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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 14.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex and attendance status: Fall 1993 through fall 2018

[In thousands]

Year Total   Men   Women
  Full-time Part-time   Full-time Part-time
               
Actual              
1993 14,305   3,891 2,537   4,237 3,640
1994 14,279   3,855 2,517   4,283 3,624
1995 14,262   3,807 2,535   4,321 3,598
1996 14,368   3,851 2,502   4,452 3,563
1997 14,502   3,890 2,506   4,548 3,559
1998 14,507   3,934 2,436   4,630 3,508
1999 14,791   4,026 2,465   4,761 3,540
2000 15,312   4,111 2,611   4,899 3,692
2001 15,928   4,300 2,661   5,148 3,820
2002 16,612   4,501 2,701   5,445 3,964
2003 16,911   4,638 2,622   5,688 3,963
2004 17,272   4,739 2,648   5,871 4,014
2005 17,487   4,803 2,653   5,994 4,038
2006 17,759   4,879 2,696   6,078 4,106
2007 18,248   5,029 2,786   6,240 4,192
Middle alternative projections
2008 18,699   5,161 2,910   6,335 4,292
2009 19,037   5,292 2,918   6,541 4,286
2010 19,126   5,322 2,930   6,577 4,297
2011 19,286   5,341 2,946   6,663 4,335
2012 19,462   5,355 2,964   6,756 4,387
2013 19,710   5,383 2,976   6,907 4,444
2014 19,928   5,420 2,982   7,015 4,510
2015 20,097   5,438 2,980   7,117 4,562
2016 20,254   5,455 2,978   7,214 4,607
2017 20,446   5,483 2,982   7,329 4,652
2018 20,620   5,513 2,992   7,419 4,696
Low alternative projections
2008 18,092   5,045 2,822   6,018 4,207
2009 18,453   5,193 2,828   6,244 4,188
2010 18,461   5,211 2,839   6,227 4,184
2011 18,542   5,208 2,856   6,266 4,213
2012 18,689   5,213 2,873   6,347 4,257
2013 18,908   5,238 2,884   6,475 4,310
2014 19,124   5,281 2,890   6,579 4,375
2015 19,307   5,306 2,887   6,687 4,427
2016 19,477   5,331 2,884   6,792 4,470
2017 19,689   5,371 2,887   6,920 4,511
2018 19,882   5,410 2,896   7,024 4,551
High alternative projections
2008 19,254   5,228 2,984   6,661 4,382
2009 19,562   5,337 2,994   6,836 4,395
2010 19,681   5,366 3,008   6,889 4,419
2011 19,875   5,396 3,024   6,995 4,459
2012 20,074   5,420 3,042   7,100 4,513
2013 20,338   5,450 3,054   7,257 4,576
2014 20,558   5,484 3,061   7,367 4,646
2015 20,743   5,505 3,059   7,479 4,700
2016 20,927   5,529 3,057   7,596 4,746
2017 21,148   5,565 3,061   7,731 4,791
2018 21,341   5,601 3,070   7,836 4,834
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:93-99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2008; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1973-2007. (This table was prepared January 2009.)

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