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Table 177. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by attendance status, age, and sex: Selected years, 1970 through 2015

[In thousands]
Sex, age, and attendance status 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Projected
2006 2010 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Males and females 8,581 12,097 13,819 14,262 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,900 17,272 17,487 17,648 18,746 19,874
14 to 17 years old 259 247 177 148 145 133 202 150 200 176 181 187 197
18 and 19 years old 2,600 2,901 2,950 2,894 3,531 3,595 3,571 3,475 3,578 3,660 3,700 3,991 3,853
20 and 21 years old 1,880 2,424 2,761 2,705 3,045 3,408 3,366 3,469 3,651 3,728 3,780 4,107 4,075
22 to 24 years old 1,457 1,989 2,144 2,411 2,617 2,760 2,932 3,480 3,036 3,047 3,049 3,249 3,631
25 to 29 years old 1,074 1,871 1,982 2,120 1,960 2,014 2,102 2,105 2,386 2,456 2,538 2,769 3,164
30 to 34 years old 487 1,243 1,322 1,236 1,265 1,290 1,300 1,368 1,329 1,312 1,294 1,398 1,658
35 years old and over 823 1,421 2,484 2,747 2,749 2,727 3,139 2,852 3,092 3,108 3,105 3,045 3,294
                           
Males 5,044 5,874 6,284 6,343 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,256 7,387 7,456 7,458 7,848 8,162
14 to 17 years old 130 99 87 61 63 54 82 60 78 78 80 81 81
18 and 19 years old 1,349 1,375 1,421 1,338 1,583 1,629 1,616 1,556 1,551 1,585 1,587 1,694 1,646
20 and 21 years old 1,095 1,259 1,368 1,282 1,382 1,591 1,562 1,490 1,743 1,764 1,771 1,902 1,892
22 to 24 years old 964 1,064 1,107 1,153 1,293 1,312 1,342 1,604 1,380 1,376 1,366 1,428 1,558
25 to 29 years old 783 993 940 962 862 905 890 929 1,045 1,066 1,090 1,176 1,289
30 to 34 years old 308 576 537 561 527 510 547 592 518 509 497 531 608
35 years old and over 415 507 824 986 1,012 961 1,164 1,025 1,073 1,078 1,067 1,037 1,088
                           
Females 3,537 6,223 7,535 7,919 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,645 9,885 10,032 10,190 10,897 11,712
14 to 17 years old 129 148 90 87 82 79 121 91 122 97 101 106 117
18 and 19 years old 1,250 1,526 1,529 1,557 1,948 1,966 1,955 1,919 2,027 2,076 2,114 2,297 2,208
20 and 21 years old 786 1,165 1,392 1,424 1,663 1,817 1,804 1,979 1,908 1,964 2,009 2,205 2,183
22 to 24 years old 493 925 1,037 1,258 1,324 1,448 1,590 1,876 1,657 1,671 1,683 1,821 2,073
25 to 29 years old 291 878 1,043 1,159 1,099 1,110 1,212 1,176 1,341 1,390 1,448 1,593 1,875
30 to 34 years old 179 667 784 675 738 780 753 776 812 803 797 867 1,051
35 years old and over 409 914 1,659 1,760 1,736 1,767 1,976 1,827 2,018 2,031 2,038 2,008 2,206
                           
Full-time 5,816 7,098 7,821 8,129 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,312 10,610 10,797 10,935 11,845 12,566
14 to 17 years old 242 223 144 123 125 122 161 120 165 138 142 147 158
18 and 19 years old 2,406 2,669 2,548 2,387 2,932 2,929 2,942 2,949 3,028 3,104 3,142 3,407 3,292
20 and 21 years old 1,647 2,075 2,151 2,109 2,401 2,662 2,759 2,763 2,911 2,981 3,026 3,310 3,290
22 to 24 years old 881 1,121 1,350 1,517 1,653 1,757 1,922 2,141 2,074 2,090 2,096 2,259 2,563
25 to 29 years old 407 577 770 908 878 883 1,013 1,070 1,131 1,172 1,216 1,352 1,618
30 to 34 years old 100 251 387 430 422 494 465 511 490 487 484 535 673
35 years old and over 134 182 471 653 599 602 684 757 812 825 829 836 972
                           
Males 3,505 3,689 3,808 3,807 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,632 4,739 4,803 4,802 5,105 5,287
14 to 17 years old 124 87 71 54 51 43 65 50 63 62 64 64 64
18 and 19 years old 1,265 1,270 1,230 1,091 1,250 1,329 1,327 1,306 1,313 1,342 1,343 1,436 1,401
20 and 21 years old 990 1,109 1,055 999 1,106 1,249 1,275 1,216 1,385 1,404 1,409 1,516 1,517
22 to 24 years old 650 665 742 789 839 854 936 1,040 960 961 952 1,000 1,097
25 to 29 years old 327 360 401 454 415 397 467 502 509 522 533 578 642
30 to 34 years old 72 124 156 183 195 216 183 242 201 198 194 208 242
35 years old and over 75 74 152 238 256 212 247 276 310 313 309 303 324
                           
Females 2,311 3,409 4,013 4,321 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,680 5,871 5,994 6,133 6,740 7,279
14 to 17 years old 117 136 73 69 74 78 96 71 103 75 78 83 94
18 and 19 years old 1,140 1,399 1,318 1,296 1,682 1,600 1,615 1,643 1,716 1,762 1,799 1,970 1,891
20 and 21 years old 657 966 1,096 1,111 1,296 1,413 1,484 1,546 1,526 1,576 1,618 1,794 1,773
22 to 24 years old 231 456 608 729 814 903 985 1,101 1,113 1,129 1,144 1,260 1,466
25 to 29 years old 80 217 369 455 463 486 546 568 622 650 684 773 976
30 to 34 years old 28 127 231 247 227 277 282 270 289 289 290 326 431
35 years old and over 59 108 319 415 343 390 437 481 502 512 520 534 648
                           
Part-time 2,765 4,999 5,998 6,133 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,589 6,662 6,690 6,713 6,901 7,307
14 to 17 years old 17 38 32 25 20 11 41 30 35 38 39 40 40
18 and 19 years old 194 418 402 507 599 666 628 526 549 556 558 585 561
20 and 21 years old 233 441 610 596 644 746 607 707 741 747 754 797 786
22 to 24 years old 576 844 794 894 964 1,003 1,010 1,339 963 957 953 990 1,069
25 to 29 years old 668 1,209 1,213 1,212 1,083 1,132 1,088 1,035 1,255 1,284 1,322 1,418 1,546
30 to 34 years old 388 905 935 805 843 796 835 857 839 825 811 863 985
35 years old and over 689 1,145 2,012 2,093 2,150 2,126 2,456 2,095 2,280 2,283 2,276 2,209 2,322
                           
Males 1,540 2,185 2,476 2,535 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,624 2,648 2,653 2,655 2,743 2,874
14 to 17 years old 5 17 16 7 11 11 17 10 15 16 17 17 16
18 and 19 years old 84 202 191 246 333 300 288 250 239 243 244 258 244
20 and 21 years old 105 201 313 283 276 342 287 274 358 360 362 386 375
22 to 24 years old 314 392 365 365 454 458 405 565 419 415 414 428 461
25 to 29 years old 456 594 539 508 447 508 423 427 536 544 558 598 647
30 to 34 years old 236 397 381 378 332 294 364 350 317 311 304 323 366
35 years old and over 340 382 672 748 757 749 917 748 764 764 758 734 764
                           
Females 1,225 2,814 3,521 3,598 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,965 4,014 4,038 4,057 4,157 4,433
14 to 17 years old 12 20 17 18 9 1 24 20 19 22 23 23 23
18 and 19 years old 110 215 211 261 266 366 340 276 311 314 315 327 316
20 and 21 years old 128 240 297 313 368 404 320 433 382 388 391 411 410
22 to 24 years old 262 452 429 529 510 545 605 774 543 542 540 562 607
25 to 29 years old 212 616 674 704 636 624 666 608 720 739 764 820 899
30 to 34 years old 151 507 554 427 511 502 471 507 523 514 507 540 620
35 years old and over 349 762 1,340 1,345 1,393 1,377 1,539 1,347 1,516 1,519 1,518 1,475 1,557
NOTE: Distributions by age are estimates based on samples of the civilian noninstitutional population from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Data through 1995 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the earlier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1970 and 1980; 1990 through 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2006; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2015. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, selected years, 1970 through 2005, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared October 2006.)
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