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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table 21.  Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all degree-granting institutions, by sex, age group, and attendance status: Fall 1994 through fall 2019

                           
[In thousands]
Sex, age group, and
attendance status
Actual   Projected
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total enrollment 14,279 14,262 14,368 14,502 14,507 14,791 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,911 17,272 17,487 17,759 18,248 19,103   19,525 19,641 19,713 19,892 20,230 20,709 21,082 21,436 21,779 22,139 22,408
14 to 17 years old 136 171 183 174 142 137 140 161 162 184 184 210 204 202 193   201 199 196 197 200 204 209 217 224 234 237
18 and 19 years old 2,838 2,893 3,001 3,164 3,251 3,461 3,473 3,561 3,525 3,542 3,560 3,640 3,777 3,912 4,090   4,205 4,181 4,134 4,109 4,117 4,168 4,195 4,224 4,292 4,380 4,493
20 and 21 years old 2,690 2,680 2,752 2,782 2,876 2,954 3,104 3,291 3,405 3,519 3,634 3,676 3,717 3,751 3,929   4,015 4,125 4,184 4,178 4,183 4,206 4,230 4,265 4,274 4,291 4,333
22 to 24 years old 2,482 2,397 2,396 2,406 2,416 2,462 2,602 2,769 3,079 3,137 3,211 3,104 3,191 3,310 3,480   3,525 3,563 3,614 3,728 3,847 3,953 4,001 4,026 4,047 4,068 4,056
25 to 29 years old 2,039 2,074 2,078 2,051 1,944 1,914 1,963 2,023 2,130 2,195 2,306 2,397 2,421 2,561 2,737   2,788 2,792 2,791 2,822 2,898 3,019 3,143 3,258 3,352 3,423 3,438
30 to 34 years old 1,334 1,282 1,177 1,171 1,145 1,181 1,244 1,284 1,358 1,333 1,354 1,365 1,391 1,422 1,482   1,494 1,527 1,565 1,610 1,668 1,733 1,782 1,826 1,868 1,913 1,948
35 years old and over 2,760 2,765 2,780 2,754 2,733 2,683 2,786 2,839 2,954 3,001 3,022 3,095 3,058 3,091 3,191   3,297 3,254 3,228 3,248 3,317 3,425 3,520 3,621 3,722 3,830 3,904
Men 6,372 6,343 6,353 6,396 6,369 6,491 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,260 7,387 7,456 7,575 7,816 8,189   8,451 8,511 8,513 8,539 8,624 8,757 8,850 8,936 9,021 9,110 9,184
14 to 17 years old 59 71 69 65 56 61 63 66 65 73 73 79 78 86 92   87 86 84 84 84 85 87 89 91 95 95
18 and 19 years old 1,309 1,329 1,363 1,443 1,470 1,570 1,559 1,608 1,590 1,580 1,569 1,608 1,690 1,767 1,850   1,913 1,900 1,873 1,855 1,852 1,867 1,873 1,879 1,904 1,938 1,983
20 and 21 years old 1,271 1,255 1,293 1,327 1,367 1,392 1,427 1,522 1,545 1,602 1,672 1,727 1,680 1,711 1,792   1,846 1,899 1,919 1,906 1,901 1,905 1,910 1,919 1,916 1,917 1,932
22 to 24 years old 1,241 1,185 1,175 1,172 1,136 1,160 1,234 1,315 1,430 1,427 1,453 1,401 1,451 1,499 1,558   1,607 1,624 1,641 1,685 1,728 1,762 1,773 1,774 1,775 1,774 1,761
25 to 29 years old 933 960 975 961 917 863 895 890 941 956 991 1,024 1,016 1,110 1,177   1,216 1,219 1,213 1,216 1,236 1,274 1,315 1,351 1,380 1,399 1,398
30 to 34 years old 581 545 493 462 474 488 530 527 567 550 550 539 586 598 640   659 673 686 700 719 738 752 763 773 783 793
35 years old and over 977 997 984 967 950 956 1,014 1,032 1,065 1,072 1,080 1,078 1,073 1,045 1,080   1,123 1,110 1,096 1,093 1,104 1,124 1,141 1,161 1,182 1,205 1,222
Women 7,907 7,919 8,015 8,106 8,138 8,301 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,651 9,885 10,032 10,184 10,432 10,914   11,073 11,130 11,200 11,353 11,607 11,952 12,232 12,500 12,758 13,029 13,224
14 to 17 years old 77 99 114 110 86 76 77 95 97 111 111 131 125 116 101   114 113 112 113 115 119 123 128 132 140 141
18 and 19 years old 1,528 1,564 1,638 1,720 1,782 1,890 1,914 1,953 1,935 1,962 1,991 2,031 2,087 2,145 2,240   2,293 2,281 2,262 2,254 2,266 2,300 2,323 2,345 2,388 2,442 2,511
20 and 21 years old 1,419 1,425 1,459 1,455 1,509 1,562 1,677 1,769 1,860 1,916 1,963 1,949 2,037 2,040 2,137   2,169 2,227 2,265 2,272 2,282 2,301 2,320 2,346 2,358 2,374 2,401
22 to 24 years old 1,241 1,213 1,221 1,234 1,280 1,302 1,368 1,453 1,649 1,710 1,759 1,703 1,740 1,811 1,922   1,918 1,939 1,973 2,043 2,120 2,191 2,228 2,252 2,272 2,294 2,294
25 to 29 years old 1,106 1,114 1,103 1,090 1,028 1,050 1,068 1,133 1,189 1,240 1,315 1,373 1,405 1,451 1,560   1,571 1,573 1,577 1,605 1,662 1,745 1,828 1,906 1,972 2,024 2,040
30 to 34 years old 753 737 684 709 670 693 714 757 791 782 804 826 805 825 842   835 853 879 910 949 995 1,031 1,063 1,095 1,129 1,154
35 years old and over 1,783 1,768 1,796 1,787 1,783 1,727 1,772 1,807 1,889 1,930 1,942 2,018 1,984 2,046 2,112   2,173 2,144 2,132 2,155 2,213 2,301 2,379 2,460 2,540 2,625 2,683
Full-time, total 8,138 8,129 8,303 8,438 8,563 8,786 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,326 10,610 10,797 10,957 11,270 11,748   12,041 12,139 12,199 12,308 12,499 12,775 12,987 13,190 13,389 13,607 13,787
14 to 17 years old 110 134 138 127 114 117 124 136 135 150 139 155 150 161 162   159 158 156 157 159 163 167 174 180 189 191
18 and 19 years old 2,360 2,402 2,501 2,619 2,704 2,882 2,859 2,932 2,924 2,992 3,006 3,065 3,181 3,301 3,455   3,532 3,512 3,475 3,458 3,469 3,517 3,544 3,573 3,635 3,713 3,813
20 and 21 years old 2,139 2,114 2,179 2,211 2,301 2,354 2,434 2,618 2,719 2,845 2,897 2,951 2,991 3,036 3,177   3,237 3,326 3,375 3,375 3,383 3,408 3,432 3,465 3,476 3,494 3,531
22 to 24 years old 1,560 1,543 1,571 1,594 1,611 1,618 1,690 1,765 1,947 2,041 2,113 2,095 2,096 2,182 2,292   2,311 2,338 2,375 2,455 2,537 2,609 2,646 2,668 2,687 2,707 2,701
25 to 29 years old 876 889 902 907 877 860 880 920 1,023 1,069 1,127 1,170 1,193 1,257 1,317   1,373 1,375 1,376 1,394 1,436 1,502 1,568 1,631 1,682 1,722 1,732
30 to 34 years old 435 416 395 379 360 368 420 456 505 486 523 552 563 540 521   562 575 590 609 633 661 683 703 721 741 757
35 years old and over 657 630 617 601 597 587 603 620 694 744 805 809 782 793 823   867 856 851 859 882 915 945 976 1,008 1,041 1,064
Men 3,855 3,807 3,851 3,890 3,934 4,026 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,638 4,739 4,803 4,879 5,029 5,234   5,433 5,479 5,483 5,501 5,558 5,652 5,719 5,781 5,842 5,908 5,966
14 to 17 years old 47 59 58 53 49 53 53 53 52 60 50 55 53 70 73   65 65 64 63 64 65 66 68 70 73 73
18 and 19 years old 1,085 1,094 1,122 1,175 1,202 1,275 1,255 1,302 1,312 1,332 1,324 1,356 1,420 1,494 1,572   1,609 1,598 1,576 1,563 1,563 1,580 1,587 1,595 1,619 1,650 1,689
20 and 21 years old 1,007 993 1,015 1,053 1,104 1,130 1,133 1,217 1,241 1,304 1,353 1,392 1,366 1,383 1,450   1,496 1,539 1,555 1,547 1,545 1,553 1,560 1,571 1,571 1,574 1,588
22 to 24 years old 832 811 807 800 783 795 829 872 945 970 988 972 984 1,032 1,073   1,101 1,113 1,126 1,158 1,190 1,217 1,229 1,234 1,238 1,241 1,234
25 to 29 years old 453 445 458 448 441 406 419 426 477 492 491 503 530 561 575   623 625 621 624 637 660 685 708 726 739 740
30 to 34 years old 187 171 162 149 151 154 191 196 221 206 229 224 235 224 226   246 251 256 262 270 280 287 293 298 304 309
35 years old and over 244 234 229 213 203 213 233 235 252 274 305 301 292 266 266   292 288 285 285 289 298 305 312 320 328 334
Women 4,283 4,321 4,452 4,548 4,630 4,761 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,688 5,871 5,994 6,078 6,240 6,513   6,609 6,660 6,716 6,806 6,941 7,123 7,268 7,408 7,548 7,699 7,821
14 to 17 years old 63 75 80 74 65 64 72 83 82 90 89 100 97 91 89   94 93 92 93 95 98 101 106 110 116 118
18 and 19 years old 1,275 1,308 1,379 1,444 1,502 1,607 1,604 1,630 1,612 1,659 1,682 1,709 1,761 1,807 1,883   1,923 1,914 1,899 1,895 1,907 1,937 1,957 1,978 2,016 2,064 2,123
20 and 21 years old 1,132 1,121 1,163 1,158 1,197 1,224 1,302 1,400 1,477 1,541 1,544 1,559 1,625 1,653 1,727   1,741 1,787 1,820 1,828 1,838 1,855 1,872 1,894 1,905 1,920 1,943
22 to 24 years old 729 732 765 794 828 823 861 894 1,001 1,071 1,125 1,123 1,112 1,149 1,220   1,211 1,225 1,249 1,298 1,347 1,392 1,417 1,434 1,449 1,466 1,467
25 to 29 years old 423 444 444 458 436 454 461 494 546 577 636 667 663 696 742   749 751 755 770 799 841 883 923 956 984 992
30 to 34 years old 248 245 233 230 209 214 229 260 284 280 294 328 329 316 295   316 323 334 347 363 382 396 410 423 437 448
35 years old and over 414 396 387 389 394 375 370 386 443 470 501 507 491 528 557   575 567 566 575 592 618 641 664 688 713 730
Part-time, total 6,141 6,133 6,065 6,064 5,944 6,005 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,585 6,662 6,690 6,802 6,978 7,355   7,483 7,502 7,514 7,584 7,731 7,933 8,095 8,247 8,389 8,532 8,621
14 to 17 years old 26 36 45 47 28 20 16 25 28 34 45 55 53 41 31   42 41 40 40 40 41 42 43 44 46 46
18 and 19 years old 477 491 500 545 547 578 614 629 601 550 554 574 596 610 635   673 669 659 651 648 651 651 651 657 667 681
20 and 21 years old 552 566 573 571 575 600 670 674 686 674 737 725 726 715 752   778 800 808 803 800 799 798 800 798 797 803
22 to 24 years old 922 854 825 812 805 845 912 1,003 1,132 1,097 1,098 1,009 1,096 1,128 1,188   1,214 1,225 1,239 1,272 1,310 1,344 1,355 1,358 1,360 1,361 1,355
25 to 29 years old 1,162 1,184 1,176 1,144 1,067 1,054 1,083 1,103 1,107 1,126 1,179 1,227 1,228 1,304 1,420   1,415 1,417 1,415 1,427 1,462 1,518 1,574 1,627 1,670 1,700 1,705
30 to 34 years old 899 866 782 793 785 812 825 828 852 847 832 814 828 882 961   932 952 975 1,002 1,035 1,072 1,099 1,123 1,146 1,171 1,191
35 years old and over 2,103 2,135 2,164 2,153 2,136 2,096 2,184 2,219 2,260 2,258 2,217 2,287 2,275 2,297 2,368   2,430 2,398 2,377 2,388 2,436 2,510 2,575 2,644 2,714 2,789 2,841
Men 2,517 2,535 2,502 2,506 2,436 2,465 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,622 2,648 2,653 2,695 2,786 2,955   3,019 3,032 3,030 3,037 3,066 3,105 3,131 3,155 3,179 3,202 3,218
14 to 17 years old 11 13 11 11 7 8 10 13 12 13 23 24 25 17 19   21 21 21 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 22
18 and 19 years old 224 235 241 268 267 295 304 307 278 248 245 252 270 273 278   304 301 296 292 289 288 285 284 285 288 293
20 and 21 years old 264 262 277 274 262 262 294 305 304 298 319 335 314 328 342   350 360 363 359 356 352 350 348 345 343 344
22 to 24 years old 410 373 369 372 353 365 405 444 485 457 465 429 467 467 485   506 511 516 527 538 545 544 540 537 533 528
25 to 29 years old 480 515 517 513 476 457 476 464 464 463 500 521 486 549 602   593 595 592 592 599 614 629 643 654 660 658
30 to 34 years old 394 375 331 313 323 334 339 331 346 344 322 315 351 373 414   413 422 431 439 449 459 465 470 475 479 485
35 years old and over 734 763 755 754 747 743 782 797 813 798 775 776 781 779 814   831 821 811 808 815 827 837 848 862 877 888
Women 3,624 3,598 3,563 3,559 3,508 3,540 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,963 4,014 4,038 4,106 4,192 4,401   4,465 4,471 4,484 4,547 4,666 4,828 4,964 5,091 5,210 5,330 5,403
14 to 17 years old 15 24 34 36 22 12 5 11 15 21 22 31 28 24 12   20 20 20 20 20 20 21 22 23 24 24
18 and 19 years old 253 256 259 276 280 283 310 323 323 302 310 322 326 337 357   370 368 363 359 359 363 365 367 372 379 387
20 and 21 years old 287 304 295 297 313 338 376 369 382 375 419 390 412 387 409   428 439 445 444 444 446 449 452 453 454 458
22 to 24 years old 512 481 456 441 452 479 507 559 647 639 633 580 628 662 703   708 714 723 746 773 799 811 818 823 828 827
25 to 29 years old 683 670 659 632 591 596 607 639 643 663 679 706 742 755 818   822 822 823 835 862 904 945 984 1,016 1,041 1,047
30 to 34 years old 505 491 451 480 461 479 485 496 507 502 510 499 477 509 547   519 530 545 563 586 613 634 653 672 692 707
35 years old and over 1,369 1,372 1,409 1,398 1,389 1,353 1,402 1,422 1,447 1,460 1,441 1,511 1,494 1,518 1,554   1,598 1,577 1,566 1,580 1,621 1,683 1,738 1,796 1,853 1,912 1,953
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Data by age are based on the distribution by age from the Census Bureau. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:94–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2009; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2008; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Students," various years. (This table was prepared February 2010.)

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