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50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Table

Fall Enrollment

Description

Total fall enrollment in both public and private degree-granting institutions, 2001 to 2008.

State 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 236,146 246,414 253,846 255,826 256,389 258,408 268,183 310,941
Alaska 27,756 29,546 31,035 30,869 30,231 29,853 30,616 30,717
Arizona 366,485 401,605 430,661 490,925 545,597 567,192 624,147 704,245
Arkansas 122,282 127,372 133,950 138,399 143,272 147,391 152,168 158,374
California 2,380,090 2,474,024 2,338,846 2,374,045 2,399,833 2,434,774 2,529,522 2,652,241
Colorado 269,292 282,343 289,243 300,914 302,672 308,383 310,637 325,232
Connecticut 165,027 170,606 170,976 172,775 174,675 176,716 179,005 184,178
Delaware 47,104 49,228 49,595 49,804 51,612 51,238 52,343 53,088
District of Columbia 87,252 91,014 95,297 99,988 104,897 109,505 115,153 126,110
Florida 753,554 792,079 839,735 866,665 872,662 885,651 913,793 972,699
Georgia 376,098 397,604 411,061 434,283 426,650 435,403 453,711 476,581
Hawaii 62,079 65,368 67,390 67,225 67,083 66,893 66,601 70,104
Idaho 69,674 72,072 75,370 76,311 77,708 77,872 78,846 80,456
Illinois 748,444 776,622 796,774 801,401 832,967 830,676 837,018 859,242
Indiana 338,715 342,064 350,091 356,801 361,253 368,013 380,477 401,956
Iowa 194,822 202,546 213,958 217,646 227,722 238,634 256,259 286,891
Kansas 184,943 188,049 190,291 191,590 191,752 193,146 194,102 198,991
Kentucky 214,839 225,489 235,743 240,097 244,969 248,914 258,213 257,583
Louisiana 228,871 232,140 244,455 246,301 197,713 224,147 224,754 236,375
Maine 61,127 63,308 64,222 65,415 65,551 66,149 67,173 67,796
Maryland 288,224 300,269 307,543 312,493 314,151 319,460 327,597 338,914
Massachusetts 425,071 431,224 436,068 439,245 443,316 451,526 463,366 477,056
Michigan 585,998 605,835 615,765 620,980 626,751 634,489 643,279 652,799
Minnesota 308,233 323,791 337,780 349,021 361,701 375,899 392,393 411,055
Mississippi 137,882 147,077 148,584 152,115 150,457 151,137 155,232 160,441
Missouri 331,580 348,146 359,680 365,204 374,445 377,098 384,366 396,409
Montana 44,932 45,111 47,240 47,173 47,850 47,501 47,371 47,840
Nebraska 113,817 116,737 119,511 121,053 121,236 124,500 127,378 130,458
Nevada 93,368 95,671 100,995 105,961 110,705 112,270 116,276 120,490
New Hampshire 65,031 68,523 69,608 70,163 69,893 70,669 70,724 71,739
New Jersey 346,507 361,733 372,632 380,374 379,758 385,656 398,136 410,160
New Mexico 112,861 120,997 126,852 131,577 131,337 131,828 134,375 142,413
New York 1,057,794 1,107,270 1,126,087 1,141,525 1,152,081 1,160,364 1,172,811 1,234,858
North Carolina 427,784 447,335 464,430 472,709 484,392 495,633 502,330 528,977
North Dakota 42,843 45,800 48,402 49,533 49,389 49,519 49,945 51,327
Ohio 569,223 587,996 603,378 614,234 616,350 619,942 630,497 653,585
Oklahoma 189,785 198,423 207,781 207,625 208,053 206,236 206,382 206,757
Oregon 191,378 204,565 198,701 199,985 200,033 197,594 202,928 220,474
Pennsylvania 630,299 654,826 675,574 688,780 692,340 707,132 725,397 740,288
Rhode Island 77,235 77,417 79,085 80,377 81,382 81,734 82,900 83,893
South Carolina 191,590 202,007 207,601 208,910 210,444 212,422 217,755 230,695
South Dakota 45,534 47,751 48,967 48,708 48,768 48,931 49,747 50,444
Tennessee 258,534 261,899 267,969 278,055 283,070 290,530 297,785 307,610
Texas 1,076,678 1,152,369 1,188,727 1,229,197 1,240,707 1,252,709 1,269,098 1,327,148
Utah 177,045 178,932 185,772 194,324 200,691 202,151 203,679 217,224
Vermont 36,351 36,537 37,831 38,639 39,915 41,095 42,191 42,946
Virginia 389,853 404,966 414,881 425,181 439,166 456,172 478,268 500,796
Washington 325,132 338,820 345,469 343,524 348,482 348,154 352,075 362,535
West Virginia 91,319 93,723 97,005 97,884 99,547 100,519 116,848 125,333
Wisconsin 315,850 329,443 329,691 331,506 335,258 340,158 343,747 352,875
Wyoming 31,095 32,605 33,695 33,955 35,334 34,693 35,246 35,936

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Source of Data: Digest of Education Statistics
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/

 

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