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Top 10 States With the Highest Higher-Education Enrollment, Fall, 2017

Jan 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Admissions, California college enrollment, college admission, College Attendance by State, college for homeschoolers, Florida college enrollment, Georgia college enrollment, Home, Michigan college enrollment, New York college enrollment, North Carolina college enrollment, Ohio college enrollment, Pennsylvania college enrollment, Texas college enrollment, Top 10 States for College Enrollment

From http://www.asumag.com

Fall 2017 enrollment in U.S. degree-granting higher-education institutions was 18,811,280, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The represents a 1 percent decrease from the fall 2016 number—19,010,459 students.

The largest state, California, had by far the most college students—more than 2.5 million.

The 10 states with the most students enrolled in higher-education institutions account for more than half of the students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities—more than 9.5 million.

Here are the 10 states that had the most students enrolled in higher-education institutions in fall 2017.

Rank                      State                     Higher-education enrollment, fall 2017                                % change compared with fall 2016

1                              California                                             2,525,551                                                                             0.4%

2                              Texas                                                    1,489,865                                                                             2.4%

3                              New York                                            1,092,559                                                                             -2.5%

4                              Florida                                                  1,003,014                                                                             -0.4%

5                              Pennsylvania                                     682,995                                                                 -0.8%

6                              Illinois                                                   616,520                                                                 -2.9%

7                              Ohio                                                      602,612                                                                 -1.1%

8                              North Carolina                                   522,750                                                                 -0.2%

9                              Michigan                                              516,291                                                                 -3.7%

10                           Georgia                                                                491,898                                                                 0.8%

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