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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 23.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in public 4-year 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 5,815   1,951 720   2,134 1,009
1996 5,806   1,943 703   2,163 997
1997 5,835   1,951 687   2,214 984
1998 5,892   1,959 685   2,260 988
1999 5,970   1,984 686   2,309 991
2000 6,055   2,009 683   2,363 1,001
2001 6,236   2,082 687   2,450 1,017
2002 6,482   2,167 706   2,557 1,052
2003 6,649   2,225 713   2,639 1,072
2004 6,737   2,260 717   2,684 1,076
2005 6,838   2,295 724   2,726 1,091
2006 6,955   2,339 740   2,765 1,111
2007 7,167   2,418 773   2,827 1,149
2008 7,332   2,488 789   2,890 1,165
2009 7,709   2,626 833   3,024 1,226
Projected              
2010 7,771   2,642 848   3,046 1,235
2011 7,817   2,653 852   3,071 1,242
2012 7,833   2,652 854   3,074 1,252
2013 7,913   2,664 862   3,109 1,279
2014 8,048   2,690 872   3,166 1,320
2015 8,167   2,711 880   3,217 1,359
2016 8,280   2,733 888   3,264 1,395
2017 8,379   2,752 895   3,306 1,427
2018 8,483   2,774 902   3,349 1,458
2019 8,581   2,800 907   3,393 1,482
2020 8,651   2,821 909   3,423 1,498
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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