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


Table 17.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for enrollment in private 4-year 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  2,802 962 367 990 483
1992  2,864 970 375 1,016 503
1993  2,887 973 369 1,037 508
1994  2,924 978 367 1,063 516
1995  2,955 978 364 1,089 523
1996  2,998 991 356 1,133 518
1997  3,061 1,008 360 1,170 523
1998  3,126 1,038 353 1,220 514
1999  3,229 1,073 360 1,276 519
2000  3,308 1,107 365 1,315 522
2001  3,441 1,151 365 1,389 536
2002  3,601 1,199 377 1,468 557
2003  3,758 1,246 382 1,556 574
2004  3,990 1,313 400 1,670 607
2005  4,162 1,354 402 1,774 632
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  4,115 1,336 396 1,763 620
2007  4,190 1,359 398 1,811 622
2008  4,268 1,383 401 1,860 624
2009  4,347 1,406 403 1,910 627
2010  4,424 1,428 406 1,960 629
2011  4,501 1,448 410 2,010 633
2012  4,580 1,463 415 2,064 639
2013  4,664 1,475 420 2,123 646
2014  4,746 1,485 425 2,183 652
2015  4,820 1,492 429 2,241 658
2016  4,893 1,499 433 2,298 663
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  4,101 1,334 395 1,753 619
2007  4,160 1,353 397 1,790 620
2008  4,226 1,374 399 1,830 622
2009  4,293 1,396 402 1,872 624
2010  4,355 1,415 404 1,910 626
2011  4,417 1,431 407 1,950 629
2012  4,487 1,445 412 1,996 634
2013  4,561 1,455 417 2,048 641
2014  4,638 1,464 422 2,105 647
2015  4,706 1,470 425 2,158 653
2016  4,772 1,476 429 2,210 658
 
High alternative projections 
2006  4,123 1,338 396 1,769 621
2007  4,219 1,364 399 1,832 624
2008  4,311 1,391 402 1,891 627
2009  4,402 1,417 405 1,949 630
2010  4,492 1,442 409 2,009 633
2011  4,582 1,464 413 2,069 637
2012  4,674 1,481 418 2,132 643
2013  4,767 1,495 424 2,198 650
2014  4,850 1,505 429 2,260 657
2015  4,927 1,512 433 2,320 662
2016  5,007   1,520 437   2,383 668
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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