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By Disability Type, The Percent Of Undergraduate Students Attending Public Institutions Who Reported Disabilities, By Institution Type (2000).
Disability Type 4 Year Non Doctoral Granting Institution 4 Year Doctoral Granting Institution 2 Year Institution Less Than 2 Year Institution
Visual Impairment
6.6%
4.1%
5.8%
3.2%
Hearing Impairment
6.5%
6.9%
7.1%
10.8%
Speech Impairment
0.0%
.3%
.2%
0.0%
Orthopedic Impairment
29.4%
25.3%
30.3%
40.4%
Specific Learning
3.3%
5.8%
4.9%
.5%
Attention Deficit Disorder
5.7%
8.1%
5.4%
3.3%
Mental Illness/Depression
17.3%
21.1%
17.1%
4.0%
Health Impairments/Problems
15.0%
13.7%
15.3%
10.2%
Other
16.3%
14.7%
13.9%
27.6%
Total
100%
100%
100%
100%
Any Disability
8.2%
7.5%
10.7%
13.9%

Note: Due to rounding, totals in each column may not sum exactly to 100%.

The "Any Disability" row gives the percent of students in an institution type who reported a disability. For example, out of all students attending 2 Year Institutions, 10.7% reported a disability. The rest of the disability types listed in the rows represent a percent distribution of students who reported a disability.

To calculate the percent of all students attending a particular type of institution who reported a certain disability type, multiply the percent given for students attending a particular type of institution who reported a certain disability by the percent of all students attending the institution type who reported any disability and divide the result by 100. Example:Calculate the percent of students attending a 4 year doctoral granting institution who reported a hearing impairment.
This calculation would be: (6.9x7.5)/100=0.52%


Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NEDRC Table Library, 2000.

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