 1,299 4,312 339 3,973
Business and financial operations 222,388 219,793 147,797 71,996 67,858 4,138 2,595 567 2,028 132 1,896
Computer, engineering, and science 238,588 238,073 162,518 75,555 73,695 1,860 515 321 194 34 160
Community, social service, legal,
    arts, design, entertainment,
    sports, and media
186,297 185,765 113,130 72,635 69,534 3,101 532 310 222 54 168
Healthcare practitioners and
    technicians
111,519 111,076 75,116 35,960 35,692 268 443 332 111 23 88
Service occupations 244,842 242,151 161,701 80,450 78,364 2,086 2,691 1,534 1,157 150 1,007
Sales and related occupations 14,533 12,534 4,748 7,786 3,970 3,816 1,999 110 1,889 81 1,808
Office and administrative support 417,271 409,591 273,892 135,699 126,783 8,916 7,680 2,582 5,098 334 4,764
Natural resources, construction, and
    maintenance
74,097 73,098 53,940 19,158 18,686 472 999 542 457 43 414
Production, transportation, and
    material moving
19,008 18,720 13,730 4,990 4,824 166 288 236 52 8 44

Degrees/certificates conferred,
    2017-18
                     
Total 4,951,142 4,714,760 3,285,726 1,429,034 1,100,383 328,651 236,382 59,796 176,586 8,722 167,864
Less-than-1-year and 1- to less-
    than-4-year certificates
954,738 718,453 612,084 106,369 17,067 89,302 236,285 59,796 176,489 8,722 167,767
4-year institutions 166,318 166,278 125,608 40,670 11,264 29,406 40 3 37 37 0
Males 75,999 75,996 62,780 13,216 4,406 8,810 3 2 1 1 0
Females 90,319 90,282 62,828 27,454 6,858 20,596 37 1 36 36 0

2-year institutions
608,547 552,175 486,476 65,699 5,803 59,896 56,372 30,446 25,926 2,236 23,690
Males 289,774 263,875 241,157 22,718 2,073 20,645 25,899 15,436 10,463 639 9,824
Females 318,773 288,300 245,319 42,981 3,730 39,251 30,473 15,010 15,463 1,597 13,866

Less-than-2-year institutions
179,873 179,873 29,347 150,526 6,449 144,077
Males 54,411 54,411 11,891 42,520 2,762 39,758
Females 125,462 125,462 17,456 108,006 3,687 104,319

Associate's degrees
1,011,582 1,011,487 885,870 125,617 56,187 69,430 95 0 95 0 95
4-year institutions 297,139 297,139 209,841 87,298 43,666 43,632 0 0 0 0 0
Males 115,054 115,054 83,613 31,441 16,742 14,699 0 0 0 0 0
Females 182,085 182,085 126,228 55,857 26,924 28,933 0 0 0 0 0

2-year institutions
714,348 714,348 676,029 38,319 12,521 25,798 0 0 0 0 0
Males 283,546 283,546 270,799 12,747 2,593 10,154 0 0 0 0 0
Females 430,802 430,802 405,230 25,572 9,928 15,644 0 0 0 0 0

Less-than-2-year institutions
95 95 0 95 0 95
Males 34 34 0 34 0 34
Females 61 61 0 61 0 61

Bachelor's degrees
1,980,646 1,980,644 1,310,988 669,656 571,155 98,501 2 0 2 0 2
Males 844,961 844,960 574,520 270,440 233,670 36,770 1 0 1 0 1
Females 1,135,685 1,135,684 736,468 399,216 337,485 61,731 1 0 1 0 1

Master's degrees
820,102 820,102 383,929 436,173 372,086 64,087 0 0 0 0 0
Males 326,870 326,870 159,310 167,560 147,892 19,668 0 0 0 0 0
Females 493,232 493,232 224,619 268,613 224,194 44,419 0 0 0 0 0

Doctor's degrees
184,074 184,074 92,855 91,219 83,888 7,331 0 0 0 0 0
Males 85,568 85,568 44,521 41,047 38,497 2,550 0 0 0 0 0
Females 98,506 98,506 48,334 50,172 45,391 4,781 0 0 0 0 0
†Not applicable.
1 Includes both degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Degree-granting institutions grant degrees at the associate's or higher level, while non-degree-granting institutions grant only awards below that level. The non-degree-granting classification includes some institutions transitioning to higher level program offerings, though still classified at a lower level; therefore, a small number of associate's degrees are shown as awarded by non-degree-granting institutions.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2019, Fall Enrollment component; Spring 2019, Human Resources component; and Fall 2018, Completions component. (This table was prepared February 2020.)

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