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Table 170. -  Enrollment and staff in, and degrees conferred by, degree-granting and nondegree-granting postsecondary institutions: 1995-96 and fall 1995 and 1996
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                          |           |    2-year and 4-year degree-granting institutions\2\    |        Non-degree-granting institutions\3\
  Level of institution,   |    All    |_________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________
   type of degree, and    |  postse-  |           |           |            Private              |            |        |            Private
      sex of student      |condary\1\ |   Total   |  Public   |_________________________________|   Total    | Public |______________________________
                          |           |           |           |  Total   |Nonprofit |Proprietary|            |        | Total  |Nonprofit|Proprietary
__________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|____________|________|________|_________|___________
            1             |     2     |     3     |     4     |    5     |    6     |     7     |     8      |   9    |   10   |   11    |    12
__________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|____________|________|________|_________|___________
                          |                                    Enrollment, fall 1996
                          |__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Total ....................|14,908,352 |14,367,520 |11,120,499 |3,247,021 |2,942,556 |   304,465 |    540,832 |199,947 |340,885 |  55,750 |   285,135
  4-year institutions ....| 8,829,284 | 8,804,193 | 5,806,036 |2,998,157 |2,867,181 |   130,976 |     25,091 |  1,278 | 23,813 |  19,544 |     4,269
    Men ..................| 4,009,278 | 3,993,911 | 2,646,337 |1,347,574 |1,275,934 |    71,640 |     15,367 |    632 | 14,735 |  11,404 |     3,331
    Women ................| 4,820,006 | 4,810,282 | 3,159,699 |1,650,583 |1,591,247 |    59,336 |      9,724 |    646 |  9,078 |   8,140 |       938
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  2-year institutions ....| 5,745,842 | 5,563,327 | 5,314,463 |  248,864 |   75,375 |   173,489 |    182,515 |114,319 | 68,196 |  18,191 |    50,005
    Men ..................| 2,439,373 | 2,358,914 | 2,256,116 |  102,798 |   29,401 |    73,397 |     80,459 | 56,484 | 23,975 |   4,713 |    19,262
    Women ................| 3,306,469 | 3,204,413 | 3,058,347 |  146,066 |   45,974 |   100,092 |    102,056 | 57,835 | 44,221 |  13,478 |    30,743
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  Less than 2-year .......|   333,226 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |    333,226 | 84,350 |248,876 |  18,015 |   230,861
    Men ..................|   127,947 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |    127,947 | 39,899 | 88,048 |   7,310 |    80,738
    Women ................|   205,279 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |    205,279 | 44,451 |160,828 |  10,705 |   150,123
                          |===========|===========|===========|==========|==========|===========|============|========|========|=========|===========
                          |                                        Staff, fall 1995\4\
                          |__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Total ....................| 2,770,704 | 2,662,075 | 1,865,930 |  796,145 |  769,698 |    26,447 |    108,629 | 31,327 | 77,302 |  24,941 |    52,361
  Professional staff .....| 1,831,016 | 1,744,867 | 1,230,006 |  514,861 |  493,375 |    21,486 |     86,149 | 23,384 | 62,765 |  19,004 |    43,761
    Administrative .......|   163,314 |   147,445 |    82,396 |   65,049 |   62,541 |     2,508 |     15,869 |  2,320 | 13,549 |   3,385 |    10,164
    Faculty ..............|   988,441 |   931,706 |   656,833 |  274,873 |  260,900 |    13,973 |     56,735 | 17,597 | 39,138 |  12,705 |    26,433
    Faculty assistants ...|   219,218 |   215,909 |   181,743 |   34,166 |   33,129 |     1,037 |      3,309 |  1,394 |  1,915 |     494 |     1,421
    Other professionals ..|   460,043 |   449,807 |   309,034 |  140,773 |  136,805 |     3,968 |     10,236 |  2,073 |  8,163 |   2,420 |     5,743
  Nonprofessional staff ..|   939,688 |   917,208 |   635,924 |  281,284 |  276,323 |     4,961 |     22,480 |  7,943 | 14,537 |   5,937 |     8,600
Student/staff ratio ..... |       5.5 |       5.4 |       5.9 |      4.0 |      3.8 |       9.1 |        7.8 |    8.9 |    7.4 |     7.3 |       7.4
                          |===========|===========|===========|==========|==========|===========|============|========|========|=========|===========
                          |                                    Degrees conferred, 1995-96
                          |__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Less than 1-year awards   |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
 and 1- to 4-year awards .|   620,669 |   240,576 |   181,340 |   59,236 |   13,428 |    45,808 |    380,093 |126,018 |254,075 |  20,831 |   233,244
  4-year institutions ....|    19,587 |    19,306 |     8,728 |   10,578 |    7,868 |     2,710 |        281 |    --- |    281 |     281 |       ---
    Men ..................|     9,105 |     9,039 |     4,542 |    4,497 |    3,049 |     1,448 |         66 |    --- |     66 |      66 |       ---
    Women ................|    10,482 |    10,267 |     4,186 |    6,081 |    4,819 |     1,262 |        215 |    --- |    215 |     215 |       ---
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  2-year institutions ....|   328,663 |   221,270 |   172,612 |   48,658 |    5,560 |    43,098 |    107,393 | 73,433 | 33,960 |   7,618 |    26,342
    Men ..................|   137,379 |    94,197 |    75,546 |   18,651 |    2,523 |    16,128 |     43,182 | 33,110 | 10,072 |   1,897 |     8,175
    Women ................|   191,284 |   127,073 |    97,066 |   30,007 |    3,037 |    26,970 |     64,211 | 40,323 | 23,888 |   5,721 |    18,167
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  Less than 2-year .......|   272,419 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |    272,419 | 52,585 |219,834 |  12,932 |   206,902
    Men ..................|    92,541 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |     92,541 | 23,259 | 69,282 |   5,675 |    63,607
    Women ................|   179,878 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |    179,878 | 29,326 |150,552 |   7,257 |   143,295
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
Associate ................|   557,858 |   555,216 |   454,291 |  100,925 |   50,678 |    50,247 |      2,642 |    161 |  2,481 |     571 |     1,910
  4-year .................|    80,347 |    79,863 |    36,170 |   43,693 |   31,857 |    11,836 |        484 |     55 |    429 |     253 |       176
    Men ..................|    34,172 |    34,003 |    14,438 |   19,565 |   12,046 |     7,519 |        169 |     23 |    146 |      92 |        54
    Women ................|    46,175 |    45,860 |    21,732 |   24,128 |   19,811 |     4,317 |        315 |     32 |    283 |     161 |       122
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  2-year .................|   477,454 |   475,353 |   418,121 |   57,232 |   18,821 |    38,411 |      2,101 |     88 |  2,013 |     318 |     1,695
    Men ..................|   186,321 |   185,511 |   162,573 |   22,938 |    7,270 |    15,668 |        810 |     51 |    759 |     194 |       565
    Women ................|   291,133 |   289,842 |   255,548 |   34,294 |   11,551 |    22,743 |      1,291 |     37 |  1,254 |     124 |     1,130
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
  Less than 2-year .......|        57 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |         57 |     18 |     39 |     --- |        39
    Men ..................|        23 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |         23 |     17 |      6 |     --- |         6
    Women ................|        34 |       --- |       --- |      --- |      --- |       --- |         34 |      1 |     33 |     --- |        33
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
Bachelor's ............   | 1,166,963 | 1,164,792 |   774,070 |  390,722 |  379,916 |    10,806 |      2,171 |    194 |  1,977 |   1,855 |       122
    Men ..................|   523,652 |   522,454 |   350,446 |  172,008 |  165,859 |     6,149 |      1,198 |     97 |  1,101 |   1,017 |        84
    Women ................|   643,311 |   642,338 |   423,624 |  218,714 |  214,057 |     4,657 |        973 |     97 |    876 |     838 |        38
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
Master's .............    |   407,778 |   406,301 |   227,179 |  179,122 |  175,263 |     3,859 |      1,477 |    --- |  1,477 |   1,435 |        42
    Men ..................|   180,120 |   179,081 |    96,624 |   82,457 |   80,397 |     2,060 |      1,039 |    --- |  1,039 |   1,006 |        33
    Women ................|   227,658 |   227,220 |   130,555 |   96,665 |   94,866 |     1,799 |        438 |    --- |    438 |     429 |         9
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
Doctor's .................|    44,730 |    44,652 |    29,516 |   15,136 |   14,853 |       283 |         78 |    --- |     78 |      55 |        23
    Men ..................|    26,903 |    26,841 |    17,738 |    9,103 |    8,970 |       133 |         62 |    --- |     62 |      47 |        15
    Women ................|    17,827 |    17,811 |    11,778 |    6,033 |    5,883 |       150 |         16 |    --- |     16 |       8 |         8
                          |           |           |           |          |          |           |            |        |        |         |
First-professional .......|    76,998 |    76,734 |    29,882 |   46,852 |   46,532 |       320 |        264 |    --- |    264 |     264 |       ---
    Men ..................|    44,979 |    44,748 |    16,586 |   28,162 |   27,981 |       181 |        231 |    --- |    231 |     231 |       ---
    Women ................|    32,019 |    31,986 |    13,296 |   18,690 |   18,551 |       139 |         33 |    --- |     33 |      33 |       ---
__________________________|___________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|____________|________|________|_________|___________

\1\Includes non-degree-granting institutions with non-accredited degree programs.
\2\Preliminary data are for 4-year and 2-year degree-granting institutions that were eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
\3\Preliminary data are for institutions that did not offer accredited 4-year or 2-year degree programs or were not eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes some schools with non-accredited degree programs.
\4\Staff data under degree-granting institutions are for institutions of higher education. Staff data under non-degree granting institutions are for noncollegiate institutions.
---Not available or not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment," "Staff," and "Completions" surveys. (This table was prepared December 1998.)


1998 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest