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Title:  Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2005; Graduation Rates, 1999 and 2002 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2005
Description: This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2006 data collection, which included four components: Student Financial Aid for full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students for the 2004-05 academic year; Enrollment for fall 2005 and 12-month counts for 2004-05; Graduation Rates for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students beginning college in 1999 at 4-year institutions or in 2002 at less-than-4-year institutions; and Finance for fiscal year 2005. These data were collected through the IPEDS web-based data collection system. Major findings: * Title IV institutions in the United States enrolled 18 million students in fall 2005; 61 percent were enrolled in 4-year institutions, 37 percent were enrolled in 2-year institutions, and 2 percent were enrolled in less-than-2-year institutions. * Overall graduation rates at 4-year institutions were higher than at 2-year institutions (56 percent and 33 percent, respectively). * During 2004-05, nearly 75 percent of the 2.6 million full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates attending Title IV institutions located in the United States received financial aid. Among full-time, first time undergraduates, the proportion of students receiving financial aid varied by sector of institution: 76 percent of those attending public 4-year institutions; 80 percent of those attending private for-profit 4-year institutions; and 85 percent of those attending private not-for-profit 4-year institutions.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: May 2007
Web Release: May 9, 2007
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2007154
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore,
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Postsecondary education
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.