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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table B-4.  Actual and projected college-age populations, by selected ages: 1995 through 2020

[In thousands]
Year (July 1) 18-year-olds 18- to 24-year-olds 25- to 29-year-olds 30- to 34-year-olds 35- to 44-year-olds
           
Actual          
1995 3,601 25,585 19,742 22,425 42,765
1996 3,650 25,376 19,927 21,996 43,605
1997 3,780 25,574 19,960 21,494 44,282
1998 3,984 26,155 19,863 20,999 44,802
1999 3,993 26,780 19,632 20,647 45,130
2000 4,078 27,391 19,343 20,566 45,217
2001 4,087 28,089 18,945 20,722 45,114
2002 4,052 28,606 18,891 20,763 44,729
2003 4,154 29,117 19,071 20,624 44,284
2004 4,150 29,458 19,458 20,320 43,920
2005 4,146 29,572 19,960 19,910 43,633
2006 4,205 29,696 20,601 19,490 43,361
2007 4,285 29,899 21,116 19,413 42,934
2008 4,459 30,251 21,542 19,576 42,324
2009 4,391 30,569 21,783 19,951 41,615
Projected          
2010 4,332 30,729 21,888 20,432 41,107
2011 4,291 30,972 21,936 21,012 40,890
2012 4,233 31,147 22,034 21,482 40,856
2013 4,212 31,215 22,217 21,846 40,932
2014 4,191 31,166 22,515 22,058 41,039
2015 4,142 30,920 22,891 22,135 41,132
2016 4,147 30,677 23,227 22,188 41,358
2017 4,194 30,534 23,499 22,291 41,756
2018 4,241 30,481 23,642 22,477 42,310
2019 4,395 30,643 23,629 22,774 42,911
2020 4,402 30,833 23,451 23,149 43,485
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Projections are from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 National Population Projections, ratio-adjusted to line up with the most recent historical estimate.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Population Estimates, retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://www.census.gov/popest/national/; and Population Projections, retrieved November 2, 2009, from
http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/2008projections.html. (This table was prepared January 2011.)

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