Student Enrollment for:
Two-Year or Four-Year Colleges
Of the 4,495 Postsecondary Title IV* institutions in the U.S. as of 2009 1721 are 2-year colleges and 2774 are 4-year colleges.
Public and For-profit Colleges
As of 2013 88% of all students attend public colleges and universities, while 12% of all students attend for-profit colleges and universities.
Online Courses/Distance Learning
As of 2007, 20.4% of postsecondary students were taking some education courses online; 3.7% of postsecondary students were taking their entire program online.
*Institutions with written agreement with the Department of Education permitting them to participate in Title IV federal student financial funding programs.
For-profit Colleges and Universities. National Conferences of State Legislatures. http://www.ncsl.org/research/education/for-profit-colleges-and-universities.aspx
National Center for Education Statistics. Fast Facts. Distance Learning. http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=80
National Center for Education Statistics. Fast Facts. Educational institutions. http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=84