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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 31.  Actual and projected numbers for full-time-equivalent enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by control and level of institution: Fall 1996 through fall 2021
[In thousands]
Year Total   Public   Private
  4-year 2-year   4-year 2-year
Actual              
1996 10,482   4,767 3,028   2,468 219
1997 10,615   4,814 3,056   2,525 220
1998 10,699   4,869 3,011   2,599 220
1999 10,975   4,950 3,109   2,684 231
2000 11,267   5,026 3,241   2,770 231
2001 11,766   5,194 3,445   2,894 233
2002 12,331   5,406 3,655   3,033 237
2003 12,689   5,558 3,684   3,186 260
2004 13,001   5,641 3,707   3,377 276
2005 13,201   5,728 3,662   3,533 277
2006 13,403   5,825 3,679   3,631 268
2007 13,783   5,994 3,745   3,775 268
2008 14,394   6,140 3,922   4,030 302
2009 15,496   6,452 4,298   4,357 389
2010 15,943   6,636 4,385   4,490 433
Projected              
2011 16,112   6,719 4,418   4,540 434
2012 16,300   6,799 4,463   4,600 438
2013 16,459   6,863 4,505   4,650 442
2014 16,625   6,926 4,552   4,700 447
2015 16,759   6,976 4,592   4,740 450
2016 16,930   7,043 4,642   4,790 455
2017 17,164   7,133 4,712   4,856 462
2018 17,435   7,240 4,793   4,932 470
2019 17,697   7,344 4,872   5,003 479
2020 17,923   7,435 4,939   5,063 486
2021 18,093   7,509 4,984   5,110 490
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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