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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 21.  Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by age group, sex, and attendance status: Fall 1996 through fall 2021 (Table 21 Continued - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4)
[In thousands]
Age group, sex, and attendance status Actual
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total enrollment 14,368 14,502 14,507 14,850 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,911 17,272 17,487 17,759 18,248 19,103
14 to 17 years old 183 174 142 138 140 161 163 184 184 210 204 211 199
18 and 19 years old 3,001 3,164 3,251 3,474 3,473 3,578 3,562 3,560 3,560 3,640 3,777 3,909 4,020
20 and 21 years old 2,752 2,782 2,876 2,962 3,104 3,296 3,425 3,523 3,634 3,676 3,717 3,748 3,885
22 to 24 years old 2,396 2,406 2,416 2,470 2,602 2,772 3,072 3,140 3,211 3,104 3,191 3,308 3,480
25 to 29 years old 2,078 2,051 1,944 1,921 1,963 2,009 2,100 2,181 2,306 2,397 2,421 2,560 2,741
30 to 34 years old 1,177 1,171 1,145 1,187 1,244 1,274 1,341 1,322 1,354 1,365 1,391 1,422 1,510
35 years old and over 2,780 2,754 2,733 2,698 2,786 2,839 2,949 3,001 3,022 3,095 3,058 3,090 3,269
Men 6,353 6,396 6,369 6,515 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,260 7,387 7,456 7,575 7,816 8,189
14 to 17 years old 69 65 56 61 63 67 66 74 73 79 78 92 95
18 and 19 years old 1,363 1,443 1,470 1,577 1,559 1,613 1,605 1,585 1,569 1,608 1,690 1,766 1,804
20 and 21 years old 1,293 1,327 1,367 1,396 1,427 1,525 1,557 1,606 1,672 1,727 1,680 1,709 1,800
22 to 24 years old 1,175 1,172 1,136 1,164 1,234 1,319 1,429 1,431 1,453 1,401 1,451 1,498 1,574
25 to 29 years old 975 961 917 867 895 881 923 947 991 1,024 1,016 1,110 1,174
30 to 34 years old 493 462 474 490 530 523 558 545 550 539 586 597 640
35 years old and over 984 967 950 961 1,014 1,033 1,063 1,073 1,080 1,078 1,073 1,044 1,103
Women 8,015 8,106 8,138 8,335 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,651 9,885 10,032 10,184 10,432 10,914
14 to 17 years old 114 110 86 77 77 94 97 111 111 131 125 119 103
18 and 19 years old 1,638 1,720 1,782 1,897 1,914 1,964 1,957 1,975 1,991 2,031 2,087 2,144 2,216
20 and 21 years old 1,459 1,455 1,509 1,566 1,677 1,770 1,868 1,918 1,963 1,949 2,037 2,039 2,086
22 to 24 years old 1,221 1,234 1,280 1,306 1,368 1,452 1,642 1,709 1,759 1,703 1,740 1,811 1,906
25 to 29 years old 1,103 1,090 1,028 1,054 1,068 1,128 1,177 1,234 1,315 1,373 1,405 1,450 1,567
30 to 34 years old 684 709 670 697 714 752 782 776 804 826 805 825 870
35 years old and over 1,796 1,787 1,783 1,737 1,772 1,806 1,886 1,929 1,942 2,018 1,984 2,046 2,166
Full-time, total 8,303 8,438 8,563 8,803 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,326 10,610 10,797 10,957 11,270 11,748
14 to 17 years old 138 127 114 118 124 136 136 150 139 155 150 169 165
18 and 19 years old 2,501 2,619 2,704 2,890 2,859 2,945 2,958 3,006 3,006 3,065 3,181 3,299 3,403
20 and 21 years old 2,179 2,211 2,301 2,357 2,434 2,621 2,739 2,848 2,897 2,951 2,991 3,033 3,124
22 to 24 years old 1,571 1,594 1,611 1,619 1,690 1,768 1,941 2,043 2,113 2,095 2,096 2,180 2,331
25 to 29 years old 902 907 877 861 880 909 996 1,058 1,127 1,170 1,193 1,256 1,317
30 to 34 years old 395 379 360 369 420 451 492 480 523 552 563 540 548
35 years old and over 617 601 597 589 603 618 684 741 805 809 782 793 861
Men 3,851 3,890 3,934 4,034 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,638 4,739 4,803 4,879 5,029 5,234
14 to 17 years old 58 53 49 53 53 53 53 60 50 55 53 75 72
18 and 19 years old 1,122 1,175 1,202 1,279 1,255 1,305 1,327 1,336 1,324 1,356 1,420 1,492 1,548
20 and 21 years old 1,015 1,053 1,104 1,132 1,133 1,220 1,253 1,307 1,353 1,392 1,366 1,381 1,443
22 to 24 years old 807 800 783 796 829 875 945 974 988 972 984 1,031 1,092
25 to 29 years old 458 448 441 407 419 419 461 486 491 503 530 561 570
30 to 34 years old 162 149 151 154 191 193 214 203 229 224 235 224 236
35 years old and over 229 213 203 213 233 234 247 272 305 301 292 265 273
Women 4,452 4,548 4,630 4,770 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,688 5,871 5,994 6,078 6,240 6,513
14 to 17 years old 80 74 65 65 72 83 82 90 89 100 97 95 93
18 and 19 years old 1,379 1,444 1,502 1,611 1,604 1,639 1,632 1,670 1,682 1,709 1,761 1,806 1,855
20 and 21 years old 1,163 1,158 1,197 1,226 1,302 1,401 1,486 1,542 1,544 1,559 1,625 1,652 1,680
22 to 24 years old 765 794 828 823 861 893 996 1,069 1,125 1,123 1,112 1,149 1,239
25 to 29 years old 444 458 436 454 461 490 535 572 636 667 663 695 747
30 to 34 years old 233 230 209 215 229 258 278 277 294 328 329 316 312
35 years old and over 387 389 394 375 370 384 437 468 501 507 491 528 587
See notes at end of table. (Table 21—Continued)

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