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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 30.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for doctor’s degrees, by sex of recipient: 1993–94 through 2018–19

Year Total Men Women
       
Actual
1993–94 43,185 26,552 16,633
1994–95 44,446 26,916 17,530
1995–96 44,652 26,841 17,811
1996–97 45,876 27,146 18,730
1997–98 46,010 26,664 19,346
1998–99 44,077 25,146 18,931
1999–2000 44,808 25,028 19,780
2000–01 44,904 24,728 20,176
2001–02 44,160 23,708 20,452
2002–03 46,042 24,351 21,691
2003–04 48,378 25,323 23,055
2004–05 52,631 26,973 25,658
2005–06 56,067 28,634 27,433
2006–07 60,616 30,251 30,365
Middle alternative projections
2007–08 61,800 30,600 31,300
2008–09 64,400 31,500 32,900
2009–10 67,000 32,400 34,600
2010–11 69,600 33,400 36,300
2011–12 72,200 34,300 37,900
2012–13 74,800 35,200 39,600
2013–14 77,400 36,100 41,300
2014–15 80,000 37,100 42,900
2015–16 82,600 38,000 44,600
2016–17 85,200 38,900 46,300
2017–18 87,800 39,900 48,000
2018–19 90,400 40,800 49,600
Low alternative projections
2007–08 61,800 30,600 31,300
2008–09 61,700 30,100 31,500
2009–10 65,000 31,400 33,600
2010–11 66,000 31,600 34,400
2011–12 69,200 32,900 36,400
2012–13 73,100 34,400 38,700
2013–14 73,000 34,100 38,900
2014–15 75,500 35,000 40,500
2015–16 77,900 35,900 42,100
2016–17 80,400 36,700 43,700
2017–18 82,900 37,600 45,200
2018–19 85,300 38,500 46,800
High alternative projections
2007–08 61,800 30,600 31,300
2008–09 67,200 32,800 34,300
2009–10 69,000 33,400 35,600
2010–11 73,200 35,100 38,100
2011–12 75,200 35,700 39,500
2012–13 76,500 36,000 40,500
2013–14 81,800 38,200 43,600
2014–15 84,600 39,200 45,400
2015–16 87,300 40,200 47,100
2016–17 90,100 41,200 48,900
2017–18 92,800 42,100 50,700
2018–19 95,600 43,100 52,400
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:94–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2006–07. (This table was prepared February 2009.)

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