Undergraduate Enrollment by Sector

Undergraduate enrollment in the West increased by 11 percent in the past decade, with most of the increases occurring between 2007 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 2015 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 year’s (2007-08 and 2013-14 to present) the ASU campuses reported separetely 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, 2007-2017.

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