Graduate Enrollment by Sector, Gender, Race and Ethnicity
A little less than half of all 2015–16 graduate students were enrolled in public four-year universities (46.7 percent), 43.0 percent attended private nonprofit four-year universities, and 10.3 percent were in for-profit institutions. By gender, men were slightly more likely than women to enroll in public four-year institutions and women were more likely to enroll in for-profit institutions than men. Over one-quarter of Black or African American women were enrolled at for-profit institutions in 2015–16 (26.0 percent), compared with 7.3 percent of Asian women, 8.6 percent of White women, and 13.8 percent of Hispanic or Latina women.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report
Chapter Four: Enrollment in Graduate Education
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U.S. Department of Education, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2016
Institutions were categorized into sectors based upon control of the institution and the length of the predominant award granted.
Estimate suppressed for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander men. Reporting standards not met.
Data for American Indian or Alaska Native women should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.
Data for Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander women should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error is > 50 percent.
Data for American Indian or Alaska Native men enrolled in private nonprofit four-year and for-profit institutions should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error is > 50 percent.