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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 20.  Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Total   Sex   Attendance status   Control
Men Women Full-time Part-time Public Private
                     
Actual                    
1995 14,262   6,343 7,919   8,129 6,133   11,092 3,169
1996 14,368   6,353 8,015   8,303 6,065   11,121 3,247
1997 14,502   6,396 8,106   8,438 6,064   11,196 3,306
1998 14,507   6,369 8,138   8,563 5,944   11,138 3,369
1999 14,791   6,491 8,301   8,786 6,005   11,309 3,482
2000 15,312   6,722 8,591   9,010 6,303   11,753 3,560
2001 15,928   6,961 8,967   9,448 6,480   12,233 3,695
2002 16,612   7,202 9,410   9,946 6,665   12,752 3,860
2003 16,911   7,260 9,651   10,326 6,585   12,859 4,053
2004 17,272   7,387 9,885   10,610 6,662   12,980 4,292
2005 17,487   7,456 10,032   10,797 6,690   13,022 4,466
2006 17,759   7,575 10,184   10,957 6,802   13,180 4,579
2007 18,248   7,816 10,432   11,270 6,978   13,491 4,757
2008 19,103   8,189 10,914   11,748 7,355   13,972 5,131
2009 20,428   8,770 11,658   12,723 7,705   14,811 5,617
Projected                    
2010 20,582   8,862 11,720   12,784 7,798   14,926 5,657
2011 20,688   8,896 11,793   12,854 7,835   14,998 5,691
2012 20,727   8,894 11,833   12,856 7,872   15,023 5,704
2013 20,948   8,941 12,008   12,961 7,987   15,180 5,769
2014 21,320   9,028 12,291   13,158 8,162   15,445 5,875
2015 21,651   9,100 12,551   13,329 8,322   15,682 5,970
2016 21,968   9,172 12,796   13,493 8,475   15,909 6,059
2017 22,251   9,239 13,013   13,641 8,610   16,115 6,137
2018 22,546   9,313 13,233   13,801 8,745   16,330 6,217
2019 22,821   9,390 13,431   13,967 8,854   16,532 6,290
2020 23,016   9,450 13,566   14,089 8,927   16,676 6,340
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 table was prepared January 2011.)

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