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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table A-17.  Actual and projected numbers for the percentage distribution of full-time students at degree-granting institutions, by sex and age group: Fall 2008, and 2009 through 2019

Age and institution type Men   Women
Actual 2008 Projected
2009 through 2019
  Actual 2008 Projected
2009 through 2019
 
18 and 19 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 66.4 65.8   67.4 67.7
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 33.4 33.9   32.8 32.1
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 0.3 0.3   # 0.3
           
20 and 21 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 77.6 77.5   79.7 79.5
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 20.6 20.7   18.4 18.6
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 1.8 1.8   1.9 2.0
           
22 to 24 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 62.1 64.1   60.3 60.4
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 17.5 16.8   16.7 16.9
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 20.4 19.1   23.1 22.7
           
25 to 29 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 44.9 43.5   39.7 40.2
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 18.3 18.1   21.7 22.7
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 36.8 38.4   38.6 37.0
           
30 to 34 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 38.7 36.9   39.7 39.4
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 23.2 21.6   29.0 30.7
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 38.1 41.4   31.3 29.9
           
35 years and over          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 39.9 40.2   45.4 43.4
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 20.0 23.2   28.7 30.1
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 40.1 36.6   25.9 26.5
# Rounds to zero.
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 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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