Number of associate's degree recipients in the United States from 1969/70 to 2026/27 (in 1,000)

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Number of degree recipients in thousand
1969-70 206.02
1979-80 400.91
1989-90 455.1
1999-00 564.93
2000-01 578.87
2001-02 595.13
2002-03 634.02
2003-04 665.3
2004-05 696.66
2005-06 713.07
2006-07 728.11
2007-08 750.16
2008-09 787.24
2009-10 848.86
2010-11 943.51
2011-12 1,021.72
2012-13 1,007.43
2013-141,005.15
2014-151,013.97
2015-16* 999
2016-17* 1,011
2017-18* 1,032
2018-19* 1,083
2019-20* 1,110
2020-21* 1,136
2021-22* 1,164
2022-23* 1,191
2023-24* 1,217
2024-25* 1,242
2025-26*1,266
2026-27*1,289

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This statistic shows the number of associate's degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1969/70 to 2014/15 with forecast up to 2026/27. In academic year 2013/14, about 1 million students were awarded their associate's degrees in the U.S.
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March 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1969/70 to 2014/15
Supplementary notes
* Projected.

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