Number of master's degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2025/26*, by gender (in 1,000)

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YearMaleFemale
1949-50 41.2216.96
1959-60 50.923.54
1969-70 130.882.79
1970-71 143.0892.48
1971-72 155.01102.19
1972-73 159.57109.09
1973-74 162.61119.47
1974-75 166.32131.23
1975-76 172.52144.96
1976-77 173.09149.94
1977-78 166.86151.13
1978-79 159.11148.58
1979-80 156.88148.31
1980-81 152.98149.66
1981-82 151.35151.1
1982-83 150.09146.32
1983-84 149.27141.87
1984-85 149.28144.2
1985-86 149.37146.48
1986-87 147.06149.47
1987-88 150.24155.54
1988-89 153.99162.63
1989-90 158.05172.1
1990-91 160.84182.02
1991-92 165.87192.22
1992-93 173.35201.68
1993-94 180.57212.47
1994-95 183.04220.57
1995-96 183.48228.7
1996-97 185.27239.99
1997-98 188.72247.32
1998-99 190.23255.81
1999-00 196.13267.06
2000-01 197.77275.73
2001-02 202.6284.71
2002-03 215.17303.53
2003-04 233.06331.22
2004-05 237.16343
2005-06 241.66358.08
2006-07 242.19368.41
2007-08 250.17380.5
2008-09 263.52398.57
2009-10 275.32418
2010-11 291.68439.24
2011-12 302.48453.48
2012-13 301.55450.17
2013-14302.81451.67
2014-15* 308454
2015-16* 319454
2016-17* 333465
2017-18* 342481
2018-19* 352494
2019-20* 362505
2020-21* 370517
2021-22* 378529
2022-23* 387542
2023-24* 396554
2024-25* 403565
2025-26*408573
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The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2013/14 with forecast up to 2025/26. In 2013/14, about 303 thousand male and 451.5 thousand female students earned a master's degree in the United States.

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