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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 34.  Actual and projected numbers for master's degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1996–97 through 2021–22
Year Total Men Women
Actual      
1996–97 425,260 185,270 239,990
1997–98 436,037 188,718 247,319
1998–99 446,038 190,230 255,808
1999–2000 463,185 196,129 267,056
2000–01 473,502 197,770 275,732
2001–02 487,313 202,604 284,709
2002–03 518,699 215,172 303,527
2003–04 564,272 233,056 331,216
2004–05 580,151 237,155 342,996
2005–06 599,731 241,656 358,075
2006–07 610,597 242,189 368,408
2007–08 630,666 250,169 380,497
2008–09 662,079 263,538 398,541
2009–10 693,025 275,197 417,828
Projected      
2010–11 723,000 291,000 432,000
2011–12 738,000 298,000 440,000
2012–13 756,000 303,000 453,000
2013–14 778,000 311,000 466,000
2014–15 798,000 317,000 481,000
2015–16 817,000 322,000 494,000
2016–17 836,000 328,000 508,000
2017–18 857,000 335,000 523,000
2018–19 879,000 342,000 538,000
2019–20 898,000 347,000 551,000
2020–21 915,000 351,000 564,000
2021–22 930,000 354,000 576,000
NOTE: Includes some degrees formerly classified as first professional such as divinity degrees (M.Div. and M.H.L./Rav). All data have been revised from previously published figures.
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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