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


Table 21.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for first-professional 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  281 170 111 252 29 111 169
1992  281 169 112 252 29 111 170
1993  292 173 120 260 33 114 179
1994  295 174 121 263 31 114 181
1995  298 174 124 266 31 115 183
1996  298 173 126 267 31 117 182
1997  298 170 129 267 31 118 180
1998  302 169 134 271 31 121 182
1999  303 165 138 271 33 123 180
2000  307 164 143 274 33 124 183
2001  309 161 148 277 32 128 181
2002  319 163 156 286 33 132 187
2003  329 166 163 296 33 135 195
2004  335 168 166 302 33 136 199
2005  337 170 167 303 34 138 199
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  341 168 173 308 33 140 201
2007  348 171 177 315 33 143 205
2008  355 173 182 321 34 146 209
2009  361 175 186 327 34 149 212
2010  369 178 191 335 34 152 216
2011  378 181 197 344 34 156 222
2012  390 185 205 356 35 162 229
2013  404 189 214 368 35 167 236
2014  416 193 224 381 36 173 243
2015  428 196 233 392 36 178 250
2016  440 198 242 404 36 183 257
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  340 168 172 306 33 140 200
2007  345 170 175 312 33 142 203
2008  350 172 178 317 33 144 206
2009  355 174 181 322 34 146 209
2010  361 176 185 328 34 149 212
2011  369 179 190 335 34 152 217
2012  380 183 197 346 34 157 223
2013  392 186 206 357 35 162 230
2014  404 190 214 369 35 167 236
2015  415 192 223 379 36 172 243
2016  426 195 231 390 36 177 249
 
High alternative projections 
2006  342 168 173 308 33 141 201
2007  351 172 180 318 34 145 207
2008  359 174 185 326 34 148 211
2009  367 177 190 333 34 151 215
2010  376 180 196 342 34 155 221
2011  387 184 204 353 34 160 227
2012  401 188 213 366 35 166 235
2013  415 192 223 380 35 173 243
2014  428 196 233 393 36 178 250
2015  441 199 243 405 36 184 257
2016  454   202 252   417 37   189 265
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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