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Table 303.50. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by level of enrollment, control and level of institution, attendance status, and age of student: 2019 
Attendance status and age of student Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate
Total Public Private nonprofit Private for-profit Total Public Private nonprofit Private for-profit
Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year Total 4-year 2-year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
All students 16,565,066 13,001,543 7,603,444 5,398,099 2,804,878 2,760,234 44,644 758,645 602,344 156,301 3,072,433 1,499,514 1,340,385 232,534
Under 18 1,450,384 1,339,061 490,654 848,407 107,372 106,552 820 3,951 3,073 878 111 42 65 4
18 and 19 4,509,302 3,582,829 2,268,742 1,314,087 870,478 864,247 6,231 55,995 36,344 19,651 1,266 730 495 41
20 and 21 4,022,673 3,088,838 2,220,858 867,980 859,530 854,539 4,991 74,305 51,610 22,695 41,565 23,538 17,362 665
22 to 24 2,361,365 1,915,624 1,249,394 666,230 343,378 337,304 6,074 102,363 75,767 26,596 689,210 370,677 305,452 13,081
25 to 29 1,616,666 1,248,753 617,858 630,895 203,772 194,443 9,329 164,141 130,426 33,715 961,006 490,233 427,340 43,433
30 to 34 917,999 657,027 290,611 366,416 135,159 128,990 6,169 125,813 105,779 20,034 486,470 240,848 204,763 40,859
35 to 39 607,080 415,430 176,552 238,878 101,149 97,117 4,032 90,501 77,690 12,811 308,300 141,797 127,900 38,603
40 to 49 676,016 458,800 186,006 272,794 119,146 114,617 4,529 98,070 84,403 13,667 373,858 156,107 158,828 58,923
50 to 64 334,213 238,987 86,461 152,526 54,767 52,662 2,105 40,459 35,055 5,404 189,911 68,584 87,187 34,140
65 and over 53,426 47,230 14,418 32,812 4,352 4,197 155 1,844 1,555 289 15,246 5,653 7,065 2,528
Age unknown 15,942 8,964 1,890 7,074 5,775 5,566 209 1,203 642 561 5,490 1,305 3,928 257

Full-time
10,219,934 7,398,491 5,529,247 1,869,244 2,313,494 2,275,589 37,905 507,949 359,973 147,976 1,746,560 821,804 823,594 101,162
Under 18 254,881 219,562 120,606 98,956 33,266 32,832 434 2,053 1,199 854 49 19 27 3
18 and 19 3,752,904 2,860,728 2,050,008 810,720 841,320 835,464 5,856 50,856 31,597 19,259 1,067 622 419 26
20 and 21 3,215,272 2,326,896 1,947,972 378,924 826,899 822,476 4,423 61,477 39,703 21,774 36,637 20,739 15,440 458
22 to 24 1,424,669 1,070,994 872,540 198,454 278,832 273,811 5,021 74,843 49,647 25,196 550,778 292,643 250,314 7,821
25 to 29 703,292 469,220 302,291 166,929 124,381 116,444 7,937 109,691 77,938 31,753 611,900 298,265 292,223 21,412
30 to 34 349,420 196,888 110,223 86,665 74,170 68,986 5,184 78,362 59,603 18,759 234,995 108,271 109,319 17,405
35 to 39 214,215 108,498 56,285 52,213 52,249 48,886 3,363 53,468 41,564 11,904 120,398 47,004 57,353 16,041
40 to 49 213,164 101,286 50,198 51,088 56,840 53,108 3,732 55,038 42,270 12,768 126,269 39,497 63,233 23,539
50 to 64 81,515 39,118 17,588 21,530 22,043 20,394 1,649 20,354 15,421 4,933 58,556 13,610 31,635 13,311
65 and over 5,148 3,309 1,058 2,251 930 811 119 909 646 263 4,079 840 2,279 960
Age unknown 5,454 1,992 478 1,514 2,564 2,377 187 898 385 513 1,832 294 1,352 186

Part-time
6,345,132 5,603,052 2,074,197 3,528,855 491,384 484,645 6,739 250,696 242,371 8,325 1,325,873 677,710 516,791 131,372
Under 18 1,195,503 1,119,499 370,048 749,451 74,106 73,720 386 1,898 1,874 24 62 23 38 1
18 and 19 756,398 722,101 218,734 503,367 29,158 28,783 375 5,139 4,747 392 199 108 76 15
20 and 21 807,401 761,942 272,886 489,056 32,631 32,063 568 12,828 11,907 921 4,928 2,799 1,922 207
22 to 24 936,696 844,630 376,854 467,776 64,546 63,493 1,053 27,520 26,120 1,400 138,432 78,034 55,138 5,260
25 to 29 913,374 779,533 315,567 463,966 79,391 77,999 1,392 54,450 52,488 1,962 349,106 191,968 135,117 22,021
30 to 34 568,579 460,139 180,388 279,751 60,989 60,004 985 47,451 46,176 1,275 251,475 132,577 95,444 23,454
35 to 39 392,865 306,932 120,267 186,665 48,900 48,231 669 37,033 36,126 907 187,902 94,793 70,547 22,562
40 to 49 462,852 357,514 135,808 221,706 62,306 61,509 797 43,032 42,133 899 247,589 116,610 95,595 35,384
50 to 64 252,698 199,869 68,873 130,996 32,724 32,268 456 20,105 19,634 471 131,355 54,974 55,552 20,829
65 and over 48,278 43,921 13,360 30,561 3,422 3,386 36 935 909 26 11,167 4,813 4,786 1,568
Age unknown 10,488 6,972 1,412 5,560 3,211 3,189 22 305 257 48 3,658 1,011 2,576 71
Percentage distribution of students with known age1
All students 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 8.8 10.3 6.5 15.7 3.8 3.9 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.6 # # # #
18 and 19 27.2 27.6 29.8 24.4 31.1 31.4 14.0 7.4 6.0 12.6 # # # #
20 and 21 24.3 23.8 29.2 16.1 30.7 31.0 11.2 9.8 8.6 14.6 1.4 1.6 1.3 0.3
22 to 24 14.3 14.7 16.4 12.4 12.3 12.2 13.7 13.5 12.6 17.1 22.5 24.7 22.9 5.6
25 to 29 9.8 9.6 8.1 11.7 7.3 7.1 21.0 21.7 21.7 21.6 31.3 32.7 32.0 18.7
30 to 34 5.5 5.1 3.8 6.8 4.8 4.7 13.9 16.6 17.6 12.9 15.9 16.1 15.3 17.6
35 to 39 3.7 3.2 2.3 4.4 3.6 3.5 9.1 11.9 12.9 8.2 10.1 9.5 9.6 16.6
40 to 49 4.1 3.5 2.4 5.1 4.3 4.2 10.2 12.9 14.0 8.8 12.2 10.4 11.9 25.4
50 to 64 2.0 1.8 1.1 2.8 2.0 1.9 4.7 5.3 5.8 3.5 6.2 4.6 6.5 14.7
65 and over 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.1

Full-time
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 2.5 3.0 2.2 5.3 1.4 1.4 1.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 # # # #
18 and 19 36.7 38.7 37.1 43.4 36.4 36.8 15.5 10.0 8.8 13.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 #
20 and 21 31.5 31.5 35.2 20.3 35.8 36.2 11.7 12.1 11.0 14.8 2.1 2.5 1.9 0.5
22 to 24 13.9 14.5 15.8 10.6 12.1 12.0 13.3 14.8 13.8 17.1 31.6 35.6 30.4 7.7
25 to 29 6.9 6.3 5.5 8.9 5.4 5.1 21.0 21.6 21.7 21.5 35.1 36.3 35.5 21.2
30 to 34 3.4 2.7 2.0 4.6 3.2 3.0 13.7 15.5 16.6 12.7 13.5 13.2 13.3 17.2
35 to 39 2.1 1.5 1.0 2.8 2.3 2.2 8.9 10.5 11.6 8.1 6.9 5.7 7.0 15.9
40 to 49 2.1 1.4 0.9 2.7 2.5 2.3 9.9 10.9 11.8 8.7 7.2 4.8 7.7 23.3
50 to 64 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 4.4 4.0 4.3 3.3 3.4 1.7 3.8 13.2
65 and over 0.1 # # 0.1 # # 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 1.0

Part-time
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Under 18 18.9 20.0 17.9 21.3 15.2 15.3 5.7 0.8 0.8 0.3 # # # #
18 and 19 11.9 12.9 10.6 14.3 6.0 6.0 5.6 2.1 2.0 4.7 # # # #
20 and 21 12.7 13.6 13.2 13.9 6.7 6.7 8.5 5.1 4.9 11.1 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2
22 to 24 14.8 15.1 18.2 13.3 13.2 13.2 15.7 11.0 10.8 16.9 10.5 11.5 10.7 4.0
25 to 29 14.4 13.9 15.2 13.2 16.3 16.2 20.7 21.7 21.7 23.7 26.4 28.4 26.3 16.8
30 to 34 9.0 8.2 8.7 7.9 12.5 12.5 14.7 19.0 19.1 15.4 19.0 19.6 18.6 17.9
35 to 39 6.2 5.5 5.8 5.3 10.0 10.0 10.0 14.8 14.9 11.0 14.2 14.0 13.7 17.2
40 to 49 7.3 6.4 6.6 6.3 12.8 12.8 11.9 17.2 17.4 10.9 18.7 17.2 18.6 26.9
50 to 64 4.0 3.6 3.3 3.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 8.0 8.1 5.7 9.9 8.1 10.8 15.9
65 and over 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.2
#Rounds to zero.
1 Percentage distributions exclude students whose age is unknown.
NOTE: Data in this table represent the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. 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, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2020, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared January 2021.)

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