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Table 105.20. Enrollment in elementary, secondary, and degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by level and control of institution, enrollment level, and attendance status and sex of student: Selected years, fall 1990 through fall 2024
[In thousands]
Level and control of institution, enrollment level, and attendance status and sex of student Actual Projected
1990 2000 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
All levels 60,683   68,685   75,886   75,595   75,412   75,219 75,227 75,563 76,372 77,049 77,661 78,263 78,948 79,662 80,405 81,007
Elementary and secondary
      schools1
46,864   53,373   54,867   54,952   55,036   54,965 54,994 55,077 55,447 55,719 56,031 56,404 56,779 57,151 57,524 57,872
Public 41,217   47,204   49,484   49,771   49,942   49,986 50,094 50,229 50,584 50,871 51,183 51,547 51,910 52,260 52,601 52,920
Private 5,648 2 6,169 2 5,382 2 5,181 3 5,094   4,979 4,899 4,848 4,863 4,848 4,848 4,856 4,869 4,891 4,922 4,952
                                           
Prekindergarten to
     grade 8
34,388   38,592   38,708   38,924   39,045   38,938 38,926 39,010 39,363 39,642 39,937 40,204 40,450 40,728 41,147 41,574
Public4 29,876   33,686   34,625   35,018   35,188   35,159 35,182 35,282 35,595 35,856 36,125 36,366 36,587 36,839 37,223 37,615
Private 4,512 2 4,906 2 4,084 2 3,906 3 3,858   3,779 3,744 3,728 3,768 3,786 3,813 3,839 3,863 3,889 3,924 3,959
                                           
Grades 9 to 12 12,476   14,781   16,159   16,028   15,990   16,026 16,067 16,067 16,084 16,078 16,094 16,199 16,330 16,424 16,377 16,298
Public4 11,341   13,517   14,860   14,753   14,754   14,826 14,912 14,947 14,989 15,015 15,058 15,182 15,324 15,421 15,378 15,304
Private 1,136 2 1,264 2 1,299 2 1,275 3 1,236   1,200 1,155 1,120 1,095 1,063 1,035 1,017 1,006 1,003 998 994
Degree-granting
      postsecondary
      institutions
13,819   15,312   21,019   20,643   20,376 5 20,255 20,234 20,486 20,925 21,330 21,630 21,859 22,168 22,511 22,881 23,135
Undergraduate 11,959   13,155   18,082   17,732   17,475 5 17,322 17,280 17,472 17,823 18,156 18,404 18,591 18,843 19,119 19,423 19,640
Full-time 6,976   7,923   11,457   11,098   10,938 5 10,966 10,904 11,033 11,261 11,463 11,601 11,708 11,857 12,019 12,211 12,345
Part-time 4,983   5,232   6,625   6,635   6,536 5 6,356 6,376 6,439 6,562 6,693 6,804 6,883 6,986 7,100 7,211 7,295
                                           
Male 5,380   5,778   7,836   7,714   7,660 5 7,466 7,446 7,490 7,612 7,745 7,836 7,898 7,998 8,113 8,236 8,330
Female 6,579   7,377   10,246   10,019   9,815 5 9,855 9,834 9,982 10,210 10,412 10,569 10,692 10,845 11,006 11,187 11,310
                                           
2-year 5,240   5,948   7,684   7,164   6,969 5 7,009 7,011 7,090 7,235 7,378 7,487 7,562 7,664 7,782 7,907 7,996
4-year 6,719   7,207   10,399   10,568   10,506 5 10,313 10,269 10,381 10,587 10,778 10,917 11,029 11,179 11,337 11,516 11,645
                                           
Public 9,710   10,539   13,703   13,474   13,347 5 13,245 13,221 13,366 13,633 13,890 14,083 14,225 14,418 14,631 14,863 15,029
Private 2,250   2,616   4,379   4,259   4,128 5 4,077 4,059 4,106 4,189 4,266 4,321 4,365 4,425 4,488 4,560 4,611
                                           
Postbaccalaureate 1,860   2,157   2,937   2,910   2,901 5 2,933 2,953 3,013 3,102 3,173 3,225 3,268 3,325 3,391 3,458 3,495
Full-time 845   1,087   1,630   1,639   1,659 5 1,698 1,710 1,749 1,804 1,842 1,866 1,888 1,917 1,953 1,991 2,007
Part-time 1,015   1,070   1,307   1,271   1,242 5 1,234 1,243 1,264 1,298 1,331 1,359 1,381 1,408 1,438 1,467 1,488
                                           
Male 904   944   1,209   1,205   1,201 5 1,260 1,271 1,293 1,329 1,360 1,382 1,399 1,424 1,454 1,483 1,500
Female 955   1,213   1,728   1,705   1,700 5 1,673 1,682 1,720 1,773 1,813 1,843 1,869 1,901 1,937 1,975 1,994
1 Includes enrollments in local public school systems and in most private schools (religiously affiliated and nonsectarian). Excludes homeschooled children who were not also enrolled in public and private schools. Private elementary enrollment includes preprimary students in schools offering kindergarten or higher grades.
2 Estimated.
3 Projected.
4 Includes prorated proportion of students classified as ungraded.
5 Data are actual.
NOTE: Postsecondary data for 1990 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. 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, Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 1990-91 through 2012-13; Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 1995-96 through 2011-12; National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2024; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90-99); and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2014, Enrollment component. (This table was prepared March 2015.)

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