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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
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Part-time, total 6,065 6,064 5,944 6,047 6,303 6,480 6,665 6,585 6,662 6,690 6,802 6,978 7,355
14 to 17 years old 45 47 28 21 16 25 28 34 45 55 53 42 34
18 and 19 years old 500 545 547 583 614 633 604 554 554 574 596 610 617
20 and 21 years old 573 571 575 605 670 675 686 675 737 725 726 715 761
22 to 24 years old 825 812 805 850 912 1,003 1,130 1,097 1,098 1,009 1,096 1,128 1,149
25 to 29 years old 1,176 1,144 1,067 1,060 1,083 1,100 1,104 1,123 1,179 1,227 1,228 1,304 1,424
30 to 34 years old 782 793 785 817 825 823 848 841 832 814 828 882 961
35 years old and over 2,164 2,153 2,136 2,110 2,184 2,222 2,265 2,261 2,217 2,287 2,275 2,297 2,408
Men 2,502 2,506 2,436 2,482 2,611 2,661 2,701 2,622 2,648 2,653 2,695 2,786 2,955
14 to 17 years old 11 11 7 9 10 13 13 13 23 24 25 18 24
18 and 19 years old 241 268 267 298 304 308 279 250 245 252 270 273 256
20 and 21 years old 277 274 262 264 294 305 304 299 319 335 314 328 356
22 to 24 years old 369 372 353 368 405 444 484 457 465 429 467 466 482
25 to 29 years old 517 513 476 460 476 462 462 461 500 521 486 549 604
30 to 34 years old 331 313 323 335 339 329 344 342 322 315 351 373 403
35 years old and over 755 754 747 748 782 799 817 800 775 776 781 779 830
Women 3,563 3,559 3,508 3,565 3,692 3,820 3,964 3,963 4,014 4,038 4,106 4,192 4,401
14 to 17 years old 34 36 22 12 5 11 15 21 22 31 28 24 11
18 and 19 years old 259 276 280 285 310 325 325 305 310 322 326 337 361
20 and 21 years old 295 297 313 341 376 369 382 376 419 390 412 387 405
22 to 24 years old 456 441 452 482 507 559 646 639 633 580 628 662 667
25 to 29 years old 659 632 591 600 607 638 642 662 679 706 742 755 820
30 to 34 years old 451 480 461 482 485 494 504 499 510 499 477 509 558
35 years old and over 1,409 1,398 1,389 1,362 1,402 1,422 1,449 1,460 1,441 1,511 1,494 1,518 1,579
See notes at end of table. (Table 21—Continued)