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Projections of Education Statistics to 2017

NCES 2008-078
September 2008


Table 10.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for total enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1992 through fall 2017

[In thousands]

Year Total   Sex   Attendance status   Control
  Men Women   Full-time Part-time   Public Private
                     
Actual                    
1992 14,486   6,524 7,963   8,161 6,325   11,385 3,102
1993 14,305   6,427 7,877   8,128 6,177   11,189 3,116
1994 14,279   6,372 7,907   8,138 6,141   11,134 3,145
1995 14,262   6,343 7,919   8,129 6,133   11,092 3,169
1996 14,368   6,353 8,015   8,303 6,065   11,121 3,247
1997 14,502   6,396 8,106   8,438 6,064   11,196 3,306
1998 14,507   6,369 8,138   8,563 5,944   11,138 3,369
1999 14,791   6,491 8,301   8,786 6,005   11,309 3,482
2000 15,312   6,722 8,591   9,010 6,303   11,753 3,560
2001 15,928   6,961 8,967   9,448 6,480   12,233 3,695
2002 16,612   7,202 9,410   9,946 6,665   12,752 3,860
2003 16,911   7,260 9,651   10,326 6,585   12,859 4,053
2004 17,272   7,387 9,885   10,610 6,662   12,980 4,292
2005 17,487   7,456 10,032   10,797 6,690   13,022 4,466
2006 17,759   7,575 10,184   10,957 6,802   13,180 4,579
Middle alternative projections                    
2007 17,976   7,704 10,271   11,104 6,872   13,373 4,603
2008 18,200   7,822 10,378   11,263 6,937   13,562 4,638
2009 18,416   7,929 10,487   11,413 7,003   13,748 4,668
2010 18,613   8,022 10,590   11,546 7,067   13,890 4,722
2011 18,822   8,118 10,704   11,678 7,144   14,041 4,781
2012 19,048   8,213 10,835   11,817 7,231   14,201 4,847
2013 19,299   8,306 10,993   11,973 7,326   14,380 4,919
2014 19,533   8,387 11,146   12,114 7,419   14,547 4,986
2015 19,716   8,443 11,273   12,223 7,493   14,677 5,039
2016 19,893   8,500 11,393   12,326 7,567   14,804 5,089
2017 20,080   8,568 11,512   12,430 7,650   14,942 5,138
Low alternative projections                    
2007 17,974   7,709 10,265   11,113 6,860   13,370 4,604
2008 18,182   7,829 10,353   11,277 6,905   13,545 4,637
2009 18,271   7,898 10,372   11,320 6,951   13,641 4,630
2010 18,354   7,957 10,397   11,359 6,995   13,704 4,650
2011 18,452   8,018 10,433   11,398 7,054   13,776 4,676
2012 18,597   8,088 10,509   11,469 7,128   13,880 4,717
2013 18,784   8,161 10,623   11,572 7,212   14,013 4,771
2014 18,969   8,227 10,742   11,674 7,295   14,147 4,822
2015 19,111   8,271 10,840   11,750 7,361   14,248 4,863
2016 19,252   8,318 10,934   11,825 7,427   14,349 4,903
2017 19,404   8,376 11,028   11,901 7,503   14,462 4,941
High alternative projections                    
2007 18,033   7,719 10,314   11,148 6,885   13,414 4,619
2008 18,304   7,850 10,454   11,344 6,960   13,636 4,668
2009 18,544   7,965 10,580   11,513 7,031   13,839 4,705
2010 18,785   8,071 10,714   11,681 7,104   14,013 4,772
2011 19,049   8,183 10,866   11,857 7,192   14,202 4,847
2012 19,337   8,296 11,041   12,046 7,291   14,406 4,931
2013 19,650   8,407 11,243   12,252 7,398   14,628 5,022
2014 19,924   8,499 11,426   12,426 7,498   14,824 5,100
2015 20,145   8,564 11,580   12,565 7,580   14,980 5,164
2016 20,368   8,634 11,734   12,705 7,663   15,140 5,228
2017 20,606   8,717 11,889   12,850 7,756   15,314 5,293
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:92–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2007; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2006. (This table was prepared November 2007.)

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