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Table 181. -  Total first-time freshmen enrolled in institutions of higher education and degree-granting institutions, by sex of student, attendance status, and type and control of institution: Fall 1955 to fall 1996 [In thousands]
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          |        |      |     |         Men        |        Women         |Type of institution, by control
          | Total, |Full- |Part-|____________________|______________________|____________________________________
   Year   |  all   | time |time |      |     |       |      |       |       |     4-year      |      2-year
          |freshmen|      |     |Total |Full-| Part- |Total | Full- | Part- |_________________|__________________
          |        |      |     |      |time | time  |      | time  | time  |Public  |Private | Public  |Private
__________|________|______|_____|______|_____|_______|______|_______|_______|________|________|_________|________
    1     |   2    |  3   |  4  |  5   |  6  |   7   |  8   |   9   |  10   |   11   |   12   |   13    |   14
__________|________|______|_____|______|_____|_______|______|_______|_______|________|________|_________|________
          |                          Institutions of higher education
          |______________________________________________________________________________________________________
1955 \1\ .|    670 |  --- | --- |  416 | --- |   --- |  254 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 283 |\2\ 247 |\2\  117 |\2\  23
1956 \1\ .|    718 |  --- | --- |  443 | --- |   --- |  275 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 293 |\2\ 262 |\2\  137 |\2\  25
1957 \1\ .|    724 |  --- | --- |  442 | --- |   --- |  282 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 294 |\2\ 263 |\2\  141 |\2\  27
1958 \1\ .|    775 |  --- | --- |  465 | --- |   --- |  310 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 328 |\2\ 272 |\2\  146 |\2\  29
1959 \1\ .|    822 |  --- | --- |  488 | --- |   --- |  334 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 348 |\2\ 292 |\2\  153 |\2\  28
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1960 \1\ .|    923 |  --- | --- |  540 | --- |   --- |  384 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 396 |\2\ 313 |\2\  182 |\2\  32
1961 \1\ .|  1,018 |  --- | --- |  592 | --- |   --- |  426 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 438 |\2\ 336 |\2\  210 |\2\  34
1962 \1\ .|  1,031 |  --- | --- |  598 | --- |   --- |  432 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 445 |\2\ 325 |\2\  225 |\2\  36
1963 \1\ .|  1,046 |  --- | --- |  604 | --- |   --- |  442 |   --- |   --- |    --- |    --- |     --- |    ---
1964 \1\ .|  1,225 |  --- | --- |  702 | --- |   --- |  523 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 539 |\2\ 363 |\2\  275 |\2\  47
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1965 \1\ .|  1,442 |  --- | --- |  829 | --- |   --- |  613 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 642 |\2\ 399 |\2\  348 |\2\  53
1966 .....|  1,554 |  --- | --- |  890 | --- |   --- |  665 |   --- |   --- |\2\ 626 |\2\ 383 |\2\  478 |\2\  67
1967 .....|  1,641 |1,336 | 305 |  931 | 761 |   170 |  710 |   574 |   136 |\2\ 645 |\2\ 368 |\2\  561 |\2\  67
1968 .....|  1,893 |1,471 | 422 |1,082 | 847 |   235 |  810 |   624 |   187 |\2\ 725 |\2\ 378 |\2\  718 |\2\  72
1969 .....|  1,967 |1,525 | 442 |1,118 | 876 |   242 |  849 |   649 |   200 |\2\ 737 |\2\ 393 |\2\  776 |\2\  61
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1970 .....|  2,063 |1,587 | 476 |1,152 | 896 |   256 |  911 |   691 |   221 |\2\ 754 |\2\ 397 |\2\  854 |\2\  58
1971 .....|  2,119 |1,606 | 513 |1,171 | 896 |   275 |  949 |   710 |   238 |\2\ 738 |\2\ 386 |\2\  937 |\2\  58
1972 .....|  2,153 |1,574 | 579 |1,158 | 858 |   299 |  995 |   716 |   279 |    680 |    381 |   1,037 |     55
1973 .....|  2,226 |1,607 | 619 |1,182 | 867 |   315 |1,044 |   740 |   304 |    699 |    379 |   1,089 |     59
1974 .....|  2,366 |1,673 | 692 |1,244 | 896 |   348 |1,122 |   777 |   345 |    746 |    386 |   1,176 |     58
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1975 .....|  2,515 |1,763 | 752 |1,328 | 942 |   386 |1,187 |   821 |   366 |    772 |    395 |   1,284 |     64
1976 .....|  2,347 |1,662 | 685 |1,170 | 855 |   316 |1,177 |   808 |   369 |    717 |    414 |   1,153 |     63
1977 .....|  2,394 |1,681 | 714 |1,156 | 840 |   316 |1,239 |   841 |   398 |    737 |    405 |   1,186 |     67
1978 .....|  2,390 |1,651 | 739 |1,142 | 817 |   324 |1,248 |   834 |   414 |    737 |    407 |   1,174 |     73
1979 .....|  2,503 |1,707 | 796 |1,180 | 840 |   340 |1,323 |   866 |   457 |    760 |    415 |   1,254 |     74
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1980 .....|  2,588 |1,750 | 838 |1,219 | 862 |   357 |1,369 |   887 |   481 |    765 |    418 |   1,314 |     91
1981 .....|  2,595 |1,738 | 858 |1,218 | 852 |   366 |1,378 |   886 |   492 |    754 |    419 |   1,318 |    104
1982 .....|  2,505 |1,689 | 817 |1,199 | 837 |   362 |1,306 |   851 |   455 |    731 |    404 |   1,254 |    116
1983 .....|  2,444 |1,678 | 766 |1,159 | 825 |   334 |1,285 |   853 |   431 |    728 |    404 |   1,190 |    122
1984 .....|  2,357 |1,613 | 744 |1,112 | 786 |   326 |1,245 |   827 |   418 |    714 |    403 |   1,130 |    110
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1985 .....|  2,292 |1,602 | 690 |1,076 | 775 |   301 |1,216 |   827 |   389 |    717 |    399 |   1,060 |    116
1986 .....|  2,219 |1,589 | 630 |1,047 | 769 |   278 |1,173 |   821 |   352 |    720 |    392 |     991 |\3\ 117
1987 .....|  2,246 |1,627 | 620 |1,047 | 779 |   267 |1,200 |   847 |   352 |    758 |    405 |     980 |    104
1988 .....|  2,379 |1,699 | 680 |1,100 | 807 |   293 |1,279 |   892 |   387 |    783 |    426 |   1,049 |    121
1989 .....|  2,341 |1,657 | 684 |1,095 | 791 |   303 |1,246 |   865 |   381 |    762 |    414 |   1,049 |\3\ 116
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1990 .....|  2,257 |1,617 | 640 |1,045 | 771 |   274 |1,211 |   846 |   366 |    727 |    400 |   1,041 |\4\  88
1991 .....|  2,278 |1,653 | 625 |1,068 | 798 |   270 |1,209 |   855 |   355 |    718 |    393 |   1,070 |\4\  97
1992 .....|  2,184 |1,604 | 580 |1,013 | 760 |   253 |1,171 |   843 |   328 |    697 |    408 |     993 |\4\  85
1993 .....|  2,161 |1,608 | 552 |1,008 | 762 |   245 |1,153 |   846 |   307 |    702 |    411 |     974 |\4\  74
1994 .....|  2,133 |1,603 | 530 |  985 | 751 |   233 |1,149 |   852 |   297 |    709 |    406 |     952 |\4\  66
          |        |      |     |      |     |       |      |       |       |        |        |         |
1995......|  2,169 |1,647 | 522 |1,001 | 767 |   234 |1,168 |   880 |   288 |    732 |    419 |     955 |\4\  63
1996\5\...|  2,193 |1,674 | 519 |1,014 | 779 |   234 |1,180 |   895 |   285 |    741 |    426 |     968 |\4\  58
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          |                             Degree-granting institutions\6\
          |______________________________________________________________________________________________________
1996\5\...|  2,274 |1,740 | 534 |1,047 | 806 |   241 |1,228 |   934 |   294 |    741 |    427 |     990 |\4\ 116
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\1\Excludes first-time freshmen in occupational programs not creditable towards a bachelor's degree.
\2\Data for 2-year branches of 4-year college systems are aggregated with the 4-year institutions.
\3\Because of imputation techniques, data are not consistent with figures for other years.
\4\Data not comparable with pre-1990 figures because of a change in reporting procedures.
\5\Preliminary data.
\6\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.

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 clasification 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. Alaska and Hawaii are included in all years. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, various years; "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" survey; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" surveys. (This table was prepared May 1998.)


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