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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table A-7.  Mean absolute percentage errors (MAPEs), by lead time for enrollment in degree-granting institutions: 2010

Statistic Lead time (years)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total enrollment 1.4 2.4 2.9 3.4 4.6 6.1 8.0 9.8 10.1 10.4
Men 1.5 2.9 3.5 4.1 5.2 6.6 8.1 9.8 10.2 10.3
Women 1.5 2.4 3.0 3.2 4.2 5.8 7.9 9.8 9.9 10.4
4-year institutions 1.5 2.5 3.3 4.1 5.3 6.8 8.8 10.9 11.5 12.4
2-year institutions 2.0 3.4 3.8 4.0 4.8 5.0 6.6 7.8 7.6 6.9
NOTE: MAPEs for degree-granting institution enrollments were calculated using the last 12 editions of Projections of Education Statistics. Calculations were made using unrounded numbers. Some data have been revised from previously published numbers.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics, various issues. (This table was prepared February 2010.)

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