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Table 317.40. Number of degree-granting postsecondary institutions and enrollment in these institutions, by enrollment size, control, and classification of institution: Fall 2018
Control and classification of institution Number of institutions, by enrollment size of institution1 Enrollment, by enrollment size of institution
Total Under 200 200 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 to 2,499 2,500 to 4,999 5,000 to 9,999 10,000 to 19,999 20,000 to 29,999 30,000 or more Total Under 200 200 to 499 500 to 999 1,000 to 2,499 2,500 to 4,999 5,000 to 9,999 10,000 to 19,999 20,000 to 29,999 30,000 or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Total 4,034 601 491 469 826 603 483 339 120 102 19,645,918 61,138 164,206 340,741 1,389,917 2,157,608 3,450,612 4,662,627 2,942,992 4,476,077
Research university, very high2 115 0 0 0 1 0 4 21 32 57 3,525,917 0 0 0 2,233 0 29,339 310,571 818,710 2,365,064
Research university, high3 104 0 0 0 1 3 23 46 23 8 1,684,415 0 0 0 1,882 12,825 176,363 657,586 564,696 271,063
Doctoral/research university4 100 0 0 3 7 17 24 31 10 8 1,387,413 0 0 2,421 13,991 66,976 188,315 405,255 243,502 466,953
Master's5 727 15 15 32 175 208 169 87 14 12 4,385,674 1,689 5,382 26,258 323,948 744,931 1,172,468 1,169,629 329,032 612,337
Baccalaureate6 810 56 95 150 306 110 48 31 6 8 2,262,858 7,034 34,095 111,263 489,265 374,923 337,084 429,148 156,694 323,352
Special-focus7 4-year 842 332 195 150 107 42 10 5 1 0 654,433 32,325 61,752 105,065 164,028 139,339 64,832 59,463 27,629 0
2-year 1,336 198 186 134 229 223 205 118 34 9 5,745,208 20,090 62,977 95,734 394,570 818,614 1,482,211 1,630,975 802,729 437,308
                                         
Public 1,634 18 46 75 303 351 373 278 105 85 14,529,264 2,641 16,585 58,438 531,245 1,282,056 2,681,084 3,855,036 2,588,423 3,513,756
Research university, very high2 81 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 25 52 2,880,371 0 0 0 0 0 8,041 55,354 648,369 2,168,607
Research university, high3 74 0 0 0 0 0 11 35 21 7 1,355,351 0 0 0 0 0 88,971 510,189 519,627 236,564
Doctoral/research university4 38 0 0 0 1 1 6 19 8 3 634,802 0 0 0 2,220 3,193 52,566 263,153 199,430 114,240
Master's5 271 0 1 0 19 57 102 74 11 7 2,505,556 0 401 0 39,100 215,690 714,708 998,057 261,574 276,026
Baccalaureate6 249 2 12 23 63 62 44 30 6 7 1,512,103 291 4,790 17,026 106,207 221,303 308,580 416,201 156,694 281,011
Special-focus7 4-year 54 3 10 12 14 11 4 0 0 0 94,377 407 3,522 8,918 21,232 34,291 26,007 0 0 0
Arts, music, or design 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3,129 0 0 0 3,129 0 0 0 0 0
Business and management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering and other
   technology-related
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2,654 0 0 0 0 2,654 0 0 0 0
Law 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2,946 0 742 1,202 1,002 0 0 0 0 0
Medical schools and centers 27 2 0 6 6 10 3 0 0 0 64,823 209 0 5,326 10,456 31,637 17,195 0 0 0
Other health professions 6 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4,010 0 1,251 533 2,226 0 0 0 0 0
Tribal colleges 11 1 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 8,003 198 1,529 1,857 4,419 0 0 0 0 0
Other special focus 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8,812 0 0 0 0 0 8,812 0 0 0
2-year 867 13 23 40 206 220 205 117 34 9 5,546,704 1,943 7,872 32,494 362,486 807,579 1,482,211 1,612,082 802,729 437,308
High transfer institutions8 335 1 6 8 60 67 99 66 21 7 2,841,075 186 2,125 6,361 109,875 246,965 714,959 938,848 488,591 333,165
Mixed transfer/career and
   technical institutions9
297 0 2 14 79 77 72 39 12 2 1,867,650 0 892 11,733 134,796 278,244 526,262 521,287 290,293 104,143
High career and technical
   institutions10
211 2 5 17 64 76 34 12 1 0 825,934 226 1,926 13,713 110,917 282,370 240,990 151,947 23,845 0
Special-focus7 2-year 24 10 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12,045 1,531 2,929 687 6,898 0 0 0 0 0
Health professions 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3,171 170 560 0 2,441 0 0 0 0 0
Tribal colleges 17 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5,377 1,361 2,034 0 1,982 0 0 0 0 0
Other programs 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3,497 0 335 687 2,475 0 0 0 0 0
                                         
Private nonprofit 1,664 332 229 236 463 229 97 56 11 11 4,134,244 33,800 75,957 172,037 767,922 793,921 677,532 745,631 259,482 607,962
Research university, very high2 34 0 0 0 1 0 3 18 7 5 645,546 0 0 0 2,233 0 21,298 255,217 170,341 196,457
Research university, high3 30 0 0 0 1 3 12 11 2 1 329,064 0 0 0 1,882 12,825 87,392 147,397 45,069 34,499
Doctoral/research university4 53 0 0 2 6 15 16 11 2 1 451,943 0 0 1,914 11,771 60,003 123,464 131,567 44,072 79,152
Master's5 407 5 7 25 149 148 58 12 0 3 1,616,062 526 2,685 20,143 271,040 519,863 392,084 154,208 0 255,513
Baccalaureate6 458 27 49 104 234 41 2 0 0 1 653,475 3,552 18,090 77,621 370,151 127,251 14,469 0 0 42,341
Special-focus7 4-year 595 261 140 93 70 22 6 3 0 0 393,000 25,820 44,565 63,956 107,506 73,979 38,825 38,349 0 0
Arts, music, or design 56 14 13 13 12 1 2 1 0 0 64,501 1,482 4,294 8,935 20,087 3,639 11,978 14,086 0 0
Business and management 18 3 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 25,729 294 1,003 2,554 7,309 14,569 0 0 0 0
Engineering and other
   technology-related
6 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 18,177 104 390 1,373 2,142 0 0 14,168 0 0
Faith-related 306 197 75 23 7 3 1 0 0 0 85,207 19,061 22,597 15,036 13,219 8,639 6,655 0 0 0
Law 21 4 5 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 12,732 540 1,703 5,936 4,553 0 0 0 0 0
Medical schools and centers 29 0 3 5 12 8 1 0 0 0 58,596 0 951 3,422 17,840 28,597 7,786 0 0 0
Other health professions 132 32 35 31 28 4 1 1 0 0 105,701 3,438 11,986 21,853 39,737 11,528 7,064 10,095 0 0
Tribal colleges 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,542 0 666 1,876 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other special focus 22 10 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 19,815 901 975 2,971 2,619 7,007 5,342 0 0 0
2-year 87 39 33 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 45,154 3,902 10,617 8,403 3,339 0 0 18,893 0 0
High transfer institutions8 9 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,884 75 662 4,147 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mixed transfer/career and
   technical institutions9
3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3,645 0 306 0 3,339 0 0 0 0 0
High career and technical
   institutions10
13 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,876 566 2,407 903 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special-focus7 2-year 62 33 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 32,749 3,261 7,242 3,353 0 0 0 18,893 0 0
Health professions 26 14 8 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 24,843 1,624 2,472 1,854 0 0 0 18,893 0 0
Tribal colleges 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 411 106 305 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other programs 34 18 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7,495 1,531 4,465 1,499 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                         
Private for-profit 736 251 216 158 60 23 13 5 4 6 982,410 24,697 71,664 110,266 90,750 81,631 91,996 61,960 95,087 354,359
Doctoral/research university4 9 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 300,668 0 0 507 0 3,780 12,285 10,535 0 273,561
Master's5 49 10 7 7 7 3 9 1 3 2 264,056 1,163 2,296 6,115 13,808 9,378 65,676 17,364 67,458 80,798
Baccalaureate6 103 27 34 23 9 7 2 1 0 0 97,280 3,191 11,215 16,616 12,907 26,369 14,035 12,947 0 0
Special-focus7 4-year 193 68 45 45 23 9 0 2 1 0 167,056 6,098 13,665 32,191 35,290 31,069 0 21,114 27,629 0
Arts, music, or design 35 18 4 5 6 1 0 1 0 0 29,412 1,613 1,169 3,225 8,399 4,390 0 10,616 0 0
Business and management 40 14 12 5 4 4 0 1 0 0 37,459 1,000 3,678 3,528 5,723 13,032 0 10,498 0 0
Engineering and other
   technology-related
6 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,088 134 633 2,321 0 0 0 0 0 0
Law 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,218 0 591 627 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical schools and centers 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,049 97 0 952 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other health professions 103 33 23 29 13 4 0 0 1 0 93,286 3,181 6,929 20,732 21,168 13,647 0 0 27,629 0
Other special focus 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,544 73 665 806 0 0 0 0 0 0
2-year 382 146 130 82 21 3 0 0 0 0 153,350 14,245 44,488 54,837 28,745 11,035 0 0 0 0
High transfer institutions8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 414 56 358 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mixed transfer/career and
   technical institutions9
3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4,877 115 406 0 0 4,356 0 0 0 0
High career and technical
   institutions10
99 39 30 23 6 1 0 0 0 0 41,651 4,795 10,614 15,280 7,462 3,500 0 0 0 0
Special-focus7 2-year 278 105 98 59 15 1 0 0 0 0 106,408 9,279 33,110 39,557 21,283 3,179 0 0 0 0
Health professions 195 66 77 45 6 1 0 0 0 0 72,250 5,918 26,551 29,061 7,541 3,179 0 0 0 0
Other programs 83 39 21 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 34,158 3,361 6,559 10,496 13,742 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes institutions with no enrollment reported separately from the enrollment of an associated main campus.
2 Research universities with a very high level of research activity.
3 Research universities with a high level of research activity.
4 Institutions that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctor's degrees per year, but did not have a high level of research activity.
5 Institutions that award at least 50 master's degrees and fewer than 20 doctor's degrees per year.
6 Institutions that primarily emphasize undergraduate education. In addition to institutions that primarily award bachelor's degrees, also includes institutions classified as 4-year in the IPEDS system, but classified as 2-year baccalaureate/associate's colleges in the Carnegie Classification system because they primarily award associate's degrees.
7 Institutions that award degrees primarily in single fields of study, such as medicine, business, fine arts, theology, and engineering.
8 Institutions that award less than 30 percent of their awards in career and technical programs.
9 Institutions that award 30 to 49 percent of their awards in career and technical programs.
10 Institutions that award 50 percent or more of their awards in career and technical programs.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Relative levels of research activity for research universities were determined by an analysis of research and development expenditures, science and engineering research staffing, and doctor's degrees conferred, by field. Further information on the research index ranking may be obtained from http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2019, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared September 2019.)

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