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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011

Section 5. Enrollment in Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institutions: Total Enrollment


Figure 16. Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

Figure 16.	Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions: Fall 1995 through fall 2020


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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:95–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2010; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2009. (This figure was prepared March 2011.)

Total enrollment in degree-granting institutions

  • increased 43 percent from 1995 to 2009, a period of 14 years; and
  • is projected to increase 13 percent, to 23 million, from 2009 to 2020, a period of 11 years.
  • For more information: Table 20



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