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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009

Section 2. Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions: First-Time Freshmen Enrollment

Figure F. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for first-time freshmen fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

Figure F. Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for first-time freshmen fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions: Selected years, 1993 through 2018

SOURCE: U.S. Dept. of Education, NCES, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey," various years; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 19732007; and First-Time Freshmen Model, 1975-2007. (See reference figure 10.)

First-time freshmen enrollment

First-time freshmen enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased 22 percent from 1993 to 2007 (figure F; reference figure 22 and table 10).

  • Between 2007 and 2018, in the middle alternative projections, first-time freshmen enrollment is projected to
    • increase 12 percent overall;
    • increase 8 percent for men; and
    • increase 15 percent for women.

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