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Table 2. Enrollment in educational institutions, by level and control of institution: Selected years, fall 1980 to fall 2005
[In thousands]

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                           |      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |Projected|Projected|Projected
Level of instruction       | Fall | Fall |   Fall | Fall |   Fall | Fall |   Fall | Fall |   Fall | Fall |  Fall |    fall |    fall |    fall
and type of control        | 1980 | 1985 |   1990 | 1995 |   1996 | 1997 |   1998 | 1999 |   2000 |  2001|2002\1\|     2003|     2004|    2005
___________________________|______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
1                          |    2 |    3 |      4 |     5|       6|     7|       8|     9|      10|    11|     12|       13|       14|       15
___________________________|______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
     All levels ...........|58,305|57,226|  60,269|64,764|  65,743|66,470|  66,982|67,667|  68,671|69,920| 71,215|   71,442|   71,688|   72,075
                           |______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
Public ....................|50,335|48,901|  52,061|55,933|  56,732|57,323|  57,676|58,167|  58,956|59,905| 60,954|   61,165|   61,362|   61,658
Private ...................| 7,971| 8,325|   8,208| 8,831|   9,011| 9,147|   9,306| 9,500|   9,714|10,014| 10,261|   10,277|   10,326|   10,417
                           |======|======|========|======|========|======|========|======|========|======|=======|=========|=========|=========
   Elementary and secondary|      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |         |         |
      schools\2\ ..........|46,208|44,979|  46,451|50,502|  51,375|51,968|  52,475|52,876|  53,358|53,992| 54,604|   54,532|   54,593|   54,725
                           |______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
Public ....................|40,877|39,422|  41,217|44,840|  45,611|46,127|  46,539|46,857|  47,204|47,672| 48,202|   48,213|   48,270|   48,375
Private ...................| 5,331| 5,557|   5,234| 5,662|\3\5,764| 5,841|\3 5,937| 6,018|\3 6,155| 6,320|  6,401|    6,319|    6,323|    6,349
                           |      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |         |         |
Prekindergarten to         |      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |         |         |
   grade 8 ................|31,639|31,229|  33,962|36,806|  37,315|37,696|  38,048|38,253|  38,556|38,931| 39,177|   38,852|   38,596|   38,439
  Public ..................|27,647|27,034|  29,878|32,341|  32,764|33,073|  33,346|33,488|  33,688|33,938| 34,135|   33,917|   33,686|   33,528
  Private .................| 3,992| 4,195|\3\4,084| 4,465|\3\4,551| 4,623|\3 4,702| 4,765|\3 4,868| 4,993|  5,042|    4,935|    4,910|    4,910
                           |      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |         |         |
Grades 9 to 12 ............|14,570|13,750|  12,488|13,697|  14,060|14,272|  14,428|14,623|  14,802|15,061| 15,426|   15,680|   15,998|   16,286
  Public ..................|13,231|12,388|  11,338|12,500|  12,847|13,054|  13,193|13,369|  13,515|13,734| 14,067|   14,296|   14,584|   14,847
  Private .................| 1,339| 1,362|\3\1,150| 1,197|\3\1,213| 1,218|\3 1,235| 1,254|\3 1,287| 1,326|  1,359|    1,384|    1,414|    1,439
                           |======|======|========|======|========|======|========|======|========|======|=======|=========|=========|=========
   Degree-granting         |      |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |        |      |       |         |         |
      institutions\4\ .....|12,097|12,247|  13,819|14,262|  14,368|14,502|  14,507|14,791|  15,312|15,928| 16,612|   16,910|   17,095|   17,350
                           |______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
Public ....................| 9,457| 9,479|  10,845|11,092|  11,120|11,196|  11,138|11,309|  11,753|12,233| 12,752|   12,952|   13,092|   13,283
  Undergraduate ...........| 8,442| 8,477|   9,710| 9,904|   9,935|10,007|   9,950|10,110|  10,539|10,986| 11,433|   11,570|   11,701|   11,871
  First-professional ......|   114|   112|     112|   115|     117|   118|     121|   123|     124|   128|    132|      144|      145|      148
  Graduate ................|   901|   890|   1,023| 1,074|   1,069| 1,070|   1,067| 1,077|   1,089| 1,119|  1,187|    1,238|    1,245|    1,264
Private ...................| 2,640| 2,768|   2,974| 3,169|   3,247| 3,306|   3,369| 3,482|   3,560| 3,695|  3,860|    3,958|    4,003|    4,068
  Undergraduate ...........| 2,033| 2,120|   2,250| 2,328|   2,392| 2,443|   2,487| 2,571|   2,616| 2,730|  2,824|    2,889|    2,927|    2,974
  First-professional ......|   163|   162|     162|   183|     182|   180|     182|   180|     183|   181|    187|      206|      207|      211
  Graduate ................|   443|   486|     563|   659|     674|   683|     701|   730|     761|   784|    849|      864|      869|      882
___________________________|______|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|________|______|_______|_________|_________|_________
\1\Private elementary and secondary education data are projected.
\2\Includes enrollments in local public school systems and in most private schools (religiously affiliated and nonsectarian). Excludes home-schooled children who were not also enrolled in public and private schools. Based on the National Household Education Survey, the home-schooled children numbered approximately 1.1 million in 2003. Excludes preprimary pupils in schools that do not offer first grade or above.
\3\Estimated.
\4\Beginning in 1996-97, data are for degree-granting institutions. All other years are for institutions of higher education.

NOTE: Degree-granting enrollment projections are based on the middle alternative projections published by the National Center for Education Statistics. Data for degree-granting institutions for 1999 were imputed using alternative procedures. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Systems, 1980; The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 1985-86 through 2002-03; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1995-96 through 2001-02; Projections of Education Statistics to 2014; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education" surveys, 1980 and 1985; and 1990 through 2002 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey," (IPEDS-EF90-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2003. (This table was prepared April 2005.)

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