Number of Bachelor's degree recipients in the U.S. 1869/70-2028/29

This statistic shows the number of Bachelor's degree recipients in the United States from the academic year 1869/70 to 2016/17 with a forecast up to 2028/29. In academic year 2016/17, about 1.95 million students were awarded a Bachelor's degree in the United States.

Number of Bachelor's degree recipients in the United States from 1869/70 to 2028/29

Number of recipients in thousands
2028-29*2,008
2027-28*2,008
2026-27*2,005
2025-26*1,997
2024-25* 1,990
2023-24* 1,984
2022-23* 1,980
2021-22* 1,978
2020-21* 1,976
2019-20* 1,975
2018-19* 1,968
2017-18* 1,963
2016-171,956.03
2015-161,920.75
2014-151,894.97
2013-141,870.15
2012-13 1,840.38
2011-12 1,792.16
2010-11 1,716.05
2009-10 1,649.92
2008-09 1,601.4
2007-08 1,563.73
2006-07 1,524.73
2005-06 1,485.1
2004-05 1,439.26
2003-04 1,399.54
2002-03 1,348.81
2001-02 1,291.9
2000-01 1,244.17
1999-00 1,237.88
1989-90 1,051.34
1979-80 929.42
1969-70 792.32
1959-60 392.44
1949-50 432.06
1939-40 186.5
1929-30 122.48
1919-20 48.62
1909-10 37.2
1899-0027.41
1889-90 15.54
1879-80 12.9
1869-70 9.37
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1870 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Projected.
Data for years 1870 to 1960 includes some degrees classified as master's or doctor's degrees in later years.

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