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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011

Section 6. Postsecondary Degrees Conferred: Degrees, by Level of Degree and Sex of Recipient


Figure 24. Actual and projected numbers for associate’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Figure 24. Actual and projected numbers for associate’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:95–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2007–08. (This figure was prepared April 2010.)

Associate’s degrees

Between 2007–08 and 2019–20, the number of associate’s degrees is projected to increase

  • 30 percent overall;
  • 18 percent for men; and
  • 37 percent for women.

For more information:
Table 31













Figure 25. Actual and projected numbers for bachelor’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Figure 25. Actual and projected numbers for bachelor’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:95–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2007–08. (This figure was prepared April 2010.)

Bachelor’s degrees

Between 2007–08 and 2019–20, the number of bachelor’s degrees is projected to increase

  • 23 percent overall;
  • 21 percent for men; and
  • 25 percent for women.

For more information:
Table 32













Figure 26. Actual and projected numbers for master’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Figure 26. Actual and projected numbers for master’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:95–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2007–08. (This figure was prepared April 2010.)

Master’s degrees

Between 2007–08 and 2019–20, the number of master’s degrees is projected to increase

  • 34 percent overall;
  • 33 percent for men; and
  • 35 percent for women.

For more information:
Table 33













Figure 27. Actual and projected numbers for doctor’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Figure 27. Actual and projected numbers for doctor’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:95–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2007–08. (This figure was prepared April 2010.)

Doctor’s degrees

Between 2007–08 and 2019–20, the number of doctor’s degrees is projected to increase

  • 54 percent overall;
  • 39 percent for men; and
  • 68 percent for women.

For more information:
Table 34













Figure 28. Actual and projected numbers for first-professional degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Figure 28. Actual and projected numbers for first-professional degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20


NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Mean absolute percentage errors of selected education statistics can be found in table A-2, appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:95–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2008; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2007–08. (This figure was prepared April 2010.)

First-professional degrees

Between 2007–08 and 2019–20, the number of first-professional degrees is projected to increase

  • 34 percent overall;
  • 29 percent for men; and
  • 38 percent for women.

For more information:
Table 35


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