Percentage Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector over Time

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In 2016-17, public two-year college students, constituting 32% of full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate enrollment, received 34% of Pell Grant funds. Students in this sector received less than their proportionate share of funds from all other federal student aid programs.

Table 7: Distribution of Federal Aid Funds by Sector, 1986-87 to 2016-17

Notes & Sources 

Notes: For 2007-08 and later years, four-year institution categories include only those institutions where more than 50% of degrees/certificates awarded are bachelor’s degrees or higher. Excludes less-than-two-year institutions and foreign institutions. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

SOURCES: See Notes & Sources for a list of sources for data included in Table 7.