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Table 304.15. Total fall enrollment in public 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 6,428,134   9,457,394   10,844,717   11,752,786 15,142,171 14,585,840 14,539,257 14,503,647 13,884,456 13,543,524 -7.1
Alabama 87,884   143,674   195,939   207,435 267,083 251,038 255,087 254,803 246,497 250,180 -0.3
Alaska 8,563   20,561   27,792   26,559 32,303 27,352 24,649 22,328 21,068 19,936 -27.1
Arizona 107,315   194,034   248,213   284,522 366,976 361,400 367,201 377,648 358,801 366,508 1.4
Arkansas 43,599   66,068   78,645   101,775 155,780 149,298 143,288 141,930 132,965 131,150 -12.2
California 1,123,529   1,599,838   1,594,710   1,927,771 2,223,163 2,228,592 2,261,432 2,247,228 2,123,558 2,014,318 -9.6
                             
Colorado 108,562   145,598   200,653   217,897 269,433 272,668 279,495 283,556 269,906 267,862 -1.8
Connecticut 73,391   97,788   109,556   101,027 127,194 117,345 114,529 110,665 102,990 98,173 -16.3
Delaware 21,151   28,325   34,252   34,194 39,935 41,816 42,601 42,236 41,307 41,598 -0.5
District of Columbia 12,194   13,900   11,990   5,499 5,840 4,587 4,500 4,452 3,946 3,476 -24.2
Florida 189,450   334,349   489,081   556,912 790,027 797,048 800,715 797,952 763,177 740,439 -7.1
                             
Georgia 101,900   140,158   196,413   271,755 436,047 422,159 435,744 444,793 443,146 440,122 4.3
Hawaii 32,963   43,269   45,728   44,579 60,090 53,418 51,063 49,977 49,594 49,773 -6.8
Idaho 27,072   34,491   41,315   53,751 64,204 74,667 77,128 78,826 74,539 78,007 4.5
Illinois 315,634   491,274   551,333   534,155 585,515 492,578 465,229 452,464 416,364 411,413 -16.5
Indiana 136,739   189,224   223,953   240,023 337,705 319,581 296,140 332,650 347,421 344,001 7.6
                             
Iowa 68,390   97,454   117,834   135,008 177,781 171,075 199,231 163,912 150,509 151,393 -11.5
Kansas 88,215   121,987   149,117   159,976 185,623 180,170 179,600 177,202 163,817 164,912 -8.5
Kentucky 77,240   114,884   147,095   151,973 229,725 205,431 199,739 199,614 191,644 189,868 -7.6
Louisiana 101,127   136,703   158,290   189,213 224,811 208,254 210,700 212,960 210,985 206,991 -0.6
Maine 25,405   31,878   41,500   40,662 50,903 47,763 48,332 48,307 46,567 45,952 -3.8
                             
Maryland 118,988   195,051   220,783   223,797 309,779 306,892 301,957 294,900 287,585 272,334 -11.3
Massachusetts 116,127   183,765   186,035   183,248 224,542 218,465 208,134 203,173 191,365 185,168 -15.2
Michigan 339,625   454,147   487,359   467,861 562,448 492,771 466,491 454,964 423,583 419,141 -14.9
Minnesota 130,567   162,379   199,211   218,617 276,176 253,239 245,391 241,752 233,822 223,782 -11.6
Mississippi 64,968   90,661   109,038   125,355 161,493 153,082 150,583 148,365 143,218 140,024 -8.5
                             
Missouri 132,540   165,179   200,093   201,509 256,030 244,921 232,040 225,815 212,818 211,028 -13.8
Montana 27,287   31,178   31,865   37,387 48,231 46,262 44,925 44,416 41,808 43,582 -5.8
Nebraska 51,454   73,509   94,614   88,531 107,979 101,032 100,594 99,502 97,314 97,723 -3.3
Nevada 13,576   40,280   61,242   83,120 113,103 106,196 108,658 110,560 106,634 105,255 -0.9
New Hampshire 15,979   24,119   32,163   35,870 44,077 41,170 38,742 37,295 35,252 34,044 -17.3
                             
New Jersey 145,373   247,028   261,601   266,921 358,256 337,099 329,037 327,207 307,844 297,482 -11.8
New Mexico 40,795   55,077   83,403   101,450 150,844 129,038 120,293 118,011 106,265 102,911 -20.2
New York 449,437   563,251   616,884   583,417 723,500 700,875 690,268 678,274 646,714 604,333 -13.8
North Carolina 123,761   228,154   285,405   329,422 475,064 450,080 455,694 462,926 454,385 456,017 1.3
North Dakota 30,192   31,709   34,690   36,014 48,904 47,964 46,531 45,590 44,591 44,076 -8.1
                             
Ohio 281,099   381,765   427,613   411,161 547,551 501,146 495,586 511,858 511,735 503,136 0.4
Oklahoma 91,438   137,188   151,073   153,699 197,641 177,629 170,979 167,941 164,809 159,512 -10.2
Oregon 108,483   140,102   144,427   154,756 208,001 197,819 191,943 189,727 174,385 166,888 -15.6
Pennsylvania 232,982   292,499   343,478   339,229 432,923 406,346 392,771 389,296 370,480 354,294 -12.8
Rhode Island 25,527   35,052   42,350   38,458 43,224 41,369 40,082 39,763 38,405 35,804 -13.5
                             
South Carolina 47,101   107,683   131,134   155,519 205,080 200,295 196,525 197,809 192,972 193,728 -3.3
South Dakota 23,936   24,328   26,596   34,857 44,569 44,305 43,871 43,468 42,411 42,871 -3.2
Tennessee 98,897   156,835   175,049   202,530 242,486 221,288 225,298 226,345 217,485 210,237 -5.0
Texas 365,522   613,552   802,314   896,534 1,334,110 1,423,205 1,467,033 1,482,819 1,418,327 1,384,841 -2.7
Utah 49,588   59,598   86,108   123,046 179,061 175,308 183,949 189,351 189,022 192,134 9.6
                             
Vermont 12,536   17,984   20,910   20,021 27,524 25,736 25,197 25,131 24,124 24,934 -3.1
Virginia 123,279   246,500   291,286   313,780 409,004 389,446 384,879 384,393 377,130 369,244 -5.2
Washington 162,718   276,028   227,632   273,928 330,853 315,356 318,625 315,652 288,509 276,188 -12.4
West Virginia 51,363   71,228   74,108   76,136 96,104 85,099 81,605 81,795 75,048 71,841 -15.6
Wisconsin 170,374   235,179   253,529   249,737 301,259 278,300 277,178 274,533 261,725 259,820 -6.6
Wyoming 15,220   21,121   30,623   28,715 36,292 32,802 32,472 32,120 30,358 29,705 -9.4
                             
U.S. Service Academies 17,079 1 49,808 1 48,692 1 13,475 15,925 15,065 15,523 15,393 15,532 15,375 2.1
                             
    Other jurisdictions 46,680   60,692   66,244   84,464 83,719 81,479 72,399 68,839 65,920 61,834 -24.1
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 6,103 6,017 5,826 5,363 5,165 4,774 -20.7
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 42,516   54,127   55,691   73,121 67,291 67,146 58,811 55,772 53,004 49,099 -26.9
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 prior to 2000 included other Department of Defense institutions, such as the Community College of the Air Force and the Naval Postgraduate School.
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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