U.S. College Enrollment

Summary: Number of total, full- and part-time students by gender, ethnicity, and level of study

This database provides the number of total, full- and part-time students by demographic (i.e., gender, ethnicity) category, and level or type of study (i.e., graduate, undergraduate, part-time, etc.) in U.S. colleges and universities. Colleges are organized by type, such as public or private, two- or four-year, and when applicable, non-profit or for-profit.  Data are updated initially for level or type of study for:

  • All students total
  • All students, Undergraduate total
  • All students, Undergraduate, Degree/certificate-seeking, First-time.

Data for additional level or type of study are updated in subsequent years.  Data are not available for all possible combinations of student demographic and college type categories.  Years refer to the fall quarter or semester of a traditional academic year.  


2017 data is preliminary release.


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Geographic Coverage: States, City or Other Local Government

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1993 - 2016

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Updated:  Aug. 28, 2017 Next update: Dec. 28, 2018

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 Private for-profit, less than 2 year  Private, nonprofit, less than 2 year  Public, 2 year
 Public, less than 2 year  Private, nonprofit, 2 year  Private, for-profit, 2 year
 Public, 4 year or above  Private, nonprofit, 4 year or above  Private, for-profit, 4 year or above
 Central, System or Corporate Offices  sector not known

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