Number of Master's degree recipients in the U.S. 1880-2029

This statistic shows the number of Master's degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1879/80 to 2016/17 with a forecast up to 2028/29. In academic year 2016/17, about 804,680 students were awarded a Master's degree in the U.S.

Number of Master's degree recipients in the United States from 1879/80 to 2028/29

Number of recipients in thousands
2028-29*837
2027-28*836
2026-27*835
2025-26*831
2024-25* 829
2023-24* 826
2022-23* 824
2021-22* 822
2020-21* 821
2019-20* 820
2018-19* 816
2017-18* 814
2016-17804.68
2015-16785.76
2014-15758.8
2013-14754.58
2012-13 751.72
2011-12 755.97
2010-11 730.92
2009-10 693.31
2008-09 662.08
2007-08 630.84
2006-07 610.7
2005-06 599.86
2004-05 580.15
2003-04 564.27
2002-03 518.7
2001-02 487.31
2000-01 473.5
1999-00 463.19
1989-90 330.15
1979-80 305.2
1969-70 213.59
1959-60 74.44
1949-50 58.18
1939-40 26.73
1929-30 14.97
1919-20 4.28
1909-10 2.11
1899-001.58
1889-90 1.01
1879-80 0.88
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1879 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Projected.

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