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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table A-3.  Actual and middle alternative projected numbers for college enrollment rates, by sex, attendance status, and age: Fall 2007, 2013, and 2018

Sex, attendance status, and age Actual 2007   Projected
2013 2018
         
Men        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.2   0.3 0.3
17 years old 2.1   2.1 2.2
18 years old 28.4   30.5 32.1
19 years old 42.0   39.8 41.5
20 years old 32.4   34.9 36.5
21 years old 29.3   32.2 33.7
22 years old 19.4   22.1 23.3
23 years old 13.9   14.1 15.0
24 years old 12.3   11.0 11.7
25 to 29 years old 5.4   5.4 5.8
30 to 34 years old 2.3   2.5 2.7
35 to 44 years old 1.3   1.4 1.5
         
Part-time        
16 years old #   0.1 0.1
17 years old 0.7   0.9 0.9
18 years old 6.5   5.6 5.5
19 years old 6.1   6.5 6.4
20 years old 8.3   7.5 7.4
21 years old 5.0   6.5 6.5
22 years old 9.5   9.6 9.6
23 years old 7.6   7.7 7.7
24 years old 7.5   7.6 7.7
25 to 29 years old 4.0   4.6 4.6
30 to 34 years old 4.3   4.3 4.4
35 to 44 years old 3.7   3.8 3.8
         
Women        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.5   0.5 0.5
17 years old 3.8   1.7 2.1
18 years old 44.3   44.7 49.6
19 years old 45.3   51.1 55.8
20 years old 43.9   47.1 51.7
21 years old 38.5   41.1 45.7
22 years old 22.5   25.5 29.3
23 years old 18.1   19.1 22.2
24 years old 14.5   14.5 16.3
25 to 29 years old 6.6   7.3 7.6
30 to 34 years old 3.3   3.7 4.0
35 to 44 years old 2.3   2.8 3.0
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.2   0.2 0.2
17 years old 0.2   0.8 0.8
18 years old 5.3   5.5 5.4
19 years old 10.6   10.1 9.8
20 years old 12.9   11.9 11.6
21 years old 9.3   10.1 10.0
22 years old 10.7   10.9 11.1
23 years old 11.9   11.9 12.3
24 years old 11.0   11.5 12.1
25 to 29 years old 8.0   8.2 8.8
30 to 34 years old 4.7   5.1 5.5
35 to 44 years old 6.7   7.1 7.7
         
# Rounds to zero.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Spring 2008; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 19802007; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Students," 2007. (This table was prepared November 2008.)

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