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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table B-4.  Actual and projected numbers for college-age populations, ages 18, 18 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, and 35 to 44: 1993 through 2018

[In thousands]

Year (July 1) 18-year-olds 18- to 24-year-olds 25- to 29-year-olds 30- to 34-year-olds 35- to 44-year-olds
           
Actual          
1993 3,455 26,102 20,146 22,646 40,975
1994 3,428 25,821 19,809 22,648 41,877
1995 3,601 25,585 19,742 22,425 42,765
1996 3,650 25,376 19,927 21,996 43,605
1997 3,780 25,574 19,960 21,494 44,282
1998 3,984 26,155 19,863 20,999 44,802
1999 3,993 26,780 19,632 20,647 45,130
2000 4,075 27,387 19,353 20,577 45,232
2001 4,071 28,054 18,985 20,768 45,173
2002 4,027 28,537 18,956 20,849 44,835
2003 4,124 29,006 19,151 20,745 44,433
2004 4,120 29,303 19,544 20,468 44,111
2005 4,117 29,373 20,039 20,074 43,864
2006 4,179 29,468 20,665 19,665 43,636
2007 4,260 29,657 21,155 19,593 43,244
Projected          
2008 4,436 30,026 21,561 19,772 42,697
2009 4,420 30,387 21,765 20,118 42,026
2010 4,347 30,610 21,832 20,560 41,518
2011 4,284 30,740 21,868 21,106 41,236
2012 4,203 30,791 21,944 21,550 41,135
2013 4,159 30,728 22,091 21,897 41,141
2014 4,113 30,537 22,344 22,098 41,176
2015 4,039 30,142 22,666 22,167 41,188
2016 4,022 29,749 22,940 22,209 41,339
2017 4,050 29,457 23,140 22,289 41,671
2018 4,103 29,280 23,205 22,442 42,168
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Projections are from the U.S. Census Bureau's middle series.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved October 27, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2006_nat_af.html; and Population Projections, retrieved October 29, 2008, from http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/. (This table was prepared November 2008.)

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