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Table 304.10. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1970 through 2021
State or jurisdiction 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2016 2018 2019 2020 2021 Percent
change,
2016 to
2021
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    United States 8,580,887 12,096,895 13,818,637 15,312,289 21,019,438 19,846,904 19,651,412 19,630,178 19,027,410 18,659,851 -6.0
Alabama 103,936 164,306 218,589 233,962 327,606 304,052 304,182 303,023 292,241 292,760 -3.7
Alaska 9,471 21,296 29,833 27,953 34,799 28,436 25,692 23,353 22,106 20,929 -26.4
Arizona 109,619 202,716 264,148 342,490 793,871 608,086 581,985 609,144 599,798 614,146 1.0
Arkansas 52,039 77,347 90,425 115,172 175,848 167,235 160,644 158,567 149,296 147,756 -11.6
California 1,257,245 1,791,088 1,808,740 2,256,708 2,714,699 2,700,445 2,723,547 2,714,753 2,596,230 2,482,339 -8.1
                       
Colorado 123,395 162,916 227,131 263,872 369,450 352,255 360,537 368,124 362,276 346,368 -1.7
Connecticut 124,700 159,632 168,604 161,243 199,384 198,010 197,236 193,686 186,717 184,585 -6.8
Delaware 25,260 32,939 42,004 43,897 55,258 61,139 60,010 59,983 58,678 56,251 -8.0
District of Columbia 77,158 86,675 79,551 72,689 91,992 93,040 97,776 98,909 97,481 99,435 6.9
Florida 235,525 411,891 588,086 707,684 1,124,778 1,075,527 1,067,147 1,055,664 1,027,124 1,008,186 -6.3
                       
Georgia 126,511 184,159 251,786 346,204 568,916 533,073 543,141 553,779 547,387 544,354 2.1
Hawaii 36,562 49,009 56,436 60,182 78,073 65,843 61,855 60,437 59,693 60,076 -8.8
Idaho 34,567 43,018 51,881 65,594 85,201 123,796 123,482 121,966 122,993 126,334 2.1
Illinois 452,146 645,288 729,246 743,918 906,845 777,720 738,448 718,505 682,002 675,669 -13.1
Indiana 192,668 247,253 284,832 314,334 459,493 419,284 388,193 422,922 435,425 429,699 2.5
                       
Iowa 108,902 140,449 170,515 188,974 381,867 266,513 254,049 218,033 203,370 203,274 -23.7
Kansas 102,485 136,605 163,733 179,968 214,849 215,832 212,734 208,520 193,119 193,665 -10.3
Kentucky 98,591 143,066 177,852 188,341 291,104 255,062 262,544 266,545 261,408 257,254 0.9
Louisiana 120,728 160,058 186,840 223,800 263,676 239,278 241,296 243,748 243,291 239,642 0.2
Maine 34,134 43,264 57,186 58,473 72,406 72,116 71,773 71,701 69,837 68,804 -4.6
                       
Maryland 149,607 225,180 259,700 273,745 377,967 366,809 361,440 355,024 348,140 335,086 -8.6
Massachusetts 303,809 418,415 417,833 421,142 507,753 505,722 500,076 492,875 473,374 478,479 -5.4
Michigan 392,726 520,131 569,803 567,631 697,765 583,034 540,750 525,511 490,115 481,573 -17.4
Minnesota 160,788 206,691 253,789 293,445 465,449 422,793 409,005 402,729 395,705 380,353 -10.0
Mississippi 73,967 102,364 122,883 137,389 179,995 172,588 169,360 166,974 162,596 158,571 -8.1
                       
Missouri 183,930 233,378 289,899 321,348 444,750 401,098 374,401 362,713 342,645 336,590 -16.1
Montana 30,062 35,177 35,876 42,240 53,282 50,918 49,363 48,066 45,459 47,053 -7.6
Nebraska 66,915 89,488 112,831 112,117 144,692 136,098 134,938 135,507 135,026 133,501 -1.9
Nevada 13,669 40,455 61,728 87,893 129,360 116,030 117,798 119,771 116,660 115,247 -0.7
New Hampshire 29,400 46,794 59,510 61,718 75,539 133,159 160,750 169,412 188,447 198,460 49.0
                       
New Jersey 216,121 321,610 324,286 335,945 444,092 421,386 414,416 413,175 392,316 380,882 -9.6
New Mexico 44,461 58,629 85,500 110,739 162,552 134,607 123,297 121,711 110,095 107,098 -20.4
New York 806,479 992,349 1,048,286 1,043,395 1,305,151 1,273,634 1,250,504 1,235,691 1,184,827 1,147,466 -9.9
North Carolina 171,925 287,537 352,138 404,652 585,792 561,415 563,122 568,745 557,430 555,824 -1.0
North Dakota 31,495 34,069 37,878 40,248 56,903 54,203 53,285 52,388 51,308 50,968 -6.0
                       
Ohio 376,267 488,938 557,690 549,553 745,115 658,043 644,733 656,226 653,630 646,311 -1.8
Oklahoma 110,155 160,295 173,221 178,016 230,560 208,333 196,023 192,648 189,214 183,768 -11.8
Oregon 122,177 157,458 165,741 183,065 251,708 236,851 228,089 225,552 203,319 196,066 -17.2
Pennsylvania 411,044 507,716 604,060 609,521 804,640 725,682 700,100 693,169 667,548 648,446 -10.6
Rhode Island 45,898 66,869 78,273 75,450 85,110 83,348 80,731 80,221 77,087 74,636 -10.5
                       
South Carolina 69,518 132,476 159,302 185,931 257,064 246,563 239,978 241,572 235,078 235,086 -4.7
South Dakota 30,639 32,761 34,208 43,221 58,360 53,683 53,365 51,941 50,849 51,265 -4.5
Tennessee 135,103 204,841 226,238 263,910 351,762 321,752 322,064 324,528 316,397 307,796 -4.3
Texas 442,225 701,391 901,437 1,033,973 1,535,864 1,605,498 1,641,985 1,660,470 1,601,407 1,566,134 -2.5
Utah 81,687 92,159 121,303 163,776 255,653 311,450 359,772 381,186 395,572 390,017 25.2
                       
Vermont 22,209 30,628 36,398 35,489 45,572 44,719 42,914 41,186 39,646 40,415 -9.6
Virginia 151,915 280,504 353,442 381,893 577,922 557,444 552,041 557,064 555,898 546,214 -2.0
Washington 183,544 303,603 263,384 320,840 388,116 366,547 366,296 363,019 334,137 321,430 -12.3
West Virginia 63,153 81,973 84,790 87,888 152,431 146,608 140,103 139,159 137,731 132,280 -9.8
Wisconsin 202,058 269,086 299,774 307,179 384,181 341,717 336,409 332,817 318,807 315,488 -7.7
Wyoming 15,220 21,147 31,326 30,004 38,298 33,365 32,510 32,373 30,943 30,447 -8.7
                       
U.S. Service Academies1 17,079 49,808 48,692 13,475 15,925 15,065 15,523 15,393 15,532 15,375 2.1
                       
    Other jurisdictions 67,237 137,749 164,618 194,633 264,240 241,896 212,565 200,397 198,870 181,117 -25.1
American Samoa 0 976 1,219 297 2,193 1,253 1,037 1,035 1,081 1,301 3.8
Federated States of
   Micronesia
224 975 1,576 2,699 2,090 1,931 1,903 1,861 1,946 -6.9
Guam 2,719 3,217 4,741 5,215 6,188 6,084 5,888 5,419 5,438 4,856 -20.2
Marshall Islands 328 869 978 1,119 985 1,163 1,267 29.6
Northern Marianas 661 1,078 1,137 1,038 1,194 1,253 1,255 1,298 25.0
Palau 491 581 694 587 497 444 553 525 -10.6
Puerto Rico 63,073 131,184 154,065 183,290 247,727 227,496 198,915 187,274 185,681 168,300 -26.0
U.S. Virgin Islands 1,445 2,148 2,466 2,268 2,733 2,370 1,984 2,084 1,838 1,624 -31.5
†Not applicable.
1Data for 2000 and later years reflect a substantial reduction in the number of Department of Defense institutions included in the IPEDS survey.
NOTE: Data through 1990 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. 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, 1970 and 1980; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2022, Fall Enrollment component. (This table was prepared March 2023.)

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