Number of Associate's degree recipients in the U.S. 1970-2029

This statistic shows the number of Associate's degree recipients in the United States from academic year 1969/70 to 2016/17 with a forecast up to 2028/29. In academic year 2016/17, about one million students were awarded their Associate's degrees in the U.S.

Number of Associate's degree recipients in the United States from 1969/70 to 2028/29

Number of degree recipients in thousands
2028-29*1,015
2027-28*1,014
2026-27*1,011
2025-26*1,007
2024-25* 1,003
2023-24* 1,000
2022-23* 996
2021-22* 994
2020-21* 991
2019-20* 989
2018-19* 985
2017-18* 981
2016-171,005.65
2015-161,008.23
2014-151,014.34
2013-141,005.16
2012-13 1,007.43
2011-12 1,021.72
2010-11 943.51
2009-10 848.86
2008-09 787.24
2007-08 750.17
2006-07 727.62
2005-06 713.32
2004-05 696.66
2003-04 665.3
2002-03 634.02
2001-02 595.13
2000-01 578.87
1999-00 564.93
1989-90 455.1
1979-80 400.91
1969-70 206.02
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1969/70 to 2016/17

Supplementary notes

* Projected.

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