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Age

Enrollment statistics at a glance

In the mid-80s to early 90s enrollments of older students provided enrollment growth which was followed by a surge in enrollment by younger students from the early 1990s to 2000. Recently, the numbers of older students, age 25 and older, have been increasing, at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

During previous 10 years:

  • Undergraduates age 24 and younger were nearly equal in fall 2005 (184,685) and fall 2014 (184,545). Enrollments of younger undergraduates peaked in fall 2009 at 203,956.
  • Undergraduates age 25 and older increased 19 percent from fall 2005 (72,494) and fall 2014 (86,022). Enrollments of older undergraduates peaked in fall 2010 at 104,107.
Minnesota Undergraduate Enrollment by Age Group and Type of Institution, Fall 2014
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Does not include high school students.

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Undergraduates Enrolled in Minnesota Trends, Fall 2005 to 2014
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Does not include high school students or Capella and Walden University students.

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Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education


Minnesota Enrollment by Age of All Students, Fall 2014
Age Undergraduate Graduate Total Capella and Walden Total*
19 & Younger 93,46331%40%93,46727%2150%
20 to 24 121,51340%7,80517%129,31837%3,3584%
25 to 34 52,34017%23,32352%75,66322%28,36333%
35 & Older 33,69211%13,02029%46,71213%55,23863%
Not Reported 7780%7652%1,5430%750%
Total 301,786100%44,917100%346,703100%87,249100%

*Capella and Walden Universities, two online institutions providing national enrollment data.

 

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