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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table 29.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1994 through fall 2019

[In thousands]
Year Total   Race/ethnicity
  White Black Hispanic Asian /
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
  Nonresident
alien1
Actual                  
1994 14,279   10,427 1,449 1,046 774 127   456
1995 14,262   10,311 1,474 1,094 797 131   454
1996 14,368   10,264 1,506 1,166 828 138   466
1997 14,502   10,266 1,551 1,218 859 142   465
1998 14,507   10,179 1,583 1,257 900 144   444
1999 14,791   10,282 1,643 1,319 913 145   488
2000 15,312   10,462 1,730 1,462 978 151   529
2001 15,928   10,775 1,850 1,561 1,019 158   565
2002 16,612   11,140 1,979 1,662 1,074 166   591
2003 16,911   11,281 2,068 1,716 1,076 173   598
2004 17,272   11,423 2,165 1,810 1,109 176   590
2005 17,487   11,495 2,215 1,882 1,134 176   585
2006 17,759   11,572 2,280 1,964 1,165 181   596
2007 18,248   11,756 2,383 2,076 1,218 190   624
2008 19,103   12,089 2,584 2,273 1,303 193   661
Projected                  
2009 19,525   12,338 2,645 2,317 1,332 197   696
2010 19,641   12,354 2,666 2,352 1,355 198   717
2011 19,713   12,292 2,709 2,411 1,375 196   729
2012 19,892   12,281 2,776 2,491 1,405 195   743
2013 20,230   12,364 2,865 2,597 1,444 196   763
2014 20,709   12,530 2,971 2,726 1,495 198   790
2015 21,082   12,622 3,061 2,845 1,539 199   815
2016 21,436   12,704 3,147 2,962 1,583 200   840
2017 21,779   12,785 3,229 3,075 1,623 201   864
2018 22,139   12,880 3,312 3,194 1,663 202   888
2019 22,408   12,933 3,370 3,298 1,698 203   908
1 The racial/ethnic backgrounds of nonresident aliens are not known.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment data in the "racial/ethnicity unknown" category of the IPEDS "Fall Enrollment Survey" have been prorated to the other racial/ethnicity categories at the institutional level. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 2008; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions by Race/Ethnicity Model, 1980–2008. (This table was prepared February 2010.)

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