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Table 192. -  Total fall enrollment in private institutions of higher education and degree-granting institutions, by state: 1970 to 1996
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                      |                                    Institutions of higher education                                      || Degree-
                      |__________________________________________________________________________________________________________|| granting
        State         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |Percent|| institu-
          or          |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |   Fall   |change,||tions,\2\
      other area      |   1970   |   1975   |   1980   |   1985   |   1990   |   1993   |   1994   |   1995   | 1996\1\  |1990 to||   fall
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          | 1996  ||   1996
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          1           |    2     |    3     |    4     |    5     |    6     |    7     |    8     |    9     |    10    |  11   ||    12
______________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|_______||__________
   United States .....|2,152,753 |2,350,351 |2,639,501 |2,767,782 |2,973,920 |3,115,715 |3,145,110 |3,169,407 |3,210,084 |   7.9 ||3,247,021
                      |__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|_______||__________
Alabama ..............|   16,052 |   19,002 |   20,632 |   20,655 |   22,650 |   23,431 |   22,965 |   22,447 |   22,968 |   1.4 ||   24,180
Alaska ...............|      908 |      780 |      735 |      969 |    2,041 |    1,930 |    1,167 |      980 |    1,018 | -50.1 ||      978
Arizona ..............|    2,304 |    4,876 |    8,682 |   14,818 |   15,935 |   25,546 |   22,748 |   19,451 |   23,363 |  46.6 ||   28,873
Arkansas .............|    8,440 |    9,420 |   11,539 |   11,835 |   11,780 |   11,320 |   10,693 |   11,113 |   11,231 |  -4.7 ||   11,231
California ...........|  133,716 |  170,374 |  191,155 |  206,232 |  214,030 |  232,191 |  252,954 |  252,812 |  257,727 |  20.4 ||  275,078
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Colorado .............|   14,833 |   13,444 |   17,318 |   19,283 |   26,478 |   29,873 |   31,578 |   32,427 |   33,766 |  27.5 ||   35,929
Connecticut ..........|   51,309 |   54,924 |   61,844 |   60,732 |   59,048 |   56,854 |   57,540 |   57,156 |   57,773 |  -2.2 ||   57,803
Delaware .............|    4,109 |    5,307 |    4,614 |    3,950 |    7,752 |    7,757 |    7,875 |    8,103 |    8,259 |   6.5 ||    8,259
District of Columbia .|   64,964 |   69,031 |   72,775 |   66,121 |   67,561 |   70,957 |   66,657 |   67,614 |   66,783 |  -1.2 ||   66,724
Florida ..............|   46,075 |   56,522 |   77,542 |   89,151 |   99,005 |  104,923 |  106,213 |  106,696 |  110,143 |  11.2 ||  116,410
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Georgia ..............|   24,611 |   30,992 |   44,001 |   47,870 |   55,373 |   63,089 |   64,732 |   66,030 |   68,715 |  24.1 ||   70,591
Hawaii ...............|    3,599 |    3,393 |    3,912 |    6,691 |   10,708 |   12,253 |   12,676 |   13,000 |   14,013 |  30.9 ||   15,474
Idaho ................|    7,495 |    7,777 |    8,527 |    9,002 |   10,566 |   11,244 |   11,399 |   10,580 |   10,512 |  -0.5 ||   10,605
Illinois .............|  136,512 |  139,631 |  152,971 |  158,465 |  177,913 |  184,344 |  185,462 |  187,606 |  188,517 |   6.0 ||  188,663
Indiana...............|   55,929 |   54,367 |   58,029 |   56,734 |   60,879 |   63,426 |   64,006 |   64,820 |   65,359 |   7.4 ||   69,217
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Iowa .................|   40,512 |   38,106 |   42,995 |   43,132 |   52,681 |   50,530 |   50,433 |   51,439 |   51,098 |  -3.0 ||   52,937
Kansas ...............|   14,270 |   13,072 |   14,618 |   14,139 |   14,616 |   16,119 |   17,805 |   17,194 |   16,921 |  15.8 ||   17,419
Kentucky .............|   21,351 |   19,988 |   28,182 |   30,888 |   30,757 |   31,172 |   31,002 |   30,050 |   30,326 |  -1.4 ||   31,481
Louisiana ............|   19,601 |   21,159 |   23,355 |   24,003 |   28,550 |   28,037 |   28,455 |   29,062 |   28,928 |   1.3 ||   28,770
Maine ................|    8,729 |    9,351 |   11,386 |   19,013 |   15,686 |   16,475 |   17,536 |   18,352 |   17,757 |  13.2 ||   17,757
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Maryland .............|   30,619 |   29,026 |   30,475 |   32,657 |   38,917 |   41,339 |   42,522 |   43,453 |   43,480 |  11.7 ||   43,480
Massachusetts ........|  187,682 |  210,921 |  234,650 |  235,573 |  231,798 |  238,666 |  236,706 |  237,017 |  236,911 |   2.2 ||  237,822
Michigan .............|   53,101 |   59,750 |   65,984 |   73,023 |   82,444 |   85,065 |   84,549 |   85,949 |   87,985 |   6.7 ||   88,640
Minnesota ............|   30,221 |   36,126 |   44,312 |   47,178 |   54,578 |   60,987 |   62,285 |   63,567 |   66,722 |  22.3 ||   71,680
Mississippi ..........|    8,999 |   10,043 |   11,703 |   10,476 |   13,845 |   13,035 |   12,486 |   12,090 |   11,329 | -18.2 ||   11,122
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Missouri..............|   51,390 |   64,919 |   69,242 |   72,317 |   89,806 |   99,241 |  101,951 |  101,543 |  101,264 |  12.8 ||  103,733
Montana ..............|    2,775 |    3,045 |    3,999 |    3,926 |    4,011 |    5,231 |    5,168 |    5,239 |    5,145 |  28.3 ||    5,550
Nebraska .............|   15,461 |   13,465 |   15,979 |   16,567 |   18,217 |   19,741 |   20,123 |   20,119 |   19,583 |   7.5 ||   20,972
Nevada ...............|       93 |      177 |      175 |      288 |      486 |      718 |      814 |    1,143 |    1,542 | 217.3 ||    2,045
New Hampshire ........|   13,421 |   16,825 |   22,675 |   25,614 |   27,347 |   28,472 |   27,859 |   28,258 |   28,098 |   2.7 ||   28,031
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
New Jersey ...........|   70,748 |   69,350 |   74,582 |   60,361 |   62,685 |   64,668 |   63,060 |   62,762 |   63,592 |   1.4 ||   63,547
New Mexico ...........|    3,666 |    4,339 |    3,206 |    2,236 |    2,097 |    3,367 |    4,808 |    5,185 |    5,916 | 182.1 ||    6,744
New York .............|  357,042 |  391,221 |  428,986 |  436,847 |  431,402 |  457,935 |  453,408 |  453,075 |  455,388 |   5.6 ||  455,869
North Carolina .......|   48,164 |   50,498 |   59,383 |   60,244 |   66,733 |   67,724 |   65,737 |   68,931 |   70,229 |   5.2 ||   70,054
North Dakota .........|    1,303 |    1,789 |    2,360 |    3,137 |    3,188 |    3,672 |    3,545 |    3,589 |    3,789 |  18.9 ||    4,377
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Ohio .................|   95,168 |   99,121 |  107,380 |  135,581 |  130,077 |  132,646 |  131,738 |  130,457 |  132,196 |   1.6 ||  137,263
Oklahoma .............|   18,717 |   22,241 |   23,107 |   22,346 |   22,148 |   22,441 |   23,426 |   22,650 |   22,874 |   3.3 ||   22,785
Oregon ...............|   13,694 |   15,496 |   17,356 |   18,355 |   21,314 |   22,482 |   23,420 |   23,528 |   23,739 |  11.4 ||   25,233
Pennsylvania .........|  178,062 |  183,100 |  215,217 |  232,675 |  260,582 |  269,481 |  268,609 |  277,831 |  286,813 |  10.1 ||  252,266
Rhode Island .........|   20,371 |   32,168 |   31,817 |   34,538 |   35,923 |   36,574 |   35,342 |   35,447 |   34,945 |  -2.7 ||   34,945
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South Carolina .......|   22,417 |   25,333 |   24,793 |   26,048 |   28,168 |   25,369 |   24,556 |   25,419 |   25,940 |  -7.9 ||   25,940
South Dakota .........|    6,703 |    8,335 |    8,433 |    9,433 |    7,612 |    6,739 |    6,784 |    7,002 |    6,809 | -10.5 ||    6,959
Tennessee ............|   36,206 |   41,909 |   47,746 |   46,894 |   51,189 |   50,711 |   51,541 |   52,826 |   52,946 |   3.4 ||   53,499
Texas ................|   76,703 |   82,178 |   87,839 |   92,500 |   99,123 |  107,482 |  111,493 |  115,674 |  117,348 |  18.4 ||  120,755
Utah .................|   32,099 |   30,787 |   34,389 |   34,568 |   35,195 |   37,868 |   37,603 |   36,764 |   37,442 |   6.4 ||   38,566
                      |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
Vermont ..............|    9,673 |   11,950 |   12,644 |   12,572 |   15,488 |   15,414 |   14,904 |   14,595 |   14,951 |  -3.5 ||   15,640
Virginia .............|   28,636 |   29,418 |   34,004 |   41,662 |   62,156 |   54,725 |   60,984 |   62,792 |   61,376 |  -1.3 ||   62,778
Washington ...........|   20,826 |   24,637 |   27,575 |   30,021 |   35,752 |   38,032 |   39,890 |   39,184 |   40,311 |  12.8 ||   41,091
West Virginia.........|   11,790 |   10,502 |   10,745 |   10,128 |   10,682 |   11,352 |   11,621 |   11,177 |   10,934 |   2.4 ||   11,983
Wisconsin ............|   31,684 |   30,166 |   33,907 |   36,334 |   46,245 |   52,367 |   53,615 |   54,453 |   54,499 |  17.8 ||   54,462
Wyoming ..............|      --- |      --- |       26 |      --- |      703 |      700 |      667 |      756 |      811 |  15.4 ||      811
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   Outlying areas ....|   20,557 |   44,347 |   77,057 |   99,479 |   98,374 |  103,874 |   99,769 |  106,607 |  101,799 |   3.5 ||  103,453
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American Samoa .......|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Federated States of   |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |   --- ||
  Micronesia .........|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Guam .................|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Marshall Islands......|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Northern Marianas ....|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Palau ................|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Puerto Rico ..........|   20,557 |   44,347 |   77,057 |   99,479 |   98,374 |  103,874 |   99,769 |  106,607 |  101,799 |   3.5 ||  103,453
Trust Territory of the|          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |       ||
  Pacific ............|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
Virgin Islands .......|      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |      --- |   --- ||      ---
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\1\Preliminary data.
\2\Preliminary data are for 4-year and 2-year institutions of higher education that were eligible to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
---Data not reported or not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys; and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment" surveys. (This table was prepared October 1998.)


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