Associate Degree-Seeking Students

The majority of students enrolled in associate degree programs attended a public two-year institution (89.9 percent), followed by for-profit (7.2 percent), private nonprofit four-year (1.6 percent), and public four-year (1.3 percent) institutions. Black students were more than twice as likely as other groups to attend for-profit institutions.

Enrollment of Associate Degree-Seeking Students Across Sectors, by Race and Ethnicity: 2015-16

Source

U.S. Department of Education, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2016

Notes:
Institutions were categorized into sectors based upon control of the institution and the length of the predominant award granted.

Estimate suppressed for American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students at public and private nonprofit four-year institutions.

Estimates for Asian students at private nonprofit four-year institutions, students of more than one race at public four-year institutions and private nonprofit four-year institutions, and international students at for-profit institutions should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30 percent but <50 percent.

Estimates for Black students at public four-year institutions, and international students at public four-year institutions and private nonprofit four-year institutions should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error is > 50 percent.