Degrees Conferred, Trends to Year 2018

Degrees Conferred, Trends to Year 2018

The U.S. Department of Education maintains a very revealing continuing analysis, that we at GRAD2B want to share with you.

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Look it over, and see how many graduates will be doing what.

We want to give you an edge on your future.

See where your competition will be strongest, how many degrees expected there.

Look for low number openings in degree areas, where your best future opportunities may lurk.

Degrees Conferred: Degrees, by Level of Degree and Sex of Recipient
Between 1993–94 and 2006–07, the number and proportion of degrees awarded to women rose at all levels.

In 2006–07, women earned the majority of associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and 50 percent of doctor’s and first-professional degrees.

Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, continued increases are expected in the number of degrees awarded to women at all levels.

Actual and middle alternative projected nubers for degrees conferred, by level and sex of recipient

Associate’s degrees
Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, in the middle alternative projections, the number of associate’s degrees is projected to

  • increase 25 percent overall;
  • increase 16 percent for men; and
  • increase 31 percent for women.

Bachelor’s degrees
Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, in the middle alternative projections, the number of bachelor’s degrees is projected to

  • increase 9 percent overall;
  • increase 14 percent for men; and
  • increase 23 percent for women.

Master’s degrees
Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, in the middle alternative projections, the number of master’s degrees is projected to

  • increase 28 percent overall;
  • increase 23 percent for men; and
  • increase 31 percent for women.

Doctor’s degrees
Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, in the middle alternative projections, the number of doctor’s degrees is projected to

  • increase 49 percent overall;
  • increase 35 percent for men; and
  • increase 63 percent for women.

Beginning in 2006–07, women are projected to receive more doctor’s degrees than men in each set of alternative projections.

First-professional degrees
Between 2006–07 and 2018–19, in the middle alternative projections, the number of first-professional degrees is projected to

  • increase 24 percent overall;
  • increase 22 percent for men; and
  • increase 27 percent for women.

How does your future look, in competition with these numbers?

You’ll be competing with the education pool shown here. Use it!

Consider these projected stats as a magic telescope to the future, and try to find a way to make 2018 work for you!

NOTE— What is a “first-professional” degree?

A first-professional degree is one that signifies both completion of the academic requirements for beginning practice in a given profession and a level of professional skill beyond that required for a bachelor’s degree.

A first-professional degree is based on a program requiring at least 2 academic years of work beyond the bachelor’s degree. Degree fields include dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, law, and theological professions.

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