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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table A-14.  Actual and projected numbers for college enrollment rates, by sex, attendance status, and age: Fall 2008, 2014, and 2019

Sex, attendance status, and age Actual 2008   Projected
  2014 2019
Men        
Full-time        
16 years old 0.5   0.4 0.4
17 years old 2.7   2.5 2.7
18 years old 30.2   31.3 32.9
19 years old 40.2   41.4 43.2
20 years old 35.5   36.4 38.1
21 years old 30.9   32.5 34.1
22 years old 20.2   22.7 23.9
23 years old 15.2   15.7 16.7
24 years old 13.3   12.8 13.7
25 to 29 years old 5.2   5.7 6.1
30 to 34 years old 2.3   2.5 2.6
35 to 44 years old 1.2   1.4 1.5
         
Part-time        
16 years old #   0.1 0.1
17 years old 0.8   0.9 0.9
18 years old 6.1   6.3 6.3
19 years old 6.4   7.0 6.9
20 years old 9.4   8.7 8.7
21 years old 6.3   6.9 6.9
22 years old 7.3   7.7 7.7
23 years old 7.6   7.7 7.8
24 years old 7.1   7.5 7.6
25 to 29 years old 5.5   5.3 5.4
30 to 34 years old 4.1   4.1 4.2
35 to 44 years old 3.8   4.0 4.1
         
Women        
Full-time        
16 years old 0.6   0.5 0.5
17 years old 3.6   4.2 4.8
18 years old 42.8   44.5 47.7
19 years old 46.2   49.5 52.3
20 years old 43.6   46.1 49.0
21 years old 40.8   41.6 44.5
22 years old 25.8   28.1 30.6
23 years old 18.7   19.7 21.6
24 years old 15.0   15.1 16.8
25 to 29 years old 7.1   7.8 8.7
30 to 34 years old 3.1   3.5 4.0
35 to 44 years old 2.6   3.0 3.4
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.1   0.2 0.2
17 years old 0.4   0.8 0.9
18 years old 6.3   6.4 6.7
19 years old 10.6   11.1 11.5
20 years old 10.6   11.2 11.6
21 years old 9.4   9.9 10.4
22 years old 10.9   11.5 12.3
23 years old 12.0   12.8 13.8
24 years old 11.4   11.6 12.7
25 to 29 years old 7.9   8.3 9.2
30 to 34 years old 5.7   5.7 6.3
35 to 44 years old 7.3   8.2 9.1
# Rounds to zero.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 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," 2008. (This table was prepared February 2010.)

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