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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 27.  Actual and projected numbers for undergraduate 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 12,232   5,401 6,831   7,145 5,086   9,904 2,328
1996 12,327   5,421 6,906   7,299 5,028   9,935 2,392
1997 12,451   5,469 6,982   7,419 5,032   10,007 2,443
1998 12,437   5,446 6,991   7,539 4,898   9,950 2,487
1999 12,681   5,559 7,122   7,735 4,946   10,110 2,571
2000 13,155   5,778 7,377   7,923 5,232   10,539 2,616
2001 13,716   6,004 7,711   8,328 5,388   10,986 2,730
2002 14,257   6,192 8,065   8,734 5,523   11,433 2,824
2003 14,480   6,227 8,253   9,045 5,435   11,523 2,957
2004 14,781   6,340 8,441   9,284 5,496   11,651 3,130
2005 14,964   6,409 8,555   9,446 5,518   11,698 3,266
2006 15,184   6,514 8,671   9,571 5,613   11,847 3,337
2007 15,604   6,728 8,876   9,841 5,763   12,138 3,466
2008 16,366   7,067 9,299   10,255 6,111   12,591 3,775
2009 17,565   7,595 9,970   11,143 6,422   13,387 4,179
Projected                    
2010 17,699   7,657 10,042   11,190 6,509   13,491 4,208
2011 17,786   7,684 10,101   11,245 6,541   13,554 4,232
2012 17,801   7,675 10,125   11,231 6,570   13,567 4,234
2013 17,965   7,706 10,259   11,304 6,661   13,695 4,270
2014 18,255   7,771 10,484   11,455 6,801   13,921 4,335
2015 18,512   7,824 10,688   11,585 6,927   14,121 4,391
2016 18,759   7,877 10,882   11,713 7,046   14,313 4,446
2017 18,985   7,928 11,057   11,832 7,153   14,490 4,495
2018 19,226   7,989 11,237   11,968 7,259   14,678 4,549
2019 19,469   8,059 11,409   12,122 7,347   14,864 4,605
2020 19,649   8,117 11,532   12,243 7,406   15,000 4,648
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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