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


Table 19.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for undergraduate enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
Year Total   Sex   Attendance status   Control
  Men Women   Full-time Part-time   Public Private
Actual 
1991  12,439 5,571 6,868 7,221 5,218 10,148 2,291
1992  12,537 5,582 6,954 7,243 5,293 10,216 2,320
1993  12,324 5,484 6,840 7,179 5,144 10,012 2,312
1994  12,263 5,422 6,840 7,169 5,094 9,945 2,317
1995  12,232 5,401 6,831 7,145 5,086 9,904 2,328
1996  12,327 5,421 6,906 7,299 5,028 9,935 2,392
1997  12,451 5,469 6,982 7,419 5,032 10,007 2,443
1998  12,437 5,446 6,991 7,539 4,898 9,950 2,487
1999  12,681 5,559 7,122 7,735 4,946 10,110 2,571
2000  13,155 5,778 7,377 7,923 5,232 10,539 2,616
2001  13,716 6,004 7,711 8,328 5,388 10,986 2,730
2002  14,257 6,192 8,065 8,734 5,523 11,433 2,824
2003  14,474 6,224 8,250 9,035 5,439 11,521 2,952
2004  14,781 6,340 8,441 9,284 5,496 11,651 3,130
2005  14,964 6,409 8,555 9,446 5,518 11,698 3,266
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  15,136 6,430 8,706 9,610 5,526 11,923 3,213
2007  15,386 6,522 8,864 9,828 5,558 12,109 3,276
2008  15,659 6,622 9,036 10,062 5,596 12,314 3,345
2009  15,929 6,720 9,209 10,294 5,636 12,516 3,414
2010  16,162 6,799 9,364 10,497 5,665 12,686 3,476
2011  16,376 6,863 9,513 10,681 5,695 12,844 3,532
2012  16,576 6,911 9,665 10,847 5,729 12,993 3,583
2013  16,788 6,950 9,837 11,019 5,769 13,153 3,635
2014  16,995 6,984 10,012 11,192 5,803 13,310 3,685
2015  17,172 7,002 10,171 11,347 5,825 13,443 3,729
2016  17,354 7,024 10,330 11,506 5,848 13,580 3,774
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  15,093 6,421 8,672 9,574 5,520 11,891 3,202
2007  15,295 6,500 8,795 9,749 5,546 12,042 3,253
2008  15,530 6,589 8,941 9,950 5,580 12,218 3,312
2009  15,766 6,678 9,088 10,150 5,616 12,394 3,372
2010  15,955 6,745 9,209 10,314 5,641 12,532 3,422
2011  16,125 6,800 9,325 10,457 5,667 12,658 3,467
2012  16,297 6,840 9,456 10,597 5,699 12,786 3,510
2013  16,483 6,874 9,609 10,746 5,737 12,927 3,556
2014  16,678 6,904 9,774 10,908 5,770 13,075 3,603
2015  16,840 6,918 9,922 11,049 5,791 13,197 3,644
2016  17,003 6,937 10,066 11,191 5,812 13,320 3,684
 
High alternative projections 
2006  15,162 6,436 8,726 9,631 5,531 11,943 3,220
2007  15,475 6,544 8,931 9,905 5,569 12,176 3,299
2008  15,788 6,655 9,133 10,176 5,612 12,410 3,378
2009  16,096 6,763 9,333 10,440 5,656 12,639 3,457
2010  16,368 6,851 9,517 10,680 5,688 12,839 3,529
2011  16,619 6,925 9,694 10,898 5,721 13,024 3,595
2012  16,855 6,982 9,873 11,096 5,759 13,200 3,655
2013  17,090 7,026 10,063 11,290 5,800 13,377 3,713
2014  17,301 7,060 10,241 11,467 5,834 13,537 3,764
2015  17,484 7,078 10,406 11,627 5,856 13,674 3,810
2016 17,686   7,104 10,582   11,806 5,880   13,826 3,860
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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