Percentage of All Public Enrollment in Two-Year Colleges by State, 2014

Public two-year colleges, some of which offer a limited number of bachelor’s degrees, accounted for 50% or more of undergraduate enrollment in the public sector in eight states in 2014, but in seven states, they were 25% of the total or less.

Figure 21B: Percentage of All Public Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Undergraduate Enrollment in Two-Year Institutions by State, Fall 2014

Notes & Sources 

Notes: Four-year institutions include only those where more than 50% of degrees/certificates awarded are bachelor’s degrees or higher. All of the students who are not included in the percentages reported in Figure 21B are enrolled in public four-year colleges and universities.

Sources: NCES, IPEDS fall enrollment data, 2014; calculations by the authors.

  • Public two-year colleges play a large role in two western states — California and Wyoming — but Alaska does not have community colleges and, in Montana, only 16% of public college students were enrolled in two-year institutions in 2014.