New Report Projects College Enrollment Growth

A new federal report by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects that enrollment in American postsecondary institutions will grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2025, reports Inside Higher Ed.

According to the report, there will be larger proportional increases among nontraditional than traditional students, women than men, graduate students than undergraduates, and minority than white students.

The NCES report provides a broad range of demographic projections and other data about education to 2025, Inside Higher Ed noted. For example, the report projects the number of high school graduates will increase 5 percent from 2012-13 to 2025-26, compared to the 22 percent actual increase between 2000-01 and 2012-13. In addition, postsecondary enrollment is projected to grow to 23 million from the 20.2 million that the department projects actual enrollment will have hit in 2014 (the latest final published data are 2012-13). 

 

Related Links

Projections of Education Statistics to 2025

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017019.pdf

Inside Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/09/29/college-enrollment-projected-grow-15-2025