Undergraduate enrollment rate and projections in the U.S., by gender 1970-2021

This statistic shows the percentages of male and female undergraduate students enrolled in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States from 1970 to 2010. Also shown are the projected enrollment rates until 2021. In 2021, it is expected that 41.6 percent of all students will be male and 58.4 percent will be female.

Share of undergraduate enrollment and projections in the United States from 1970 to 2021, by gender

MaleFemale
2021*41.6%58.4%
2020*41.6%58.4%
2019*41.7%58.3%
2018*41.9%58.1%
2017*42.1%57.9%
2016*42.3%57.7%
2015*42.5%57.5%
2014*42.8%57.2%
2013*43.2%56.8%
2012*43.4%56.6%
2011*43.5%56.5%
201043.3%56.7%
200943.2%56.8%
200843.2%56.8%
200743.1%56.9%
200642.9%57.1%
200542.8%57.2%
200442.9%57.1%
200343%57%
200243.4%56.6%
200143.8%56.2%
200043.9%56.1%
199544.2%55.8%
199045%55%
198546.8%53.2%
198047.7%52.3%
197554.3%45.7%
197057.7%42.3%
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to 2010

Supplementary notes

* Projections.

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