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


Table B-4. Actual and projected numbers for college-age populations, ages 18, 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, and 35 to 44: 1991 through 2016

[In thousands]
Year  (July 1) 18-
year-olds
18- to 24-
year-olds
25- to 29-
year-olds
30- to 34-
year-olds
35- to 44-
year-olds
Actual
1991 3,410 26,655 21,044 22,387 39,413
1992 3,354 26,282 20,591 22,564 40,046
1993 3,455 26,102 20,146 22,646 40,975
1994 3,428 25,821 19,809 22,648 41,877
1995 3,601 25,585 19,742 22,425 42,765
1996 3,650 25,376 19,927 21,996 43,605
1997 3,780 25,574 19,960 21,494 44,282
1998 3,984 26,155 19,863 20,999 44,802
1999 3,993 26,780 19,632 20,647 45,130
2000 4,075 27,387 19,353 20,576 45,231
2001 4,071 28,061 18,984 20,766 45,170
2002 4,028 28,555 18,961 20,851 44,837
2003 4,127 29,045 19,182 20,763 44,453
2004 4,126 29,355 19,607 20,503 44,152
2005 4,121 29,402 20,116 20,110 43,906
 
Projected
2006 4,233 29,372 20,360 19,493 43,378
2007 4,316 29,616 20,811 19,382 42,929
2008 4,446 29,980 21,161 19,531 42,338
2009 4,429 30,342 21,362 19,873 41,672
2010 4,356 30,565 21,426 20,310 41,168
2011 4,293 30,692 21,462 20,849 40,889
2012 4,212 30,739 21,536 21,288 40,789
2013 4,168 30,671 21,682 21,630 40,794
2014 4,122 30,478 21,929 21,828 40,829
2015 4,048 30,084 22,246 21,896 40,840
2016 4,031 29,692 22,515 21,938 40,990
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Projections are from the U.S. Census Bureau's middle series.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved October 10 and 11, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/popest/archives/EST90INTERCENSAL/US-EST90INT-datasets.html and http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2005_nat_af.html; and Population Projections, retrieved October 10 and 11, 2006, from http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/. (This table was prepared November 2006.)
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