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


Table 23.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for full-time-equivalent enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and type of institution: Fall 1991 through fall 2016

[In thousands]
Year  Total   Public   Private
  4-year 2-year   4-year 2-year
Actual 
1991  10,363 4,796 3,067 2,288 212
1992  10,438 4,798 3,114 2,333 194
1993  10,353 4,766 3,046 2,357 184
1994  10,349 4,750 3,035 2,389 176
1995  10,337 4,757 2,994 2,418 168
1996  10,482 4,767 3,028 2,467 219
1997  10,615 4,814 3,056 2,525 220
1998  10,699 4,869 3,011 2,599 220
1999  10,944 4,945 3,075 2,694 229
2000  11,267 5,026 3,241 2,770 231
2001  11,766 5,194 3,445 2,894 233
2002  12,331 5,406 3,655 3,033 237
2003  12,674 5,558 3,679 3,177 261
2004  13,001 5,641 3,707 3,377 276
2005  13,201 5,728 3,662 3,533 277
 
Middle alternative projections 
2006  13,383 5,835 3,772 3,497 279
2007  13,647 5,954 3,838 3,570 285
2008  13,925 6,080 3,909 3,645 292
2009  14,201 6,206 3,976 3,720 299
2010  14,452 6,326 4,028 3,794 304
2011  14,693 6,439 4,078 3,866 308
2012  14,930 6,548 4,129 3,940 313
2013  15,182 6,660 4,187 4,016 319
2014  15,432 6,769 4,247 4,091 325
2015  15,655 6,866 4,300 4,159 330
2016  15,881 6,963 4,356 4,226 336
 
Low alternative projections 
2006  13,338 5,815 3,761 3,484 278
2007  13,548 5,909 3,814 3,542 283
2008  13,785 6,016 3,875 3,605 289
2009  14,021 6,125 3,933 3,669 294
2010  14,222 6,222 3,973 3,728 298
2011  14,414 6,313 4,012 3,787 302
2012  14,619 6,407 4,055 3,850 306
2013  14,840 6,505 4,106 3,918 311
2014  15,074 6,607 4,162 3,988 316
2015  15,279 6,696 4,211 4,051 321
2016  15,482 6,784 4,261 4,111 326
 
High alternative projections 
2006  13,411 5,847 3,779 3,505 280
2007  13,744 5,998 3,861 3,597 288
2008  14,068 6,144 3,943 3,685 296
2009  14,384 6,289 4,020 3,773 303
2010  14,680 6,429 4,083 3,859 309
2011  14,963 6,562 4,143 3,944 315
2012  15,242 6,689 4,204 4,029 321
2013  15,522 6,813 4,268 4,114 327
2014  15,777 6,924 4,329 4,190 333
2015  16,010 7,025 4,385 4,261 339
2016  16,260   7,134 4,446   4,336 345
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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