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


Table 11.  Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for total enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex, age, and attendance status: Fall 1991 through fall 2016 (Table 11—Continued)

[In thousands]
  Actual 
Sex, age, and attendance status  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Total enrollment  14,359 14,486 14,305 14,279 14,262 14,368 14,502 14,507 14,791 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,900
14 to 17 years old  125 186 127 138 148 231 171 119 143 145 133 202 150
18 and 19 years old  2,864 2,784 2,840 2,787 2,894 3,038 3,061 3,382 3,414 3,531 3,595 3,571 3,475
20 and 21 years old  2,920 2,883 2,674 2,724 2,705 2,659 2,875 2,811 2,989 3,045 3,408 3,366 3,469
22 to 24 years old  2,306 2,527 2,570 2,482 2,411 2,324 2,475 2,377 2,435 2,617 2,760 2,932 3,480
25 to 29 years old  2,072 1,985 2,002 1,985 2,120 2,128 1,999 1,991 1,870 1,960 2,014 2,102 2,105
30 to 34 years old  1,415 1,456 1,345 1,414 1,236 1,196 1,109 1,195 1,145 1,265 1,290 1,300 1,368
35 years old and over  2,656 2,665 2,747 2,750 2,747 2,791 2,814 2,632 2,796 2,749 2,727 3,139 2,852
                           
Men  6,502 6,524 6,427 6,372 6,343 6,353 6,396 6,369 6,491 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,256
14 to 17 years old  50 89 54 62 61 92 56 45 72 63 54 82 60
18 and 19 years old  1,299 1,305 1,288 1,302 1,338 1,354 1,414 1,535 1,541 1,583 1,629 1,616 1,556
20 and 21 years old  1,387 1,342 1,284 1,264 1,282 1,228 1,374 1,374 1,392 1,382 1,591 1,562 1,490
22 to 24 years old  1,232 1,272 1,344 1,238 1,153 1,177 1,200 1,127 1,090 1,293 1,312 1,342 1,604
25 to 29 years old  1,049 955 903 936 962 991 972 908 874 862 905 890 929
30 to 34 years old  614 627 584 601 561 477 443 463 517 527 510 547 592
35 years old and over  870 933 970 969 986 1,033 938 917 1,005 1,012 961 1,164 1,025
                           
Women  7,857 7,963 7,877 7,907 7,919 8,015 8,106 8,138 8,301 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,645
14 to 17 years old  76 97 73 75 87 139 115 74 72 82 79 121 91
18 and 19 years old  1,565 1,479 1,552 1,485 1,557 1,684 1,647 1,847 1,874 1,948 1,966 1,955 1,919
20 and 21 years old  1,533 1,541 1,391 1,461 1,424 1,430 1,501 1,437 1,597 1,663 1,817 1,804 1,979
22 to 24 years old  1,074 1,255 1,226 1,243 1,258 1,147 1,275 1,250 1,344 1,324 1,448 1,590 1,876
25 to 29 years old  1,022 1,030 1,098 1,049 1,159 1,137 1,027 1,083 995 1,099 1,110 1,212 1,176
30 to 34 years old  800 828 761 812 675 719 666 732 627 738 780 753 776
35 years old and over  1,786 1,732 1,777 1,781 1,760 1,758 1,877 1,715 1,791 1,736 1,767 1,976 1,827
                           
Full-time, total  8,115 8,161 8,128 8,138 8,129 8,303 8,438 8,563 8,786 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,312
14 to 17 years old  117 179 92 118 123 166 123 93 129 125 122 161 120
18 and 19 years old  2,466 2,382 2,370 2,321 2,387 2,553 2,534 2,794 2,848 2,932 2,929 2,942 2,949
20 and 21 years old  2,342 2,267 2,148 2,178 2,109 2,117 2,275 2,271 2,362 2,401 2,662 2,759 2,763
22 to 24 years old  1,467 1,594 1,612 1,551 1,517 1,598 1,606 1,564 1,662 1,653 1,757 1,922 2,141
25 to 29 years old  830 731 839 869 908 911 897 890 854 878 883 1,013 1,070
30 to 34 years old  382 409 424 440 430 383 377 367 338 422 494 465 511
35 years old and over  513 598 643 660 653 575 626 584 593 599 602 684 757
                           
Men  3,929 3,926 3,891 3,855 3,807 3,851 3,890 3,934 4,026 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,632
14 to 17 years old  41 86 37 51 54 72 48 39 63 51 43 65 50
18 and 19 years old  1,141 1,130 1,079 1,081 1,091 1,126 1,154 1,240 1,271 1,250 1,329 1,327 1,306
20 and 21 years old  1,103 1,084 1,003 1,029 999 969 1,074 1,129 1,125 1,106 1,249 1,275 1,216
22 to 24 years old  817 854 896 811 789 858 770 777 788 839 854 936 1,040
25 to 29 years old  465 378 443 457 454 444 475 424 416 415 397 467 502
30 to 34 years old  174 174 180 193 183 143 160 141 149 195 216 183 242
35 years old and over  187 220 253 232 238 240 210 184 213 256 212 247 276
                           
Women  4,186 4,235 4,237 4,283 4,321 4,452 4,548 4,630 4,761 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,680
14 to 17 years old  76 93 55 67 69 95 75 54 66 74 78 96 71
18 and 19 years old  1,325 1,253 1,291 1,240 1,296 1,426 1,380 1,555 1,577 1,682 1,600 1,615 1,643
20 and 21 years old  1,239 1,183 1,145 1,149 1,111 1,148 1,201 1,142 1,237 1,296 1,413 1,484 1,546
22 to 24 years old  650 739 716 740 729 740 836 787 875 814 903 985 1,101
25 to 29 years old  364 353 396 412 455 467 422 466 437 463 486 546 568
30 to 34 years old  208 235 244 247 247 240 217 226 190 227 277 282 270
35 years old and over  325 377 390 428 415 336 416 400 380 343 390 437 481
                           
Part-time, total  6,244 6,325 6,177 6,141 6,133 6,065 6,064 5,944 6,005 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,589
14 to 17 years old  9 7 35 19 25 65 48 26 14 20 11 41 30
18 and 19 years old  399 402 470 466 507 485 526 588 566 599 666 628 526
20 and 21 years old  578 616 526 546 596 542 600 540 627 644 746 607 707
22 to 24 years old  840 933 958 930 894 727 869 813 772 964 1,003 1,010 1,339
25 to 29 years old  1,242 1,254 1,163 1,116 1,212 1,217 1,101 1,101 1,016 1,083 1,132 1,088 1,035
30 to 34 years old  1,033 1,046 921 973 805 813 732 828 806 843 796 835 857
35 years old and over  2,143 2,068 2,104 2,091 2,093 2,216 2,188 2,048 2,203 2,150 2,126 2,456 2,095
                           
Men  2,572 2,597 2,537 2,517 2,535 2,502 2,506 2,436 2,465 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,624
14 to 17 years old  9 4 17 11 7 20 9 5 8 11 11 17 10
18 and 19 years old  158 176 210 220 246 228 260 296 269 333 300 288 250
20 and 21 years old  285 258 281 235 283 260 300 245 267 276 342 287 274
22 to 24 years old  415 417 448 427 365 319 430 350 302 454 458 405 565
25 to 29 years old  584 577 460 479 508 547 497 485 458 447 508 423 427
30 to 34 years old  440 453 404 408 378 334 283 322 369 332 294 364 350
35 years old and over  682 713 717 737 748 793 728 733 791 757 749 917 748
                           
Women  3,671 3,728 3,640 3,624 3,598 3,563 3,559 3,508 3,540 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,965
14 to 17 years old  0 3 18 8 18 45 39 21 6 9 1 24 20
18 and 19 years old  241 226 261 245 261 257 267 292 297 266 366 340 276
20 and 21 years old  294 358 245 311 313 282 300 295 360 368 404 320 433
22 to 24 years old  425 516 510 504 529 407 439 463 470 510 545 605 774
25 to 29 years old  658 677 702 637 704 670 605 617 558 636 624 666 608
30 to 34 years old  593 593 517 565 427 479 449 506 438 511 502 471 507
35 years old and over  1,461 1,355 1,386 1,354 1,345 1,423 1,460 1,315 1,411 1,393 1,377 1,539 1,347
See notes at end of table.
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