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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013

Section 5. Enrollment in Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institutions: First-Time Freshmen Enrollment


Figure 23. Actual and projected numbers for total first-time freshmen fall enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex: Fall 1996 through fall 2021

Figure 23.	Actual and projected numbers for total first-time freshmen fall enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex: 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; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980-2010; and First-Time Freshmen Model, 1975-2010. (This figure was prepared March 2012.)

First-Time Freshmen Enrollment

Total first-time freshmen fall enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions increased 39 percent from 1996 to 2010.

Between 2010 and 2021, first- time freshmen fall enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions is projected to increase

  • s 14 percent overall;
  • 10 percent for men; and
  • 17 percent for women.

For more information: Table 30



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