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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 24.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in public 2-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 5,314 833 1,423   1,039 2,019
1997 5,361 842 1,444   1,049 2,026
1998 5,246 841 1,383   1,040 1,981
1999 5,398 878 1,419   1,074 2,026
2000 5,697 891 1,549   1,109 2,148
2001 5,997 962 1,596   1,194 2,245
2002 6,270 1,035 1,605   1,299 2,332
2003 6,209 1,060 1,515   1,346 2,288
2004 6,244 1,065 1,518   1,360 2,300
2005 6,184 1,055 1,514   1,332 2,283
2006 6,225 1,067 1,533   1,325 2,300
2007 6,324 1,099 1,568   1,343 2,314
2008 6,640 1,152 1,672   1,396 2,420
2009 7,101 1,318 1,733   1,563 2,488
2010 7,218 1,342 1,769   1,610 2,497
Projected            
2011 7,308 1,344 1,815   1,614 2,535
2012 7,389 1,351 1,830   1,634 2,574
2013 7,467 1,356 1,839   1,652 2,620
2014 7,556 1,360 1,844   1,675 2,678
2015 7,633 1,361 1,846   1,694 2,732
2016 7,725 1,369 1,853   1,715 2,788
2017 7,845 1,384 1,867   1,745 2,849
2018 7,980 1,403 1,885   1,780 2,912
2019 8,106 1,424 1,903   1,814 2,967
2020 8,214 1,443 1,917   1,841 3,014
2021 8,291 1,455 1,931   1,858 3,047
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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