Undergraduate enrollment in the U.S., by attendance 1970-2028

This statistic shows the number of full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2017. Projected enrollment numbers are also shown until 2028. In 2017, there were approximately 10.37 million full-time and 6.38 million part-time students enrolled in university in the United States.

The total past and forecasted enrollment of students in U.S. colleges can be accessed here.

Undergraduate enrollment numbers in the United States from 1970 to 2028, by full/part-time attendance

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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2017

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