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How many students are enrolled in Oklahoma colleges and universities, and what are the most popular fields of study?

Enrollment is a key indicator of the scope of and access to educational opportunities and functions as a basic but important indicator of education and institutional health. Changes in enrollment may impact the demand for educational resources, which correlates closely with a number of other measures that can impact the economies of the communities campuses serve.

This dashboard summarizes enrollment data (public and private) from 2011-12 to 2015-16. Data are reported by the student's field of study* as well as student count by year. Data views can be customized using any combination of available filters and parameter controls.

The latest enrollment data suggests student education program preferences and enrollment trends as follows:

  • Total student enrollment has steadily declined each year for the last four years for a total of 16.4 percent over this period.
  • Liberal arts and sciences, business, health professions and education were the most popular fields of study for students enrolling in Oklahoma colleges and universities.
  • Student enrollment in engineering has steadily increased in each of the last four years, increasing by a total of 23.9 percent during this period.


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    Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Productivity Report, December 2016.

    Note: Unduplicated within the institution by year. Enrollments include all students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.