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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table B-4.  Actual and projected numbers for college-age populations: 1994 through 2019

[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          
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 4,074 27,382 19,350 20,574 45,229
2001 4,069 28,034 18,969 20,757 45,163
2002 4,024 28,496 18,921 20,824 44,811
2003 4,119 28,949 19,100 20,707 44,395
2004 4,115 29,235 19,478 20,416 44,059
2005 4,112 29,301 19,963 20,011 43,802
2006 4,173 29,391 20,578 19,590 43,562
2007 4,254 29,572 21,054 19,505 43,166
2008 4,428 29,918 21,434 19,658 42,584
Projected          
2009 4,363 30,245 21,629 20,026 41,910
2010 4,311 30,588 21,715 20,511 41,471
2011 4,270 30,829 21,762 21,094 41,251
2012 4,212 31,003 21,860 21,566 41,218
2013 4,192 31,072 22,042 21,930 41,294
2014 4,171 31,023 22,337 22,143 41,402
2015 4,123 30,779 22,710 22,220 41,495
2016 4,127 30,536 23,044 22,274 41,724
2017 4,174 30,395 23,313 22,377 42,125
2018 4,221 30,342 23,455 22,564 42,684
2019 4,374 30,503 23,443 22,862 43,291
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 13, 2009, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/asrh/2008-nat-af.html; and Population Projections, retrieved November 2, 2009, from http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/2008projections.html. (This table was prepared January 2010.)

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