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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 21.  Actual and projected numbers for total enrollment in all postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by age group, sex, and attendance status: Fall 1996 through fall 2021 (Table 21 Continued - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4)
[In thousands]
Age group, sex, and attendance status Actual   Projected
2009 2010   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
                             
Total enrollment 20,428 21,016   21,294 21,556 21,792 22,042 22,252 22,509 22,842 23,219 23,569 23,867 24,092
14 to 17 years old 222 214   207 210 211 212 216 222 228 238 241 244 247
18 and 19 years old 4,299 4,385   4,429 4,404 4,392 4,406 4,406 4,419 4,485 4,573 4,700 4,809 4,832
20 and 21 years old 4,196 4,357   4,442 4,449 4,432 4,414 4,408 4,424 4,428 4,444 4,494 4,558 4,670
22 to 24 years old 3,592 3,661   3,744 3,879 3,979 4,038 4,051 4,053 4,069 4,089 4,087 4,086 4,096
25 to 29 years old 2,980 3,029   3,056 3,102 3,162 3,244 3,341 3,438 3,531 3,604 3,632 3,624 3,596
30 to 34 years old 1,630 1,705   1,646 1,702 1,751 1,793 1,825 1,859 1,899 1,946 1,990 2,034 2,066
35 years old and over 3,509 3,665   3,771 3,811 3,865 3,935 4,005 4,093 4,202 4,324 4,426 4,512 4,585
Men 8,770 9,045   9,203 9,286 9,341 9,370 9,388 9,442 9,533 9,643 9,753 9,851 9,933
14 to 17 years old 107 94   91 91 91 91 92 94 96 100 100 102 103
18 and 19 years old 1,912 1,964   1,958 1,933 1,922 1,920 1,912 1,912 1,938 1,973 2,024 2,070 2,080
20 and 21 years old 1,977 2,085   2,144 2,143 2,129 2,110 2,099 2,100 2,095 2,097 2,118 2,145 2,195
22 to 24 years old 1,618 1,670   1,734 1,794 1,833 1,846 1,841 1,834 1,835 1,837 1,830 1,825 1,827
25 to 29 years old 1,339 1,325   1,364 1,381 1,397 1,419 1,448 1,481 1,513 1,536 1,542 1,534 1,520
30 to 34 years old 657 679   683 705 721 730 736 744 754 767 781 796 807
35 years old and over 1,160 1,229   1,230 1,239 1,248 1,254 1,261 1,277 1,302 1,333 1,358 1,379 1,400
Women 11,658 11,971   12,091 12,270 12,451 12,673 12,864 13,067 13,309 13,576 13,816 14,016 14,159
14 to 17 years old 115 120   116 119 120 121 124 128 132 139 140 143 144
18 and 19 years old 2,387 2,421   2,471 2,472 2,470 2,486 2,494 2,507 2,547 2,600 2,676 2,739 2,752
20 and 21 years old 2,218 2,272   2,298 2,306 2,303 2,304 2,309 2,324 2,333 2,346 2,376 2,413 2,474
22 to 24 years old 1,975 1,992   2,010 2,084 2,146 2,192 2,211 2,220 2,234 2,252 2,257 2,260 2,268
25 to 29 years old 1,641 1,704   1,692 1,721 1,765 1,826 1,892 1,957 2,019 2,068 2,090 2,090 2,076
30 to 34 years old 973 1,026   962 997 1,030 1,063 1,090 1,115 1,145 1,179 1,209 1,239 1,259
35 years old and over 2,349 2,436   2,541 2,571 2,617 2,681 2,744 2,816 2,900 2,992 3,068 3,133 3,185
Full-time, total 12,723 13,082   13,184 13,329 13,445 13,562 13,652 13,775 13,952 14,163 14,376 14,560 14,699
14 to 17 years old 179 167   162 165 166 167 171 176 181 189 191 194 197
18 and 19 years old 3,593 3,646   3,715 3,695 3,687 3,701 3,703 3,716 3,773 3,850 3,958 4,050 4,070
20 and 21 years old 3,343 3,438   3,478 3,487 3,475 3,462 3,459 3,474 3,479 3,495 3,536 3,587 3,675
22 to 24 years old 2,497 2,549   2,628 2,727 2,797 2,835 2,845 2,847 2,861 2,878 2,877 2,877 2,886
25 to 29 years old 1,456 1,487   1,475 1,498 1,528 1,568 1,615 1,664 1,711 1,749 1,763 1,760 1,746
30 to 34 years old 642 714   634 655 674 690 702 715 731 750 767 784 796
35 years old and over 1,013 1,081   1,091 1,102 1,118 1,138 1,157 1,183 1,216 1,253 1,283 1,308 1,329
Men 5,671 5,837   5,904 5,954 5,985 6,000 6,009 6,044 6,104 6,175 6,253 6,326 6,383
14 to 17 years old 78 61   59 59 59 59 60 62 63 66 66 67 68
18 and 19 years old 1,607 1,641   1,642 1,618 1,611 1,611 1,606 1,608 1,632 1,663 1,707 1,747 1,755
20 and 21 years old 1,561 1,651   1,671 1,673 1,663 1,651 1,644 1,648 1,647 1,650 1,668 1,690 1,730
22 to 24 years old 1,165 1,181   1,246 1,293 1,321 1,330 1,328 1,326 1,329 1,333 1,329 1,327 1,330
25 to 29 years old 649 653   642 652 661 672 688 706 724 737 742 739 732
30 to 34 years old 275 286   286 297 304 308 312 316 322 329 335 342 347
35 years old and over 337 364   357 362 365 368 371 378 387 398 406 414 420
Women 7,052 7,245   7,279 7,375 7,460 7,562 7,643 7,731 7,848 7,988 8,123 8,234 8,317
14 to 17 years old 102 106   103 105 106 108 110 114 118 124 125 127 129
18 and 19 years old 1,986 2,005   2,073 2,077 2,076 2,090 2,097 2,107 2,142 2,187 2,252 2,303 2,315
20 and 21 years old 1,782 1,787   1,807 1,814 1,812 1,812 1,816 1,826 1,833 1,844 1,868 1,896 1,945
22 to 24 years old 1,332 1,369   1,382 1,435 1,476 1,505 1,517 1,522 1,531 1,545 1,547 1,550 1,556
25 to 29 years old 807 833   834 846 867 896 927 957 987 1,012 1,022 1,021 1,014
30 to 34 years old 367 428   347 359 370 381 390 399 409 421 432 442 449
35 years old and over 676 716   734 740 753 770 786 805 829 855 877 894 909
See notes at end of table. (Table 21—Continued)