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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 23.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in public 4-year 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 5,806 1,943 703   2,163 997
1997 5,835 1,951 687   2,214 984
1998 5,892 1,959 685   2,260 988
1999 5,978 1,985 687   2,312 994
2000 6,055 2,009 683   2,363 1,001
2001 6,236 2,082 687   2,450 1,017
2002 6,482 2,167 706   2,557 1,052
2003 6,649 2,225 713   2,639 1,072
2004 6,737 2,260 717   2,684 1,076
2005 6,838 2,295 724   2,726 1,091
2006 6,955 2,339 740   2,765 1,111
2007 7,167 2,418 773   2,827 1,149
2008 7,332 2,488 789   2,890 1,165
2009 7,709 2,626 833   3,024 1,226
2010 7,925 2,707 861   3,104 1,252
Projected            
2011 8,040 2,750 888   3,123 1,279
2012 8,141 2,775 898   3,164 1,304
2013 8,227 2,789 907   3,200 1,332
2014 8,315 2,795 912   3,241 1,366
2015 8,387 2,799 916   3,274 1,398
2016 8,478 2,814 923   3,309 1,431
2017 8,596 2,840 934   3,356 1,467
2018 8,731 2,871 945   3,413 1,502
2019 8,859 2,906 954   3,468 1,531
2020 8,968 2,939 961   3,515 1,554
2021 9,055 2,967 967   3,552 1,570
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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