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Public higher education enrollment

Public Higher Education Enrollment

Year Fall Headcount
Enrollment
2019 279,458
2018 282,594
2017 283,648
2016 284,476
2015 288,215
2014 285,955
2013 288,593
2012 293,720
2011 301,696
2010 313,334
2009 311,743
2008 303,487
2007 291,907
2006 286,230
2005 283,160
2004 279,911
2003 288,057
2002 287,710
2001 279,027
2000 274,439
1999 272,792

Compared to Prime College-Age Population

  • Demographic pressures on higher education have been strong since the children of Baby Boomers reached college age.
  • A flattening of prime college-age populations will encompass much of the 2010 - 2020 period, after which modest growth should resume.

Data source:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, February 24, 2020
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