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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 25.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment in private 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 2,998 991 356   1,133 518
1997 3,061 1,008 360   1,170 523
1998 3,126 1,038 353   1,220 514
1999 3,218 1,069 360   1,270 519
2000 3,308 1,107 365   1,315 522
2001 3,441 1,151 365   1,389 536
2002 3,601 1,199 377   1,468 557
2003 3,768 1,250 382   1,561 574
2004 3,990 1,313 400   1,670 607
2005 4,162 1,354 402   1,774 632
2006 4,285 1,381 411   1,830 664
2007 4,464 1,422 433   1,911 698
2008 4,800 1,496 480   2,041 782
2009 5,197 1,596 518   2,228 855
2010 5,410 1,646 565   2,260 940
Projected            
2011 5,482 1,669 583   2,270 961
2012 5,558 1,686 590   2,302 980
2013 5,624 1,697 595   2,331 1,001
2014 5,692 1,702 599   2,364 1,027
2015 5,750 1,706 602   2,390 1,052
2016 5,818 1,717 607   2,417 1,077
2017 5,905 1,734 614   2,453 1,104
2018 6,003 1,754 622   2,496 1,131
2019 6,090 1,774 628   2,535 1,152
2020 6,163 1,793 633   2,568 1,170
2021 6,221 1,808 637   2,593 1,182
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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