Total enrollment in degree-granting institutions is expected to increase between 2002 and 2014. Degree-granting institutions provide study beyond secondary school and offer programs terminating in an associate’s, baccalaureate, or higher degree. Differential growth is expected by student characteristics such as age, sex, and attendance status (part-time or full-time). Enrollment is expected to increase in both public and private degree-granting institutions.
Changes in age-specific enrollment rates and college-age populations will affect enrollment levels between 2002 and 2014. The most important factor is the expected increase in the traditional college-age population of 18- to 24-year-olds.
Middle, low, and high sets of projections were made for total enrollment in degree-granting institutions and for enrollment by age, sex, attendance status, level (undergraduate, graduate, or first-professional), and control of institution.