Tuesday, October 09, 2012

2011 College Enrollment

The number of students enrolled in the nation's colleges climbed yet again, reaching a record high of 20.4 million in 2011, according to the Census Bureau. The 122,000 increase in enrollment between 2010 and 2011 was the smallest rise in the past five years.

Enrollment in four-year colleges grew to a record high of 10.9 million in 2011, which was 470,000 more students than in 2010. In contrast, enrollment in two-year colleges and graduate schools retreated during the time period. Two-year college enrollment fell to 5.7 million in 2011 (down 199,000), and graduate school enrollment fell to 3.8 million (down 148,000).

Source: Census Bureau, School Enrollment

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