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


Table 14.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex and attendance status: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
Year  Total   Men   Women
  Full-time Part-time   Full-time Part-time
Actual 
1991  14,359 3,929 2,572 4,186 3,671
1992  14,486 3,926 2,597 4,235 3,728
1993  14,305 3,891 2,537 4,237 3,640
1994  14,279 3,855 2,517 4,283 3,624
1995  14,262 3,807 2,535 4,321 3,598
1996  14,368 3,851 2,502 4,452 3,563
1997  14,502 3,890 2,506 4,548 3,559
1998  14,507 3,934 2,436 4,630 3,508
1999  14,791 4,026 2,465 4,761 3,540
2000  15,312 4,111 2,611 4,899 3,692
2001  15,928 4,300 2,661 5,148 3,820
2002  16,612 4,501 2,701 5,445 3,964
2003  16,900 4,632 2,624 5,680 3,965
2004  17,272 4,739 2,648 5,871 4,014
2005  17,487 4,803 2,653 5,994 4,038
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  17,672 4,836 2,634 6,146 4,056
2007  17,958 4,919 2,654 6,314 4,070
2008  18,264 5,009 2,676 6,487 4,092
2009  18,567 5,096 2,697 6,660 4,114
2010  18,839 5,170 2,715 6,826 4,129
2011  19,105 5,231 2,736 6,991 4,148
2012  19,374 5,276 2,759 7,166 4,173
2013  19,662 5,311 2,785 7,362 4,204
2014  19,944 5,340 2,809 7,563 4,233
2015  20,192 5,357 2,827 7,756 4,252
2016  20,442 5,377 2,845 7,948 4,272
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  17,621 4,829 2,631 6,111 4,050
2007  17,849 4,900 2,648 6,239 4,061
2008  18,110 4,980 2,666 6,384 4,080
2009  18,371 5,058 2,685 6,529 4,099
2010  18,589 5,121 2,700 6,656 4,112
2011  18,803 5,173 2,718 6,784 4,128
2012  19,036 5,211 2,740 6,934 4,151
2013  19,292 5,240 2,764 7,106 4,181
2014  19,558 5,266 2,786 7,295 4,210
2015  19,786 5,280 2,803 7,474 4,229
2016  20,012 5,296 2,821 7,647 4,248
 
High alternative projections 
2006  17,704 4,841 2,636 6,166 4,060
2007  18,065 4,939 2,661 6,385 4,079
2008  18,420 5,039 2,685 6,592 4,104
2009  18,767 5,135 2,709 6,795 4,128
2010  19,087 5,217 2,729 6,995 4,146
2011  19,399 5,288 2,753 7,192 4,167
2012  19,711 5,341 2,779 7,398 4,193
2013  20,029 5,381 2,806 7,616 4,226
2014  20,317 5,410 2,830 7,824 4,254
2015  20,573 5,427 2,848 8,025 4,273
2016  20,850   5,451 2,868   8,237 4,294
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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