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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table A-16.  Actual and projected numbers for college enrollment rates, by sex, attendance status and age: Fall 2009, fall 2015, and fall 2020

Sex, attendance status, and age Actual 2009   Projected
2015 2020
         
Men        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.5   0.5 0.5
17 years old 2.6   2.6 2.7
18 years old 32.5   33.0 34.0
19 years old 39.4   41.8 42.9
20 years old 37.3   37.3 38.2
21 years old 31.9   32.3 33.1
22 years old 23.5   24.5 25.2
23 years old 16.7   17.2 17.8
24 years old 13.8   14.1 14.5
25 to 29 years old 5.5   5.7 5.9
30 to 34 years old 2.6   2.6 2.7
35 to 44 years old 1.4   1.4 1.5
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.3   0.3 0.3
17 years old 0.9   0.9 0.9
18 years old 5.4   5.7 5.7
19 years old 5.6   5.9 5.9
20 years old 9.7   9.8 9.7
21 years old 8.1   8.1 8.1
22 years old 4.8   6.0 6.0
23 years old 7.7   7.7 7.7
24 years old 7.7   7.8 7.8
25 to 29 years old 6.3   6.3 6.4
30 to 34 years old 3.9   4.1 4.1
35 to 44 years old 4.1   4.2 4.2
         
Women        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.7   0.7 0.7
17 years old 3.5   4.0 4.4
18 years old 44.3   49.3 51.1
19 years old 49.2   51.3 52.8
20 years old 44.4   46.5 48.0
21 years old 40.8   42.5 44.0
22 years old 28.8   29.4 30.8
23 years old 20.0   20.9 22.0
24 years old 15.9   16.6 17.5
25 to 29 years old 7.6   8.2 8.7
30 to 34 years old 3.3   3.5 3.8
35 to 44 years old 3.2   3.4 3.6
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.1   0.1 0.1
17 years old 0.4   0.5 0.6
18 years old 7.3   7.3 7.5
19 years old 10.4   10.7 11.1
20 years old 8.4   9.9 10.3
21 years old 9.8   10.0 10.4
22 years old 10.1   11.0 11.6
23 years old 11.2   12.2 13.0
24 years old 10.7   11.6 12.4
25 to 29 years old 7.9   8.4 9.0
30 to 34 years old 6.5   6.6 7.1
35 to 44 years old 8.2   9.0 9.7
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Spring 2010; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2009; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Students," 2009. (This table was prepared February 2011.)

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