Trends & Indicators Archive: Enrollment 2014

Enrollment 2014

Since NEBHE began publishing tables and charts exploring “Trends & Indicators” in New England higher education more than a half-century ago, college enrollment data have gone beyond simple headcounts of students going to college to tell the stories of New England's changing demography, the region's economic life and increasing globalization.

Among other findings, recent enrollment data reveal:

  • New England’s postsecondary institutions serve more than 1.2 million students a year.
  • While the number of students enrolled in New England continues to climb, New England’s share of total U.S. enrollment has decreased slightly over the past 12 years from 4.9% to 4.4%.
  • Students who identify as White (non-Hispanic) still make up the majority of undergraduate and graduate enrollment in New England, though the graduate student population is relatively more diverse in race/ethnicity, especially when considering nonresident alien students.
  • Students in New England enroll at private institutions at much higher rate than their peers across the country— and the region’s private nonprofit four-year institutions enroll more than double the share of their counterparts nationwide.

To delve into these enrollment data more deeply, download our data file (.xlsx), which provides data disaggregated by state, control, and level of institution, and the ability to sort, filter, pivot, and create your own custom analyses.

Microsoft Excel 2011 is recommended for optimal compatibility.

For help with Microsoft Excel, try these video tutorials on data analysis in Excel and using Pivot Tables in Excel.


Figure ENR 1: Total Enrollment at New England Institutions in Number of Students and as a Share of Total U.S. Enrollment, 2000-2012

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


Figure ENR 2: New England Cities with the Largest College Enrollments, 2012

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


Figure ENR 3: Enrollment by Level of Student and Full- or Part-time Status, Fall 2012   Fig_ENR03_2014

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


Figure ENR 4: Enrollment in New England Institutions by Race/Ethnicity, Fall 2012   Fig_ENR04_2014

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


Figure ENR 5: New England Institutions with the Largest Undergraduate Enrollments, Fall 2012

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


Figure ENR 6: Unduplicated Undergraduate Headcount in New England and the U.S. by Institutional Sector, 2011-12

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Source: New England Board of Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


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