II-10c: Postsecondary Enrollments in Spanish Courses Compared to Those in All Other Languages (Excluding English), Selected Years, 1965–2013

Source: Modern Language Association (MLA), Language Enrollment Database,, accessed 3/28/2016. For a description of the survey by which the MLA data were collected, see David Goldberg, Dennis Looney, and Natalia Lusin, Enrollments in Languages Other than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013 (New York: Modern Language Association, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, 2015).

The Modern Language Association started conducting enrollment surveys in 1958 but did not include Latin or ancient Greek until the 1965 survey. The tabulation here only extends back to 1965 to encompass all the languages currently tabulated in the survey.

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