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Undergraduate Enrollment

Undergraduate enrollment decreased nearly 4% in the past decade, propelled by the significant decreases that occurred between 2019 and 2020. Enrollment trends varied widely by sector, as all the decreases in the past decade occurred at two-year colleges, while enrollments increased at public and private four-year universities in the region.

Notes: Data are for undergraduates at two- and four-year degree-granting, Title IV-eligible, public and private nonprofit institutions. Sectors are classified according to the 2018 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Private nonprofit enrollments include two- and four-year institutions. Between 2008-2009 and 2012-2013, all Arizona State University campuses reported enrollment under ASU Tempe, a public research university; in 2007-2008 and 2013-2014 to present, the ASU campuses reported separately, and a state total is included for enrollment at public master’s/baccalaureate institutions.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Fall Enrollment, 2010-2020.

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Colleen Falkenstern

Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research


303.541.0313

cfalkenstern@wiche.edu