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The number of self-identified individuals with disabilities in New York State’s higher education programs is increasing.

Number of and Percent of Individuals with Disabilities among theTotal Enrollment in NYS Institutions of Higher Education*
1997 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number of Students with Disabilities 28174 30593 34041 36060 37793 38027 40587 40245 41088
  2.8% 3.0% 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4% 3.6% 3.5% 3.6%

*Data for 1998 are not available

Source: OHE