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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 22.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex and attendance status: Fall 1996 through fall 2021
[In thousands]
Year Total Men   Women
Full-time Part-time   Full-time Part-time
Actual            
1996 14,368 3,851 2,502   4,452 3,563
1997 14,502 3,890 2,506   4,548 3,559
1998 14,507 3,934 2,436   4,630 3,508
1999 14,850 4,034 2,482   4,770 3,565
2000 15,312 4,111 2,611   4,899 3,692
2001 15,928 4,300 2,661   5,148 3,820
2002 16,612 4,501 2,701   5,445 3,964
2003 16,911 4,638 2,622   5,688 3,963
2004 17,272 4,739 2,648   5,871 4,014
2005 17,487 4,803 2,653   5,994 4,038
2006 17,759 4,879 2,695   6,078 4,106
2007 18,248 5,029 2,786   6,240 4,192
2008 19,103 5,234 2,955   6,513 4,401
2009 20,428 5,671 3,099   7,052 4,606
2010 21,016 5,837 3,208   7,245 4,726
Projected            
2011 21,294 5,904 3,299   7,279 4,812
2012 21,556 5,954 3,332   7,375 4,895
2013 21,792 5,985 3,356   7,460 4,991
2014 22,042 6,000 3,370   7,562 5,111
2015 22,252 6,009 3,379   7,643 5,221
2016 22,509 6,044 3,398   7,731 5,336
2017 22,842 6,104 3,429   7,848 5,461
2018 23,219 6,175 3,468   7,988 5,588
2019 23,569 6,253 3,500   8,123 5,693
2020 23,867 6,326 3,525   8,234 5,782
2021 24,092 6,383 3,550   8,317 5,843
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. 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 table was prepared January 2012.)

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