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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 29.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Total   Race/ethnicity   Nonresident alien1
White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
                   
Actual                  
1995 14,262   10,311 1,474 1,094 797 131   454
1996 14,368   10,264 1,506 1,166 828 138   466
1997 14,502   10,266 1,551 1,218 859 142   465
1998 14,507   10,179 1,583 1,257 900 144   444
1999 14,791   10,282 1,643 1,319 913 145   488
2000 15,312   10,462 1,730 1,462 978 151   529
2001 15,928   10,775 1,850 1,561 1,019 158   565
2002 16,612   11,140 1,979 1,662 1,074 166   591
2003 16,911   11,281 2,068 1,716 1,076 173   598
2004 17,272   11,423 2,165 1,810 1,109 176   590
2005 17,487   11,495 2,215 1,882 1,134 176   585
2006 17,759   11,572 2,280 1,964 1,165 181   596
2007 18,248   11,756 2,383 2,076 1,218 190   624
2008 19,103   12,089 2,584 2,273 1,303 193   661
2009 20,428   12,731 2,920 2,547 1,338 208   685
Projected                  
2010 20,582   12,745 2,946 2,620 1,362 208   701
2011 20,688   12,709 2,989 2,687 1,382 206   715
2012 20,727   12,613 3,031 2,753 1,401 204   726
2013 20,948   12,618 3,104 2,851 1,429 204   742
2014 21,320   12,702 3,201 2,982 1,468 205   762
2015 21,651   12,751 3,294 3,114 1,506 205   782
2016 21,968   12,794 3,382 3,243 1,542 205   802
2017 22,251   12,826 3,461 3,364 1,575 205   820
2018 22,546   12,873 3,536 3,486 1,607 206   839
2019 22,821   12,918 3,598 3,606 1,638 205   855
2020 23,016   12,921 3,646 3,707 1,666 205   872
1 The racial/ethnic backgrounds of nonresident aliens are not known.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Enrollment data in the "race/ethnicity unknown" (all years) and "two or more races" (2008 and 2009 only) categories of the IPEDS "Fall Enrollment Survey" have been prorated to the other racial/ethnic categories at the institutional level. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 2009; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions by Race/Ethnicity Model, 1980–2009. (This table was prepared February 2011.)

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