Undergraduate enrollment in private U.S. institutions, by type 1970-2016

Undergraduate enrollment numbers in private nonprofit and private for-profit institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2016 (in 1,000s)

Undergraduate enrollment in private U.S. institutions, by type 1970-2016 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 2016. In 2016, there were about 2.81 million students enrolled in private nonprofit institutions as compared to 915 thousand in private for-profit institutions.
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Undergraduate enrollment numbers in private nonprofit and private for-profit institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2016 (in 1,000s)

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NonprofitFor-profit
20162,813915
20152,8221,074
20142,7721,278
20132,7551,373
20122,7441,513
20112,7191,663
20102,6531,726
20092,5951,483
20082,5371,238
20072,470996
20062,448889
20052,418848
20042,389741
20032,347611
20022,306518
20012,258472
20002,213403
19952,105223
19902,043206
19851,929191
19801,927106
19751,81539
19701,73018
NonprofitFor-profit
20162,813915
20152,8221,074
20142,7721,278
20132,7551,373
20122,7441,513
20112,7191,663
20102,6531,726
20092,5951,483
20082,5371,238
20072,470996
20062,448889
20052,418848
20042,389741
20032,347611
20022,306518
20012,258472
20002,213403
19952,105223
19902,043206
19851,929191
19801,927106
19751,81539
19701,73018
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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 2016. In 2016, there were about 2.81 million students enrolled in private nonprofit institutions as compared to 915 thousand in private for-profit institutions.
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