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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 28.  Actual and projected numbers for postbaccalaureate 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 2,041   932 1,108   1,004 1,036   1,185 855
1997 2,052   927 1,124   1,019 1,032   1,189 863
1998 2,070   923 1,147   1,025 1,045   1,188 882
1999 2,110   931 1,179   1,050 1,061   1,202 909
2000 2,157   944 1,213   1,087 1,070   1,213 943
2001 2,212   956 1,256   1,120 1,093   1,247 965
2002 2,355   1,010 1,345   1,212 1,143   1,319 1,035
2003 2,431   1,033 1,398   1,281 1,150   1,336 1,096
2004 2,491   1,047 1,444   1,326 1,166   1,330 1,162
2005 2,524   1,047 1,476   1,351 1,173   1,324 1,199
2006 2,575   1,061 1,514   1,386 1,188   1,333 1,242
2007 2,644   1,088 1,556   1,429 1,215   1,353 1,291
2008 2,737   1,122 1,615   1,493 1,244   1,381 1,356
2009 2,862   1,174 1,688   1,579 1,283   1,424 1,438
2010 2,937   1,210 1,728   1,631 1,307   1,439 1,499
Projected                    
2011 2,968   1,224 1,744   1,621 1,347   1,455 1,513
2012 3,029   1,248 1,781   1,658 1,371   1,484 1,545
2013 3,088   1,265 1,823   1,692 1,397   1,513 1,575
2014 3,148   1,277 1,871   1,723 1,425   1,543 1,606
2015 3,202   1,288 1,914   1,750 1,453   1,569 1,633
2016 3,261   1,304 1,957   1,778 1,482   1,598 1,663
2017 3,327   1,323 2,004   1,811 1,516   1,630 1,697
2018 3,394   1,343 2,052   1,843 1,551   1,664 1,731
2019 3,440   1,355 2,085   1,862 1,578   1,686 1,754
2020 3,472   1,363 2,110   1,873 1,599   1,702 1,770
2021 3,495   1,369 2,126   1,881 1,614   1,714 1,782
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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