Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2030

This statistic shows the number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2017/18 with a forecast to 2029/30. In the academic year of 2017/18, about 85,570 male and 98,510 female students earned a doctoral degree in the United States.

Number of doctoral degrees earned in the United States from 1949/50 to 2029/30, by gender

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1950 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Projected.
Includes 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.

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