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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table A-16.  Actual and projected numbers for enrollment rates of all students at postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex, attendance status, and age: Fall 2010, fall 2016, and fall 2021
Sex, attendance status, and age Actual 2010   Projected
  2016 2021
Men        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.2   0.2 0.2
17 years old 2.2   2.2 2.3
18 years old 31.1   31.6 32.5
19 years old 39.6   41.5 42.5
20 years old 36.8   38.0 38.9
21 years old 34.7   35.4 36.3
22 years old 23.5   25.5 26.2
23 years old 16.5   17.8 18.4
24 years old 13.9   14.8 15.3
25 to 29 years old 6.1   6.2 6.4
30 to 34 years old 2.8   2.9 3.0
35 to 44 years old 1.8   1.8 1.9
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.4   0.4 0.4
17 years old 1.1   1.1 1.1
18 years old 6.4   6.4 6.4
19 years old 7.5   7.4 7.4
20 years old 9.6   10.2 10.2
21 years old 9.2   10.0 10.0
22 years old 6.6   6.5 6.6
23 years old 7.9   7.9 7.9
24 years old 7.8   7.8 7.9
25 to 29 years old 6.2   6.8 6.9
30 to 34 years old 3.9   3.9 4.0
35 to 44 years old 4.2   4.4 4.4
         
Women        
         
Full-time        
16 years old 0.6   0.6 0.6
17 years old 3.8   4.3 4.6
18 years old 42.5   49.0 50.5
19 years old 48.2   51.0 52.3
20 years old 42.7   44.6 46.0
21 years old 38.8   40.7 42.0
22 years old 27.7   29.4 30.7
23 years old 22.3   23.8 24.9
24 years old 15.7   16.9 17.7
25 to 29 years old 7.9   8.6 9.1
30 to 34 years old 4.3   3.7 3.9
35 to 44 years old 3.5   3.9 4.1
         
Part-time        
16 years old 0.3   0.3 0.3
17 years old 0.3   0.4 0.4
18 years old 7.4   7.3 7.5
19 years old 11.4   11.7 12.0
20 years old 10.9   11.4 11.8
21 years old 11.3   11.8 12.2
22 years old 9.4   10.0 10.5
23 years old 10.6   11.3 11.8
24 years old 9.9   10.7 11.2
25 to 29 years old 8.3   9.0 9.5
30 to 34 years old 6.0   6.6 7.0
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Spring 2010; Enrollment in Degree-Granting Institutions Model, 1980–2010; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, "Social and Economic Characteristics of Students," 2010. (This table was prepared February 2012.)

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