HigherEdMorning.comWhat your student body will look like in 10 years

What your student body will look like in 10 years

September 22, 2009 by Geneva Reid
Posted in: Enrollment, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views

College populations for the coming decade will see more women, a larger number of older students, and greater racial diversity, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Education.

The education department’s projections for schools granting degrees show enrollment will increase:

  • 38% for Hispanic students, 26% for black students and 4% for white students
  • 16% for women and 9% for men
  • 9% for students ages 18-24; 25% for students 25-34; 12% for students 35 and older
  • 12% for undergraduates and 18% for graduate students
  • to 20.6 million overall in fall 2018 – 13% higher than 2007 stats.

To see the entire report, click here.

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  • joshsmart

    Again, Asian Americans are invisible in higher ed surveys or researches, even though Asian Americans are most likely to pursue college or graduate degrees.


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