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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

NCES 2009-062
September 2009


Table 31.  Actual and alternative projected numbers for first-professional degrees, by sex of recipient: 199394 through 201819

Year Total Men Women
       
Actual      
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 80,897 41,887 39,010
2003–04 83,041 42,169 40,872
2004–05 87,289 43,849 43,440
2005–06 87,655 44,038 43,617
2006–07 90,064 45,057 45,007
Middle alternative projections
2007–08 91,300 45,800 45,600
2008–09 93,300 46,800 46,400
2009–10 94,900 48,000 46,900
2010–11 96,500 49,100 47,400
2011–12 98,100 49,700 48,400
2012–13 99,200 50,200 49,100
2013–14 101,100 50,800 50,300
2014–15 103,800 51,700 52,100
2015–16 106,400 52,600 53,800
2016–17 108,400 53,500 54,900
2017–18 110,200 54,200 56,000
2018–19 112,000 54,900 57,100
Low alternative projections
2007–08 91,300 45,800 45,600
2008–09 93,300 46,800 46,400
2009–10 93,400 47,400 45,900
2010–11 93,700 48,300 45,400
2011–12 95,200 48,900 46,300
2012–13 95,700 49,200 46,500
2013–14 97,200 49,700 47,500
2014–15 99,700 50,500 49,100
2015–16 102,100 51,500 50,600
2016–17 104,200 52,400 51,700
2017–18 106,100 53,300 52,900
2018–19 108,100 54,100 54,100
High alternative projections
2007–08 91,300 45,800 45,600
2008–09 93,300 46,800 46,400
2009–10 96,200 48,300 47,800
2010–11 98,900 49,500 49,400
2011–12 100,300 50,000 50,300
2012–13 101,600 50,500 51,200
2013–14 103,800 51,200 52,600
2014–15 106,600 52,200 54,400
2015–16 109,200 53,100 56,100
2016–17 111,300 54,000 57,300
2017–18 113,300 54,800 58,500
2018–19 115,400 55,500 59,800
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:9499), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2007; and Degrees Conferred Model, 197576 through 200607. (This table was prepared February 2009.)

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