Undergraduate Enrollment

Undergraduate enrollment in the West increased by 7 percent in the past decade, with most of the increases occurring between 2008 and 2010. Since 2010, strong enrollment increases at four-year institutions have offset decreased enrollment at public, two-year institutions in the West.

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 Higher Education Institutions. Private nonprofit includes two- and four-year institutions. Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 all Arizona State University campuses reported enrollment under ASU-Tempe, a Public, Research university, in all other years (2007-08 and 2013-14 to present) the ASU campuses reported separately and a state total for enrollment at Public, Master’s/Baccalaureate institutions is included.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Fall Enrollment, 2008-2018.

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