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Number of U.S. Colleges and Universities and Degrees Awarded, 2005

Number Enrollment
Public 4-year institutions 629 6,837,605
Private 4-year institutions 1,845 4,161,815
Public 2-year institutions 1,070 6,184,229
Private 2-year institutions 596 303,826
Total 4,140 17,487,475
Undergraduate 14,473,884
Graduate 2,097,511
Professional 329,076
Number Number
Degrees awarded:
Associate 696,660 Doctorate 52,631
Bachelor's 1,439,264 Professional 87,289
Master's 574,618
Enrollment highlights:
Women 57.4% Minority 30.9%
Full-time 61.7% Foreign 3.3%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2006.

Accredited U.S. Senior Colleges and Universities Higher Education Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Field, 1980–2005
Higher Education Bachelor's Degrees Earned by Field, 1980–2005