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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table 10.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for total enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
      Sex    Attendance status    Control 
Year  Total   Men Women   Full-time Part-time   Public Private
Actual 
1991  14,359 6,502 7,857 8,115 6,244 11,310 3,049
1992  14,486 6,524 7,963 8,161 6,325 11,385 3,102
1993  14,305 6,427 7,877 8,128 6,177 11,189 3,116
1994  14,279 6,372 7,907 8,138 6,141 11,134 3,145
1995  14,262 6,343 7,919 8,129 6,133 11,092 3,169
1996  14,368 6,353 8,015 8,303 6,065 11,121 3,247
1997  14,502 6,396 8,106 8,438 6,064 11,196 3,306
1998  14,507 6,369 8,138 8,563 5,944 11,138 3,369
1999  14,791 6,491 8,301 8,786 6,005 11,309 3,482
2000  15,312 6,722 8,591 9,010 6,303 11,753 3,560
2001  15,928 6,961 8,967 9,448 6,480 12,233 3,695
2002  16,612 7,202 9,410 9,946 6,665 12,752 3,860
2003  16,900 7,256 9,645 10,312 6,589 12,857 4,043
2004  17,272 7,387 9,885 10,610 6,662 12,980 4,292
2005  17,487 7,456 10,032 10,797 6,690 13,022 4,466
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  17,672 7,470 10,202 10,982 6,689 13,252 4,420
2007  17,958 7,574 10,385 11,233 6,725 13,457 4,501
2008  18,264 7,685 10,579 11,497 6,768 13,677 4,587
2009  18,567 7,793 10,774 11,757 6,810 13,895 4,672
2010  18,839 7,884 10,955 11,995 6,844 14,085 4,754
2011  19,105 7,967 11,139 12,222 6,883 14,269 4,836
2012  19,374 8,035 11,339 12,442 6,932 14,453 4,921
2013  19,662 8,096 11,566 12,672 6,989 14,651 5,010
2014  19,944 8,149 11,796 12,903 7,041 14,846 5,098
2015  20,192 8,183 12,009 13,113 7,079 15,015 5,177
2016  20,442 8,222 12,220 13,325 7,117 15,186 5,256
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  17,621 7,460 10,161 10,940 6,681 13,216 4,405
2007  17,849 7,548 10,301 11,140 6,709 13,380 4,469
2008  18,110 7,646 10,464 11,364 6,746 13,569 4,541
2009  18,371 7,743 10,628 11,587 6,784 13,757 4,614
2010  18,589 7,821 10,768 11,778 6,812 13,910 4,679
2011  18,803 7,891 10,912 11,957 6,846 14,057 4,745
2012  19,036 7,951 11,085 12,145 6,891 14,217 4,819
2013  19,292 8,004 11,288 12,347 6,945 14,393 4,899
2014  19,558 8,053 11,505 12,562 6,996 14,576 4,982
2015  19,786 8,083 11,703 12,754 7,032 14,732 5,055
2016  20,012 8,117 11,895 12,943 7,069 14,886 5,126
 
High alternative projections 
2006  17,704 7,477 10,226 11,008 6,696 13,275 4,429
2007  18,065 7,600 10,465 11,324 6,741 13,532 4,533
2008  18,420 7,724 10,696 11,631 6,789 13,787 4,633
2009  18,767 7,844 10,924 11,931 6,837 14,036 4,732
2010  19,087 7,947 11,140 12,212 6,875 14,259 4,828
2011  19,399 8,040 11,358 12,479 6,919 14,475 4,924
2012  19,711 8,120 11,591 12,739 6,972 14,689 5,022
2013  20,029 8,187 11,842 12,997 7,032 14,908 5,121
2014  20,317 8,239 12,078 13,234 7,084 15,106 5,211
2015  20,573 8,275 12,299 13,452 7,121 15,280 5,293
2016  20,850   8,319 12,531   13,688 7,162   15,470 5,380
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Data for 1999 were imputed using alternative procedures. (For more details, see appendix E of Projections of Education Statistics to 2011.) Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:91–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2006; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2005. (This table was prepared November 2006.)
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