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


Table 31.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for first-professional degrees, by sex of recipient: 1991–92 through 2016–17
 
Year Total Men Women
Actual 
1991–92 74,146 45,071 29,075
1992–93 75,387 45,153 30,234
1993–94 75,418 44,707 30,711
1994–95 75,800 44,853 30,947
1995–96 76,734 44,748 31,986
1996–97 78,730 45,564 33,166
1997–98 78,598 44,911 33,687
1998–99 78,439 44,339 34,100
1999–2000 80,057 44,239 35,818
2000–01 79,707 42,862 36,845
2001–02 80,698 42,507 38,191
2002–03 80,810 41,834 38,976
2003–04 83,041 42,169 40,872
2004–05 87,289 43,849 43,440
 
Middle alternative projections 
2005–06 88,800 44,100 44,700
2006–07 88,900 43,500 45,400
2007–08 91,000 44,000 47,000
2008–09 93,400 44,600 48,800
2009–10 95,600 45,200 50,400
2010–11 97,400 45,600 51,800
2011–12 99,400 46,100 53,300
2012–13 101,600 46,600 55,000
2013–14 104,200 47,100 57,100
2014–15 107,300 47,700 59,600
2015–16 110,500 48,300 62,200
2016–17 113,600 48,700 64,900
 
Low alternative projections 
2005–06 88,800 44,100 44,700
2006–07 87,600 42,800 44,800
2007–08 89,400 43,200 46,200
2008–09 90,500 43,300 47,300
2009–10 90,300 42,600 47,600
2010–11 90,600 42,400 48,200
2011–12 91,100 42,200 48,900
2012–13 93,100 42,700 50,400
2013–14 95,600 43,200 52,300
2014–15 98,400 43,800 54,600
2015–16 101,300 44,300 57,000
2016–17 104,200 44,700 59,500
 
High alternative projections 
2005–06 88,800 44,100 44,700
2006–07 90,200 44,100 46,100
2007–08 92,600 44,700 47,800
2008–09 96,200 45,900 50,200
2009–10 100,900 47,700 53,300
2010–11 104,200 48,800 55,400
2011–12 107,700 49,900 57,800
2012–13 110,000 50,500 59,600
2013–14 112,900 51,100 61,800
2014–15 116,200 51,700 64,500
2015–16 119,700 52,300 67,400
2016–17 123,100 52,800 70,300
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 June 2007.)
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