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A little more than 19 million students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in fall 2016, according to the latest estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. That represents a decline of 1.4 percent compared with fall 2015.

California, the nation’s largest state, also has the most students enrolled in higher-education —more than 2.5 million.

Here are the 10 states that had the most students enrolled in fall 2016 in degree-granting colleges and universities.


1 California 2,504,626
2 Texas 1,455,418
3 New York 1,120,904
4 Florida 1,026,229
5 Pennsylvania 688,220
6 Illinois 634,719
7 Ohio 609,591
8 Michigan 536,389
9 North Carolina 523,726
10 Virginia 499,313

Prepare Your High School Student for College

Before you know it, college will be knocking at your door. As the parent of a high school student, it’s your job to make sure the transition is as easy as possible. Don’t wait until senior year before you start thinking about preparation. Right now you can begin helping your child put their best foot forward by this instructional guide for conquering the inevitable college entrance test known as the SAT. For the student:

Freshman – Read some good classic books and incorporate some logic curriculum into your studies (especially if your school doesn’t provide it). Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October for practice. This will help you get familiar with the test and allow you to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Practice test-taking techniques about an hour a week with actual College Board practice tests. Only take an actual SAT if you are scoring around the national average of 1500.

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