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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 34.  Actual and projected numbers for master’s degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1995–96 through 2020–21

Year Total Men Women
       
Actual      
1995–96 406,301 179,081 227,220
1996–97 419,401 180,947 238,454
1997–98 430,164 184,375 245,789
1998–99 439,986 186,148 253,838
1999–2000 457,056 191,792 265,264
2000–01 468,476 194,351 274,125
2001–02 482,118 199,120 282,998
2002–03 513,339 211,664 301,675
2003–04 558,940 229,545 329,395
2004–05 574,618 233,590 341,028
2005–06 594,065 237,896 356,169
2006–07 604,607 238,189 366,418
2007–08 625,023 246,491 378,532
2008–09 656,784 259,998 396,786
Projected      
2009–10 691,000 276,000 415,000
2010–11 712,000 291,000 421,000
2011–12 730,000 299,000 430,000
2012–13 741,000 302,000 439,000
2013–14 756,000 306,000 450,000
2014–15 776,000 312,000 463,000
2015–16 795,000 319,000 476,000
2016–17 813,000 325,000 488,000
2017–18 829,000 330,000 499,000
2018–19 844,000 335,000 510,000
2019–20 856,000 337,000 519,000
2020–21 865,000 338,000 527,000
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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