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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 22.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex and attendance status: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Total   Men   Women
  Full-time Part-time   Full-time Part-time
               
Actual              
1995 14,262   3,807 2,535   4,321 3,598
1996 14,368   3,851 2,502   4,452 3,563
1997 14,502   3,890 2,506   4,548 3,559
1998 14,507   3,934 2,436   4,630 3,508
1999 14,791   4,026 2,465   4,761 3,540
2000 15,312   4,111 2,611   4,899 3,692
2001 15,928   4,300 2,661   5,148 3,820
2002 16,612   4,501 2,701   5,445 3,964
2003 16,911   4,638 2,622   5,688 3,963
2004 17,272   4,739 2,648   5,871 4,014
2005 17,487   4,803 2,653   5,994 4,038
2006 17,759   4,879 2,695   6,078 4,106
2007 18,248   5,029 2,786   6,240 4,192
2008 19,103   5,234 2,955   6,513 4,401
2009 20,428   5,671 3,099   7,052 4,606
Projected              
2010 20,582   5,689 3,172   7,095 4,625
2011 20,688   5,709 3,186   7,145 4,648
2012 20,727   5,705 3,189   7,151 4,682
2013 20,948   5,730 3,211   7,232 4,776
2014 21,320   5,787 3,242   7,371 4,921
2015 21,651   5,834 3,266   7,495 5,056
2016 21,968   5,883 3,289   7,610 5,185
2017 22,251   5,927 3,312   7,714 5,299
2018 22,546   5,978 3,336   7,824 5,409
2019 22,821   6,036 3,354   7,931 5,500
2020 23,016   6,085 3,365   8,004 5,562
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 February 2011.)

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