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Projections of Education Statistics to 2019

NCES 2011-017
March 2011


Table 34.  Actual and projected numbers for doctor’s degrees by degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1994–95 through 2019–20

Year Total Men Women
Actual      
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
2007–08 63,712 31,215 32,497
Projected      
2008–09 65,900 32,000 33,900
2009–10 68,800 33,100 35,800
2010–11 71,700 34,100 37,700
2011–12 74,700 35,100 39,500
2012–13 77,600 36,200 41,400
2013–14 80,500 37,200 43,300
2014–15 83,400 38,200 45,100
2015–16 86,300 39,300 47,000
2016–17 89,200 40,300 48,900
2017–18 92,100 41,400 50,700
2018–19 95,000 42,400 52,600
2019–20 97,900 43,400 54,500
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 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 table was prepared February 2010.)

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