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


Table A-8.   Actual and projected numbers for the percentage distribution of full-time students at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex and age group: Fall 2005, and 2006 through 2016
 
  Men   Women
Institution type and age Actual 2005 Projected 2006
through 2016
  Actual 2005 Projected 2006
through 2016
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions
16 and 17 years old 68.7 63.8 71.4 66.9
18 and 19 years old 67.2 66.0 66.9 67.3
20 and 21 years old 74.1 75.7 80.4 79.4
22 to 24 years old 68.4 65.3 62.0 61.4
25 to 29 years old 38.1 40.1 41.4 39.8
30 to 34 years old 31.2 36.1 33.2 32.9
35 years and over 42.3 39.3 39.8 38.6
 
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions
16 and 17 years old 31.3 34.7 28.6 31.0
18 and 19 years old 32.8 33.6 33.1 32.3
20 and 21 years old 22.4 21.5 17.6 18.6
22 to 24 years old 16.6 17.4 19.0 17.7
25 to 29 years old 18.7 19.4 22.3 25.2
30 to 34 years old 18.0 19.3 38.2 37.3
35 years and over 27.7 28.9 29.1 33.0
 
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions
16 and 17 years old # 1.5 # 2.1
18 and 19 years old # 0.4 # 0.3
20 and 21 years old 3.6 2.8 2.0 2.0
22 to 24 years old 15.0 17.3 19.0 20.9
25 to 29 years old 43.2 40.5 36.3 35.0
30 to 34 years old 50.9 44.5 28.6 29.8
35 years and over 30.0 31.8   31.1 28.4
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2005. (This table was prepared May 2007.)
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