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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 13.  Actual and high alternative projected numbers for total enrollment in all degree-granting institutions, by sex, age, and attendance status: Selected years, fall 1998 through fall 2018

[In thousands]

Sex, age, and attendance status Actual   Projected (high alternative)
1998 2003 2007 2013 2018
             
Total enrollment 14,507 16,911 18,248   20,338 21,341
14 to 17 years old 119 150 179   146 166
18 and 19 years old 3,382 3,479 3,978   4,179 4,337
20 and 21 years old 2,811 3,472 3,761   4,292 4,278
22 to 24 years old 2,377 3,482 3,362   3,862 3,949
25 to 29 years old 1,991 2,107 2,522   2,884 3,198
30 to 34 years old 1,195 1,369 1,428   1,764 1,914
35 years old and over 2,632 2,853 3,017   3,212 3,499
Men 6,369 7,260 7,816   8,505 8,671
14 to 17 years old 45 60 75   75 82
18 and 19 years old 1,535 1,557 1,805   1,798 1,818
20 and 21 years old 1,374 1,491 1,633   1,857 1,805
22 to 24 years old 1,127 1,605 1,551   1,727 1,702
25 to 29 years old 908 930 1,020   1,159 1,267
30 to 34 years old 463 592 659   781 827
35 years old and over 917 1,025 1,074   1,108 1,171
Women 8,138 9,651 10,432   11,833 12,670
14 to 17 years old 74 91 104   71 84
18 and 19 years old 1,847 1,921 2,173   2,381 2,519
20 and 21 years old 1,437 1,981 2,129   2,435 2,474
22 to 24 years old 1,250 1,877 1,811   2,134 2,248
25 to 29 years old 1,083 1,177 1,502   1,725 1,932
30 to 34 years old 732 777 770   983 1,086
35 years old and over 1,715 1,828 1,943   2,104 2,328
Full-time, total 8,563 10,326 11,270   12,707 13,438
14 to 17 years old 93 120 153   104 120
18 and 19 years old 2,794 2,953 3,379   3,584 3,772
20 and 21 years old 2,271 2,766 3,021   3,488 3,540
22 to 24 years old 1,564 2,144 2,133   2,487 2,618
25 to 29 years old 890 1,072 1,263   1,440 1,606
30 to 34 years old 367 512 549   703 775
35 years old and over 584 758 772   903 1,006
Men 3,934 4,638 5,029   5,450 5,601
14 to 17 years old 39 50 58   54 60
18 and 19 years old 1,240 1,307 1,532   1,531 1,562
20 and 21 years old 1,129 1,218 1,344   1,532 1,505
22 to 24 years old 777 1,041 1,007   1,127 1,132
25 to 29 years old 424 503 585   621 697
30 to 34 years old 141 242 228   283 311
35 years old and over 184 277 275   303 334
Women 4,630 5,688 6,240   7,257 7,836
14 to 17 years old 54 71 95   49 60
18 and 19 years old 1,555 1,645 1,847   2,054 2,211
20 and 21 years old 1,142 1,548 1,677   1,956 2,035
22 to 24 years old 787 1,103 1,127   1,360 1,487
25 to 29 years old 466 569 678   819 909
30 to 34 years old 226 270 320   420 464
35 years old and over 400 482 497   600 672
Part-time, total 5,944 6,585 6,978   7,630 7,904
14 to 17 years old 26 30 26   43 46
18 and 19 years old 588 526 600   595 565
20 and 21 years old 540 706 740   804 739
22 to 24 years old 813 1,338 1,229   1,375 1,331
25 to 29 years old 1,101 1,035 1,259   1,445 1,592
30 to 34 years old 828 856 880   1,061 1,138
35 years old and over 2,048 2,094 2,245   2,309 2,493
Men 2,436 2,622 2,786   3,054 3,070
14 to 17 years old 5 10 17   21 22
18 and 19 years old 296 250 273   267 256
20 and 21 years old 245 274 288   324 300
22 to 24 years old 350 564 544   601 570
25 to 29 years old 485 427 435   538 569
30 to 34 years old 322 350 430   498 516
35 years old and over 733 748 799   805 837
Women 3,508 3,963 4,192   4,576 4,834
14 to 17 years old 21 20 9   22 24
18 and 19 years old 292 276 327   328 308
20 and 21 years old 295 433 452   479 439
22 to 24 years old 463 774 685   774 761
25 to 29 years old 617 608 824   906 1,023
30 to 34 years old 506 507 449   563 622
35 years old and over 1,315 1,346 1,446   1,504 1,656
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Data by age are based on the distribution by age from the Census Bureau. 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:98), Spring 2004 and Spring 2008; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 19732007; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Students," various years. (This table was prepared January 2009.)

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