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Table 199. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by sex, age, and attendance status: Selected years, 1970 through 2019
[In thousands]
Sex, age, and attendance status 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Projected
2010 2014 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
All students 8,581 12,097 13,819 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,911 17,272 17,487 17,759 18,248 19,103 20,428 20,550 21,669 23,448
14 to 17 years old 259 247 177 140 161 162 184 184 210 204 202 193 200 208 213 248
18 and 19 years old 2,600 2,901 2,950 3,473 3,561 3,525 3,542 3,560 3,640 3,777 3,912 4,090 4,048 4,374 4,361 4,702
20 and 21 years old 1,880 2,424 2,761 3,104 3,291 3,405 3,519 3,634 3,676 3,717 3,751 3,929 3,891 4,316 4,401 4,534
22 to 24 years old 1,457 1,989 2,144 2,602 2,769 3,079 3,137 3,211 3,104 3,191 3,310 3,480 3,691 3,728 4,136 4,244
25 to 29 years old 1,074 1,871 1,982 1,963 2,023 2,130 2,195 2,306 2,397 2,421 2,561 2,737 3,059 2,922 3,159 3,597
30 to 34 years old 487 1,243 1,322 1,244 1,284 1,358 1,333 1,354 1,365 1,391 1,422 1,482 1,719 1,597 1,814 2,038
35 years old and over 823 1,421 2,484 2,786 2,839 2,954 3,001 3,022 3,095 3,058 3,091 3,191 3,820 3,405 3,584 4,086
                                 
Males 5,044 5,874 6,284 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,260 7,387 7,456 7,575 7,816 8,189 8,770 8,904 9,163 9,610
14 to 17 years old 130 99 87 63 66 65 73 73 79 78 86 92 98 90 89 100
18 and 19 years old 1,349 1,375 1,421 1,559 1,608 1,590 1,580 1,569 1,608 1,690 1,767 1,850 1,798 1,987 1,954 2,075
20 and 21 years old 1,095 1,259 1,368 1,427 1,522 1,545 1,602 1,672 1,727 1,680 1,711 1,792 1,854 1,987 1,993 2,021
22 to 24 years old 964 1,064 1,107 1,234 1,315 1,430 1,427 1,453 1,401 1,451 1,499 1,558 1,666 1,700 1,844 1,843
25 to 29 years old 783 993 940 895 890 941 956 991 1,024 1,016 1,110 1,177 1,357 1,276 1,333 1,463
30 to 34 years old 308 576 537 530 527 567 550 550 539 586 598 640 713 704 773 830
35 years old and over 415 507 824 1,014 1,032 1,065 1,072 1,080 1,078 1,073 1,045 1,080 1,284 1,161 1,176 1,278
                                 
Females 3,537 6,223 7,535 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,651 9,885 10,032 10,184 10,432 10,914 11,658 11,645 12,506 13,838
14 to 17 years old 129 148 90 77 95 97 111 111 131 125 116 101 102 118 124 148
18 and 19 years old 1,250 1,526 1,529 1,914 1,953 1,935 1,962 1,991 2,031 2,087 2,145 2,240 2,250 2,387 2,407 2,627
20 and 21 years old 786 1,165 1,392 1,677 1,769 1,860 1,916 1,963 1,949 2,037 2,040 2,137 2,037 2,330 2,408 2,513
22 to 24 years old 493 925 1,037 1,368 1,453 1,649 1,710 1,759 1,703 1,740 1,811 1,922 2,025 2,028 2,292 2,401
25 to 29 years old 291 878 1,043 1,068 1,133 1,189 1,240 1,315 1,373 1,405 1,451 1,560 1,702 1,646 1,826 2,134
30 to 34 years old 179 667 784 714 757 791 782 804 826 805 825 842 1,006 893 1,041 1,208
35 years old and over 409 914 1,659 1,772 1,807 1,889 1,930 1,942 2,018 1,984 2,046 2,112 2,537 2,243 2,407 2,807
                                 
Full-time 5,816 7,098 7,821 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,326 10,610 10,797 10,957 11,270 11,748 12,723 12,700 13,368 14,427
14 to 17 years old 242 223 144 124 136 135 150 139 155 150 161 162 171 165 170 199
18 and 19 years old 2,406 2,669 2,548 2,859 2,932 2,924 2,992 3,006 3,065 3,181 3,301 3,455 3,587 3,674 3,680 3,989
20 and 21 years old 1,647 2,075 2,151 2,434 2,618 2,719 2,845 2,897 2,951 2,991 3,036 3,177 3,268 3,480 3,566 3,694
22 to 24 years old 881 1,121 1,350 1,690 1,765 1,947 2,041 2,113 2,095 2,096 2,182 2,292 2,599 2,446 2,730 2,826
25 to 29 years old 407 577 770 880 920 1,023 1,069 1,127 1,170 1,193 1,257 1,317 1,490 1,439 1,571 1,813
30 to 34 years old 100 251 387 420 456 505 486 523 552 563 540 521 609 601 692 792
35 years old and over 134 182 471 603 620 694 744 805 809 782 793 823 998 895 958 1,113
                                 
Males 3,505 3,689 3,808 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,638 4,739 4,803 4,879 5,029 5,234 5,671 5,733 5,914 6,243
14 to 17 years old 124 87 71 53 53 52 60 50 55 53 70 73 76 68 68 76
18 and 19 years old 1,265 1,270 1,230 1,255 1,302 1,312 1,332 1,324 1,356 1,420 1,494 1,572 1,619 1,672 1,653 1,768
20 and 21 years old 990 1,109 1,055 1,133 1,217 1,241 1,304 1,353 1,392 1,366 1,383 1,450 1,539 1,610 1,625 1,661
22 to 24 years old 650 665 742 829 872 945 970 988 972 984 1,032 1,073 1,225 1,165 1,274 1,291
25 to 29 years old 327 360 401 419 426 477 492 491 503 530 561 575 632 654 691 774
30 to 34 years old 72 124 156 191 196 221 206 229 224 235 224 226 272 263 293 323
35 years old and over 75 74 152 233 235 252 274 305 301 292 266 266 308 302 311 349
                                 
Females 2,311 3,409 4,013 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,688 5,871 5,994 6,078 6,240 6,513 7,052 6,968 7,454 8,184
14 to 17 years old 117 136 73 72 83 82 90 89 100 97 91 89 95 97 103 123
18 and 19 years old 1,140 1,399 1,318 1,604 1,630 1,612 1,659 1,682 1,709 1,761 1,807 1,883 1,968 2,002 2,027 2,222
20 and 21 years old 657 966 1,096 1,302 1,400 1,477 1,541 1,544 1,559 1,625 1,653 1,727 1,729 1,870 1,941 2,033
22 to 24 years old 231 456 608 861 894 1,001 1,071 1,125 1,123 1,112 1,149 1,220 1,374 1,281 1,457 1,535
25 to 29 years old 80 217 369 461 494 546 577 636 667 663 696 742 858 785 880 1,038
30 to 34 years old 28 127 231 229 260 284 280 294 328 329 316 295 337 338 399 469
35 years old and over 59 108 319 370 386 443 470 501 507 491 528 557 690 594 646 764
                                 
Part-time 2,765 4,999 5,998 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,585 6,662 6,690 6,802 6,978 7,355 7,705 7,849 8,301 9,021
14 to 17 years old 17 38 32 16 25 28 34 45 55 53 41 31 29 43 43 48
18 and 19 years old 194 418 402 614 629 601 550 554 574 596 610 635 461 700 681 712
20 and 21 years old 233 441 610 670 674 686 674 737 725 726 715 752 623 836 836 840
22 to 24 years old 576 844 794 912 1,003 1,132 1,097 1,098 1,009 1,096 1,128 1,188 1,092 1,282 1,406 1,418
25 to 29 years old 668 1,209 1,213 1,083 1,103 1,107 1,126 1,179 1,227 1,228 1,304 1,420 1,569 1,483 1,588 1,784
30 to 34 years old 388 905 935 825 828 852 847 832 814 828 882 961 1,110 996 1,122 1,246
35 years old and over 689 1,145 2,012 2,184 2,219 2,260 2,258 2,217 2,287 2,275 2,297 2,368 2,822 2,509 2,626 2,973
                                 
Males 1,540 2,185 2,476 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,622 2,648 2,653 2,695 2,786 2,955 3,099 3,172 3,249 3,367
14 to 17 years old 5 17 16 10 13 12 13 23 24 25 17 19 22 22 21 23
18 and 19 years old 84 202 191 304 307 278 248 245 252 270 273 278 178 315 301 307
20 and 21 years old 105 201 313 294 305 304 298 319 335 314 328 342 315 377 369 360
22 to 24 years old 314 392 365 405 444 485 457 465 429 467 467 485 441 535 570 552
25 to 29 years old 456 594 539 476 464 464 463 500 521 486 549 602 725 622 642 688
30 to 34 years old 236 397 381 339 331 346 344 322 315 351 373 414 441 442 480 507
35 years old and over 340 382 672 782 797 813 798 775 776 781 779 814 976 859 865 929
                                 
Females 1,225 2,814 3,521 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,963 4,014 4,038 4,106 4,192 4,401 4,606 4,678 5,052 5,654
14 to 17 years old 12 20 17 5 11 15 21 22 31 28 24 12 7 21 21 25
18 and 19 years old 110 215 211 310 323 323 302 310 322 326 337 357 282 385 380 405
20 and 21 years old 128 240 297 376 369 382 375 419 390 412 387 409 308 460 467 480
22 to 24 years old 262 452 429 507 559 647 639 633 580 628 662 703 651 747 836 866
25 to 29 years old 212 616 674 607 639 643 663 679 706 742 755 818 844 860 946 1,096
30 to 34 years old 151 507 554 485 496 507 502 510 499 477 509 547 668 554 642 739
35 years old and over 349 762 1,340 1,402 1,422 1,447 1,460 1,441 1,511 1,494 1,518 1,554 1,846 1,650 1,761 2,044
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 Appendix A: 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 2010 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2010; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2020. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, selected years, 1970 through 2009. (This table was prepared October 2010.)
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