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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 22.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1993 through fall 2018

[In thousands]

Year Total   Race/ethnicity   Nonresident
alien1
White Black Hispanic Asian /
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
                   
Actual
1993 14,305   10,600 1,413 989 724 122   457
1994 14,279   10,427 1,449 1,046 774 127   456
1995 14,262   10,311 1,474 1,094 797 131   454
1996 14,368   10,264 1,506 1,166 828 138   466
1997 14,502   10,266 1,551 1,218 859 142   465
1998 14,507   10,179 1,583 1,257 900 144   444
1999 14,791   10,282 1,643 1,319 913 145   488
2000 15,312   10,462 1,730 1,462 978 151   529
2001 15,928   10,775 1,850 1,561 1,019 158   565
2002 16,612   11,140 1,979 1,662 1,074 166   591
2003 16,911   11,281 2,068 1,716 1,076 173   598
2004 17,272   11,423 2,165 1,810 1,109 176   590
2005 17,487   11,495 2,215 1,882 1,134 176   585
2006 17,759   11,572 2,280 1,964 1,165 181   596
2007 18,248   11,756 2,383 2,076 1,218 190   624
Projected
2008 18,699   11,981 2,462 2,170 1,255 192   638
2009 19,037   12,196 2,482 2,219 1,266 216   658
2010 19,126   12,182 2,507 2,259 1,292 220   666
2011 19,286   12,182 2,561 2,324 1,324 223   671
2012 19,462   12,177 2,627 2,398 1,358 227   675
2013 19,710   12,210 2,708 2,484 1,397 230   681
2014 19,928   12,226 2,778 2,568 1,434 234   687
2015 20,097   12,212 2,838 2,646 1,469 238   694
2016 20,254   12,194 2,895 2,720 1,502 242   700
2017 20,446   12,211 2,951 2,794 1,536 246   708
2018 20,620   12,228 2,995 2,863 1,568 251   714
1 The racial/ethnic backgrounds of nonresident aliens are not known.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data for 1999 were imputed using alternative procedures. (For more details, see appendix E of Projections of Education Statistics to 2011.) Enrollment data in the "racial/ethnicity unknown" category of the IPEDS "Fall Enrollment Survey" have been prorated to the other racial/ethnicity categories at the institutional level. 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:9399), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2008; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions by Race/Ethnicity Model, 19802007. (This table was prepared January 2009.)

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