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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table A-19.  Actual and projected percentages of full-time students at postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex, age group, student level, and institution level: Fall 2009, and fall 2010 through fall 2020

Age, student level, and institution level Men   Women
  Projected     Projected
Actual 2009 2010 through 2020   Actual 2009 2010 through 2020
           
18 and 19 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 66.3 65.9   65.0 65.4
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 33.9 33.8   34.2 34.0
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions # 0.3   0.9 0.5
           
20 and 21 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 76.8 76.1   80.0 80.1
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 23.0 22.6   17.9 17.9
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 0.2 1.3   2.1 1.9
           
22 to 24 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 60.6 60.7   61.3 60.9
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 19.1 19.1   17.1 17.0
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 20.3 20.2   21.6 22.1
           
25 to 29 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 40.4 40.8   39.6 39.6
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 22.4 21.1   24.7 24.7
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 37.3 38.1   35.7 35.7
           
30 to 34 years old          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 38.2 38.1   39.0 39.0
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 25.6 25.7   32.5 32.5
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 36.2 36.2   28.5 28.5
           
35 years and over          
Undergraduate, 4-year institutions 40.2 40.2   45.9 45.6
Undergraduate, 2-year institutions 22.9 22.9   31.9 31.7
Postbaccalaureate, 4-year institutions 36.9 36.8   22.2 22.6
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
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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