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Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

NCES 2013-008
January 2013


Table 35.  Actual and projected numbers for doctor's degrees conferred by postsecondary degree-granting institutions, by sex of recipient: 1996–97 through 2021–22
Year Total Men Women
Actual      
1996–97 118,747 68,387 50,360
1997–98 118,735 67,232 51,503
1998–99 116,700 65,340 51,360
1999–2000 118,736 64,930 53,806
2000–01 119,585 64,171 55,414
2001–02 119,663 62,731 56,932
2002–03 121,579 62,730 58,849
2003–04 126,087 63,981 62,106
2004–05 134,387 67,257 67,130
2005–06 138,056 68,912 69,144
2006–07 144,690 71,308 73,382
2007–08 149,378 73,453 75,925
2008–09 154,425 75,639 78,786
2009–10 158,558 76,605 81,953
Projected      
2010–11 164,000 78,500 85,500
2011–12 170,300 81,500 88,700
2012–13 174,700 84,700 90,100
2013–14 176,600 85,700 90,900
2014–15 179,000 86,100 92,900
2015–16 182,400 87,400 95,000
2016–17 185,200 88,100 97,000
2017–18 187,500 88,600 98,900
2018–19 190,000 89,200 100,800
2019–20 192,800 90,000 102,800
2020–21 195,500 90,900 104,500
2021–22 197,400 91,500 105,800
NOTE: Doctor's degrees include Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Includes most degrees formerly classified as first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees. See the glossary. 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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