Higher education graduation in the U.S.

The Statista dossier
  • Detailed references
  • Editorially prepared
  • Download as PDF / PPT

Statista dossier on graduation in higher education

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about higher education graduation in the United States. It includes an overview, and follows up with information on Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, Associate's degrees, as well as information on salary and debt.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Percentage of the U.S. population with a college degree, by gender 1940-2019

    • Degrees earned in higher education U.S. 1950-2030

    • Higher education graduation rate in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Number of Bachelor's degree recipients U.S. 1869/70-2029/30

    • Number of Master's degree recipients U.S. 1880-2030

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

    • Number of Associate's degree recipients U.S. 1970-2030

  • 2. Associate's degree
    • Number of Associate's degree recipients U.S. 1970-2030

    • Associate's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1970-2030

    • Associate's degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2018/19

    • Number of degrees awarded by community colleges, by type U.S. 2018

  • 3. Bachelor's degree
    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2030

    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by ethnic group 2018/19

    • Bachelor's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2018/19

    • Number of Bachelor's degrees awarded by gender and subject U.S. 2017-2018

    • Share of U.S. population who had completed a bachelor's degree by state 2019

  • 4. Master's degree
    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2030

    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2018/19

    • Master's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2018/19

    • Share of U.S. population who had completed an advanced degree by state 2019

  • 5. Doctorate degree
    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by gender 1950-2030

    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by ethnicity 2018/19

    • Doctoral degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2018/19

    • Median years to complete a doctorate U.S. 1994-2019

    • Primary sources of financial support for U.S. doctorate recipients 2019

  • 6. Salary and debt
    • U.S. - unemployment rate of recent graduates 2016-2020

    • Share of U.S. graduates with debt 2003-2019

    • Average debt of university graduates in the U.S. 2003-2019

    • Average debt of university graduates, by institution type U.S. 2018/19

    • Top 20 associate's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2020/21

    • Top 20 bachelor's degrees in the U.S. by mid-career pay 2020/21

    • The best master's degrees for jobs in the U.S. 2019

    • Expected starting salary for business school graduates globally by degree 2020

    • U.S. - average salary for Bachelor's degree holders, by discipline 2020

    • U.S. - average salary for graduates, by discipline 2020

More than 7,500
companies
trust
Statista
Recommended studies and dossiers
Show more
Recent studies and dossiers
You may also be interested in...
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.

Christof Baron about Statista CEO, MindShare Germany

Any more questions?

Get in touch with us quickly and easily.
We are happy to help!