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High School and College Graduates

Find the number of high school and college graduates in the United States.

 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
1999–20002,832,844530,367707,5081,237,875
2004–20053,106,499613,000826,2641,439,264
2009–20103,440,185706,660943,2591,649,919
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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