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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 23.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for full-time-equivalent enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and type of institution: Fall 1993 through fall 2018

[In thousands]

Year Total   Public   Private
4-year 2-year 4-year 2-year
               
Actual
1993 10,353   4,766 3,046   2,357 184
1994 10,349   4,750 3,035   2,389 176
1995 10,337   4,757 2,994   2,418 168
1996 10,482   4,767 3,028   2,467 219
1997 10,615   4,814 3,056   2,525 220
1998 10,699   4,869 3,011   2,599 220
1999 10,944   4,945 3,075   2,694 229
2000 11,267   5,026 3,241   2,770 231
2001 11,766   5,194 3,445   2,894 233
2002 12,331   5,406 3,655   3,033 237
2003 12,689   5,558 3,684   3,186 260
2004 13,001   5,641 3,707   3,377 276
2005 13,201   5,728 3,662   3,533 277
2006 13,403   5,825 3,679   3,631 268
2007 13,783   5,994 3,745   3,775 268
Middle alternative projections
2008 14,087   6,124 3,898   3,782 282
2009 14,424   6,278 3,972   3,884 290
2010 14,498   6,317 3,984   3,907 291
2011 14,624   6,376 4,008   3,947 292
2012 14,756   6,434 4,037   3,990 295
2013 14,959   6,523 4,083   4,054 299
2014 15,131   6,599 4,124   4,106 302
2015 15,269   6,659 4,155   4,149 305
2016 15,398   6,716 4,185   4,189 308
2017 15,559   6,784 4,227   4,236 312
2018 15,699   6,841 4,268   4,274 316
Low alternative projections
2008 13,591   5,905 3,770   3,645 271
2009 13,961   6,075 3,849   3,757 280
2010 13,964   6,083 3,843   3,759 279
2011 14,016   6,108 3,851   3,777 279
2012 14,124   6,156 3,874   3,814 281
2013 14,302   6,234 3,914   3,870 284
2014 14,473   6,309 3,954   3,922 288
2015 14,625   6,376 3,989   3,969 291
2016 14,769   6,440 4,021   4,013 294
2017 14,953   6,519 4,068   4,068 299
2018 15,115   6,587 4,113   4,112 303
High alternative projections
2008 14,538   6,322 4,016   3,908 292
2009 14,830   6,454 4,083   3,995 299
2010 14,926   6,501 4,101   4,024 300
2011 15,083   6,574 4,132   4,073 303
2012 15,237   6,643 4,166   4,123 305
2013 15,453   6,737 4,215   4,190 310
2014 15,624   6,813 4,257   4,242 313
2015 15,776   6,880 4,291   4,289 316
2016 15,933   6,948 4,327   4,337 320
2017 16,122   7,030 4,375   4,393 325
2018 16,282   7,096 4,420   4,437 329
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:9399), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2008; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 19732007. (This table was prepared January 2009.)

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