Most Popular College Degrees By Gender

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Most Popular College Degrees by Gender

According to a report released by the National Center for Education Statistics for the 2016 school year there were a total of 2,522,038 degrees awarded nationwide; not including certificates.

Of the 2.5 million college degrees that were given, 42% were awarded to males and 58% were awarded to females.

Most Popular College Degrees by Gender

View the most popular college degrees by gender and degree level, choose the degree level you are most interested in below to see a rank of the top 10 college degrees by gender.

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Most Popular Degree Levels by Gender

Here is a breakdown of each college degree level by gender, total for both genders, and the percentage of each degree level that is earned by male and female.

Degree LevelTotal Men% Degree LevelTotal Women% Degree LevelTotal
Associate Degree
242,087
39%
384,180
61%
626,267
Bachelor’s Degree
548,527
43%
735,534
57%
1,284,061
Master’s Degree
204,725
41%
294,463
59%
499,188
Doctor’s Degree – Research/scholarship
21,764
50%
21,696
50%
43,460
Doctor’s Degree – Professional
31,165
46%
36,613
54%
67,778
Doctor’s Degree – Other
471
37%
813
63%
1,284

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