Number of associate's degrees earned in the United States by gender from 1970/71 to 2026/27 (in 1,000)

Associate's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1970-2027 The graph shows the number of associate's degrees earned in the United States from 1970/71 to 2014/15 with forecast to 2026/27. In academic year 2014/15, about 397 thousand male and 617 thousand female students earned associate's degree in the United States.
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YearMaleFemale
1970-71 144.14108.17
1971-72 166.23125.79
1972-73 175.41140.76
1973-74 188.59155.33
1974-75 191.02169.15
1975-76 210181.46
1976-77 210.84195.54
1977-78 204.72207.53
1978-79 192.09210.61
1979-80 183.74217.17
1980-81 188.64227.74
1981-82 196.94237.58
1982-83 203.99245.63
1983-84 202.7249.54
1984-85 202.93251.78
1985-86 196.17249.88
1986-87 190.84245.47
1987-88 190.05245.04
1988-89 186.32250.45
1989-90 191.2263.91
1990-91 198.63283.09
1991-92 207.48296.75
1992-93 211.96302.79
1993-94 215.26315.37
1994-95 218.35321.34
1995-96 219.51335.7
1996-97 223.95347.28
1997-98 217.61340.94
1998-99 220.51344.48
1999-00 224.72340.21
2000-01 231.65347.22
2001-02 238.11357.02
2002-03 253.45380.57
2003-04 260.03405.27
2004-05 267.54429.12
2005-06 270.1442.97
2006-07 275.19452.93
2007-08 282.52467.64
2008-09 298.07489.18
2009-10 322.75526.11
2010-11 361.41582.1
2011-12 393.48628.24
2012-13 389.2618.23
2013-14391.47613.68
2014-15396.61617.36
2015-16* 394605
2016-17* 400611
2017-18* 399632
2018-19* 415668
2019-20* 420690
2020-21* 426710
2021-22* 433731
2022-23* 439752
2023-24* 445772
2024-25* 451791
2025-26*456810
2026-27*462827
YearMaleFemale
1970-71 144.14108.17
1971-72 166.23125.79
1972-73 175.41140.76
1973-74 188.59155.33
1974-75 191.02169.15
1975-76 210181.46
1976-77 210.84195.54
1977-78 204.72207.53
1978-79 192.09210.61
1979-80 183.74217.17
1980-81 188.64227.74
1981-82 196.94237.58
1982-83 203.99245.63
1983-84 202.7249.54
1984-85 202.93251.78
1985-86 196.17249.88
1986-87 190.84245.47
1987-88 190.05245.04
1988-89 186.32250.45
1989-90 191.2263.91
1990-91 198.63283.09
1991-92 207.48296.75
1992-93 211.96302.79
1993-94 215.26315.37
1994-95 218.35321.34
1995-96 219.51335.7
1996-97 223.95347.28
1997-98 217.61340.94
1998-99 220.51344.48
1999-00 224.72340.21
2000-01 231.65347.22
2001-02 238.11357.02
2002-03 253.45380.57
2003-04 260.03405.27
2004-05 267.54429.12
2005-06 270.1442.97
2006-07 275.19452.93
2007-08 282.52467.64
2008-09 298.07489.18
2009-10 322.75526.11
2010-11 361.41582.1
2011-12 393.48628.24
2012-13 389.2618.23
2013-14391.47613.68
2014-15396.61617.36
2015-16* 394605
2016-17* 400611
2017-18* 399632
2018-19* 415668
2019-20* 420690
2020-21* 426710
2021-22* 433731
2022-23* 439752
2023-24* 445772
2024-25* 451791
2025-26*456810
2026-27*462827

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The graph shows the number of associate's degrees earned in the United States from 1970/71 to 2014/15 with forecast to 2026/27. In academic year 2014/15, about 397 thousand male and 617 thousand female students earned associate's degree in the United States.
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March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1970 to 2015
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