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


Table 22.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
      Race/ethnicity  Nonresident
alien1
Year  Total   White Black HispanicAsian /
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
 
Actual 
1991  14,360 10,990 1,335 867 637 114 416
1992  14,488 10,876 1,393 955 697 119 448
1993  14,306 10,601 1,413 989 725 122 457
1994  14,280 10,428 1,449 1,046 774 127 456
1995  14,264 10,313 1,474 1,094 797 131 454
1996  14,369 10,265 1,506 1,166 828 138 466
1997  14,504 10,267 1,551 1,219 859 142 465
1998  14,509 10,180 1,583 1,257 901 144 444
1999  14,792 10,283 1,643 1,319 913 145 488
2000  15,313 10,463 1,730 1,462 978 151 529
2001  15,929 10,775 1,850 1,561 1,019 158 565
2002  16,613 11,141 1,979 1,662 1,074 166 591
2003  16,902 11,276 2,069 1,716 1,076 173 592
2004  17,273 11,423 2,165 1,810 1,109 176 590
2005  17,489 11,496 2,215 1,882 1,134 176 585
 
Projected 
2006  17,672 11,572 2,235 1,944 1,138 194 589
2007  17,958 11,693 2,291 2,011 1,170 197 595
2008  18,264 11,827 2,351 2,080 1,204 201 602
2009  18,567 11,950 2,414 2,154 1,238 204 608
2010  18,839 12,046 2,472 2,227 1,271 208 615
2011  19,105 12,132 2,531 2,301 1,307 212 623
2012  19,374 12,207 2,595 2,378 1,346 217 632
2013  19,662 12,283 2,667 2,465 1,385 221 641
2014  19,944 12,354 2,734 2,554 1,425 226 651
2015  20,192 12,400 2,794 2,641 1,464 231 660
2016  20,442   12,448 2,855 2,729 1,503 236   670
1 The racial/ethnic backgrounds of nonresident aliens are not known.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data for 1999 were imputed using alternative procedures. (For more details, see appendix E of Projections of Education Statistics to 2011.) Enrollment data in the "racial/ethnicity unknown" category of the IPEDS "Fall Enrollment Survey" have been prorated to the other racial/ethnicity categories at the institutional level. 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 by Race/Ethnicity Model, 1980–2005. (This table was prepared December 2006.)
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