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Students
Fall Semester Enrollment by Age
(for Academic Years 1993-94 through 2002-03)

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Undergraduate
Age
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

17-19
37.4%
37.8%
38.8%
40.1%
40.0%
40.0%
40.6%
39.3%
39.1%
37.9%
20-25
55.1%
54.9%
54.4%
53.2%
53.7%
53.9%
53.9%
55.6%
56.5%
57.5%
26+
7.5%
7.3%
6.9%
6.6%
6.3%
6.2%
5.5%
5.0%
4.4%
4.5%
Total
28,464
27,750
27,982
28,567
29,122
30,159
30,835
30,899
30,987
30,908
Average
21.1
21.1
21.0
20.9
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.8
20.7
20.7

Graduate
Age
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

17-19
0.0%
0.0%
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.0%
20-25
37.0%
35.5%
34.5%
32.5%
31.2%
33.4%
34.0%
35.1%
35.0%
36.4%
26+
63.0%
64.5%
65.3%
67.3%
68.6%
66.3%
65.8%
64.7%
64.9%
63.6%
Total
6,399
6,416
6,397
6,157
5,994
6,013
6,137
6,121
6,343
6,757
Average
29.0
29.1
29.3
29.4
29.6
29.4
29.3
29.3
29.2
29.1

Professional
Age
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

17-19
0.3%
0.0%
0.7%
1.4%
1.2%
0.6%
0.8%
0.6%
0.3%
0.4%
20-25
71.5%
70.4%
70.6%
74.3%
78.3%
79.9%
78.1%
78.5%
80.3%
80.6%
26+
28.2%
29.6%
26.8%
24.3%
20.5%
19.5%
21.1%
20.9%
19.4%
18.9%
Total
298
318
306
432
599
706
790
851
878
899
Average
25.2
25.5
25.3
24.4
23.9
23.9
23.8
23.8
23.8
23.8

Total
Age
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

17-19
30.3%
30.4%
31.3%
32.7%
32.7%
32.7%
33.2%
32.1%
31.7%
30.4%
20-25
52.0%
51.4%
50.9%
49.9%
50.3%
51.1%
51.1%
52.8%
53.5%
54.4%
26+
17.8%
18.1%
17.8%
17.5%
17.0%
16.2%
15.6%
15.0%
14.8%
15.2%
Total
35,161
34,484
34,685
35,156
35,715
36,878
37,762
37,871
38,208
38,564
Average
22.6
22.6
22.6
22.5
22.4
22.3
22.2
22.2
22.1
22.3

Recent Trends in Average Age
Total Distribution of Age by Level for Fall 2002
A set of charts representing Recent Trends in Average Age and Total Distribution of Age by Level for Fall 2001 A set of charts representing Recent Trends in Average Age and Total Distribution of Age by Level for Fall 2001

Source: Office of the Registrar


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