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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 27.  Actual and projected numbers for undergraduate enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex, attendance status, and control of institution: Fall 1996 through fall 2021
[In thousands]
Year Total   Sex   Attendance status   Control
  Men Women   Full-time Part-time   Public Private
Actual                    
1996 12,327   5,421 6,906   7,299 5,028   9,935 2,392
1997 12,451   5,469 6,982   7,419 5,032   10,007 2,443
1998 12,437   5,446 6,991   7,539 4,898   9,950 2,487
1999 12,739   5,584 7,155   7,754 4,986   10,174 2,565
2000 13,155   5,778 7,377   7,923 5,232   10,539 2,616
2001 13,716   6,004 7,711   8,328 5,388   10,986 2,730
2002 14,257   6,192 8,065   8,734 5,523   11,433 2,824
2003 14,480   6,227 8,253   9,045 5,435   11,523 2,957
2004 14,781   6,340 8,441   9,284 5,496   11,651 3,130
2005 14,964   6,409 8,555   9,446 5,518   11,698 3,266
2006 15,184   6,514 8,671   9,571 5,613   11,847 3,337
2007 15,604   6,728 8,876   9,841 5,763   12,138 3,466
2008 16,366   7,067 9,299   10,255 6,111   12,591 3,775
2009 17,565   7,595 9,970   11,144 6,422   13,387 4,179
2010 18,079   7,835 10,244   11,452 6,627   13,704 4,374
Projected                    
2011 18,326   7,979 10,347   11,563 6,763   13,893 4,434
2012 18,528   8,038 10,489   11,671 6,856   14,045 4,482
2013 18,704   8,076 10,628   11,753 6,950   14,181 4,523
2014 18,894   8,093 10,802   11,839 7,055   14,329 4,566
2015 19,050   8,100 10,950   11,902 7,148   14,451 4,599
2016 19,248   8,138 11,110   11,996 7,252   14,605 4,643
2017 19,515   8,210 11,305   12,141 7,374   14,811 4,704
2018 19,824   8,300 11,524   12,320 7,504   15,048 4,776
2019 20,129   8,398 11,731   12,514 7,615   15,279 4,850
2020 20,395   8,488 11,907   12,687 7,708   15,480 4,914
2021 20,597   8,564 12,033   12,819 7,778   15,632 4,965
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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