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Projections of Education Statistics to 2016
NCES 2008-060
December 2007


Table 29.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for masterís degrees, by sex of recipient: 1991–92 through 2016–17
 
Year  Total  Men  Women 
Actual 
1991–92  352,838 161,842 190,996
1992–93  369,585 169,258 200,327
1993–94  387,070 176,085 210,985
1994–95  397,629 178,598 219,031
1995–96  406,301 179,081 227,220
1996–97  419,401 180,947 238,454
1997–98  430,164 184,375 245,789
1998–99  439,986 186,148 253,838
1999–2000  457,056 191,792 265,264
2000–01  468,476 194,351 274,125
2001–02  482,118 199,120 282,998
2002–03  512,645 211,381 301,264
2003–04  558,940 229,545 329,395
2004–05  574,618 233,590 341,028
 
Middle alternative projections 
2005–06  606,000 245,000 361,000
2006–07  618,000 243,000 374,000
2007–08  634,000 247,000 387,000
2008–09  649,000 252,000 397,000
2009–10  662,000 256,000 405,000
2010–11  671,000 260,000 411,000
2011–12  683,000 264,000 419,000
2012–13  696,000 269,000 428,000
2013–14  715,000 275,000 440,000
2014–15  736,000 281,000 455,000
2015–16  757,000 286,000 471,000
2016–17  778,000 290,000 487,000
 
Low alternative projections 
2005–06  606,000 245,000 361,000
2006–07  594,000 234,000 360,000
2007–08  585,000 228,000 357,000
2008–09  584,000 226,000 357,000
2009–10  581,000 225,000 356,000
2010–11  575,000 223,000 353,000
2011–12  564,000 218,000 346,000
2012–13  576,000 222,000 354,000
2013–14  591,000 227,000 364,000
2014–15  608,000 232,000 376,000
2015–16  626,000 236,000 390,000
2016–17  643,000 240,000 403,000
 
High alternative projections 
2005–06  606,000 245,000 361,000
2006–07  642,000 253,000 389,000
2007–08  683,000 266,000 417,000
2008–09  715,000 277,000 438,000
2009–10  743,000 288,000 455,000
2010–11  767,000 297,000 470,000
2011–12  801,000 310,000 492,000
2012–13  817,000 315,000 502,000
2013–14  839,000 322,000 516,000
2014–15  864,000 329,000 534,000
2015–16  889,000 336,000 553,000
2016–17  913,000 341,000 572,000
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, "Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:92–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2005; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2004–05. (This table was prepared December 2006.)
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