Bachelor’s Degree-Seeking Students

The majority of students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs attended a public four-year institution (62.1 percent), followed by private nonprofit four-year (28.6 percent), for-profit (7.1 percent), and public two-year (2.2 percent) institutions. By race and ethnicity, a larger share of Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Black students were enrolled in for-profit institutions than other groups.

Enrollment of Bachelor’s Degree-Seeking Students by Sector, 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.

Data for American Indian or Alaska Native and international students enrolled in public two-year institutions 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 students enrolled in public two-year institutions should be interpreted with caution. Ratio of standard error is > 50 percent.