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


Table 20.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for graduate 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  1,639 761 878 642 997 1,050 589
1992  1,669 772 896 666 1,003 1,058 611
1993  1,688 771 917 688 1,000 1,064 625
1994  1,721 776 946 706 1,016 1,075 647
1995  1,732 767 965 717 1,015 1,074 659
1996  1,742 759 982 737 1,005 1,069 674
1997  1,753 758 996 752 1,001 1,070 683
1998  1,768 754 1,013 754 1,014 1,067 701
1999  1,807 766 1,041 781 1,026 1,077 730
2000  1,850 780 1,070 813 1,037 1,089 761
2001  1,904 796 1,108 843 1,061 1,119 784
2002  2,036 847 1,189 926 1,109 1,187 849
2003  2,097 865 1,232 981 1,117 1,201 896
2004  2,157 879 1,278 1,024 1,132 1,194 963
2005  2,186 877 1,309 1,047 1,139 1,186 1,001
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  2,195 872 1,323 1,065 1,130 1,189 1,006
2007  2,224 881 1,343 1,090 1,134 1,204 1,020
2008  2,251 890 1,361 1,113 1,137 1,218 1,033
2009  2,277 898 1,379 1,136 1,141 1,231 1,046
2010  2,308 908 1,400 1,163 1,145 1,247 1,061
2011  2,351 922 1,429 1,197 1,154 1,269 1,082
2012  2,407 939 1,468 1,239 1,168 1,298 1,109
2013  2,470 956 1,514 1,285 1,185 1,331 1,139
2014  2,533 972 1,560 1,330 1,202 1,363 1,169
2015  2,591 986 1,605 1,374 1,217 1,394 1,198
2016  2,648 999 1,648 1,415 1,233 1,423 1,225
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  2,188 871 1,317 1,060 1,128 1,185 1,002
2007  2,209 878 1,331 1,079 1,130 1,196 1,013
2008  2,229 885 1,345 1,097 1,132 1,206 1,023
2009  2,250 891 1,358 1,115 1,134 1,217 1,033
2010  2,274 900 1,374 1,136 1,137 1,229 1,045
2011  2,309 912 1,396 1,164 1,144 1,247 1,061
2012  2,359 928 1,431 1,202 1,157 1,273 1,086
2013  2,417 944 1,473 1,243 1,174 1,303 1,114
2014  2,476 959 1,517 1,286 1,190 1,334 1,142
2015  2,531 972 1,558 1,326 1,205 1,363 1,168
2016  2,583 985 1,598 1,363 1,220 1,390 1,193
 
High alternative projections 
2006  2,199 873 1,326 1,068 1,131 1,191 1,008
2007  2,239 885 1,354 1,101 1,137 1,212 1,027
2008  2,273 895 1,377 1,130 1,143 1,229 1,044
2009  2,305 904 1,400 1,157 1,147 1,245 1,059
2010  2,343 916 1,427 1,190 1,153 1,265 1,078
2011  2,392 931 1,461 1,229 1,163 1,290 1,102
2012  2,456 950 1,505 1,277 1,178 1,323 1,133
2013  2,524 968 1,555 1,327 1,196 1,358 1,165
2014  2,588 984 1,603 1,374 1,213 1,392 1,196
2015  2,649 998 1,650 1,420 1,229 1,423 1,226
2016  2,710   1,013 1,697   1,465 1,245   1,455 1,255
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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