The state of higher education in the United States

August 27, 2012

Educational

The state of higher education in the United States
 
The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its annual compendium of college and university data. Here are just a few statistics released in its Almanac of Higher Education 2012.
 
Student Enrollment -Fall 2010
 

Alabama
At public 4-year institutions 169,269
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 25,136
At public 2-year institutions 97,814

Alaska
At public 4-year institutions 31,467
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 732
At public 2-year institutions 836

Arizona
At public 4-year institutions 136,756
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 8,817
At public 2-year institutions 230,220

Arkansas
At public 4-year institutions 93,995
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 16,701
At public 2-year institutions 61,785

California
At public 4-year institutions 641,539
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 284,600
At public 2-year institutions 1,582,109

Colorado
At public 4-year institutions 163,894
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 32,786
At public 2-year institutions 105,513

 
Connecticut
At public 4-year institutions 68,941
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 66,165
At public 2-year institutions 58,253

Delaware
At public 4-year institutions 24,934
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 14,610
At public 2-year institutions 15,474

District of Columbia
At public 4-year institutions 5,840
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 78,215
At public 2-year institutions n/a

Florida
At public 4-year institutions 663,248
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 162,007
At public 2-year institutions 126,779

Georgia
At public 4-year institutions 261,566
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 70,627
At public 2-year institutions 174,543

Hawaii
At public 4-year institutions 30,254
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 14,273
At public 2-year institutions 29,836

Idaho
At public 4-year institutions 49,380
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 18,185
At public 2-year institutions 14,824

Illinois
At public 4-year institutions 205,015
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 226,400
At public 2-year institutions 380,500

Indiana
At public 4-year institutions 231,791
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 88,350
At public 2-year institutions 105,914

Iowa
At public 4-year institutions 71,401
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 57,183
At public 2-year institutions 106,380

Kansas
At public 4-year institutions 100,325
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 23,451
At public 2-year institutions 85,298

Kentucky
At public 4-year institutions 123,326
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 37,608
At public 2-year institutions 106,399

 
Louisiana
At public 4-year institutions 145,110
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 27,667
At public 2-year institutions 79,701

Maine
At public 4-year institutions 33,644
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 19,268
At public 2-year institutions 17,838

Maryland
At public 4-year institutions 162,403
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 54,894
At public 2-year institutions 147,376

Massachusetts
At public 4-year institutions 119,542
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 275,042
At public 2-year institutions 104,951

Michigan
At public 4-year institutions 301,734
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 124,298
At public 2-year institutions 260,710

Minnesota
At public 4-year institutions 137,935
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 73,387
At public 2-year institutions 138,241

Mississippi
At public 4-year institutions 76,878
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 15,398
At public 2-year institutions 82,817

Missouri
At public 4-year institutions 144,591
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 152,163
At public 2-year institutions 111,528

Montana
At public 4-year institutions 37,500
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 4,578
At public 2-year institutions 10,761

Nebraska
At public 4-year institutions 58,368
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 32,750
At public 2-year institutions 49,612

Nevada
At public 4-year institutions 100,516
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 3,370
At public 2-year institutions 12,587

New Hampshire
At public 4-year institutions 29,163
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 26,249
At public 2-year institutions 14,909

New Jersey
At public 4-year institutions 177,850
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 75,979
At public 2-year institutions 180,406

New Mexico
At public 4-year institutions 63,898
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 1,120
At public 2-year institutions 86,958

New York
At public 4-year institutions 394,792
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 521,516
At public 2-year institutions 328,708

North Carolina
At public 4-year institutions 221,727
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 91,357
At public 2-year institutions 253,871

North Dakota
At public 4-year institutions 41,893
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 5,634
At public 2-year institutions 7,011

Ohio
At public 4-year institutions 340,335
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 144,780
At public 2-year institutions 207,216

Oklahoma
At public 4-year institutions 125,292
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 22,657
At public 2-year institutions 72,350

Oregon
At public 4-year institutions 99,118
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 32,811
At public 2-year institutions 108,884

Pennsylvania
At public 4-year institutions 281,770
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 291,171
At public 2-year institutions 151,119

Rhode Island
At public 4-year institutions 25,449
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 41,886
At public 2-year institutions 17,775

South Carolina
At public 4-year institutions 103,200
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 34,156
At public 2-year institutions 101,880

South Dakota
At public 4-year institutions 38,131
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 8,653
At public 2-year institutions 6,438

Tennessee
At public 4-year institutions 144,541
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 77,479
At public 2-year institutions 97,945

Texas
At public 4-year institutions 624,021
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 129,722
At public 2-year institutions 710,864

Utah
At public 4-year institutions 132,695
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 59,501
At public 2-year institutions 45,904

Vermont
At public 4-year institutions 20,786
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 16,946
At public 2-year institutions 6,738

Virginia
At public 4-year institutions 212,000
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 110,720
At public 2-year institutions 197,004

Washington
At public 4-year institutions 169,573
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 43,644
At public 2-year institutions 161,301

West Virginia
At public 4-year institutions 73,371
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 12,952
At public 2-year institutions 22,733

Wisconsin
At public 4-year institutions 185,168
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 64,666
At public 2-year institutions 116,044

Wyoming
At public 4-year institutions 12,911
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit n/a
At public 2-year institutions 23,381

United States
At public 4-year institutions 7,924,771
At private 4-year institutions, nonprofit 3,822,260
At public 2-year institutions 7,218,038

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Average salary of full professors at public doctoral institution, 2010-2011
Alabama $106,204
Alaska $100,107
Arizona $113,769
Arkansas $90,884
California $128,650
Colorado $106,155
Connecticut $122,151
Delaware $132,536
District of Columbia $145,545
Florida $108,825
Georgia $109,200
Hawaii $107,232
Idaho $81,885
Illinois $113,523
Indiana $113,533
Iowa $113,966
Kansas $106,419
Kentucky $103,492
Louisiana $97,985
Maine $96,898
Maryland $110,698
Massachusetts $117,458
Michigan $115,789
Minnesota $125,935
Mississippi $89,626
Missouri $98,340
Montana $80,669
Nebraska $107,068
Nevada $120,344
New Hampshire $115,189
New Jersey $138,071
New Mexico $94,635
New York $132,245
North Carolina $114,564
North Dakota $93,229
Ohio $109,821
Oklahoma $99,188
Oregon $98,404
Pennsylvania $124,269
Rhode Island $95,728
South Carolina $106,617
South Dakota $82,285
Tennessee $89,136
Texas $113,745
United States $112,647
Utah $102,537
Vermont $113,433
Virginia $115,077
Washington $106,800
West Virginia $88,525
Wisconsin $105,837
Wyoming $109,303
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Campuses with the largest enrollments, Fall 2010
 
  Total number of students*
Public doctoral
Arizona State University 70,440
University of Central Florida 56,106
Ohio State U., main campus 56,064
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 51,721
University of Texas at Austin 51,195
University of Florida 49,827
Texas A & M University 49,129
Michigan State University 46,985
Pennsylvania State University, main campus 45,233
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 43,862
Indiana U. at Bloomington 42,464
University of Washington, main campus 42,451
Florida International University 42,197
University of Wisconsin at Madison 42,180
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 41,924
Purdue University, main campus 41,063
University of South Florida, main campus 40,431
Florida State University 40,416
University of Arizona 39,086
Rutgers University at New Brunswick 38,912
Private nonprofit doctoral
New York University 43,797
University of Southern California 36,896
Brigham Young University 33,841
Boston University 32,727
Northeastern University 29,519
Nova Southeastern University 28,741
Harvard University 27,594
Columbia University 25,208
DePaul University 25,145
George Washington University 25,135
University of Pennsylvania 25,007
Drexel University 23,637
St. John’s University (N.Y.) 21,354
Johns Hopkins University 20,977
Cornell University 20,939
Northwestern University 20,481
Syracuse University 20,407
Stanford University 19,535
Saint Louis University, main campus 17,709
Georgetown University 16,937
 
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Fastest growing universities from 2000-2010
 
  Enrollment, Fall 2000 Enrollment, Fall 2010 Increase
Public research institutions
City University of New York Graduate School and University Center 3,567 6,590 84.70%
University of Colorado at Denver 13,737 24,108 75.50%
Texas Woman’s University 8,404 14,180 68.70%
University of Central Florida 33,713 56,106 66.40%
Texas A&M University at Kingsville 5,948 9,673 62.60%
University of Texas at Arlington 20,424 32,975 61.50%
University of Texas at San Antonio 18,830 30,258 60.70%
Arizona State University 44,126 70,440 59.60%
University of California at Riverside 13,015 20,692 59.00%
University of Texas at Dallas 10,945 17,128 56.50%
University of Alabama 19,277 30,127 56.30%
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 1,749 2,682 53.30%
Portland State University 18,889 28,035 48.40%
East Carolina University 18,750 27,783 48.20%
South Dakota State University 8,695 12,816 47.40%
Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi 6,823 10,033 47.00%
North Dakota State University, main campus 9,902 14,407 45.50%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 17,241 25,063 45.40%
University of Texas at El Paso 15,224 22,106 45.20%
University of California at San Diego 20,197 29,176 44.50%
Private nonprofit research institutions
Benedictine University 2,842 6,892 142.50%
Regent University 2,449 5,217 113.00%
Florida Institute of Technology 4,248 8,985 111.50%
Wilmington University 5,298 10,101 90.70%
Drexel University 13,128 23,637 80.10%
Cornell University 12,043 20,939 73.90%
Pace University 7,911 12,752 61.20%
Nova Southeastern University 18,587 28,741 54.60%
Immaculata University 2,922 4,456 52.50%
Biola University 4,092 6,113 49.40%
St. John Fisher College 2,739 4,020 46.80%
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 3,059 4,432 44.90%
Spalding University 1,632 2,346 43.80%
Azusa Pacific University 6,497 9,258 42.50%
Rice University 4,205 5,879 39.80%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3,874 5,360 38.40%
Trevecca Nazarene University 1,709 2,345 37.20%
Stevens Institute of Technology 4,121 5,629 36.60%
Georgetown University 12,427 16,937 36.30%
New School 7,867 10,678 35.70%
 
Source: “The Chronicle of Higher Education” takes the measure of higher education in the 2012-13 Almanac

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