Student Population Projections


Student population projections from 2008 to 2023 were extrapolated from state age-based population projections developed by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. Extrapolation of student enrollment was accomplished by applying 2007 age- and sex-specific capture rates to age- and sex-specific projections for Salt Lake County. Coupling the baseline with an estimate of high and low growth to capture rates attempts to provide a reasonable window within which we would expect enrollment rates to fall over the period. Since capture rates could vary year-to-year, a net increase or decrease in the overall rates over the projection period provides a sensitivity analysis as to the possible variance in enrollment that can be anticipated. Many factors will influence a change in capture rates including the global competitiveness of the regional economy, participation among students types (especially among Hispanics), and migratory patterns.

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