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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011

Section 5. Enrollment in Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institutions: First-Time Freshmen Enrollment


Figure 23. Actual and projected numbers for total first-time freshmen enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

Figure 23.	Actual and projected numbers for total first-time freshmen enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex: 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; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2009; and First-Time Freshmen Model, 1975–2009. (This figure was prepared March 2011.)

First-Time Freshmen Enrollment

Total first-time freshmen enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased 48 percent from 1995 to 2009.

Between 2009 and 2020, first-time freshmen enrollment is projected to increase

  • 11 percent overall;
  • 6 percent for men; and
  • 15 percent for women.

For more information: Table 30



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