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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 33.  Actual and projected numbers for bachelor’s degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1995–96 through 2020–21

Year Total Men Women
       
Actual      
1995–96 1,164,792 522,454 642,338
1996–97 1,172,879 520,515 652,364
1997–98 1,184,406 519,956 664,450
1998–99 1,200,303 518,746 681,557
1999–2000 1,237,875 530,367 707,508
2000–01 1,244,171 531,840 712,331
2001–02 1,291,900 549,816 742,084
2002–03 1,348,811 573,258 775,553
2003–04 1,399,542 595,425 804,117
2004–05 1,439,264 613,000 826,264
2005–06 1,485,242 630,600 854,642
2006–07 1,524,092 649,570 874,522
2007–08 1,563,069 667,928 895,141
2008–09 1,601,368 685,382 915,986
Projected      
2009–10 1,673,000 717,000 956,000
2010–11 1,715,000 735,000 980,000
2011–12 1,781,000 765,000 1,016,000
2012–13 1,791,000 766,000 1,025,000
2013–14 1,805,000 769,000 1,036,000
2014–15 1,817,000 771,000 1,046,000
2015–16 1,835,000 775,000 1,060,000
2016–17 1,858,000 782,000 1,076,000
2017–18 1,879,000 787,000 1,092,000
2018–19 1,901,000 794,000 1,107,000
2019–20 1,923,000 801,000 1,123,000
2020–21 1,945,000 808,000 1,137,000
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:96–99), and Fall 2000 through Fall 2009; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1975–76 through 2008–09. (This table was prepared March 2011.)

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