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Table 180. -  Total fall enrollment in institutions of higher education and degree-granting institutions, by type and control of institution, and attendance status, sex, and level of student: 1994 to 1996
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                                |              Higher education institutions                                  |   Degree-granting institutions, fall 1996\2\
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      Level of student and      |  Total,   |  Total,   |                        1996\1\                      |           |          |          |          |
       enrollment status        |   fall    |   fall    |_____________________________________________________|           |  Public  | Private  |  Public  |Private
                                |   1994    |   1995    |           |  Public  | Private  |  Public  |Private |   Total   |  4-year  |  4-year  |  2-year  | 2-year
                                |           |           |   Total   |  4-year  |  4-year  |  2-year  | 2-year |           |          |          |          |
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   All students ................|14,278,790 |14,261,781 |14,300,255 |5,806,904 |2,995,931 |5,283,267 |214,153 |14,367,520 |5,806,036 |2,998,157 |5,314,463 |248,864
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Undergraduate, full-time and    |           |           |           |          |          |          |        |           |          |          |          |
  part-time ....................|12,262,608 |12,231,719 |12,259,417 |4,622,497 |2,140,047 |5,282,842 |214,031 |12,326,948 |4,621,245 |2,142,923 |5,314,038 |248,742
  Degree seeking ...............|10,728,256 |10,621,283 |10,608,815 |4,413,530 |2,042,309 |3,997,617 |155,359 |10,720,738 |4,412,278 |2,045,246 |4,027,863 |235,351
    Men ........................| 4,767,756 | 4,708,420 | 4,684,930 |2,037,470 |  896,301 |1,685,688 | 65,471 | 4,727,637 |2,036,844 |  895,819 |1,700,685 | 94,289
    Women ......................| 5,960,500 | 5,912,863 | 5,923,885 |2,376,060 |1,146,008 |2,311,929 | 89,888 | 5,993,101 |2,375,434 |1,149,427 |2,327,178 |141,062
    First-time freshmen ........| 2,133,205 | 2,168,831 | 2,193,429 |  741,164 |  425,959 |  967,971 | 58,335 | 2,274,319 |  741,164 |  427,442 |  989,536 |116,177
      Men ......................|   984,558 | 1,001,052 | 1,013,616 |  340,810 |  194,823 |  450,816 | 27,167 | 1,046,662 |  340,810 |  195,302 |  461,549 | 49,001
      Women ....................| 1,148,647 | 1,167,779 | 1,179,813 |  400,354 |  231,136 |  517,155 | 31,168 | 1,227,657 |  400,354 |  232,140 |  527,987 | 67,176
    Other first-year ...........| 2,501,937 | 2,433,434 | 2,421,277 |  496,603 |  199,410 |1,683,824 | 41,440 | 2,416,098 |  496,603 |  198,757 |1,677,072 | 43,666
      Men ......................| 1,070,025 | 1,046,475 | 1,047,280 |  233,141 |   90,265 |  706,940 | 16,934 | 1,044,926 |  233,141 |   89,334 |  704,467 | 17,984
      Women ....................| 1,431,912 | 1,386,959 | 1,373,997 |  263,462 |  109,145 |  976,884 | 24,506 | 1,371,172 |  263,462 |  109,423 |  972,605 | 25,682
    Second year ................| 2,807,591 | 2,767,344 | 2,719,130 |  876,918 |  442,251 |1,344,384 | 55,577 | 2,755,714 |  876,918 |  443,482 |1,359,817 | 75,497
      Men ......................| 1,196,982 | 1,174,985 | 1,143,568 |  401,714 |  193,035 |  527,453 | 21,366 | 1,156,512 |  401,714 |  193,306 |  534,190 | 27,302
      Women ....................| 1,610,609 | 1,592,359 | 1,575,562 |  475,204 |  249,216 |  816,931 | 34,211 | 1,599,202 |  475,204 |  250,176 |  825,627 | 48,195
    Third year .................| 1,410,544 | 1,394,845 | 1,397,921 |  974,210 |  423,000 |      704 |      7 | 1,398,336 |  974,210 |  423,411 |      704 |     11
      Men ......................|   645,805 |   631,360 |   626,737 |  444,118 |  182,372 |      243 |      4 |   626,649 |  444,118 |  182,286 |      243 |      2
      Women ....................|   764,739 |   763,485 |   771,184 |  530,092 |  240,628 |      461 |      3 |   771,687 |  530,092 |  241,125 |      461 |      9
    Fourth year and beyond .....| 1,722,393 | 1,714,665 | 1,728,819 |1,260,108 |  468,082 |      629 |    --- | 1,729,076 |1,260,108 |  468,339 |      629 |    ---
      Men ......................|   806,598 |   795,243 |   792,455 |  588,953 |  203,309 |      193 |    --- |   792,331 |  588,953 |  203,185 |      193 |    ---
      Women ....................|   915,795 |   919,422 |   936,364 |  671,155 |  264,773 |      436 |    --- |   936,745 |  671,155 |  265,154 |      436 |    ---
    Unclassified by level ......|   152,586 |   142,164 |   148,239 |   64,527 |   83,607 |      105 |    --- |   147,195 |   63,275 |   83,815 |      105 |    ---
      Men ......................|    63,788 |    59,305 |    61,274 |   28,734 |   32,497 |       43 |    --- |    60,557 |   28,108 |   32,406 |       43 |    ---
      Women ....................|    88,798 |    82,859 |    86,965 |   35,793 |   51,110 |       62 |    --- |    86,638 |   35,167 |   51,409 |       62 |    ---
  Others in credit courses .....| 1,534,352 | 1,610,436 | 1,650,602 |  208,967 |   97,738 |1,285,225 | 58,672 | 1,606,210 |  208,967 |   97,677 |1,286,175 | 13,391
    Men ........................|   654,357 |   692,710 |   726,128 |   89,890 |   39,428 |  554,973 | 41,837 |   693,035 |   89,890 |   39,327 |  555,332 |  8,486
    Women ......................|   879,995 |   917,726 |   924,474 |  119,077 |   58,310 |  730,252 | 16,835 |   913,175 |  119,077 |   58,350 |  730,843 |  4,905
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  Full-time ....................| 7,168,706 | 7,145,268 | 7,210,698 |3,552,484 |1,671,682 |1,858,080 |128,452 | 7,298,839 |3,552,484 |1,674,140 |1,872,014 |200,201
    Degree seeking .............| 6,903,775 | 6,883,159 | 6,949,391 |3,520,918 |1,655,072 |1,649,710 |123,691 | 7,036,393 |3,520,918 |1,657,702 |1,663,403 |194,370
      First-time freshmen ......| 1,603,106 | 1,646,812 | 1,674,178 |  694,390 |  400,397 |  528,297 | 51,094 | 1,739,852 |  694,390 |  401,408 |  539,359 |104,695
      Other first-year .........| 1,165,709 | 1,136,399 | 1,151,651 |  377,242 |  136,651 |  607,164 | 30,594 | 1,150,715 |  377,242 |  136,735 |  604,014 | 32,724
      Second year ..............| 1,695,721 | 1,688,726 | 1,681,757 |  740,635 |  385,144 |  513,980 | 41,998 | 1,703,436 |  740,635 |  386,091 |  519,761 | 56,949
      Third year ...............| 1,138,336 | 1,126,949 | 1,136,190 |  783,225 |  352,773 |      187 |      5 | 1,136,388 |  783,225 |  352,974 |      187 |      2
      Fourth year and beyond ...| 1,267,625 | 1,259,327 | 1,276,595 |  914,667 |  361,851 |       77 |    --- | 1,276,754 |  914,667 |  362,010 |       77 |    ---
      Unclassified by level ....|    33,278 |    24,946 |    29,020 |   10,759 |   18,256 |        5 |    --- |    29,248 |   10,759 |   18,484 |        5 |    ---
    Others in credit courses ...|   264,931 |   262,109 |   261,307 |   31,566 |   16,610 |  208,370 |  4,761 |   262,446 |   31,566 |   16,438 |  208,611 |  5,831
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  Part-time ....................| 5,093,902 | 5,086,451 | 5,048,719 |1,070,013 |  468,365 |3,424,762 | 85,579 | 5,028,109 |1,068,761 |  468,783 |3,442,024 | 48,541
    Degree seeking .............| 3,824,481 | 3,738,124 | 3,659,424 |  892,612 |  387,237 |2,347,907 | 31,668 | 3,684,345 |  891,360 |  387,544 |2,364,460 | 40,981
      First-time freshmen ......|   530,099 |   522,019 |   519,251 |   46,774 |   25,562 |  439,674 |  7,241 |   534,467 |   46,774 |   26,034 |  450,177 | 11,482
      Other first-year .........| 1,336,228 | 1,297,035 | 1,269,626 |  119,361 |   62,759 |1,076,660 | 10,846 | 1,265,383 |  119,361 |   62,022 |1,073,058 | 10,942
      Second year ..............| 1,111,870 | 1,078,618 | 1,037,373 |  136,283 |   57,107 |  830,404 | 13,579 | 1,052,278 |  136,283 |   57,391 |  840,056 | 18,548
      Third year ...............|   272,208 |   267,896 |   261,731 |  190,985 |   70,227 |      517 |      2 |   261,948 |  190,985 |   70,437 |      517 |      9
      Fourth year and beyond ...|   454,768 |   455,338 |   452,224 |  345,441 |  106,231 |      552 |    --- |   452,322 |  345,441 |  106,329 |      552 |    ---
      Unclassified by level ....|   119,308 |   117,218 |   119,219 |   53,768 |   65,351 |      100 |    --- |   117,947 |   52,516 |   65,331 |      100 |    ---
    Others in credit courses....| 1,269,421 | 1,348,327 | 1,389,295 |  177,401 |   81,128 |1,076,855 | 53,911 | 1,343,764 |  177,401 |   81,239 |1,077,564 |  7,560
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Postbaccalaureate ..............| 2,016,182 | 2,030,062 | 2,040,838 |1,184,407 |  855,884 |      425 |    122 | 2,040,572 |1,184,791 |  855,234 |      425 |    122
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  First-professional ...........|   294,713 |   297,592 |   297,739 |  116,385 |  181,354 |      --- |    --- |   298,312 |  116,665 |  181,647 |      --- |    ---
    Full-time ..................|   263,311 |   266,414 |   266,812 |  111,395 |  155,417 |      --- |    --- |   267,209 |  111,650 |  155,559 |      --- |    ---
      First-time ...............|    80,286 |    78,890 |    77,581 |   30,590 |   46,991 |      --- |    --- |    77,695 |   30,696 |   46,999 |      --- |    ---
      Other ....................|   183,025 |   187,524 |   189,231 |   80,805 |  108,426 |      --- |    --- |   189,514 |   80,954 |  108,560 |      --- |    ---
    Part-time ..................|    31,402 |    31,178 |    30,927 |    4,990 |   25,937 |      --- |    --- |    31,103 |    5,015 |   26,088 |      --- |    ---
      First-time ...............|     9,872 |    10,760 |     9,429 |      820 |    8,609 |      --- |    --- |     9,533 |      845 |    8,688 |      --- |    ---
      Other ....................|    21,530 |    20,418 |    21,498 |    4,170 |   17,328 |      --- |    --- |    21,570 |    4,170 |   17,400 |      --- |    ---
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  Graduate students ............| 1,721,469 | 1,732,470 | 1,743,099 |1,068,022 |  674,530 |      425 |    122 | 1,742,260 |1,068,126 |  673,587 |      425 |    122
    Full-time ..................|   705,759 |   717,120 |   735,980 |  442,215 |  293,675 |      --- |     90 |   736,905 |  442,319 |  294,496 |      --- |     90
      Degree seeking ...........|   665,966 |   670,222 |   688,493 |  403,791 |  284,612 |      --- |     90 |   689,883 |  403,895 |  285,898 |      --- |     90
        First-time .............|   224,412 |   222,196 |   231,084 |  126,191 |  104,863 |      --- |     30 |   232,330 |  126,247 |  106,053 |      --- |     30
        Other degree seeking ...|   441,554 |   448,026 |   457,409 |  277,600 |  179,749 |      --- |     60 |   457,553 |  277,648 |  179,845 |      --- |     60
      Others in credit courses .|    39,793 |    46,898 |    47,487 |   38,424 |    9,063 |      --- |    --- |    47,022 |   38,424 |    8,598 |      --- |    ---
    Part-time ..................| 1,015,710 | 1,015,350 | 1,007,119 |  625,807 |  380,855 |      425 |     32 | 1,005,355 |  625,807 |  379,091 |      425 |     32
      Degree seeking ...........|   774,962 |   775,811 |   773,707 |  450,850 |  322,688 |      137 |     32 |   772,760 |  450,850 |  321,741 |      137 |     32
        First-time .............|   147,236 |   148,220 |   148,773 |   76,837 |   71,927 |        9 |    --- |   147,614 |   76,837 |   70,768 |        9 |    ---
        Other degree seeking ...|   627,726 |   627,591 |   624,934 |  374,013 |  250,761 |      128 |     32 |   625,146 |  374,013 |  250,973 |      128 |     32
      Others in credit courses .|   240,748 |   239,539 |   233,412 |  174,957 |   58,167 |      288 |    --- |   232,595 |  174,957 |   57,350 |      288 |    ---
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\1\Preliminary data.
\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.
---Data not available or not applicable.

NOTE.--Trend tabulations of institutions of higher education data are based on institutions that were accredited by an agency or association that was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Education no longer distinguishes between those institutions and other institutions that are eligible to participate in Title IV programs. The new degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, except that it includes some additional institutions, primarily 2-year colleges, and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not award degrees.

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


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