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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 31.  Actual and projected numbers for full-time-equivalent enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by control and level of institution: Fall 1995 through fall 2020

[In thousands]
Year Total   Public   Private
  4-year 2-year   4-year 2-year
               
Actual              
1995 10,337   4,757 2,994   2,418 168
1996 10,482   4,767 3,028   2,467 219
1997 10,615   4,814 3,056   2,525 220
1998 10,699   4,869 3,011   2,599 220
1999 10,944   4,945 3,075   2,694 229
2000 11,267   5,026 3,241   2,770 231
2001 11,766   5,194 3,445   2,894 233
2002 12,331   5,406 3,655   3,033 237
2003 12,689   5,558 3,684   3,186 260
2004 13,001   5,641 3,707   3,377 276
2005 13,201   5,728 3,662   3,533 277
2006 13,403   5,825 3,679   3,631 268
2007 13,783   5,994 3,745   3,775 268
2008 14,394   6,140 3,922   4,030 302
2009 15,496   6,452 4,298   4,357 389
Projected              
2010 15,593   6,501 4,312   4,392 388
2011 15,677   6,541 4,326   4,421 389
2012 15,692   6,548 4,325   4,430 389
2013 15,840   6,608 4,364   4,476 392
2014 16,099   6,711 4,437   4,553 398
2015 16,329   6,802 4,502   4,621 404
2016 16,548   6,888 4,565   4,686 409
2017 16,745   6,963 4,626   4,741 415
2018 16,954   7,043 4,692   4,798 421
2019 17,159   7,124 4,756   4,852 427
2020 17,307   7,183 4,804   4,889 432
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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