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High School and College Graduates

 High school College1
School
year
Men Women Total2 Men Women Total
1899–190038,00057,00095,00022,1735,23726,410
1909–191064,00093,000156,00028,7628,43737,199
1919–1920124,000188,000311,00031,98016,64248,622
1929–1930300,000367,000667,00073,61548,869122,484
1939–1940579,000643,0001,221,000109,54676,954186,500
1949–1950571,000629,0001,200,000328,841103,217432,058
1959–1960895,000963,0001,858,000254,063138,377392,440
1969–19701,430,0001,459,0002,889,000451,097341,219792,316
1974–19751,542,0001,591,0003,133,000504,841418,092922,933
1979–19801,491,0001,552,0003,043,000473,611455,806929,417
1984–19852,767,000482,528496,949979,477
1989–19902,744,000491,696559,6481,051,344
1994–19952,520,000526,131634,0031,160,134
1998–19992,762,000518,746681,5571,200,303
1999–20002,809,0003530,367707,5081,237,875
2000–20012,821,0003524,0004685,00041,209,0004
1. Bachelors's degrees. Includes first-professional degrees for years 1900–1960.
2. Includes graduates of public and private schools.
3. Public high school graduates based on state estimates.
4. Projected.
n.a. = not available.
NOTE: Includes graduates from public and private schools. Beginning in 1959–60, figures include Alaska and Hawaii. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals. Most recent data available.
Source: Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

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