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Number of doctoral and first professional degree recipients U.S. 1870-2030

This statistic shows the number of doctoral and first professional degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1869/70 to 2017/18 with a forecast up to 2029/30. In academic year 2017/18 about 184,074 students were awarded their doctoral degrees in the United States.

Number of doctoral and first professional degree recipients in the United States from 1869/70 to 2029/30

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1870 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Projected.

Includes Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level. Includes most degrees formerly classified as first-professional, such as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees.

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