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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 21.  Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by age group, sex and attendance status: Fall 1995 through fall 2020 (Table 21 Continued - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4)

[In thousands]
Age group, sex, and attendance status Actual
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
                           
Total enrollment 14,262 14,368 14,502 14,507 14,791 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,911 17,272 17,487 17,759 18,248
14 to 17 years old 171 183 174 142 137 140 161 162 184 184 210 204 202
18 and 19 years old 2,893 3,001 3,164 3,251 3,461 3,473 3,561 3,525 3,542 3,560 3,640 3,777 3,912
20 and 21 years old 2,680 2,752 2,782 2,876 2,954 3,104 3,291 3,405 3,519 3,634 3,676 3,717 3,751
22 to 24 years old 2,397 2,396 2,406 2,416 2,462 2,602 2,769 3,079 3,137 3,211 3,104 3,191 3,310
25 to 29 years old 2,074 2,078 2,051 1,944 1,914 1,963 2,023 2,130 2,195 2,306 2,397 2,421 2,561
30 to 34 years old 1,282 1,177 1,171 1,145 1,181 1,244 1,284 1,358 1,333 1,354 1,365 1,391 1,422
35 years old and over 2,765 2,780 2,754 2,733 2,683 2,786 2,839 2,954 3,001 3,022 3,095 3,058 3,091
Men 6,343 6,353 6,396 6,369 6,491 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,260 7,387 7,456 7,575 7,816
14 to 17 years old 71 69 65 56 61 63 66 65 73 73 79 78 86
18 and 19 years old 1,329 1,363 1,443 1,470 1,570 1,559 1,608 1,590 1,580 1,569 1,608 1,690 1,767
20 and 21 years old 1,255 1,293 1,327 1,367 1,392 1,427 1,522 1,545 1,602 1,672 1,727 1,680 1,711
22 to 24 years old 1,185 1,175 1,172 1,136 1,160 1,234 1,315 1,430 1,427 1,453 1,401 1,451 1,499
25 to 29 years old 960 975 961 917 863 895 890 941 956 991 1,024 1,016 1,110
30 to 34 years old 545 493 462 474 488 530 527 567 550 550 539 586 598
35 years old and over 997 984 967 950 956 1,014 1,032 1,065 1,072 1,080 1,078 1,073 1,045
Women 7,919 8,015 8,106 8,138 8,301 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,651 9,885 10,032 10,184 10,432
14 to 17 years old 99 114 110 86 76 77 95 97 111 111 131 125 116
18 and 19 years old 1,564 1,638 1,720 1,782 1,890 1,914 1,953 1,935 1,962 1,991 2,031 2,087 2,145
20 and 21 years old 1,425 1,459 1,455 1,509 1,562 1,677 1,769 1,860 1,916 1,963 1,949 2,037 2,040
22 to 24 years old 1,213 1,221 1,234 1,280 1,302 1,368 1,453 1,649 1,710 1,759 1,703 1,740 1,811
25 to 29 years old 1,114 1,103 1,090 1,028 1,050 1,068 1,133 1,189 1,240 1,315 1,373 1,405 1,451
30 to 34 years old 737 684 709 670 693 714 757 791 782 804 826 805 825
35 years old and over 1,768 1,796 1,787 1,783 1,727 1,772 1,807 1,889 1,930 1,942 2,018 1,984 2,046
Full-time, total 8,129 8,303 8,438 8,563 8,786 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,326 10,610 10,797 10,957 11,270
14 to 17 years old 134 138 127 114 117 124 136 135 150 139 155 150 161
18 and 19 years old 2,402 2,501 2,619 2,704 2,882 2,859 2,932 2,924 2,992 3,006 3,065 3,181 3,301
20 and 21 years old 2,114 2,179 2,211 2,301 2,354 2,434 2,618 2,719 2,845 2,897 2,951 2,991 3,036
22 to 24 years old 1,543 1,571 1,594 1,611 1,618 1,690 1,765 1,947 2,041 2,113 2,095 2,096 2,182
25 to 29 years old 889 902 907 877 860 880 920 1,023 1,069 1,127 1,170 1,193 1,257
30 to 34 years old 416 395 379 360 368 420 456 505 486 523 552 563 540
35 years old and over 630 617 601 597 587 603 620 694 744 805 809 782 793
Men 3,807 3,851 3,890 3,934 4,026 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,638 4,739 4,803 4,879 5,029
14 to 17 years old 59 58 53 49 53 53 53 52 60 50 55 53 70
18 and 19 years old 1,094 1,122 1,175 1,202 1,275 1,255 1,302 1,312 1,332 1,324 1,356 1,420 1,494
20 and 21 years old 993 1,015 1,053 1,104 1,130 1,133 1,217 1,241 1,304 1,353 1,392 1,366 1,383
22 to 24 years old 811 807 800 783 795 829 872 945 970 988 972 984 1,032
25 to 29 years old 445 458 448 441 406 419 426 477 492 491 503 530 561
30 to 34 years old 171 162 149 151 154 191 196 221 206 229 224 235 224
35 years old and over 234 229 213 203 213 233 235 252 274 305 301 292 266
Women 4,321 4,452 4,548 4,630 4,761 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,688 5,871 5,994 6,078 6,240
14 to 17 years old 75 80 74 65 64 72 83 82 90 89 100 97 91
18 and 19 years old 1,308 1,379 1,444 1,502 1,607 1,604 1,630 1,612 1,659 1,682 1,709 1,761 1,807
20 and 21 years old 1,121 1,163 1,158 1,197 1,224 1,302 1,400 1,477 1,541 1,544 1,559 1,625 1,653
22 to 24 years old 732 765 794 828 823 861 894 1,001 1,071 1,125 1,123 1,112 1,149
25 to 29 years old 444 444 458 436 454 461 494 546 577 636 667 663 696
30 to 34 years old 245 233 230 209 214 229 260 284 280 294 328 329 316
35 years old and over 396 387 389 394 375 370 386 443 470 501 507 491 528
See notes at end of table.

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