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50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Table

Fall Enrollment

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

State 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 27,761 28,531 28,499 28,837 28,236 27,740 30,551 65,901
Alaska 1,206 1,232 1,214 1,354 1,365 1,258 1,235 1,550
Arizona 72,311 94,109 119,982 172,951 224,732 235,751 291,993 372,935
Arkansas 13,332 13,863 14,030 14,426 15,155 15,984 16,643 17,668
California 336,908 352,918 360,015 386,762 391,678 387,209 393,435 412,754
Colorado 46,477 48,603 52,360 61,606 68,163 76,482 82,653 89,967
Connecticut 60,961 62,084 62,161 62,421 62,970 64,240 64,933 65,484
Delaware 10,594 11,884 11,974 11,561 12,930 13,120 13,251 14,136
District of Columbia 81,663 85,411 89,873 94,600 99,302 103,736 109,545 120,526
Florida 164,633 174,325 195,951 216,808 223,663 233,743 230,465 263,106
Georgia 77,883 80,424 81,009 98,304 84,638 89,265 93,828 100,113
Hawaii 16,085 17,205 17,074 16,656 16,926 16,903 16,147 16,578
Idaho 13,001 14,076 14,889 15,616 17,405 18,661 18,320 19,266
Illinois 214,164 222,529 230,637 237,808 277,818 277,899 286,078 298,831
Indiana 79,457 83,437 87,134 89,885 93,955 96,309 101,526 105,006
Iowa 54,595 56,748 64,763 67,870 78,815 87,582 101,615 129,872
Kansas 20,770 20,308 20,907 21,441 21,433 22,615 24,048 26,351
Kentucky 36,490 36,971 39,269 42,106 43,390 44,716 46,979 48,613
Louisiana 34,081 34,593 36,532 38,083 16,670 31,593 31,438 33,277
Maine 18,702 18,458 17,508 18,131 18,032 18,379 18,816 19,605
Maryland 51,429 53,477 55,517 55,911 58,078 58,539 57,878 58,311
Massachusetts 238,180 243,350 246,734 251,372 255,021 259,362 264,666 271,236
Michigan 103,844 110,159 113,944 120,107 121,165 122,713 123,830 124,759
Minnesota 82,292 88,278 97,066 107,776 120,848 131,793 141,996 154,422
Mississippi 12,226 12,947 14,266 14,572 14,561 14,511 15,301 16,217
Missouri 124,859 134,124 142,903 150,643 156,723 158,623 161,211 167,672
Montana 5,564 4,496 4,796 4,884 4,853 4,506 4,514 4,275
Nebraska 24,178 24,626 26,079 27,858 28,055 30,014 30,698 30,865
Nevada 6,578 6,124 6,790 9,188 10,662 10,414 11,479 11,931
New Hampshire 27,807 27,565 28,284 29,521 28,886 29,139 28,742 29,547
New Jersey 70,852 72,458 73,726 75,340 75,443 77,282 79,840 81,322
New Mexico 9,103 9,330 9,607 10,238 10,361 10,160 9,602 9,430
New York 473,187 496,514 512,192 518,333 525,859 524,579 520,383 558,966
North Carolina 77,100 79,474 80,710 83,566 87,637 89,565 91,584 94,001
North Dakota 4,283 4,666 5,019 6,258 6,581 6,570 6,929 7,059
Ohio 143,958 146,258 153,009 159,857 163,349 166,980 170,257 178,064
Oklahoma 26,449 27,054 29,169 28,344 28,828 28,221 28,739 28,504
Oregon 28,733 30,867 32,572 34,610 36,281 37,535 37,668 38,959
Pennsylvania 276,349 284,440 294,320 304,255 312,069 318,881 328,623 335,312
Rhode Island 38,086 38,550 39,148 40,457 41,374 41,360 41,397 41,292
South Carolina 32,929 34,444 35,708 36,524 35,758 36,007 37,276 43,442
South Dakota 8,224 9,991 10,788 11,110 11,220 10,903 10,830 10,701
Tennessee 63,838 67,697 71,881 78,151 82,676 85,474 89,261 93,470
Texas 140,852 145,820 152,719 157,271 159,372 158,570 159,432 164,016
Utah 43,255 43,154 45,490 49,142 51,731 53,923 55,697 59,187
Vermont 15,871 15,299 15,224 15,659 15,825 16,710 17,362 17,394
Virginia 63,095 67,680 72,933 81,790 89,971 98,349 107,782 117,675
Washington 48,109 45,813 47,390 50,379 51,726 51,106 50,282 50,464
West Virginia 13,015 13,982 14,732 14,610 14,399 14,018 29,010 36,638
Wisconsin 57,962 61,433 62,886 64,622 66,330 67,912 70,039 72,481
Wyoming 1,550 1,939 2,029 2,358 2,723 1,833 1,541 1,510

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

 

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