Undergraduate enrollment in private U.S. institutions, by type 1970-2017

This statistic shows the number of undergraduate students who enrolled in private nonprofit and private for profit degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2017. In 2017, there were about 2.81 million students enrolled in private nonprofit institutions, as compared to 842,360 in private for-profit institutions.

Undergraduate enrollment numbers in private nonprofit and private for-profit institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2017

NonprofitFor-profit
20172,817.02842.36
20162,813.74916.93
20152,822.121,073.73
20142,772.071,277.54
20132,755.461,372.55
20122,744.41,513.14
20112,718.921,663.48
20102,652.991,726.43
20092,595.171,482.63
20082,535.791,218.86
20072,470.46995.33
20062,448.25888.72
20052,418.37847.87
20042,389.37740.68
20032,346.67610.59
20022,306.09518.13
20012,257.72472.02
20002,213.18402.89
19952,104.69223.4
19902,043.41206.1
19851,929190.55
19801,926.7106.4
19751,814.8438.58
19701,730.1318.26
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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