Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2029

Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2028/29, by gender (in 1,000s)

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 20, 2019
Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2029 This statistic shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2016/17 with a forecast to 2028/29. In the academic year of 2016/17, about 84,650 male and 96,710 female students earned a doctoral degree in the United States.
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Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2028/29, by gender (in 1,000s)

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YearMaleFemale
2028-29*87102
2027-28*87101
2026-27*87101
2025-26*86101
2024-25* 86101
2023-24* 86100
2022-23* 85100
2021-22* 85100
2020-21* 8599
2019-20* 8599
2018-19* 8599
2017-18* 8599
2016-1784.6596.71
2015-1684.2493.89
2014-1584.9293.63
2013-1485.5992
2012-13 85.0889.95
2011-12 82.6787.55
2010-11 79.6784.16
2009-10 76.6181.98
2008-09 75.6778.89
2007-08 73.3475.85
2006-07 71.3173.38
2005-06 68.9169.14
2004-05 67.2667.13
2003-04 63.9862.11
2002-03 62.7358.85
2001-02 62.7356.93
2000-01 64.1755.41
1999-00 64.9353.81
1998-99 65.3451.36
1997-98 67.2351.5
1996-97 68.3950.36
1995-96 67.1948.32
1994-95 67.3246.94
1993-94 66.7745.86
1992-93 67.1344.94
1991-92 66.642.95
1990-91 64.2441.31
1989-90 63.9639.55
1988-89 63.0637.52
1987-88 63.0236.12
1986-87 62.7935.69
1985-86 65.2235.07
1984-85 66.2734.52
1983-84 67.7733.03
1982-83 67.7631.58
1981-82 68.6329.21
1980-81 69.5728.45
1979-80 69.5326.11
1978-79 70.4524.52
1977-78 70.2822.06
1976-77 72.2119.52
1975-76 73.8917.12
1974-75 71.0313.88
1973-74 71.1311.46
1972-73 69.969.55
1971-72 63.357.85
1970-71 58.146.86
1969-70 53.795.69
1959-60 8.81.03
1949-50 5.80.62
YearMaleFemale
2028-29*87102
2027-28*87101
2026-27*87101
2025-26*86101
2024-25* 86101
2023-24* 86100
2022-23* 85100
2021-22* 85100
2020-21* 8599
2019-20* 8599
2018-19* 8599
2017-18* 8599
2016-1784.6596.71
2015-1684.2493.89
2014-1584.9293.63
2013-1485.5992
2012-13 85.0889.95
2011-12 82.6787.55
2010-11 79.6784.16
2009-10 76.6181.98
2008-09 75.6778.89
2007-08 73.3475.85
2006-07 71.3173.38
2005-06 68.9169.14
2004-05 67.2667.13
2003-04 63.9862.11
2002-03 62.7358.85
2001-02 62.7356.93
2000-01 64.1755.41
1999-00 64.9353.81
1998-99 65.3451.36
1997-98 67.2351.5
1996-97 68.3950.36
1995-96 67.1948.32
1994-95 67.3246.94
1993-94 66.7745.86
1992-93 67.1344.94
1991-92 66.642.95
1990-91 64.2441.31
1989-90 63.9639.55
1988-89 63.0637.52
1987-88 63.0236.12
1986-87 62.7935.69
1985-86 65.2235.07
1984-85 66.2734.52
1983-84 67.7733.03
1982-83 67.7631.58
1981-82 68.6329.21
1980-81 69.5728.45
1979-80 69.5326.11
1978-79 70.4524.52
1977-78 70.2822.06
1976-77 72.2119.52
1975-76 73.8917.12
1974-75 71.0313.88
1973-74 71.1311.46
1972-73 69.969.55
1971-72 63.357.85
1970-71 58.146.86
1969-70 53.795.69
1959-60 8.81.03
1949-50 5.80.62
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by Erin Duffin, last edited May 20, 2019
This statistic shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2016/17 with a forecast to 2028/29. In the academic year of 2016/17, about 84,650 male and 96,710 female students earned a doctoral degree in the United States.
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