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Table 181. Total fall enrollment in degree-granting institutions, by sex, age, and attendance status: Selected years, 1970 through 2016

[In thousands]
Sex, age, and attendance status 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2001 2002 20031 2004 20051 Projected
20061 2011 2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Males and females 8,581 12,097 13,819 14,262 15,312 15,928 16,612 16,911 17,272 17,487 17,672 19,105 20,442
14 to 17 years old 259 247 177 148 145 133 202 151 200 199 172 176 190
18 and 19 years old 2,600 2,901 2,950 2,894 3,531 3,595 3,571 3,479 3,578 3,610 3,710 3,996 4,010
20 and 21 years old 1,880 2,424 2,761 2,705 3,045 3,408 3,366 3,473 3,651 3,778 3,855 4,294 4,299
22 to 24 years old 1,457 1,989 2,144 2,411 2,617 2,760 2,932 3,482 3,036 3,072 3,060 3,364 3,715
25 to 29 years old 1,074 1,871 1,982 2,120 1,960 2,014 2,102 2,106 2,386 2,384 2,452 2,729 3,168
30 to 34 years old 487 1,243 1,322 1,236 1,265 1,290 1,300 1,368 1,329 1,354 1,331 1,501 1,741
35 years old and over 823 1,421 2,484 2,747 2,749 2,727 3,139 2,852 3,092 3,090 3,092 3,046 3,319
                           
Males 5,044 5,874 6,284 6,343 6,722 6,961 7,202 7,260 7,387 7,456 7,470 7,967 8,222
14 to 17 years old 130 99 87 61 63 54 82 60 78 78 80 80 82
18 and 19 years old 1,349 1,375 1,421 1,338 1,583 1,629 1,616 1,558 1,551 1,592 1,626 1,727 1,687
20 and 21 years old 1,095 1,259 1,368 1,282 1,382 1,591 1,562 1,492 1,743 1,778 1,792 1,966 1,919
22 to 24 years old 964 1,064 1,107 1,153 1,293 1,312 1,342 1,605 1,380 1,355 1,330 1,428 1,516
25 to 29 years old 783 993 940 962 862 905 890 930 1,045 978 989 1,082 1,198
30 to 34 years old 308 576 537 561 527 510 547 592 518 545 530 589 660
35 years old and over 415 507 824 986 1,012 961 1,164 1,025 1,073 1,130 1,122 1,095 1,161
                           
Females 3,537 6,223 7,535 7,919 8,591 8,967 9,410 9,651 9,885 10,032 10,202 11,139 12,220
14 to 17 years old 129 148 90 87 82 79 121 91 122 121 91 96 108
18 and 19 years old 1,250 1,526 1,529 1,557 1,948 1,966 1,955 1,922 2,027 2,018 2,084 2,269 2,323
20 and 21 years old 786 1,165 1,392 1,424 1,663 1,817 1,804 1,981 1,908 2,000 2,064 2,328 2,380
22 to 24 years old 493 925 1,037 1,258 1,324 1,448 1,590 1,877 1,657 1,717 1,730 1,936 2,199
25 to 29 years old 291 878 1,043 1,159 1,099 1,110 1,212 1,177 1,341 1,406 1,463 1,646 1,970
30 to 34 years old 179 667 784 675 738 780 753 776 812 809 801 912 1,081
35 years old and over 409 914 1,659 1,760 1,736 1,767 1,976 1,827 2,018 1,960 1,970 1,951 2,159
Full-time 5,816 7,098 7,821 8,129 9,010 9,448 9,946 10,326 10,610 10,797 10,982 12,222 13,325
14 to 17 years old 242 223 144 123 125 122 161 121 165 131 107 112 125
18 and 19 years old 2,406 2,669 2,548 2,387 2,932 2,929 2,942 2,953 3,028 3,037 3,126 3,401 3,469
20 and 21 years old 1,647 2,075 2,151 2,109 2,401 2,662 2,759 2,767 2,911 3,030 3,099 3,495 3,567
22 to 24 years old 881 1,121 1,350 1,517 1,653 1,757 1,922 2,144 2,074 2,097 2,098 2,357 2,679
25 to 29 years old 407 577 770 908 878 883 1,013 1,072 1,131 1,136 1,179 1,360 1,676
30 to 34 years old 100 251 387 430 422 494 465 512 490 549 545 639 790
35 years old and over 134 182 471 653 599 602 684 758 812 818 828 858 1,019
                           
Males 3,505 3,689 3,808 3,807 4,111 4,300 4,501 4,638 4,739 4,803 4,836 5,231 5,377
14 to 17 years old 124 87 71 54 51 43 65 50 63 36 43 43 44
18 and 19 years old 1,265 1,270 1,230 1,091 1,250 1,329 1,327 1,307 1,313 1,357 1,387 1,478 1,452
20 and 21 years old 990 1,109 1,055 999 1,106 1,249 1,275 1,218 1,385 1,460 1,473 1,624 1,595
22 to 24 years old 650 665 742 789 839 854 936 1,041 960 951 935 1,012 1,083
25 to 29 years old 327 360 401 454 415 397 467 503 509 439 445 494 558
30 to 34 years old 72 124 156 183 195 216 183 242 201 238 233 262 300
35 years old and over 75 74 152 238 256 212 247 277 310 321 320 318 346
                           
Females 2,311 3,409 4,013 4,321 4,899 5,148 5,445 5,688 5,871 5,994 6,146 6,991 7,948
14 to 17 years old 117 136 73 69 74 78 96 71 103 94 64 69 80
18 and 19 years old 1,140 1,399 1,318 1,296 1,682 1,600 1,615 1,646 1,716 1,680 1,739 1,923 2,017
20 and 21 years old 657 966 1,096 1,111 1,296 1,413 1,484 1,549 1,526 1,569 1,626 1,871 1,973
22 to 24 years old 231 456 608 729 814 903 985 1,103 1,113 1,146 1,164 1,345 1,596
25 to 29 years old 80 217 369 455 463 486 546 569 622 697 733 866 1,118
30 to 34 years old 28 127 231 247 227 277 282 270 289 311 312 377 491
35 years old and over 59 108 319 415 343 390 437 481 502 497 508 540 673
                           
Part-time 2,765 4,999 5,998 6,133 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,585 6,662 6,690 6,689 6,883 7,117
14 to 17 years old 17 38 32 25 20 11 41 30 35 68 65 64 65
18 and 19 years old 194 418 402 507 599 666 628 526 549 573 584 595 542
20 and 21 years old 233 441 610 596 644 746 607 706 741 748 756 799 732
22 to 24 years old 576 844 794 894 964 1,003 1,010 1,338 963 976 962 1,008 1,036
25 to 29 years old 668 1,209 1,213 1,212 1,083 1,132 1,088 1,034 1,255 1,248 1,273 1,369 1,493
30 to 34 years old 388 905 935 805 843 796 835 856 839 805 787 862 950
35 years old and over 689 1,145 2,012 2,093 2,150 2,126 2,456 2,094 2,280 2,272 2,264 2,187 2,301
                           
Males 1,540 2,185 2,476 2,535 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,622 2,648 2,653 2,634 2,736 2,845
14 to 17 years old 5 17 16 7 11 11 17 10 15 41 38 37 37
18 and 19 years old 84 202 191 246 333 300 288 250 239 235 239 249 235
20 and 21 years old 105 201 313 283 276 342 287 274 358 318 319 342 324
22 to 24 years old 314 392 365 365 454 458 405 564 419 405 396 416 433
25 to 29 years old 456 594 539 508 447 508 423 427 536 539 544 588 640
30 to 34 years old 236 397 381 378 332 294 364 350 317 306 298 327 360
35 years old and over 340 382 672 748 757 749 917 748 764 809 802 777 815
                           
Females 1,225 2,814 3,521 3,598 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,963 4,014 4,038 4,056 4,148 4,272
14 to 17 years old 12 20 17 18 9 1 24 20 19 27 27 27 27
18 and 19 years old 110 215 211 261 266 366 340 276 311 338 344 346 306
20 and 21 years old 128 240 297 313 368 404 320 433 382 430 437 457 407
22 to 24 years old 262 452 429 529 510 545 605 774 543 571 566 592 603
25 to 29 years old 212 616 674 704 636 624 666 608 720 709 729 781 852
30 to 34 years old 151 507 554 427 511 502 471 507 523 499 489 535 590
35 years old and over 349 762 1,340 1,345 1,393 1,377 1,539 1,346 1,516 1,464 1,462 1,411 1,486
1 Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
NOTE: Distributions by age are estimates based on samples of the civilian noninstitutional population from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Data through 1995 are for institutions of higher education, while later data are for degree-granting institutions. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. The degree-granting classification is very similar to the ear­lier higher education classification, but it includes more 2-year colleges and excludes a few higher education institutions that did not grant degrees. (See Guide to Sources for details.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), "Fall Enrollment in Colleges and Universities" surveys, 1970 and 1980; 1990 through 2005 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90–99), and Spring 2001 through Spring 2006; and Projections of Education Statistics to 2016. U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October, selected years, 1970 through 2005. (This table was prepared August 2007.)

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