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


Table A-9.   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
 
Institution type and age Men   Women
Actual 2005 Projected 2006
through 2016
  Actual 2005 Projected 2006
through 2016
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions
16 and 17 years old 7.6 8.1 8.7 13.5
18 and 19 years old 22.5 19.3 18.9 19.9
20 and 21 years old 30.2 27.3 31.2 29.6
22 to 24 years old 42.0 34.1 31.7 29.4
25 to 29 years old 24.6 27.9 21.8 23.9
30 to 34 years old 23.6 25.2 22.8 24.0
35 years and over 19.1 20.4 23.6 22.0
 
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions
16 and 17 years old 92.4 91.9 91.3 86.4
18 and 19 years old 77.5 80.6 80.5 79.7
20 and 21 years old 69.8 72.3 68.8 70.1
22 to 24 years old 48.9 57.2 56.8 59.4
25 to 29 years old 57.2 52.6 55.6 52.3
30 to 34 years old 41.4 43.7 55.7 54.0
35 years and over 55.9 53.5 49.6 52.5
 
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions
16 and 17 years old # 0.1 # 0.1
18 and 19 years old # 0.1 0.7 0.4
20 and 21 years old # 0.4 # 0.3
22 to 24 years old 9.1 8.7 11.5 11.2
25 to 29 years old 18.2 19.5 22.6 23.7
30 to 34 years old 35.1 31.1 21.5 21.9
35 years and over 25.0 26.1   26.9 25.5
# 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, 1980–2004. (This table was prepared May 2007.)
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