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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 30.  Actual and projected numbers for first-time freshmen fall enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year   Total Men Women
         
Actual        
1995   2,169 1,001 1,168
1996   2,274 1,047 1,228
1997   2,219 1,026 1,193
1998   2,213 1,023 1,190
1999   2,352 1,092 1,260
2000   2,428 1,124 1,304
2001   2,497 1,153 1,344
2002   2,571 1,171 1,400
2003   2,592 1,176 1,416
2004   2,630 1,190 1,440
2005   2,657 1,200 1,457
2006   2,707 1,229 1,479
2007   2,776 1,267 1,509
2008   3,025 1,389 1,635
2009   3,210 1,480 1,730
Projected        
2010   3,215 1,477 1,738
2011   3,231 1,483 1,748
2012   3,233 1,481 1,752
2013   3,262 1,487 1,776
2014   3,314 1,499 1,814
2015   3,359 1,510 1,850
2016   3,403 1,520 1,883
2017   3,443 1,530 1,914
2018   3,486 1,541 1,945
2019   3,530 1,555 1,975
2020   3,562 1,566 1,996
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 First-Time Freshmen Model, 1975–2009. (This table was prepared March 2011.)

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