Number of associate's degrees earned in the United States by gender from 1970/71 to 2025/26* (in 1,000)

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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
2013-14390.81612.56
2014-15* 379600
2015-16* 389610
2016-17* 385633
2017-18* 401673
2018-19* 407697
2019-20* 414721
2020-21* 420742
2021-22* 427761
2022-23* 432780
2023-24* 439801
2024-25* 445821
2025-26*451840
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The graph shows the number of associate's degrees earned in the United States from 1970/71 to 2013/14 with forecast to 2025/26. In academic year 2013/14, about 391 thousand male and 612 thousand female students earned a bachelor's degree in the United States.

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