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Must-Know Masters Degree Statistics [Latest Report]

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"In 2019, about 13.1% of U.S. adults had a master’s degree."

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"From 2000-2001 to 2020-2021, the number of people earning master’s degrees in the U.S. increased by 81%."

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"In the 2019-20 academic year, 89.3% of master’s degrees awarded in the U.S. were in just 10 fields."

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"58% of master’s degree graduates in the United Kingdom had a postgraduate loan debt in 2019."

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"In 2021, the median annual income for someone with a master’s degree was $76,200 in the United States."

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"In 2020, 8.7% of Europeans aged 30 to 34 completed a master’s degree."

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"As of 2019, nearly 45% of American millennials had completed a postgraduate education."

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"49% of part-time students in the United States in 2020 were enrolled in a master’s degree program."

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"In 2020, women accounted for 60.2% of master’s degree recipients in the United States."

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"In the United States, nearly 16% of master’s degree holders work in the healthcare and social assistance industry."

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"In Canada, the median income for master’s degree holders is CAD 69,732."

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"In the United States, 59% of master’s degree recipients in 2020 were employed"

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"In the United States, 29.6% of all master’s degree recipients in 2020 were in the field of business."

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"Master’s degree holders in the United States are more likely to work in manager-level positions than those with just a bachelor’s degree."

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"In Australia in 2020, 19% of the population aged 25-29 held a master’s degree."

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"25.7% of master’s degrees in the United States in 2019 were earned by international students."

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"The average time to complete a master’s degree in the United States is 1.7 years."

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"In 2019, 63.4% of master’s degree earners in the United States were white, 14.3% were black, and 13.1% were Hispanic."

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