Stats On History degrees

1949 to 2002[1]

Between 1949 and 2002, U.S. institutions awarded 1,173,195 History degrees. Out of those:
1,024,761 were Bachelor’s degrees (87.34%)
118,328 were Master’s degrees (10.08%)
30,106 were Doctorate degrees (2.56%)

2012 to 2017[2]

According to the information below, between 2012 and 2017, U.S. institutions awarded a total of 233,899 history degrees (this number is based on the count which treated the doctorates and certificates as degrees).

2012-2017: (total 233,899)
196,940 Bachelor’s Degrees (84.19%)
22,963 Master’s Degrees (9.81%)
7,461 Associates Degrees (3.18%)
5,997 Research Doctorates (3.04%)
342 Postbaccalaureate Certificate (0.14%)
196 Post-Masters Certificates (0.08%)

2012: (44,779 total)
38,670 Bachelor’s Degrees
4,196 Master’s Degrees
986 Research Doctorates
811 Associates Degrees
116 Post-Masters Certificates

2013: (43,881 total)
37,749 Bachelor’s Degrees
4,119 Master’s Degrees
1,014 Research Doctorates
919 Associates Degrees
80 Post-Masters Certificates

2014: (40,524 total)
34,346 Bachelor’s Degrees
3,966 Master’s Degrees
1,082 Associates Degrees
1,048 Research Doctorates
82 Postbaccalaureate Certificate

2015: (37,233 total)
31,125 Bachelor’s Degrees
3,729 Master’s Degrees
1,286 Associates Degrees
1,005 Research Doctorates
88 Postbaccalaureate Certificate

2016: (34,450 total)
28,279 Bachelor’s Degrees
3,486 Master’s Degrees
1,607 Associates Degrees
997 Research Doctorates
81 Postbaccalaureate Certificate

2017: (33,032 total)
26,771 Bachelor’s Degrees
3,467 Master’s Degrees
1,756 Associates Degrees
947 Research Doctorates
91 Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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References:

[1] – https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/historical-archives/retrieving-the-masters-degree-from-the-dustbin-of-history/ii-the-history-masters-degree-a-snapshot-in-statistics. Accessed 27 Dec. 2020.

[2] – History | Data USA. Accessed 27 Dec. 2020.

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