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Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

NCES 2011-026
September 2011


Table 36.  Actual and projected numbers for first-professional degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1995–96 through 2020–21

Year Total Men Women
       
Actual      
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
2007–08 91,309 45,916 45,393
2008–09 92,004 46,900 45,104
Projected      
2009–10 95,100 48,400 46,700
2010–11 99,800 50,600 49,300
2011–12 103,200 52,500 50,700
2012–13 104,000 53,400 50,600
2013–14 105,100 53,900 51,200
2014–15 106,700 54,600 52,100
2015–16 109,100 55,500 53,600
2016–17 111,800 56,500 55,300
2017–18 114,200 57,500 56,800
2018–19 116,300 58,200 58,100
2019–20 118,000 58,900 59,100
2020–21 119,200 59,300 59,900
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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