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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 33.  Actual and projected numbers for bachelor's degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1996–97 through 2021–22
Year Total Men Women
Actual      
1996–97 1,172,879 520,515 652,364
1997–98 1,184,406 519,956 664,450
1998–99 1,202,239 519,961 682,278
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
2009–10 1,650,014 706,633 943,381
Projected      
2010–11 1,703,000 732,000 971,000
2011–12 1,776,000 766,000 1,010,000
2012–13 1,812,000 784,000 1,028,000
2013–14 1,836,000 795,000 1,040,000
2014–15 1,855,000 800,000 1,054,000
2015–16 1,870,000 803,000 1,066,000
2016–17 1,886,000 806,000 1,080,000
2017–18 1,902,000 809,000 1,093,000
2018–19 1,922,000 815,000 1,107,000
2019–20 1,948,000 823,000 1,124,000
2020–21 1,976,000 833,000 1,142,000
2021–22 2,004,000 844,000 1,160,000
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 (IPEDS), “Completions Survey" (IPEDS-C:97–99); IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2010, Completions component; and Degrees Conferred Model, 1980–81 through 2009–10. (This table was prepared March 2012.)

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