High School and College Graduates

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

High schoolCollege1
School
year
MenWomenTotal2MenWomenTotal
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?1985??2,767,000482,528496,949979,477
1989?1990??2,744,000491,696559,6481,051,344
1994?1995??2,520,000526,131634,0031,160,134
1999?2000??2,832,844530,367707,5081,237,875
2004?2005??3,106,499613,000826,2641,439,264
2009?2010??3,440,185706,660943,2591,649,919
2014-2015??3,530,250??1,870,000
2019-2020??3,596,790??~2,000,000
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.

School Enrollment and Educational Attainment

School Enrollment and Educational Attainment
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