Higher education graduation in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on graduation in higher education

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about elementary schools in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of the U.S. population with a college degree 1940-2015, by gender

    • Degrees in higher education in the U.S. 1950-2025

    • Higher education graduation rate in the U.S. 2000-2013

    • Number of bachelor's degree recipients in the U.S. 1869/70-2025/26

    • Number of master's degree recipients in the U.S. 1880-2026*

    • Number of doctoral and first professional degree recipients in the U.S. 1870-2026*

    • Number of associate's degree recipients in the U.S. 1970-2026*

    • U.S. - top paying majors, by degree level 2016/17

  • 2. Bachelor's degree
    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2026

    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by ethnic group 2014/15

    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2014/15

  • 3. Master's degree
    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1949/50-2025/26*

    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2014/15

    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2014/15

  • 4. Doctorate degree
    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2026*

    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2014/15

    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2014/15

    • Median years to complete a doctorate in the U.S. from 1990 to 2015

    • Primary sources of financial support for U.S. doctorate recipients in 2015

  • 5. Associate's degree
    • Associate's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1970-2026

    • Associate's degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2014/15

  • 6. Salary and debt
    • U.S. - unemployment rate of recent graduates 2015/16

    • U.S. high school graduates and dropouts: unemployment rate 2016

    • Share of U.S. graduates with debt 2003-2014

    • Average debt of university graduates in the U.S. 2003-2014

    • Average debt of university graduates in the U.S. in 2013/14, by institution type

    • Top 20 associate's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2016/17

    • Top 20 bachelor's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2016/17

    • Top 20 graduate degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2016/17

    • Expected starting salary for business school graduates in U.S. in 2016, by degree

    • U.S. - average salary for undergraduates, by discipline 2017

    • U.S. - average salary for graduates, by discipline 2017

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2016
  • Source(s): Statista
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