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Q: Stats on higher-ed US instituions ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Stats on higher-ed US instituions
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: kensh-ga
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Posted: 28 Apr 2003 15:46 PDT
Expires: 28 May 2003 15:46 PDT
Question ID: 196738
How many college students are full-time enrolled in accredited U.S.
institutions? What is the average number of students per school (or,
provide the number of schools, same thing).  I would need to know the
date (i.e. year) of the data that this answer is based on.  Thanks.
Subject: Re: Stats on higher-ed US instituions
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 28 Apr 2003 20:09 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Kensch-ga,

Everything you could possibly want to know (and more) about
higher-education statistics can be found on, where else, the
Statistics Page of the U.S. Department of Education.

In particular, their Digest of Education Statistics, 2001 can be found

Amidst hundreds of tables of data, you will find the following (from
Chapter 3 which focuses on higher education):

Table 244. Degree-granting institutions, by control and type of
institution: 1949-50 to 2000-01

2000-01 ........4,182 institutions in the U.S.

Table 174. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by
attendance status, sex, and age: 1970 to 2011
[In thousands]  



15 million students / 4,182 colleges = 3,586 per school, on average

Hope that does the trick, but if anything is not clear, just let me
know through a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist
you further.
kensh-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Just what I was looking for, thanks a ton.  kensh-ga ;-)

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