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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013

Section 5. Enrollment in Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institutions: Total Enrollment


Figure 16. Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions: Fall 1996 through fall 2021

Figure 16.	Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions: Fall 1996 through fall 2021


NOTE: 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 (IPEDS) "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:96-99); IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2011, Enrollment component; and Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980-2010. (This figure was prepared February 2012.)

Total enrollment in degree-granting institutions

  • increased 46 percent from 1996 to 2010, a period of 14 years; and
  • is projected to increase 15 percent, to 24 million, from 2010 to 2021, a period of 11 years.

For more information: Table 20



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