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    Demographic Information About State Colleges and Universities that are Members of AASCU



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    • The average enrollment of an AASCU school is 10,129.
    • The smallest AASCU member has 856 students.
    • The largest AASCU member has 59,500 students.

    Degrees Awarded

    • AASCU institutions have awarded more than 586,000 bachelor’s degrees, representing 50 percent of all bachelor’s degrees granted at four-year public colleges and universities in the United States. 
    • 65 percent of all public four-year bachelor’s degrees in education
    • 54 percent of all public four-year bachelor’s degrees in business
    • 57 percent of all public four-year bachelor’s degrees in health professions

    Students Who Attend AASCU Schools

    Nearly four million students attend AASCU colleges and universities, representing 47 percent of all students at public four-year institutions and 28 percent of all students attending four-year colleges and universities.

    • 77 AASCU schools have minority students constituting at least half of their student population.
    • AASCU represents 38 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 35 Hispanic-serving Institutions.
    • Among all public four-year institutions, AASCU colleges and universities educate approximately 49 percent of all minority students. This includes 61percent of all African-American students, 45 percent of all Hispanic students, 49 percent of all Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, and 37percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders.
    • Following a nationwide trend, women constitute 57 percent of all AASCU students.
    • Full-time students constitute 72 percent of all AASCU students; part-time students constitute 28 percent.
    • While the majority of students at AASCU institutions attend full-time and are in their teens and 20s, these schools educate many nontraditional students. In fall 2014, nearly 1 million students at AASCU colleges and universities were 25 years old or older; 48 percent of all part-time students attending a public four-year college or university attend an AASCU institution. 

    Data from Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS) of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the most recent data available.