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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table A-8.  Actual and projected numbers for the percentage distribution of full-time students at degree-granting institutions, by sex and age group: Fall 2007, and 2008 through 2018

Age and institution type Men   Women
Actual 2007 Projected
2008 through 2018
  Actual 2007 Projected
2008 through 2018
           
18 and 19 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 65.9 65.3   68.7 68.4
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 33.7 34.4   31.1 31.3
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 0.4 0.3   0.2 0.3
           
20 and 21 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 80.2 78.1   79.4 79.1
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 18.3 20.0   19.0 19.0
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 1.5 1.9   1.6 2.0
           
22 to 24 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 61.4 64.9   60.2 60.3
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 18.6 16.8   17.3 17.2
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 20.0 18.3   22.5 22.5
           
25 to 29 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 47.5 43.6   40.8 40.7
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 17.3 17.8   22.1 23.5
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 35.3 38.7   37.0 35.8
           
30 to 34 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 35.2 34.9   40.0 38.9
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 24.3 21.3   28.8 31.7
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 40.5 43.8   31.3 29.4
           
35 years and over          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 39.4 40.3   41.7 40.9
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 23.2 25.9   26.8 30.4
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 37.5 33.8   31.5 28.7
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 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," 2007. (This table was prepared November 2008.)

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