Number of master's degree recipients in the United States from 1879/80 to 2025/27 (in 1,000)

Number of master's degree recipients in the U.S. 1880-2027 This statistic shows the number of master's degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1879/80 to 2014/15 with forecast up to 2026/27. In academic year 2013/14, about 754.58 thousand students were awarded master's degree in the U.S.
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Number of recipients in thousands
1879-80 0.88
1889-90 1.02
1899-001.58
1909-10 2.11
1919-20 4.28
1929-30 14.97
1939-40 26.73
1949-50 58.18
1959-60 74.44
1969-70 213.59
1979-80 305.2
1989-90 330.15
1999-00 463.19
2000-01 473.5
2001-02 487.31
2002-03 518.7
2003-04 564.27
2004-05 580.15
2005-06 599.73
2006-07 610.6
2007-08 630.67
2008-09 662.08
2009-10 693.31
2010-11 730.92
2011-12 755.97
2012-13 751.72
2013-14754.58
2014-15758.7
2015-16* 769
2016-17* 773
2017-18* 790
2018-19* 802
2019-20* 818
2020-21* 837
2021-22* 857
2022-23* 874
2023-24* 890
2024-25* 903
2025-26*913
2026-27*922
Number of recipients in thousands
1879-80 0.88
1889-90 1.02
1899-001.58
1909-10 2.11
1919-20 4.28
1929-30 14.97
1939-40 26.73
1949-50 58.18
1959-60 74.44
1969-70 213.59
1979-80 305.2
1989-90 330.15
1999-00 463.19
2000-01 473.5
2001-02 487.31
2002-03 518.7
2003-04 564.27
2004-05 580.15
2005-06 599.73
2006-07 610.6
2007-08 630.67
2008-09 662.08
2009-10 693.31
2010-11 730.92
2011-12 755.97
2012-13 751.72
2013-14754.58
2014-15758.7
2015-16* 769
2016-17* 773
2017-18* 790
2018-19* 802
2019-20* 818
2020-21* 837
2021-22* 857
2022-23* 874
2023-24* 890
2024-25* 903
2025-26*913
2026-27*922

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This statistic shows the number of master's degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1879/80 to 2014/15 with forecast up to 2026/27. In academic year 2013/14, about 754.58 thousand students were awarded master's degree in the U.S.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1879-2015
Supplementary notes
* Projected.

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