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50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Table

Fall Enrollment

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

State 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 208,385 217,883 225,347 226,989 228,153 230,668 237,632 245,040
Alaska 26,550 28,314 29,821 29,515 28,866 28,595 29,381 29,167
Arizona 294,174 307,496 310,679 317,974 320,865 331,441 332,154 331,310
Arkansas 108,950 113,509 119,920 123,973 128,117 131,407 135,525 140,706
California 2,043,182 2,121,106 1,978,831 1,987,283 2,008,155 2,047,565 2,136,087 2,239,487
Colorado 222,815 233,740 236,883 239,308 234,509 231,901 227,984 235,265
Connecticut 104,066 108,522 108,815 110,354 111,705 112,476 114,072 118,694
Delaware 36,510 37,344 37,621 38,243 38,682 38,118 39,092 38,952
District of Columbia 5,589 5,603 5,424 5,388 5,595 5,769 5,608 5,584
Florida 588,921 617,754 643,784 649,857 648,999 651,908 683,328 709,593
Georgia 298,215 317,180 330,052 335,979 342,012 346,138 359,883 376,468
Hawaii 45,994 48,163 50,316 50,569 50,157 49,990 50,454 53,526
Idaho 56,673 57,996 60,481 60,695 60,303 59,211 60,526 61,190
Illinois 534,280 554,093 566,137 563,593 555,149 552,777 550,940 560,411
Indiana 259,258 258,627 262,957 266,916 267,298 271,704 278,951 296,950
Iowa 140,227 145,798 149,195 149,776 148,907 151,052 154,644 157,019
Kansas 164,173 167,741 169,384 170,149 170,319 170,531 170,054 172,640
Kentucky 178,349 188,518 196,474 197,991 201,579 204,198 211,234 208,970
Louisiana 194,790 197,547 207,923 208,218 181,043 192,554 193,316 203,098
Maine 42,425 44,850 46,714 47,284 47,519 47,770 48,357 48,191
Maryland 236,795 246,792 252,026 256,582 256,073 260,921 269,719 280,603
Massachusetts 186,891 187,874 189,334 187,873 188,295 192,164 198,700 205,820
Michigan 482,154 495,676 501,821 500,873 505,586 511,776 519,449 528,040
Minnesota 225,941 235,513 240,714 241,245 240,853 244,106 250,397 256,633
Mississippi 125,656 134,130 134,318 137,543 135,896 136,626 139,931 144,224
Missouri 206,721 214,022 216,777 214,561 217,722 218,475 223,155 228,737
Montana 39,368 40,615 42,444 42,289 42,997 42,995 42,857 43,565
Nebraska 89,639 92,111 93,432 93,195 93,181 94,486 96,680 99,593
Nevada 86,790 89,547 94,205 96,773 100,043 101,856 104,797 108,559
New Hampshire 37,224 40,958 41,324 40,642 41,007 41,530 41,982 42,192
New Jersey 275,655 289,275 298,906 305,034 304,315 308,374 318,296 328,838
New Mexico 103,758 111,667 117,245 121,339 120,976 121,668 124,773 132,983
New York 584,607 610,756 613,895 623,192 626,222 635,785 652,428 675,892
North Carolina 350,684 367,861 383,720 389,143 396,755 406,068 410,746 434,976
North Dakota 38,560 41,134 43,383 43,275 42,808 42,949 43,016 44,268
Ohio 425,265 441,738 450,369 454,377 453,001 452,962 460,240 475,521
Oklahoma 163,336 171,369 178,612 179,281 179,225 178,015 177,643 178,253
Oregon 162,645 173,698 166,129 165,375 163,752 160,059 165,260 181,515
Pennsylvania 353,950 370,386 381,254 384,525 380,271 388,251 396,774 404,976
Rhode Island 39,149 38,867 39,937 39,920 40,008 40,374 41,503 42,601
South Carolina 158,661 167,563 171,893 172,386 174,686 176,415 180,479 187,253
South Dakota 37,310 37,760 38,179 37,598 37,548 38,028 38,917 39,743
Tennessee 194,696 194,202 196,088 199,904 200,394 205,056 208,524 214,140
Texas 935,826 1,006,549 1,036,008 1,071,926 1,081,335 1,094,139 1,109,666 1,163,132
Utah 133,790 135,778 140,282 145,182 148,960 148,228 147,982 158,037
Vermont 20,480 21,238 22,607 22,980 24,090 24,385 24,829 25,552
Virginia 326,758 337,286 341,948 343,391 349,195 357,823 370,486 383,121
Washington 277,023 293,007 298,079 293,145 296,756 297,048 301,793 312,071
West Virginia 78,304 79,741 82,273 83,274 85,148 86,501 87,838 88,695
Wisconsin 257,888 268,010 266,805 266,884 268,928 272,246 273,708 280,394
Wyoming 29,545 30,666 31,666 31,597 32,611 32,860 33,705 34,426

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

 

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