Number of graduate and postgraduate students in China 2018, by subject

In 2018, approximately 2.73 million students were enrolled in different master's and doctor's degree programs at public colleges, universities, and research institutes in China. Of these 2.73 million students, around 2.34 million were enrolled in master's degree programs, whereas 0.39 million were enrolled in doctorate degree programs. While around 890,000 master students were enrolled in engineering programs that year, only 324 studied military science.

Number of master's and doctor's degree students enrolled at public universities in China in 2018, by subject area

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August 2019



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Supplementary notes

Figures include full-time, part-time, and on-the-job students.

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