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


Table A-3.  Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for college enrollment rates, by sex, attendance status, and age: Fall 2005, 2011, and 2016
 
Sex, attendance status, and age Actual 2005   Projected
  2011 2016
Men
Full-time
16 years old 0.2 0.2 0.2
17 years old 1.5 1.6 1.7
18 years old 28.3 29.5 31.2
19 years old 35.5 36.8 38.6
20 years old 35.1 36.5 38.2
21 years old 32.6 33.9 35.7
22 years old 20.6 21.6 23.0
23 years old 12.5 13.2 14.1
24 years old 10.0 10.6 11.4
25 to 29 years old 4.3 4.5 4.9
30 to 34 years old 2.3 2.5 2.7
35 to 44 years old 1.5 1.6 1.7
 
Part-time
16 years old 0.4 0.2 0.2
17 years old 1.5 1.6 1.6
18 years old 4.4 4.5 4.6
19 years old 6.6 6.7 6.8
20 years old 8.0 8.0 8.1
21 years old 6.7 6.8 6.9
22 years old 6.1 6.2 6.3
23 years old 6.6 6.8 7.0
24 years old 5.6 5.8 6.0
25 to 29 years old 5.2 5.4 5.6
30 to 34 years old 3.0 3.1 3.2
35 to 44 years old 3.7 3.8 4.0
 
Women
Full-time
16 years old 0.2 0.4 0.4
17 years old 3.8 2.7 3.4
18 years old 38.6 42.3 47.9
19 years old 44.8 48.6 54.1
20 years old 42.5 46.3 51.7
21 years old 35.5 39.1 44.5
22 years old 26.3 29.4 34.3
23 years old 17.5 19.9 23.7
24 years old 12.1 13.9 16.8
25 to 29 years old 7.1 8.2 10.1
30 to 34 years old 3.1 3.7 4.5
35 to 44 years old 2.3 2.6 3.3
 
Part-time
16 years old 0.2 0.1 0.1
17 years old 1.1 1.2 1.3
18 years old 6.8 6.6 6.3
19 years old 10.0 9.7 9.1
20 years old 11.0 10.6 10.0
21 years old 10.4 10.3 9.9
22 years old 8.0 8.0 7.9
23 years old 11.1 11.2 11.3
24 years old 8.6 8.7 8.9
25 to 29 years old 7.2 7.4 7.7
30 to 34 years old 5.0 5.2 5.5
35 to 44 years old 6.7   6.9 7.3
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2005. (This table was prepared June 2007.)
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