Basic Facts About US Higher Education, 2014

 Basic Institutional and Demographic  Facts
About American Higher Education, 2014

I. Institutions

                      US Institutions of Higher Education by Length of Curriculum,  2014

 

# US Institutions of HEd.

% Institutions

% Enrollments

4-Year Institutions

2800

62%

65%

2-Year Institutions

1700

38%

35%

All US  Institutions

4500

100%

100%

 

 

                         Types of US Institutions of Higher Education by Governances/Finances , 2014

Governance Types

US Enrollments

% US  Enrollments

4-yr+ Public Institutions

7.5 million

38%

2-r Public Institutions

6.5 million

32%

Private

3.6 million

20%

For-Profit Institutions

1.4 million

10%

All US HE Institutions

20 million

100%

 

                                             Types of Institutions by Instructional Fare/Degrees

Degree-Granting Types

Degrees

Examples

Graduate Research Universities MA/MS/PhD Columbia GSAS
Undergraduate Colleges BA/BS Barnard/Amherst
Professional Schools LLB/JD/MD/MBA/MFA/MDiv. Columbia Law School/JTS/P&S
Applied Science/Technical Institutes BS/MS/PhDs Columbia SEAS/MIT
2-Year Community Colleges Associates Degree Queensborough Community C.

 

                      Types of US Institutions of Higher Education by Religious Identification

Religious Status

Examples

 
Non-sectarian at founding Cornell, Johns Hopkins  
Early Protestant; now  non-sectarian Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Oberlin, Wellesley…  
Early Catholic; now non-sectarian Georgetown, Fordham, Marymount, Boston College…  
Founded as Evangelical institution Oral Roberts, Liberty, Bob Jones University  
Non-sectarian with Jewish ties Yeshiva, Brandeis  

 

 

 

 

 

II. Student Demographics

Higher Education Enrollments by Gender, 2014

Gender

# Enrollments

% of Enrollments

% of US Population

Male

8,500,000

43%

50%

Female

11,500,000

57%

50%

All

20,000,000

100%

1005

 

 

Higher Education Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity, 2013

Students by Race/Ethnicity

#s

%

% of US Population

White

11,000,000

55%

65%

Black

2,600,000

13%

13%

Hispanic

2,600,000

13%

16%

Asian

1,000,000

5%

5%

Other Non-White

3,700,000

14%

10%

 

All US Students

20,000,000

100%

310,000,000

 

Estimated Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity and Type of Institution, 2014

Whites as % of All US Enrollments —  55%

As % of all 4-Yr Institutions – 60%
As % of 4-Yr Private Colleges – 70%

As % of 2-Year Institutions – 45%
As % of For-Profit 2-Year Institutions – 35%

III. Faculty Demographics

All US Faculty, Rank of Lecturer and Above – 1,500,000
% Men – 45%  Women – 55%
At 4-Year Institutions – 1,000,000
Full-Time at 4-Year Institutions   –800,000
Full-Time at  4-year Institutions with Tenure System – 500,000
Tenured at  4-year Institutions with Tenure System – 200,000

Columbia University Faculty by Schools and Gender, 2013 [N = 3763]

Columbia Divisions

Women as % All Faculty

M/Side Arts & Sciences. Schools

39%

M/Side Professional Schools

25%

Medical Schools

44%

 

All Columbia

40%

   

 

Columbia University Faculty by Minority Status, 2013 [N = 3763]

Status

#

%

Non-Minority

2450

65%

Minority

798

21%

Undisclosed

310

8%

Non-Resident

205

5%

 

All CU Faculty

3763

100%

 

Full-Time Barnard Faculty By Race/Ethnicity, 2013  [N = 208]

Race/Ethnicity

#

%

White

157

75%

Asian

18

9%

Hispanic

8

4%

International

14

7%

Black

11

5%

Other

All F/T Barnard Faculty

208

100%

 

 

 

Sources:

US Census, 2010 — http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/education/higher_education_institutions_and_enrollment.html

National Center for Educational Statistics
http://ies.ed.gov/ncer/

Planning and Institutional Research, Office of the Provost, Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/opir/

Barnard Institutional Research and Assessment
http://barnard.edu/ir/quick-facts

“Almanac of Higher Education, 2013,” The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com/section/Almanac-of-Higher-Education/723/

 

 

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